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Old 12th Dec 2014, 15:11
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Lonewolf_50
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 59
Posts: 5,300
John, I am digging into memory and cannot remember if the aircraft remains controllable if the tip cap departs from one of the blades.
I am sure the balance is shot, and vibes would go up significantly. Would the blade go divergent in that case? (My brain thinks is would flap too much and hit something, but I don't recall why I think that.)
Has anyone had one leave in flight?
I should have some data points on this in my memory, but it's been enough years since I was operating that class of helicopter that it's been pushed out of long term memory by other less important details.
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