Lord_Dubu: Good thing steering wheels don't need to spin. Oh wait.
RoyBatty: But all in all, I do wonder why they don't put some sort of floatie on the mast enough to keep the helicopter on it's side instead of flipping entirely.
edmo: It be cool if those floaties kept it upright.
hardinparamedic: If you had a helicopter designed to land on water, of course you'd want floats on the skids. In this case, however, the helicopter was not designed to land on water.[aussiex.org image 440x440] (gratuitous flight sim pic)What you're seeing is a type of emergency float system which the pilot can deploy in the event of a water landing. (video in link) They're intended to keep the airframe from skinking, but don't provide enough balance or boyancy to keep it righted, especially after a hard landing or crash.
Rent Party: Quite possibly the dumbest headline I've ever seen on Fark. And that's saying a lot.
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