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Old 19th Jun 2018, 03:56
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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
Winching above BC, seriously?
It is probably just a typo, or the usual "knows it all" news reporter. VF has stated that climbers have to bring their crap back to base camp, and to a reporter any helicopter with a load under it must be "winching".
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 04:09
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It is probably just a typo, or the usual "knows it all" news reporter. VF has stated that climbers have to bring their crap back to base camp, and to a reporter any helicopter with a load under it must be "winching".
G'day Old Farang.....Reporters Love embellishing & getting it wrong Actually the would be intrepid Mountaineers & their Sherpa's most bring all their rubbish down, basically everything they take up the Mountain, minus their excrement & dead Bodies (that stays for.......?) Happy Happy....Dayz
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 11:37
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How much household rubbish and excrement did the 30 people contribute to the problem?

Seems like the Law of Diminishing Returns has to be considered while discussing this.
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 05:40
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How much household rubbish and excrement did the 30 people contribute to the problem?

Seems like the Law of Diminishing Returns has to be considered while discussing this.
G'day SASless..................a lot if it, if You pile 30 Healthy People, then 3 times a day into 1 bucket, no sheet & no pun intended

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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 05:05
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Talking Giddy-Up Bugulugs

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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 05:42
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Arrow the hills are alive with the 'sound of muzik'

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Old 25th Jun 2018, 17:40
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Exclamation Tail-Rotor Safety???

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Old 26th Jun 2018, 07:15
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Talking VNPK


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Old 26th Jun 2018, 13:21
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Danger Ouch

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Old 26th Jun 2018, 14:18
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please...do tell....thats an interesting one
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 15:15
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Looks like cable ties are the new gaffa tape!
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 15:31
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VF. How many times do I have to tell you. Sherpa (in) Training doesn't count when I can see ocean in the background. Now, get back up into low Earth orbit where you belong!
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 17:58
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Looks like a wee crack starting to show, might pay to keep an eye on it in case it developes into something worse.
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 22:47
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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
VF. How many times do I have to tell you. Sherpa (in) Training doesn't count when I can see ocean in the background. Now, get back up into low Earth orbit where you belong!
That is a bit harsh, surely he was comparing his performance at sea level after an extended period above 19000 feet.

From memory performance nd particularly load carrying was significantly improved at sea level but unfortunately you had to acclimitise going up the hill!
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 15:20
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Post IIMC? Never....even the Ducks were walking

G'day GrayHorizonsHeli..............looooong story, but the short version is an acclaimed Mountain Pilot after an altercation with Sherpa's refusing to refuel Him, a plastic 20ltr jerry can went up through the MR blades whilst at ground-idle. 1 MR Blade had begun to de-laminate, BUT the Pilot flew like that anyways. Vibration was horrendous, 2 months later there was an in-flight starflex failure leading to a crash with only minor injuries. Machine was totaled
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Hoy there gulliBell.....that's the earth bonding wire, the coloured tape is to code the Blades to match the correct position on the Head But.But.But I Love the ocean; sun, surf, salt & sweet slurpies (eyeKandy)
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Hello there fadecdegraded.............WILCO Jest a wee crack
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Morning SRFred.................exactly my sentiments! I have noticed it takes around 3-4weeks to loose the acclimatization O2 bonus You gain when back down at sea level

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Old 29th Jun 2018, 09:31
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amazing photos! I'm not a rotor pilot so excuse my ignorance, but how high have you been in these things? And I guess they must have serious anti-icing?

Stay safe.
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Old 29th Jun 2018, 15:00
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I'm not sure how serious the anti-icing would be....anti-icing consumes power, and he needs every foot-lb of torque (or whatever those Frenchy instruments indicate) he can squeeze out of it. He would probably choose to stay out of icing conditions. My guess, he's got electric heating on the pitot tubes, and electric and/or bleed air anti-ice on the engines. Oops, I meant engine. But, I'm sure VF will be on here sooner or later to provide a definitive answer.
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Old 30th Jun 2018, 07:06
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AS350 & B206 aren’t approved for flight in icing conditions.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 08:56
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Devil IIMC is an optional choice

G'day cooperplace.............thank You Sir, my goal is being Safe - always Highest is 28,800' filming ICING....Naaaar just stay away from moisture @ 4 & below & Your laughing
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Hoy there gulliBell....exactly Korrekt Mate; bleed-air cabin heating & demisting screen (of sorts) + Pitot tube heater (great for Kids & Adults alike, to swing off after You shut down but leave the Pitot heater ON ) Yep it's an optional extra (bad luck) to seek out & enter icing conditions
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Hello heliduck...........apparent not; I'm still searching for that extra switch



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