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And we thought ICEing was bad

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by andrewket, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Check out this clueless driver.

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  2. mibaro2

    mibaro2 Member

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    <jawdrop> . Guess it takes all kinds. This is a new low.
     
  3. Mr X

    Mr X Future Owner

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    There's still enough room to land.
     
  4. rickgt

    rickgt Enthusiast owner/member

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    Takes all kinds... Mindless creatures.
     
  5. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Gotta love the helicopter shadow in the picture. Almost too convenient to not suspect photoshop.
     
  6. ReddyLeaf

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    Absolutely photoshopped. The car shadow indicates the sun is far left, yet the helicopter shadow (if the picture is taken from the helicopter as you would expect) suggest the sun is more behind the camera.
     
  7. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Dangerous. Helicopters don't land with pinpoint precision.
     
  8. PoweredByRain

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    I might be missing something, but since the helicopter is not in the picture, how can you tell anything by where its shadow is? Also: based on the shadow of the car, the sun is not far left, it is almost directly overhead. Whereas a helicopter taking the photo would be... almost directly overhead. I don't see a problem here. Maybe the image has been altered, but I don't see any easy evidence of that.
     
  9. cgiGuy

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    If it's shopped--it's well done, as they even got the rotor warping in the shadow caused by the camera shutter.

    And even if it is fake.. who cares? They still got a laugh out of me, so mission accomplished.
     
  10. jaguar36

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    Some of em do
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    Also, I know of some helicopter pads around that are technically marked out, but haven't seen a copter land on them in decades.
     
  11. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Wow, that pilot has got a set.
     
  12. LetsGoFast

    LetsGoFast Active Member

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    I don't know if the picture is photoshopped or not, but the photo could not have been taken from the helicopter because the angle of the photo is inconsistent with the angle of the helicopter's shadow. It is possible that it was taken from a building adjacent to the helipad (presumably a hospital).
     
  13. Peter_M

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    The guy could have at least parked in one of the two marked parking spaces in the middle of the circle :wink:
     
  14. taurusking

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    well ...this one came in news... index.jpeg
     
  15. jbcarioca

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    Any Rotorcraft pilot who has earned an ATP or even Commercial rating has demonstrated plenty of precision equal to handling that situation. Smart pilots probably will try to find an alternative place to land. Anyway, on many heliports i have used there is equipment, trees or other obstructions very close to the landing pads. Not ideal but certainly well within normal pilot skills. The driver of the car ought to be severely chastised, assuming the photo wasn't photoshopped , that is. The pad is not marked unsafe so it looks real to me. BTW, I'm a Helicopter and airplane pilot ATP and Flight Instructor, but no longer active..
     
  16. Saghost

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    It's always impressive and somewhat risky, but US Army Chinook pilots have been practicing that maneuver for nearly 50 years in every imaginable location - lately in Afghanistan among other places.

    They call it a Pinnacle Maneuver...

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    COOL CHINOOK STUFF! - OPERATION.HOOAH
     
  17. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    As a friend of mines father says: Everybody out there is an a---hole, except for you and me.

    Yes, he is cranky!
     
  18. thegruf

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    cant make from the helicopter shadow it is is an apache?
     
  19. Saghost

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    No. several things it could be, but it's too rounded for an Apache, and that lower protrusion (either landing gear or FLIR turret,) is in the wrong place. I'm assuming it is a local flight for life or police helicopter - Sikorsky S76, Bell 432, Agusta 109, Eurocopter 135 or something of that ilk.
     
  20. Rolf68

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    Hi everybody

    This picture is funny, but there's another possibility than a "not so smart" driver parked wrong. I might also be possible that they drove someone to the helipad, and then the helicopter took off before the vehicle was removed. The angle of the shadow of the helicopter seems to indicate it's located at the vertical of the pad, aligned with the direction of the H, as if vertically lifting from a point between the H and the circle.

    My 2 cents :)

    Have a nice day
     

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