While we prefer that helicopters we fly in remain upright, Red Bull helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron demonstrates some of the stomach-churning maneuvers you can pull off in a chopper if you really know what you’re doing.
We’ve seen huge remote-controlledjet airplanes, so it’s time to give a helicopter the spotlight for a few minutes. Josef Schmirl’s incredibly-detailed R/C chopper sounds like a real helicopter as it buzzes by, and even has a tiny crew inside it.
YouTuber Dan Clark pilots a helicopter to harvest Christmas trees at the Noble Mountain Tree Farm in Oregon. It seems like the trees were already uprooted and bundled before he picked them up. Here’s a POV video of the task.
A marvel of modern engineering, E-volo’s electric helicopter uses 18 rotors to lift its passenger compartment off the ground. It’s designed to lift two occupants for about 20 minutes on a charge. Significantly refined since its early prototype.
Hex is just like a tiny RC car, except it flies. It’s cheap, it’s easy to control and it’s easy to customize. It uses 3D printed shells with different shapes, sizes and number of propellers. It can also be fitted with a camera.
NASA recently conducted a series of tests in which a helicopter fuselage was dropped from about 30 feet to help improve safety in crash landings. Frankly, it looks like kind of a fun ride. Or maybe a quick way down from a treehouse.
A couple of years ago YouTuber João Guimarães woke up to the sounds of a firefighting helicopter. The firefighters borrowed some water from his swimming pool to put out a nearby fire. The pilot’s maneuvering skills are amazing.
(NSFW: Language) We like to keep a cool head, but some pesky garden bugs could really use some termination with extreme prejudice. Like many awesome gadgets however, the tiny but mean UH-60 is obviously too good to be true.
R/C pilot Bert Kammerer takes the lessons we learned from this helicopter flying video to a whole ‘nother level, flipping and twirling his chopper thorough a seemingly physics-defying flight. Bert, will you please come mow our lawn?
In addition to looking badass on his shoulder, Esben Nielsen’s eight-rotored beast captured some great bird’s-eye footage with its custom camera rig while soaring over Bornholm, Denmark this past Summer.
By perfectly synchronizing the shutter speed on a camera with the blade rotation on a helicopter, this video provides us with a surreal flight that seems like it’s destined for somewhere in The Matrix.