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Beware the high speed nun-chock-as of spinning death!

That was unexpected. :D
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batty den wrote:Beware the high speed nun-chock-as of spinning death!

That was unexpected. :D
Yea, I thought she would have thrown it in the tail rotors, that way she wouldn't have had to dodge all the debris as the helo consumes itself. I got to witness a helo catch a Canuck goose in the rotors. The fuselage stayed intact until it met the ground, but the turbines has already ripped free of their mountings and the rotor blades were rapidly disintigrating.

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Daniel Cougar wrote:
batty den wrote:Beware the high speed nun-chock-as of spinning death!

That was unexpected. :D
Yea, I thought she would have thrown it in the tail rotors, that way she wouldn't have had to dodge all the debris as the helo consumes itself. I got to witness a helo catch a Canuck goose in the rotors. The fuselage stayed intact until it met the ground, but the turbines has already ripped free of their mountings and the rotor blades were rapidly disintigrating.
From the look on Jenny's face, I don't think that she was trying to hit the helo at all. :o At first it appears that she's going through the shocked "He's going to hurt me" reaction that she's been through with Col. Scobee before. The punctuation in "No. I didn't...", however, shows that she's not cowering away from the lion. (exclamation points would have shown panic.)

Although, how she was able to aim that first piece of debris so that it bounced off the lion's head is beyond me. :wink:
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Nebulous Rikulau wrote:
From the look on Jenny's face, I don't think that she was trying to hit the helo at all. :o At first it appears that she's going through the shocked "He's going to hurt me" reaction that she's been through with Col. Scobee before. The punctuation in "No. I didn't...", however, shows that she's not cowering away from the lion. (exclamation points would have shown panic.)

Although, how she was able to aim that first piece of debris so that it bounced off the lion's head is beyond me. :wink:
That might have been more fortunate than what she planned. She might've figured to cause a distraction, or maybe to bring some rotor blades down to the lion's level (making him rather shorter in the process). :wink:

Or she might have just planned on disabling the helicopter, which changes everything. Even if all the debris had missed the lion, it leaves him (and the guy(s) in the 'copter) stuck on a base with security scrambling towards them from all direction. Tactically awkward. :D
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Just to clarify one thing since the drawing is kind of small:

The Siouxper Swift has no tail rotor. It uses a NOTAR system
which basically blows air over the rear tail surfaces, causing
lift like an aircraft wing to counteract the torque instead of a
propellor.

The pusher un-ducted fan at the aft tip of the boom is
unpowered when the helicopter is on the ground.

Please note that the Sugeon General has determined that
throwing things into helicopter rotor blades can be extremely
hazardous to your health.

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Daniel Cougar wrote: Yea, I thought she would have thrown it in the tail rotors, that way she wouldn't have had to dodge all the debris as the helo consumes itself.
Not a pad idea (the boom might catch the lion on it's way around... and around...) but this helicopter doesn't have a tail rotor as such. It uses a NOTAR (NO TAil Rotor) system, which is kind of nifty partically because it is a lot less vulnerable to airborn debris (like the non-chock-as).

http://www.kulikovair.com/Notar.htm
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Kellogg wrote:Just to clarify one thing since the drawing is kind of small:

The Siouxper Swift has no tail rotor. It uses a NOTAR system
which basically blows air over the rear tail surfaces, causing
lift like an aircraft wing to counteract the torque instead of a
propellor.

The pusher un-ducted fan at the aft tip of the boom is
unpowered when the helicopter is on the ground.

Please note that the Sugeon General has determined that
throwing things into helicopter rotor blades can be extremely
hazardous to your health.

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Well, considering how fast those blades are moving and that the lion's skull is probably not made of the same stuff Scobee's got under his scalp, my only argument with the picture is that the blade shouldn't have bounced--it should have kept right on going its merry way, carrying the lion's head (or at least most of his brain) with it. If that guy's still alive, Scotto, I'll have to raise a red flag and demand that the referees check that the Physics Nullifier Box is to spec.

Y'all realize, of course, that if that lion's in fact dead, he is dead by a direct act by Jenny resulting from his attacking her. Ergo:

JEN-ny's a LI-on! JEN-ny's a LI-on! Neener neener neener!

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legene wrote:
Daniel Cougar wrote: Yea, I thought she would have thrown it in the tail rotors, that way she wouldn't have had to dodge all the debris as the helo consumes itself.
Not a pad idea (the boom might catch the lion on it's way around... and around...) but this helicopter doesn't have a tail rotor as such. It uses a NOTAR (NO TAil Rotor) system, which is kind of nifty partically because it is a lot less vulnerable to airborn debris (like the non-chock-as).

http://www.kulikovair.com/Notar.htm
Yea, I caught the NOTAR part the first time, I was refering to the pusherblades.
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baxtrr wrote: Well, considering how fast those blades are moving and that the lion's skull is probably not made of the same stuff Scobee's got under his scalp, my only argument with the picture is that the blade shouldn't have bounced--it should have kept right on going its merry way, carrying the lion's head (or at least most of his brain) with it. If that guy's still alive, Scotto, I'll have to raise a red flag and demand that the referees check that the Physics Nullifier Box is to spec.
Weeeell now, a quickie peek at the <a href="http://www.caspeed.com/macrofox/">HiRez Archive</a> clearly shows the mane man getting bopped not my a blade, but rather a much smaller fragment of very expensive debris.
Y'all realize, of course, that if that lion's in fact dead, he is dead by a direct act by Jenny resulting from his attacking her. Ergo:

JEN-ny's a LI-on! JEN-ny's a LI-on! Neener neener neener!
I'm afraid that's pridefull thinking, I suspect our mane man is likely to be caught lion down on the job by security; that's the most likely end to his tail...

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KS forum software has gone insane, sorry for the 3x posting above, I can't edit or delete anything :x

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Mako wrote:KS forum software has gone insane, sorry for the 3x posting above, I can't edit or delete anything :x
I had given up yesterday as well.

The smaller object that struck Jenny's assailant would likely have come from the rotor hub assembly. So, it would have much less rotational velocity, being close to the center, than a piece of the rotors themselves would have.

But it would still Really, Really Sting. ;)

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LevelHead wrote: But it would still Really, Really Sting. ;)
Hee hee! First thing I thought of was MIB (1).

Actually, I think Jenny did a terrific job of thinking on her feet (er, paws). I mean, her love has been kidnapped, she's just raced after the getaway car on her motorbike (which by definition gets the adrenaline flowing), has been picked up by the scruff of the neck by a lionness, who then tossed her to the ground like an empty Twinkies wrapper, only to be confronted by a REALLY BIG lion....

Whether she was aiming for his head or the rotors, it doesn't matter. I would still have been standing there, drooling, myself.... :oops:

I, too, thought she was collapsing in shock at the lion's feet -- glad to see she was intelligent enough to be DUCKING! I hope she's through with cringing, though -- she has too much spirit to grovel before anyone, least of all ex-lovers. :x
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Hortmage wrote:Actually, I think Jenny did a terrific job of thinking on her feet (er, paws).
Indeed.

Is there still some question as to what she was aiming at?

Her own testimony, that she didn't miss, is clear enough. But think about who we are dealing with:

Jenny Curtis, pilot, scientist and engineer, understands the workings of aircraft quite well. Remember that she's certified on rotor wing aircraft.

Jenny Curtis demonstrated in her discussion with Jack, after the original lion duel, that she is NOT likely to beat up another sentient creature with a weapon. Replay that conversation, and see if she would be ready to abandon her principles here.

Jenny eyeballed that chopper which was almost on the ground anyway, and judged her throw very well. It's a more difficult shot than you might think!

(Take two old socks, place some sand in each and tie them together. Practice with that; you'll find that aiming is tricky until you get the "aha!" of how the center of gravity works. And the wheel-chocks are comparatively clumsy!)

The fact that the Lion got beaned actually is likely to trouble Jenny somewhat; she is a gentle soul. But I think this experience is a growth one for her. Some eggs are getting broken to make an omelet, so to speak.

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Well analyzed Guys!

This is why I usually sit back and enjoy these discussions. :D

The debris which beaned the lion is indeed from the rotor hub
assembly, and not in fact part of the rotor blade.

(Bopping a lion on the head is much more funny than decapitating one.)

As for the shocked expression and 'cringing'... Well... You guys
know by now how much I love misdirection... 8)

Anyone who knows about helicopter rotors would probably be scared
to death at the thought of something like chocks hitting a blade. The
lion getting bopped was icing on the cake. She only meant to disable
the helicopter.

You can't kidnap someone if you've got no means of getting away.

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LevelHead wrote:The fact that the Lion got beaned actually is likely to trouble Jenny somewhat; she is a gentle soul. But I think this experience is a growth one for her. Some eggs are getting broken to make an omelet, so to speak.
If beaning the lion is going to bother Jenny, then how is she going to feel about the helo pilot? :(

Sure, he's not high off the ground, but he is still strapped into a rather fragile, falling box, that is starting to tear itself apart. And the pilot was not directly threatening her, as the lion was.
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Nebulous Rikulau wrote:
LevelHead wrote:The fact that the Lion got beaned actually is likely to trouble Jenny somewhat; she is a gentle soul. But I think this experience is a growth one for her. Some eggs are getting broken to make an omelet, so to speak.
If beaning the lion is going to bother Jenny, then how is she going to feel about the helo pilot? :(

Sure, he's not high off the ground, but he is still strapped into a rather fragile, falling box, that is starting to tear itself apart. And the pilot was not directly threatening her, as the lion was.
That helo crash I mentioned earlier, the pilot lived. Granted he landed in the irrigation pond that he had just scared the Canadian Geese out of, but he was still higher off the ground than the Sioux pilot was. Helo seats are mounted on shock absorbing structures for just such an eventuiality.
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