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Old 10th Jan 2019, 06:58
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: LSMD
Posts: 9
Originally Posted by Bell_ringer View Post

Mobile phone videos leave much to be desired when trying to guage perspective and depth.
It may look a lot worse than it is.
Probably too much to consider that the crew are professionals using their judgment.
No doubts about the competence of the crew flying, it looks smooth and precise.

I agree it is difficult to estimate the clearance from the video!

What I read from the discussion is that a short contact of the the rotortip with an uncompacted soft snow surface doesnt necessarily stop the machine from flying as long as there are no rocks?

Regarding autopilot malfunction, do you leave the AP/SAS on for a maneuver like that?

Thanks for the insight from the professionals, I'm just a PPL student who gets nervous with less like 1.5 meters rotor clearance on my S300.

I'm still impressed like an amateur driver watching a racedriver taking a corner at three times my speed.
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