Old 11th Nov 2018, 16:20
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sycamore
 
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For; Blade Slap,totti,M3- perhaps I should have put the phrase about the CG` beyond the nose`` in italics/commas,or a couple of smilies.It was meant to imply that the loss of a tail-rotor and gearbox will have a very significant FWD C o G change,irrespective of where it was originally,and if it was FWD AT THE TIME you will get a significant NOSE DOWN pitch.
In my case ,I had 2 engineers at the front of the cabin,looking at the rear of the engine and reduction g.box checking for oil leaks,as we had just done an engine out,change a component /pipe on the back of the gearbox,, engine back in,and RTB.,so my CoG was well Fwd anyway.
I might suggest if you are pilots or gingerbeers that you go ,find the appropriate tech manual which shows all the weights for tailrotor ,g/box,etc and work out the resultant change of C o G ,if they should depart,......
SAS,DB, thanks....
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