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You would be surprised how the machine handles a load. 3.5 tonnes is a little optimistic 6000 lbs is the max hook weight. 250 miles I guess the longest distance I flew was 220 Kt and would be at 200 l

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You would be surprised how the machine handles a load. 3.5 tonnes is a little optimistic 6000 lbs is the max hook weight. 250 miles I guess the longest distance I flew was 220 Kt and would be at 200 lbs fuel. Great Machine I hope it works so they will build more aircraft.

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You would be surprised how the machine handles a load. 3.5 tonnes is a little optimistic 6000 lbs is the max hook weight. 250 miles I guess the longest distance I flew was 220 Kt and would be at 200 lbs fuel. Great Machine I hope it works so they will build more aircraft.

 

The military isn't held to the same limits that civil operator's would be, so I am guessing they are loading the f**K out of it. I had heard from the HeliQuest guys that it was certified with the hook limit at 6000lbs only to keep the gross weight down, in order to get it certified single-pilot but it is capable of much more. But you are right, if this takes off it could be the turning point for Kaman.

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I never got to fly the k-max but i did wrench on it...yes it will lift up to 10k...if you replace the hook with something a tad beefier...seen some replacement hooks for it down at the Hai...with No driver..who cares...puller til she pukes...aint that what those drillers tell yeh...finally has come down to we don't need a driver anymore...can't wait for those wounded marines getting into a chopper with no driver and yelling get us the f*&$#K out of here...reminds me of the time I was ask...if we could just train monkeys to fly things would be great :lol:

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I never got to fly the k-max but i did wrench on it...yes it will lift up to 10k...if you replace the hook with something a tad beefier...seen some replacement hooks for it down at the Hai...with No driver..who cares...puller til she pukes...aint that what those drillers tell yeh...finally has come down to we don't need a driver anymore...can't wait for those wounded marines getting into a chopper with no driver and yelling get us the f*&$#K out of here...reminds me of the time I was ask...if we could just train monkeys to fly things would be great :lol:

 

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Sounds good in theory but I think it's going 2 be a steep and costly learning curve.

 

I can only guess that the operators setup is similar to simulator. Can't see gaining spatial perception on a laptop.

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Virtual reality in a full motion sim with real time video imagery and accelerometer data streamed from the a/c? All the action without the bullets, and home to the family at the end of the day. Where do I enlist?!

 

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when I was at Kaman in 1997 they were testing an auto pilot system that would fly the Aircraft to a point, lower a device on a 200 foot line, hold it for a couple of minutes then depart for other points never stopping.They did this procedure in wind, rain,snow and even sunshine.

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