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CH-53K ground tests

joe dirt

Active Member
pilot
Its unlikely that the 53K will ever be self-aware like the F-35, but it's nice to see it moving along in the testing process.

 

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
Imagine that.... A shitter ground turning. If it had blades it would have palm treeed.
 

Gatordev

Well-Known Member
pilot
Site Admin
Contributor
I was wondering that, too. I usually only see something like that after a waterwash.
 

East

东部
Contributor
Preservation fluid/oil.
Only at first (initial) start-up as Fuel control unit, Fuel flow x-mitters and everything downstream the fuelpump & system is preserved with preservation fluid instead of fuel. Most Engines are preserved for 365 days ex-factory.
 

EODDave

Heading to greener pastures!
pilot
Super Moderator
62 Million for 1 helicopter? YGTBSM! That's almost 17 Million more per aircraft than the latest Rhino buy. WTF over?
 

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
62 Million for 1 helicopter? YGTBSM! That's almost 17 Million more per aircraft than the latest Rhino buy. WTF over?
You pay by the motor and per yard of carbon fiber.

Not to mention the material and mechanical work that Sikorsky put in to the gearbox to transfer three times the horsepower in a box the same size.
 

CAMike

Well-Known Member
None
Contributor
62 Million for 1 helicopter? YGTBSM! That's almost 17 Million more per aircraft than the latest Rhino buy. WTF over?
We all knew the "AFFORDABLE" Health Care gig was probably going to get funded indirectly by Big Gov't Shenanigans like this.
 
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