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Old 11th Dec 2018, 03:09
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If someone did come up with a bolt on spin recovery system (not a parachute!) for existing helicopters, would the industry adopt it?

Here is one hypothetical scenario:
Bolt on apparatus with no or min adaptions required to the air frame. Derigable.
Operates independently
Weight 30 kg (moving CoG rear of mast.)
Engauges automatically
Low maintenance
No other use but for countering the high speed yaw on light and medium helicopters.

At what price would such a safety device be considered too expensive?

For reference, we saw that despite the obvious benifits of crash resistant fuel cells for the r44, they were not widely retrofitted as a matter of free choice, due to cost.

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