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2020-09-28 7:10:30 PM  
23 votes:
It's been done before.


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And you're right about horror. What they did to Bond was gruesome.  The franchise that is.
 
2020-09-28 10:03:13 PM  
12 votes:

winedrinkingman: Most damaging helicopter in history was the one that took Trump to the Iowa Caucus.  Only reason he did so well in the Caucus was because he was letting kids take rides in that copter.  It was a huge gesture, and I don't think the all the professional pig farmers in Iowa, folks who shovel pig shiat and store it in huge stinking pools on their property, had the intellect to realize that just because this rich guy was doing something nice for their kids, didn't mean he was a nice guy.  After that, he was kind of the front runner.


Politics tab is -----> that way. Keep this shiat out of here
 
2020-09-28 9:38:24 PM  
10 votes:
Meh I don't find it nearly as terrifying as the Happy Toyz truck,
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2020-09-28 8:23:59 PM  
7 votes:
That's one of those ideas that you have to not only respect the crazy asshole that came up with it, but also the company that said "Yeah, lets build this"

Bonus shot out to the helicopter pilot that said "I'll fly it"
 
2020-09-28 10:00:49 PM  
4 votes:
Most damaging helicopter in history was the one that took Trump to the Iowa Caucus.  Only reason he did so well in the Caucus was because he was letting kids take rides in that copter.  It was a huge gesture, and I don't think the all the professional pig farmers in Iowa, folks who shovel pig shiat and store it in huge stinking pools on their property, had the intellect to realize that just because this rich guy was doing something nice for their kids, didn't mean he was a nice guy.  After that, he was kind of the front runner.
 
2020-09-28 9:38:56 PM  
4 votes:
*Reads headline*

They're remaking Twilight Zone?
 
2020-09-28 10:13:47 PM  
3 votes:
It seems weird to me that using a helicopter to do this is better than a rail car with saws in a similar (obviously inversed) configuration.
 
2020-09-28 10:02:40 PM  
3 votes:
I am sending this to my Buddy who is a pilot in the 160th now.
Something to do when he gets out.
;-)
 
2020-09-28 7:37:55 PM  
3 votes:
"It looks like you're puking rainbows."

Ok then.
 
2020-09-28 7:17:09 PM  
3 votes:
That looks death trap'ish for the pilot, I'd think they'd be potentially screwed if a blade jammed hard on a big green branch.  Maybe it has a quick release/failsafe option to release it, in which case it would be death trap'ish for the ground spotter.
 
2020-09-28 10:39:56 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, I've seen this before, but I've always wondered how they keep the cable that holds the blades from twisting around. I'm sure it's some kind of cool engineering feat, but I'd like to know what it is.
 
2020-09-28 9:33:44 PM  
2 votes:
Neat but it would be simpler to clear a wide enough area so that wouldn't matter.
 
2020-09-29 4:51:01 AM  
1 vote:

khatores: wantingout: Why does news have to make everything sound scary? It's cool that this service has been developed.

Well, a flying bandsaw is kinda weird, I guess.

While watching it, I was thinking that this could go really badly if the saw hit something more robust than a tree...like a big metal pole, or some wires that don't cut as easily or just get tangled up. Wonder if the helicopter has a quick release mechanism or if it would just get dragged down and crash. Boom.


Give Stephen King enough cocaine and he'll have the script, tied to a brick, thrown through the window by morning.

Keep in mind he'll be back for the brick.
 
2020-09-29 12:09:52 AM  
1 vote:
I remember seeing this on Modern Marvel's WAY back when

/still very cool all those years later
 
2020-09-28 11:29:06 PM  
1 vote:

starsrift: It seems weird to me that using a helicopter to do this is better than a rail car with saws in a similar (obviously inversed) configuration.


What if there are no rails?
 
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