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    my simple shot :P~

    chezburgr i can haz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    my simple shot :P~

    You should use a slower shutter speed. Frozen blades don't look nice on helicopters in the air

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    You should use a slower shutter speed. Frozen blades don't look nice on helicopters in the air
    its a snapshot rahh... :P not very good with panning at long focal lengths yet.

    like that can??

    chezburgr i can haz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    Wow. Focal length?
    90mm uncropped...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    To put it simply, the only time you'll see Singapore AH-64Ds in action against jet aircraft is when our country is already on the verge of being completely taken over. I don't think any of our generals really think 8 Apaches will do nuts against just about any real threat in Asia, not when Malaysia has MiG-29s and is thinking of getting SU-30MKMs. Not when our fleet consists second hand 70s-era planes like the F-5, F-16, and even the F-15. The purchases of all these American aircraft is very much more of a 'you rub my back and I'll rub yours' sort of deal, in my opinion. We pump some money into the American aeronautical industry so we can count on them if we're attacked.

    EDIT: Did I mention Malaysia's F-18D Hornet? LOL
    Well, these Apaches are tank killers... not aircraft hunters... And if you did read up on Jane's, you'd know that 70 - 80% of their Migs are sitting on the ground due to lack of spares to retrofit the birds.

    A working F5 will make short work of a defective Mig 29... And even our F16's had upgrades...
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    someone sent me this clip about apache wasting insurgents in iraq.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=330_1184522555

    very violent lah u guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    someone sent me this clip about apache wasting insurgents in iraq.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=330_1184522555

    very violent lah u guys!
    The footage is from a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) These "birds" monitor the scene and will report on the accuracy and extent of damage on those strikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    its a snapshot rahh... :P not very good with panning at long focal lengths yet.

    like that can??

    actually... i think the rotars are opposite direction ?

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    Good shots..... I like them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    actually... i think the rotars are opposite direction ?
    yup.. the Chinook is a tandem rotor helicopter and the 2 blades rotate towards each other to negate counter torque. And since there are 2 rotors, the lift is much better...

    Note that there is no tail rotor to control the yaw. Thus rudder controls is actully more sluggish.
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    You feel mission impossible when u running out from Chinook beneath. haha.. the rotatry is damn powerful.. and yes.. the rotary rotate toward each other

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    Saw it in some documentary that the Apache is able to go into 'silent mode' when it is tank hunting. Can anyone comment on this capability?

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