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Blue Thunder - Defying the Laws of Physics
In the movie, the special "Blue Thunder" helicopter has a "whisper mode" which renders it almost silent.
This is an impossibility, regardless of how many tales of "black helicopters" or the equivalent have been placed in movies, tv, etc. You cannot move the amount of air necessary to fly/hover a helicopter without making FAR more noise than a "whisper mode." True, you CAN REDUCE the amount of noise by adding more main rotor blades and slowing their rotation down, but you CANNOT choose between a "regular" and "whisper" mode.
Reason I know: I flew helicopters for almost 20 years.
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Anonymous on 02-07-2000
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RAR writes:
There are numerous helicopters that can be rolled or looped (i.e, fly upside down for short periods).
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Trevor Moses writes:
I agree with this error by the film makers, but I also believe that, as Malcolm McDowell says in the movie, that it is impossible for a helicopter to flip completely over or "turn turtle", as Roy Scheider makes Blue Thunder do. Also, with that explosion at the end and all that machinery on board, would that train not have blown up as well?
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