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The copter that's generating interest on Beacon Hill today

Lifter copter

A UHub photographer roving through the Common captured the helicopter that will carry a generator to the top of McCormack State Office Building today.

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Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane

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Cool!

Sky Crane

Yup, they're loud.

That thing looks mosquito AF.

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If it could carry a fake dinosaur!

If it could carry a fake dinosaur!

Does the cargo get lifted into that gap? I mostly imagine them flying up and down, so it's a little hard to imagine that that's to reduce air resistance during forward flight or something. Is it just that they've omitted the usual enclosed seating and/or cargo space and that's the shape you're left with?

I’m not a Sky crane expert, but other than seating /interior cargo, what you are here are the important parts of a helicopter. Also, a cargo box / trailer would fit right in that spot

Does the cargo get lifted into that gap? I mostly imagine them flying up and down, so it's a little hard to imagine that that's to reduce air resistance during forward flight or something. Is it just that they've omitted the usual enclosed seating and/or cargo space and that's the shape you're left with?

You can attach a big hopper for water or fire retardant under there, a shipping container (or mobile buildings, like field hospitals), even a bomb. Also, why add a bunch of structure and weight when the only thing the helicopter does is pick things up?

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Yep, it's kind of like an inverted cargo van or an upside down thrawler ship lol

Git to da choppppppaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!