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Old 27-10-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
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Chopper racing in the keys

I hear the photographers have to hire skaters just to keep up.................
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Old 28-10-2005, 02:58 PM   #2
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Not suprised - the world record for the fastest helicopter was for a Westland Lynx - set in 1986 at 249mph and still not broken!!!

Typical helicopter speed are much lower than this - 150 or so is about average for expensive helis - normal ones like Jet Rangers etc only about 120!!!
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Old 28-10-2005, 03:06 PM   #3
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Not suprised - the world record for the fastest helicopter was for a Westland Lynx - set in 1986 at 249mph and still not broken!!!

Googles pretty good isn't it?
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Old 28-10-2005, 03:22 PM   #4
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Yup would never have remembered the date or the exact speed - DID remember it was a Lynx though - just suprised it still hasn't been beaten!!!
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