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So i was on a plane yesterday to London, and i saw some helicopters parked at some heliport, and i thought to myself 'it would be kick ass if i was in one of those'. So what do you guys think, helicopters or planes. Personally i think a helicopter like the black hawk is way better, there extremely mobile and can land anywhere unlike planes, and they look awesome.Discuss
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#7
well i just thought of an argument for planes , that they can fly extremely long distances and can carry crap loads of bombs ,and the stealth bomber is damn cool too...
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Zeppelins FTW!
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#11
I head that something incredibly small like a candy rapper could mess up the helicopters blades or something, helicopters are plain dangerous, The reason they are hard to fly is because they naturally want to drop out of the sky!

however most modern Fighter aircraft need a flight computer to keep it in the air!
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I head that something incredibly small like a candy rapper could mess up the helicopters blades or something, helicopters are plain dangerous, The reason they are hard to fly is because they naturally want to drop out of the sky!

however most modern Fighter aircraft need a flight computer to keep it in the air!


Busted.

Mythbusters tested it. They put tape and such on every propeller pf the helicopter, and it was fine.

Mythbusters > Urban Legend and Myth.
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#13
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Helicopter by far. Apache FTW


Hell yea. Like in the movies, how they just slowly rise up from the side of a cliff and unleash a horde of rockets and bullets to save the day.
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I head that something incredibly small like a candy rapper could mess up the helicopters blades or something, helicopters are plain dangerous, The reason they are hard to fly is because they naturally want to drop out of the sky!

however most modern Fighter aircraft need a flight computer to keep it in the air!


That something as small as a candy wrapper (or a penny on the rotors, ala mythbusters) could mess up a helo is a myth. Blackhawks, for instance, can fly with a meter or so of the rotor tips damaged, for instance if they hit trees. Shaky, but still flyable.

As for the original question, it is a stupid one. Helicopters are good at some things and planes are good at others.... If I need to land in a tight spot and drop some people off, I'll want a helo, if I want to fly across country, or get somewhere very fast, I'll take a plane.
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That something as small as a candy wrapper (or a penny on the rotors, ala mythbusters) could mess up a helo is a myth. Blackhawks, for instance, can fly with a meter or so of the rotor tips damaged, for instance if they hit trees. Shaky, but still flyable.

As for the original question, it is a stupid one. Helicopters are good at some things and planes are good at others.... If I need to land in a tight spot and drop some people off, I'll want a helo, if I want to fly across country, or get somewhere very fast, I'll take a plane.

And if you want to surprise the enemy by rising from the side of a cliff and unleashing a horde of bullets and rockets you'll take the helicopter.
#16
I think in general Helicopters are safer as the speeds are usually lesser, and if anything happens to the aircraft a Heli can cope with it (to an extent). Whereas planes kinda just fall out of the sky/explode. Hence why planes have ejector seats and helis don't
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Hover car. They've got it man, its only we havent demanded it yet...Thats the truth.
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I wanna supersonic jet. LA to NY in 15 minutes FTW.
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#22
Plane. If an engine fails, it can at least stay in the air for a bit.

In a heli, you're fucked.

P.S. Helis don't have ejection seats because doing so would involve the pilot(s) shooting straight up into the rotors.

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Plane. If an engine fails, it can at least stay in the air for a bit.

In a heli, you're fucked.

P.S. Helis don't have ejection seats because doing so would involve the pilot(s) shooting straight up into the rotors.

-Jacques


Why not eject them sideways >.>
#24
Rolfcopter Ftw!
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Plane. If an engine fails, it can at least stay in the air for a bit.

In a heli, you're fucked.

P.S. Helis don't have ejection seats because doing so would involve the pilot(s) shooting straight up into the rotors.

-Jacques


I'm pretty sure they have ejection seats.

A lot of helicopters, if I'm not mistaken, jettison their rotors before the canopy comes off.

I think it's regulation to have ejection seats in aricraft, as well. I could be wrong about that, as well.
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Quote by jac_murphy
Plane. If an engine fails, it can at least stay in the air for a bit.

In a heli, you're fucked.

P.S. Helis don't have ejection seats because doing so would involve the pilot(s) shooting straight up into the rotors.

-Jacques

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamov_Ka-50
That and many other helicopters have ejection seats

Also in a helicopter when the engines stop you land by autorotation. http://youtube.com/watch?v=phaWRjAVnes
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#27
Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.
To Chimpy101. Fatalities in helicopters are higher. That is comparing the % of fatalities in helicopter accidents to airplanes. You don't want to be in an accident in a helicopter.
I don't ride in helos anymore. Refuse to get in them. And I fly alot. I fix airplanes for a living so I'm up several times a week. Won't do helos anymore.
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I think in general Helicopters are safer as the speeds are usually lesser, and if anything happens to the aircraft a Heli can cope with it (to an extent). Whereas planes kinda just fall out of the sky/explode. Hence why planes have ejector seats and helis don't

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^ Damn, that's cool. Never knew that. (Edit: to Schneiderman.)

Re-edit: but with respect to ejection seats, most utility helicopters (i.e. the Blackhawk) don't have them. My suspicion is that they're limited mostly to attack helicopters.

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even at supersonic it will take longer than 15 mins to go across the US


+1

To even break the sound barrier, at higher altitudes, the speed required is around 762mph.

And if you're cruising at about 800 mph, it's still going to take at least two and a half hours.
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#33
Helicoptors FTW! They have amazing short distance capabilities.
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#34
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Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.
To Chimpy101. Fatalities in helicopters are higher. That is comparing the % of fatalities in helicopter accidents to airplanes. You don't want to be in an accident in a helicopter.
I don't ride in helos anymore. Refuse to get in them. And I fly alot. I fix airplanes for a living so I'm up several times a week. Won't do helos anymore.


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#35
Helicopters can pick you up from the field out the back of your house and take you to watch the horseracing down at the Curragh, beating a three hour tailback and landing in the middle of the infield to many jealous glares from the other punters, planes can't.


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#36
Osprey FTW helicopter capabilities with Ejector seats. Im sold.
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Falkor from The Neverending Story.

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#38
[quote="'[x"]Huffy[x]']Falkor from The Neverending Story.

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He doesn't have an ejection seat.


I, myself, would prefer a helicopter. This is because I enjoy flying more than traveling great distances fast. I could bring my heli to a really interesting island, fly around it, and set it down where I wanted to (granted it was flat, stable, and not full of velociraptors).
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#39
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He doesn't have an ejection seat.

Dammit


Yeah I vote helicopters.

Never hear of snakes on a HELICOPTER, eh? eh?? EH?!


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Plane. If an engine fails, it can at least stay in the air for a bit.

In a heli, you're fucked.

P.S. Helis don't have ejection seats because doing so would involve the pilot(s) shooting straight up into the rotors.

-Jacques



Some do, The rotor blades can fired out there brackets and fly off into the sky making you able to eject without turning into sliced ham


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