Reply to post: Re: It's time...

Helicopter crashes after manoeuvres to 'avoid... DJI Phantom drone'

SkippyBing Silver badge

Re: It's time...

'it would have been pinged off and destroyed, and the heli would have continued as if nothing had happened'

Probably not, rotor blades aren't that strong, otherwise they'd be too heavy. I'm not saying it would be catastrophic but you'd certainly want to land immediately and get an engineer to check things out. If it hit the tail rotor it's probably more likely the blade would suffer structural failure which can get interesting.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019