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Black Hawk Helicopters

Post by sethstaubs »

When you are riding in a Black Hawk and your legs are hangin out the doors, what are the restraints like that hold you in?? looks like it would be so easy to slide out. Sorry for askin a stupid question but i was just curious...

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Restraints?

Post by RangerDC »

There are no restraints. You sit there and hold on for the ride. 8)

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Post by Tool175 »

Centripical force and your ass cheeks squeezing the deck.
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You got it Tool ! Also, if there is an exposed rivet you will be able to stay in the aircraft when it performs a combat loop.


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Post by sethstaubs »

thanks for the replys, the way people describe black hawk rides they sound like a blast
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Post by Morgan »

As said before, centripical force. As the chopper turns it pushes your ass in the in the direction of the center point of the choppers rotation. If the chopper was going slow enough when it turns then yes you can fall out but you go to be going pretty damn slow and at a verted angle which isn't gonna happen. Other then that same Black Hawks do have a rope that can be connected at both ends of the cabin, but its never used though.
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Post by Castro »

I asked the same question to my brother-in-law's brother that works on BlackHawk's and he told me it's basically gravity pulling you in like when you make turns in a car and you feel that pull! :twisted:
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Post by zenk0006 »

Personally, I'd rather fly a Huey, but that's nostolgia talking! 800 hours flying a Blackhawk and I still look at it like it's too easy to fly. The UH-1 doesn't have Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) so one gets to enjoy actually flying it. One can do so with the Blackhawk, but the thumb gets a little sore depressing the trim button all day long... yet I digresss.

Yes, the Blackhawk has seats and restraints mandatory for general aviation use, but I had honestly never used (much less less viewed them installed) until I was in flight school. In the 75th the closest thing to a factory seat I ever sat on was the ammo can between the gunners. Other than that, it was the hard "slab" linked to the Ranger via a sling rope and snap link. Until then, I always thought the seats were window dressing for static displays. True, cent force will hold you in, provided that the pilot keeps the aircraft in trim without a combo of quick horizontal axis (pedal) and longitudinal (roll) inputs. In other words, if the dick on the stick tried to be cool and do a combo slide/stop... your unsecured ass falls out!
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Post by EggMcMuffin »

I have no idea if anyone uses these but Blackhawk sells them.

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Post by Bandito »

edmcman wrote:I have no idea if anyone uses these but Blackhawk sells them.

http://www.blackhawkindustries.com/prod ... id=1059&d=
Yeah, Regiment has them for "FREE", knucklehead. You can also make one yourself costing you half the price.
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Post by Horned Toad »

Hey Zenk I remember the first time I saw seats in a black hawk was when I hoped in the Customs Service one. They slid open the door and I was like WTF. Talk about some no flying mofos. We were considering putting an OP on a good-sized hill/mesa but they didn’t want to land because there were tall bushes that might scratch the bottom. They pilot had the nerve to ask us to climb up and cut stuff down because the lading spot was so small. Of course I told him that in the military we would have had 2 blackhawks, a ch-47 and 4 little birds in the same spot. They really took the fun out of flying.
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Post by PacLiteFAN »

I always thought the key to keeping your ass in the bird was to put as much weight as possible in your kit and rucksack. Always worked for me, kept me glued to the bird and the ground.
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Hey Zenk I remember the first time I saw seats in a black hawk was when I hoped in the Customs Service one. They slid open the door and I was like WTF. Talk about some no flying mofos. We were considering putting an OP on a good-sized hill/mesa but they didn’t want to land because there were tall bushes that might scratch the bottom. They pilot had the nerve to ask us to climb up and cut stuff down because the lading spot was so small. Of course I told him that in the military we would have had 2 blackhawks, a ch-47 and 4 little birds in the same spot. They really took the fun out of flying
Cbar, yeah those Customs boys have that shiny black paint and wipe their A/C with a diaper. Bunch o' dip shits really. While they use NVGs to fly, they rarely drop below 500'. Seems that's the reason that so many of us active and reserve guys fly drug interdiction missions for JTF-Bravo. We are more than happy to fly low, fast, at night, no lights, over the ocean or desert with no reference to the horizon. More pucker factor than I ever felt in the Bat!
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Post by Looon »

The only time I got tosit in the door of a blackhawk was at JOTC at Ft Sherman in Panama. Our Co Cmdr rounded us a couple up. They informed the company Scout Swimmers to get us ready for some helo casting into the lagoon. I made 2 jumps. WHAT A FUCKING BLAST. :twisted:
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zenk0006 wrote:Cbar, yeah those Customs boys have that shiny black paint and wipe their A/C with a diaper. Bunch o' dip shits really. While they use NVGs to fly, they rarely drop below 500'. Seems that's the reason that so many of us active and reserve guys fly drug interdiction missions for JTF-Bravo. We are more than happy to fly low, fast, at night, no lights, over the ocean or desert with no reference to the horizon. More pucker factor than I ever felt in the Bat!
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I can relate to Customs Pilots. Have you ever flown with the BP Pilots? I will tell you what, some of those guys are first rate! Many of them are flying Vietnam era OH-6s, they drive those things like friggen' sports cars. These guys can track a group through the brush and consistently whack brush with their rotors supporting us on SRT. I fly with them on occasions and it amazes me how these guys when looking for sign or people, will maneauver that thing like a car, sideways, reverse, etc.
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