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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:49:03 PM on 21 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

This is pretty good ! I really admire people that are not conventional in their ways and thinking, Because they often achieve many great things in life and this man has built a Helicopter so he can Fly and he is 80 years young .... I hope you get a kick out this video.

Pete

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https://youtu.be/fcFIKF9x0L4


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:09:53 PM on 21 July 2020.
Jimb's Gravatar
 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
 Member since 18 November 2016
 Member #: 2012
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Good to see he is much more brave than me.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:57:58 PM on 21 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Yeah Jim ,he is pretty game.
It reminds me of the old popular mechanics books from the 60s.
I have boxes of them I like to read and in those people would build all manner of things .
Great old books . I have a big pile of them next to my bed like a big kid .

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:31:49 PM on 21 July 2020.
Jimb's Gravatar
 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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 Member #: 2012
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Hi Pete.
I too have a couple of very old ones they are fantastic. When I was a kid I loved reading them and wishing the stuff in the adverts was available in Australia. Recently checked out some of the later ones available in the library. It is only my option but they were absolutely crap.
I am glad I did not spend money buying them.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:13:51 PM on 22 July 2020.
Irext's avatar
 Location: Werribee South, VIC
 Member since 30 September 2016
 Member #: 1981
 Postcount: 398

Reminds me of those little hobby engines which used to just about take your fingers off trying to start them.
I noticed he used a squirt of "start you bastard" to get it running.
Very short take off. Quite impressive.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:02:28 AM on 23 July 2020.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
 Member #: 1828
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After watching him starting it (or trying to) I was not ready to jump on as a passenger!!
Did not fill me with confidence it would keep running.
Those things and "ultralights" always look like an accident about to happen.
Yes, I know, stop screaming, perfectly safe, what could possibly go wrong?
I have friends that fly things that look like "tents in the air", NOT ME!

Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:21:57 AM on 23 July 2020.
STC830's Gravatar
 Location: NSW
 Member since 10 June 2010
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Looks like Bruce Spence's gyrocopter from Mad Max.


 
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