posted on Jul, 24 2007 @ 07:51 PM
This video has been played on many video sites and the same question is always asked. The comments Ive seen on video sites are usually pretty childish
and not worth the time to even bother looking over so if a true explanation has been given there I've never seen it.
But IMO the physics of it looks normal as the chopper has a jet engine on top which gives it the power of thrust so having the top rotor blades turned
off isn't much of a big deal as long as the jet engine is engaged and the rear rotor is on giving it that ability to turn around. The down fall to
this is that the chopper has no way of obtaining lift and/or declining since there is nothing to give it that "push" vertically. If the rear tail
fins where able to be tilted like an airplane then that could possibly give it some sort of lift and lowering ability as it moves. Being the chopper
has "wing like" panels on either side must help with its ability to keep from "rolling over" but with such a small wing span it can't "fly" as
a normal jet can but instead is able to turn and slightly maneuver with in a small circumference with low engine thrust and tail rotor movement.
But I am no pilot and all said is just my theory. It is pretty cool how it can do that tho.
(edited to add quote and remark to it)
If you get the frame rate of the camera to match the blade rate of the helicopter, that's what you'll see. ...
AH, thanks Tom! The frame rate makes sense. Thats one way to fake out an enemy when they see this vid
[edit on 7/24/2007 by BuzzingOn]