Amazingly flying helicopter

By matching your cameras FPS with helicopters RPM you can make the helicopter look like it floats.

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+8 1. esoteric commented 12 years ago

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-3 2. Boye77 commented 12 years ago

That is kinde of weird but cool
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-2 3. Noobeater commented 12 years ago

It floats
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-1 4. Pomlux commented 12 years ago

wtf kool :D
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+6 5. DarkiKun commented 12 years ago

omg, its witchcraft! lol
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+5 6. ripzone commented 12 years ago

I used that trick to film dolphins - yeah, they seem to float as well.
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+6 7. messmaker commented 12 years ago

Actually the cameras fps only needed to be 1/5 of the rotors one.
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0 8. rjavc commented 12 years ago

its so broken :( :| what is god number again? i got a bug to report
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+1 9. Dokandre commented 12 years ago

shiney 8-)
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+4 10. SpikedSilver commented 12 years ago

#6 so your dolphins were heavy rotating?
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-12 11. me1ooo commented 12 years ago

is that real because it shold have been a real strong wind to keep that helicopter up and even raise it,but still prety cool
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+4 12. Flaxxer commented 12 years ago


Is it even possible to think that a helicopter can be kept up without the rotors spinning? Read the comment and u'll understand how it's done.
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+2 13. Gorf commented 12 years ago

#7 Not quite 1/5 as it's not necessarily the same rotor blade at each position from one frame to the next. The rotor is turning through an exact multiple of 72 degrees with each frame.

So to be completely geeky: The camera FPS only needs to be x/y of the rotor RPM, where x and y are integers and y is a multiple of 5.
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0 14. BombDiggady commented 12 years ago

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+1 15. Paul1968 commented 12 years ago

the helecopter is more interesting than the effects, looks like an MI 24 "hind"
really nice vid thanks uploader
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0 16. Woll commented 12 years ago

Yet again, someone gets their big chopper out, and everyone can't help but be impressed :O
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0 17. patriotaus commented 12 years ago

something that is more accessible to the average human being is setting up a strobe in your room and setting the frequency to the rpm of your fan. that way your fan looks like its off and you can coax people to put their hand through :P
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0 18. ChrYssbulanu commented 12 years ago

looool really weird
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+1 19. drunkinidiot commented 12 years ago

''I have got to get me one of those!'' >:)
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0 20. thoruus commented 11 years ago

What's average RPM for "standing still" helicopters?