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Weyland 14
Weyland 14
Production information
Technical specifications
Crew

Pilot and co-pilot

Usage
Affiliation

Weyland Industries

  [Source]

Weyland 14[1] was the Weyland Industries helicopter used to transport Lex Woods and Graeme Miller to the icebreaker Piper Maru in 2004.

Behind the scenesEdit

Eurocopter AS565 Panther

A Eurocopter AS565 Panther, the military version of the AS365 Dauphin.[2]

In Alien vs. Predator, Weyland 14 was portrayed by a model made by Richard St. Clair.[3] The miniature was based on a Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin;[4] another Eurocopter helicopter, the AS350 AStar, appears less than 2 minutes earlier in the film.

Christoph Schinko was responsible for the modeling and animation of Weyland 14's helicopter blades "to help speed up production towards a tight deadline." Using a simple trick for animating rotating blades, multiple sets of helicopter blades were created and rotated at different speeds, creating the typical strobing effect. Some blades even move backwards to enhance the real-life effect where, for example, car tires appear to be rotating backwards. This occurs when a single blade rotates more than half the distance to the next blade over a single frame. The brain is then tricked into thinking this must be the second blade, and it is perceived as moving backwards.[5]

Westland Sea King

A Royal Navy Westland Sea King HAS.6.[6]

In the film's novelization, Weyland 14 is a British Westland Sea King.[1]

AppearancesEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marc Cerasini. Alien vs. Predator, p. 47 (2004), HarperEntertainment.
  2. http://www.cavok-aviation-photos.net/Helimeet03.htm
  3. http://richardsmoviestuff.blogspot.ca
  4. http://www.rotaryaction.com/a.html
  5. http://www.christoph-schinko.com/#Animation-Feature_Films-avp-07
  6. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_King_HAS6_taking_off_from_HMS_Illustrious_(R06)_2002.jpeg

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