Hovering a Helicopter is Hilariously Hard - Smarter Every Day 145

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  • antsolja
    antsolja  3 days back

    so hilariously hard you can pretty much learn in in a day

    • antsolja
      antsolja  3 days back

      why is everyone wearing the same khaki shorts?

      • antsolja
        antsolja  3 days back

        from experience in flight sims and similarly in sim racing things like this just become instinctual with practice, the less you think about it the better

        • Ray H
          Ray H  5 days back

          We get it. Smarter everyday

          • Sammy Alejandro
            Sammy Alejandro  6 days back

            I KNEW IT I ALWAYS SEE THAT HELICOPTER AROUND

            • Muso Seven
              Muso Seven  6 days back

              Amazing progress, great instructors! I've had a go in a tough old military helicopter and it's like patting your stomach, rubbing your head, whistling a tune all whilst on a unicycle!

              • Dawn Witmer
                Dawn Witmer  6 days back

                OH!!! I see! Use the rubucks cube and Bite the AIR and peddle hard and Blow your tail! Right! LMFAO 😂😂😂😂😂!!!

                • Dawn Witmer
                  Dawn Witmer  6 days back

                  Crashing is easier than hovering!

                  • Odell Beckham
                    Odell Beckham  6 days back

                    U look like the guy from what’s inside

                    • 박한결
                      박한결  6 days back

                      It's so funny how brain just learns things unconsciously..

                      • michaell knight
                        michaell knight  7 days back

                        Robinson R22 death trap.

                        • Ruby Chung
                          Ruby Chung  1 weeks back

                          I like touch and go loops

                          • Doubleaa500
                            Doubleaa500  1 weeks back

                            As he explained the controls it seemed quite easy to me to learn

                            • sharadsaraswat
                              sharadsaraswat  1 weeks back

                              Brave is better. Heli is far more difficult to manage vs a plane.

                              • DJ WEST
                                DJ WEST  1 weeks back

                                I can’t even hover a RC helicopter

                                • Keenan Rivera
                                  Keenan Rivera  1 weeks back

                                  Tfw no cutie pilot gf :(

                                  • Therkaye Eusebio
                                    Therkaye Eusebio  1 weeks back

                                    I liked the video so that i know i already watch the video..

                                    • Ricardo Pesenti
                                      Ricardo Pesenti  1 weeks back

                                      Love the intro xD complete idiots or incredibly brave xD

                                      • Icxnic_ guac
                                        Icxnic_ guac  1 weeks back

                                        It’s like a clutch

                                        • Jaime Villa
                                          Jaime Villa  1 weeks back

                                          Imagine if you can fly helicopters easily like in pubg gta San Andrea's etc life would be more simple

                                          • Gallowglass
                                            Gallowglass  1 weeks back

                                            You're a very excited stick-toucher.

                                            • Xplicid
                                              Xplicid  1 weeks back

                                              She seems to have her massive balls on her chest or something 🤨🤷🏽‍♂️

                                              • IZAK MONZON
                                                IZAK MONZON  2 weeks back

                                                Its so hard I just flew first time in a Jet Ranger for the RCAF.

                                                • NoobyGamez
                                                  NoobyGamez  2 weeks back

                                                  Is the instructor Airforceproud?

                                                  • Esteban Singh
                                                    Esteban Singh  2 weeks back

                                                    Hovering a helicopter is hard enough. Hovering a helicopter with that eyecandy of a girl next to you. Now that's a challenge

                                                  • G Lopez
                                                    G Lopez  2 weeks back

                                                    if that is with a tiny robinson I cannot imagine the guy flying the Chinook or the sea king much less landing on any ship B of Steel pilots

                                                    • Kachongui Kach
                                                      Kachongui Kach  2 weeks back

                                                      How much? $

                                                      • Steve Z
                                                        Steve Z  2 weeks back

                                                        love it man

                                                        • Aloan Moreira
                                                          Aloan Moreira  2 weeks back

                                                          I prefer flying one in GTASA ;D

                                                          • Pipee Papofckgug
                                                            Pipee Papofckgug  3 weeks back

                                                            I had the chance to fly a commercial heli simulator when doing research for my bachelor's thesis. I knew which steering input controlled which motion, and I knew about the interlinking (do you say so?) between the axes and their movements. Yet it took about 10 seconds until we lay upside-down, on the rotor, about 8 m away from where we started.

                                                            • Stu Fields
                                                              Stu Fields  3 weeks back

                                                              I have a helo add on to my Pilot's license. I have hovered Bell 47, Huey, Enstrom, R-22, 2 different Baby Belle, Rotorway and I think a Hughes 269 (I was never sure the CFI was entirely off the controls) and two ultra light (254#) helicopters. The very easiest to hover was the ultra light ships. The very worst was the R-22. It seems the cyclic control feedback on the R-22 was nearly non existent. Even after more than 400 hrs helo time, I still want a CFI on board for my hovering in an R-22.

                                                              • Nobiles Novus homo
                                                                Nobiles Novus homo  3 weeks back

                                                                ONCE AGAIN *FLORIDA > NEW YORK,* JUST AS *TEXAS > CALIFORNIA.* Excuse me while I go to fire a tank gun as part of a museum exhibit. Republican laissez faire.

                                                                • James Herron
                                                                  James Herron  1 months back

                                                                  Airplane: Easier to fly, but more dangerous
                                                                  Helicopter: Harder to fly, but more stable

                                                                  • Jhon Lewis
                                                                    Jhon Lewis  1 months back

                                                                    James Herron Nononono. I remember sitting in kitty hawk with a friend of mine, and talking to a pilot who transitioned helicopter pilots over to airplanes. Airplanes are inherently stable. The wings even have dihedral(or a tilt) to them that helps keep their wings level. With an airplane you can pretty much set up the trim and turn the rudders to wherever you need to. Helicopters are inherently unstable. With a helicopter you need to be moving constantly. I will say though with airplanes you also have a clicking moment the instructors talked about here, and suddenly you can land and what not. Airplanes aren’t more dangerous than helicopters, helicopters are way more versatile though.

                                                                • James Jatta
                                                                  James Jatta  1 months back

                                                                  Interesting

                                                                  • Kamren Porche
                                                                    Kamren Porche  1 months back

                                                                    I know this video is nearly 4 years old now, but I absolutely loved it! Great stuff man, keep it up!

                                                                    • Soepri 15
                                                                      Soepri 15  1 months back

                                                                      Just press R2 and the left stick forward

                                                                      • Richard  Bertino
                                                                        Richard Bertino  1 months back

                                                                        Thanks for coming to my hood.

                                                                        • Gerald EV
                                                                          Gerald EV  1 months back

                                                                          You have to find the sweet spot.

                                                                          • semperneoeon
                                                                            semperneoeon  1 months back

                                                                            @SmarterEveryDay are we getting a "How Winter's Tail Works" video?

                                                                            • John Hutchison
                                                                              John Hutchison  2 months back

                                                                              I'm glad you enjoyed your time down here. It is quite a great place to live, aside from road congestion, heat, and humidity. Winter is heavenly!!

                                                                              • karel bellic
                                                                                karel bellic  2 months back

                                                                                The only guy that makes you say "hey, man, it was OUR pleasure to have that promotion".
                                                                                If I come to the states, il make it a definite.

                                                                                • John Debest
                                                                                  John Debest  2 months back

                                                                                  An excellent book on flying helicopters (in Vietnam) is Chicken Hawk. Written by Robert Mason , the first 1/3 of the book deals with military helicopter training.

                                                                                  • Ony
                                                                                    Ony  2 months back

                                                                                    Maybe non of these things are that hard and you are just really uncoordinated

                                                                                    • Emma McNeill
                                                                                      Emma McNeill  2 months back

                                                                                      Ony have you flown a helicopter? 😂

                                                                                  • Nick Mendez
                                                                                    Nick Mendez  2 months back

                                                                                    Notice how the instructors control arm is longer than the students so that they have more leverage if they start grabbing on too tight.

                                                                                    • нєll fєѕт
                                                                                      нєll fєѕт  2 months back

                                                                                      Ok so moving it is moving it to much.....so don't touch it at all

                                                                                      • GunBunnyHE
                                                                                        GunBunnyHE  2 months back

                                                                                        You found the hover button faster than I did hahahaha

                                                                                        • Bryan Dyer
                                                                                          Bryan Dyer  2 months back

                                                                                          The alliteration of this video's title, lol

                                                                                          • Dominic Acia
                                                                                            Dominic Acia  2 months back

                                                                                            I held a tight hover in a 6kt crosswind with full control after only flying for 15 minutes. The instructor thought I was from another school sent there to spy on them.
                                                                                            2 things that help: No bands. The assisting bands make the controls numb. Every input induces a moment. You need to counter every moment with another input/moment. They aren't like fixed wing aircraft with dihedral to the wings that lead to the craft having some self stabilization effect; helicopters just keep moving in the direction you pushed them until you counter that movement.