Old 30th Apr 2016, 04:23
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Non-PC Plod
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ETUDIANT - Think about where you would mount the parachute on a light aeroplane ....- away from the rotating parts, so whether the chute is deliberately or inadvertently deployed, it can work without interference.
I cant think where you could mount a safety parachute on a helicopter where it is not going to cause a catastrophic failure if inadvertently deployed, and where it is going to be unimpeded by rotating parts if you want to deliberately deploy it (in all circumstances except complete detachment of the main rotor head, which remains an extremely rare occurrence)
So - chutes are a fairly impractical proposition for helicopters.
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