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Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:13 am

An Austrian strongman has set a new world record after a 1.8 tonne helicopter landed on his back.



Franz Muellner supported the machine for almost a minute after it landed on his shoulders to secure his place in the Guiness Book of World Records.

The record attempt was part of the Vienna Worlds Records Day held in the Austrian capital's Prater park.
 
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:16 am

It looks like the chopper is on and running. I'm not impressed.  Smile

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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:19 am

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Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
I'm not impressed

 Yeah sure
 
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:50 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
I'm not impressed

Feel free to try it yourself.  Yeah sure
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:56 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 2):
Yeah sure



Quoting AC773 (Reply 3):
Feel free to try it yourself. Yeah sure

You guys have never lifted a chopper in your spare time.  eyebrow 

Anyway, if you follow the laws of physics, he didn't do any work holding that up.  Wink

And those ridiculous glasses should negate any record he got.

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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:59 am

He's effectively lifting the chopper with a lever, so it's not nearly as difficult as it seems. I, too, am unimpressed.

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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:02 am

Quoting AC773 (Reply 3):
Feel free to try it yourself.

I think Newark was referring to the fact that even at idle, a spinning rotor still produces lift that, literally, takes some weight off the man's shoulders...
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:47 am

Quoting TripleDelta (Reply 6):
I think Newark was referring to the fact that even at idle, a spinning rotor still produces lift that, literally, takes some weight off the man's shoulders...

I'm well aware of that, but the fact remains that he was still lifting a significant amount of weight.
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:49 am

I have a hard enough time trying to lift my own "chopper"  Big grin
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:51 am

I'm not impressed.

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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:52 am

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 8):
I have a hard enough time trying to lift my own "chopper"

 rotfl 

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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:53 am

Quoting AC773 (Reply 7):
I'm well aware of that, but the fact remains that he was still lifting a significant amount of weight.

First of all, as TripleDelta said, the rotors were still spinning. How fast? I don't know.

Secondly, the chopper landed on him, so he didn't actually have to raise it up himself, which would have taken up a lot of energy.

Thirdly, as BAB pointed out, it's a lever device, which greatly reduces the weight of the chopper on his back.

It's still a lot of weight, but probably not much more than what we see on the World Strongest Man competitions. They add the chopper to draw a crowd and it makes for a nice photo in the newspaper.

And finally, those glasses are still ridiculous.

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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:55 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 11):
finally, those glasses are still ridiculous

I'll send you some in the post. Big grin
 
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:00 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 12):
I'll send you some in the post.

I'll start a new fashion craze on campus. And I might just pick up a helicopter or two while I'm at it.  Wink

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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:36 am

Why was the Main Rotor running.
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:47 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4):
And those ridiculous glasses should negate any record he got.



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 11):
And finally, those glasses are still ridiculous.



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 13):
I'll start a new fashion craze on campus. And I might just pick up a helicopter or two while I'm at it. Wink

Harry, thanks for the good humor this morning! Maybe you can get a few A.netters as investors, and make a bundle on the glasses..
 
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:59 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
Why was the Main Rotor running.

I'm assuming that it was in case he lifted it clear of the support structure and then dropped it. They could snatch the collective up under their armpit and fly away instead of rolling a very expensive helicopter onto the ground.

And it is no doubt true that with the rotor running in the green arc and even with the pitch bottomed, it would lift a little bit of the weight. You might not notice that amount if one ever lands on your toe.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4):
Anyway, if you follow the laws of physics, he didn't do any work holding that up.

I first heard this idea from a high school science teacher. Even at the time I thought that he may be technically correct but as a practical matter the statement is utter crap. If the definition of work must include motion then we seriousy need to redefine work when it comes to humans and animals. Preventing motion requires effort just as causing motion does, else your car's brakes would never need replacing.

It is true that metal struts under that helicopter are not doing "work" but they are carrying a load and energy, at least "potential" energy is stored in them during the period the load is applied. For a person holding that load, unless you lock your knees over center you are going to have to exert muscle energy to keeping your knees from buckling. If you do lock your knees over center you run the risk of hyperextending them and (this is too ugly to think about!) bending them the wrong way unless you lock your muscles. Unless you really love chiropractors or pain-killing drugs you are also going to carry the load with the muscles of your torso and not the cartilege between your vertebra.

Holding up the weight of a helicopter (a BARBell?) may not be a good aerobic workout but expect to use a muscle or two.
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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:03 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 16):
Even at the time I thought that he may be technically correct but as a practical matter the statement is utter crap

I agree, I was just trying to bust 9V.  Wink

He isn't doing any work in the exact physics sense, but he is working in the real world sense of the word.

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RE: Man Lifts Helicopter

Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:40 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 16):
I'm assuming that it was in case he lifted it clear of the support structure and then dropped it. They could snatch the collective up under their armpit and fly away instead of rolling a very expensive helicopter onto the ground

Would they have Enough time to react.
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