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Old 7th Dec 2004, 20:30
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Since the Vne placard is on the center pillar, it should be pretty evident that what the Vne is for any particular condition.
If that's not enough to convince you that you've exceeded it, the control forces get pretty heavy when you get to retreating blade stall - the collective wants to go down and the stick starts to vibrate pretty well.
Or doesn't anyone look at placards???
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Old 7th Dec 2004, 20:51
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Shawn,

Despite the placard...a ferry flight on a 206B in Iran one Christmas Day years ago....had the collective up under my arm...at 10,000 feet....going as fast as the ol' girl would....not a tremble, shake, or rattle....no feedback....just smooth sailing....was in a hurry because I did not wish to miss my Christmas pudding with related Turkey bits. Days later, got to thinking about it and relalized what a naughty boy I had been. Shows what placards are all about.
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Old 14th Dec 2004, 09:10
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Question Hughes 500 Training in the UK

Guys/Gals,

I'm trying to locate a UK school that can provide me with Type rating training on a Hughes 500.

I've tried Google etc and many schools advertise 500 training but when you call the aircraft is no longer there/ website is out of date.

Anybody know where I can actually find one?

Cheers

FW
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Old 14th Dec 2004, 09:24
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I may be out of date, but there certainly used to be one at Heliflight at Wolverhampton, 01384 221215.
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Old 14th Dec 2004, 10:43
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Thumbs up Biggin Hill Helicopters

If you are in the South East, try Biggin Hill Helicopters. ( 0870 443 0555 or www.bhh.co.uk )

They have a very nice black 500E and soon to have a 500D just out of re-furb. Both available for training or SFH, though no hogging it, or I'll have nothing to fly
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Old 14th Dec 2004, 10:49
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HeliFlight do have a type rated instructor at either Gloucester or Wolverhampton, and I'm sure they can source an aircraft
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Old 14th Dec 2004, 13:03
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Thumbs up

Cheers folks.

Had already spoken to Jamie.
Just waiting for those suggested to come back with some prices.

Many thanks

FW
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Old 15th Dec 2004, 06:22
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Hi

I can thoroughly recommend Biggin Hill Helicopters for 500 training. I did my type rating there in August (in a 500E) and you will not find better instructors anywhere.

Give them a ring and ask for Bill or Simon.

Enjoy!

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Old 15th Dec 2004, 08:17
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Dunno if it's in your area or not but Fast Helicopters at Shoreham airport can do H500 training. Phone 0800 0748339
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Old 19th Dec 2004, 01:08
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H500D weight & balance Excel Metric

Does anyone have Excel weight & balance program for H500D converted to metric
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Old 19th Dec 2004, 05:20
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No but if you let me have the details I could convert one of those on my site

I need all the arms and the CG envelope. Will it be used on a PDA? (the graphs won't work)

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Old 23rd Jan 2005, 12:09
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H500

Anyone got any idea about how much it costs to overhaul a mainrotor hub for hughes 500e, and recommend a place to do it around Boston, MA.
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Old 24th Jan 2005, 14:55
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Parts, what parts.

I have a mainrotor hub out for repair on my F. PM me and I will give you some names for an overhaul or exchange.
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Old 2nd Feb 2005, 08:14
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Help - 500D rotor masts needed

I am having problems locating two Hughes 500D rotor masts. They seem to be in very short supply at the moment. Part No. (369D22014-501) Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 2nd Feb 2005, 11:39
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Check your PM's SOrry if you have already tried this!
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Old 2nd Feb 2005, 15:29
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Call Darin Cannon at Phoenix Heliparts. Mesa, Arizona 480-654-4930.
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Old 17th May 2005, 01:30
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Thumbs down MD500E Tail rotor drive shaft failure, with pictures

Has any one ever heard of a tail rotor drive shaft failure in a MD500E.

Ours broke and we had to autorotate to the ground with a run on landing at the bottom. as we exited the helicopter, the main rotor was winding down and the four bladed tail rotor was stationary.
It sheared completely about 20 inches from the tail rotor gearbox.

any thoughts or ideas, as this has stumpted our engineers

Cheers Rotor1

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Old 17th May 2005, 05:54
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Gday Bruce,
The D and E models fling their shafts for two reasons I know of. Firstly, if it is just after maintenance it is because during the balancing the recommended Rpm was exceeded before the recommended Ips were in place. ie You have too high a Rpm with too high vibration . Look in the maintenance manual and you will see the limitations. Secondly, there is a guy in Canada? who sells a copy of the real T/R driveshaft hangar bearing, that big black hangar, and it is not on speck and not of the correct material. We lost two shafts because of this sub standard part. Go buy one from MD and the problem goes away. Enjoy your 500, they are magic machines.
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Old 17th May 2005, 08:20
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Rotor 1: thats a very casual and cool comment you made after experiencing possibly a pilots worse nightmare.

Could you elaborate so that we can understand something of what it was like???

Many thanks.

TC
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Old 17th May 2005, 10:44
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selfish.

witty reply, and so true.

Favourite machine is the 500 (i know, i need my head read ) so will follow this thread and hope to find answers, i have always heard about this problem so im all ears.
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