Full Scale Heavy Lifting

Full Scale Heavy Lifting

Post by J W Schermerhor » Sat, 28 Aug 1999 04:00:00



8/27/99

I spent several hours watching a Sikorsky S-61 lifting cement up a
mountain to build ground anchors for a new ski lift. The full bucket
weighed about two tons. It was really entertaining,especially when the
pilot did a nose over after dropping the load at the top and came racing
back down the hill to the loading zone. Then he made a sharp turn at the
bottom and the emty cement bucket would swing out on it's 100-ft cable
to almost 45-degrees.
I found out about this project by contacting the heli' company at their
website. They kept me informed on where the crew would be working. One
of the sites happened to be close to me.
I got some nice pictures. Also got to talk to the crew during a break. I
intend to go back in two weeks to watch them lift the towers up the
mountain. I'll take a camcorder for some video.
I recommend that you try to find a helicopter lift company in your area
to see if you can observe them at a work site. Really neat stuff!

 
 
 

Full Scale Heavy Lifting

Post by Dutc » Sat, 28 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Thanks for sharing that! Sounds like the pilot knows his/her job! Can you
tell me the web site link?

Dutch

 
 
 

Full Scale Heavy Lifting

Post by Glen Kimpto » Sun, 29 Aug 1999 04:00:00


PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAZZZZZZZE  Post some pix on here!!!


Quote:
> 8/27/99

> I spent several hours watching a Sikorsky S-61 lifting cement up a
> mountain to build ground anchors for a new ski lift. The full bucket
> weighed about two tons. It was really entertaining,especially when the
> pilot did a nose over after dropping the load at the top and came racing
> back down the hill to the loading zone. Then he made a sharp turn at the
> bottom and the emty cement bucket would swing out on it's 100-ft cable
> to almost 45-degrees.
> I found out about this project by contacting the heli' company at their
> website. They kept me informed on where the crew would be working. One
> of the sites happened to be close to me.
> I got some nice pictures. Also got to talk to the crew during a break. I
> intend to go back in two weeks to watch them lift the towers up the
> mountain. I'll take a camcorder for some video.
> I recommend that you try to find a helicopter lift company in your area
> to see if you can observe them at a work site. Really neat stuff!

 
 
 

Full Scale Heavy Lifting

Post by J W Schermerhor » Sun, 29 Aug 1999 04:00:00


8/28/99

I will after I go back for the tower lifting. Then I'll scan the best of
the lot.

Quote:

> PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAZZZZZZZE  Post some pix on here!!!


> > 8/27/99

> > I spent several hours watching a Sikorsky S-61 lifting cement up a
> > mountain to build ground anchors for a new ski lift. <snip>JW

 
 
 

Full Scale Heavy Lifting

Post by John Willoughb » Sun, 29 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Sounds nifty, I'd love to see it in action.