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Old 4th Jun 2019, 00:23
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John, what's the bit sticking out of the top of the beanie/rotor head in the bottom photo?
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 01:50
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John, what's the bit sticking out of the top of the beanie/rotor head in the bottom photo?
Clothes hangar for drying pilots' undergarments.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 03:00
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Originally Posted by megan View Post
John, what's the bit sticking out of the top of the beanie/rotor head in the bottom photo?
Pitot heads

Originally Posted by krypton_john View Post
Clothes hangar for drying pilots' undergarments.
Silly sod, everyone knows pilots don't need 'undergarments'
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 05:38
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Originally Posted by Michael Gee View Post
John Eacott
everything on a helicopter is delicate - taxi for runway 09 was a long taxi when a heli with skilled pilots taking into account all the dangers around are meant to fly - Air Traffic are not familiar with what helicopters can or can not do they are fixed in their minds like many fixed wing pilots.
The mod on No 1 heli looks makeshift - No 2 was without it. Have a look at catch up TV of Trumps arrival at Stansted UK this morning.
Your quote Intake Guards have been around 40 50 years so have I and still at it at 79 years of age
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As usual, John is bang on. Those FOD (anti-ice) shields have been around for 50+ years and are an original Sikorsky part.

FYI, there are three inlet configurations for the SK61: 1) Nothing. 2) FOD (anti-ice) shield. 3) Pointy screens (aka Madonna bras)

Finally, Sikorsky 61 gear is not "delicate". This aircraft was designed for the Navy FFS. 🙄

One more thing, hovering 20,000+ pound helicopters around airports will not make you any friends. 😏
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 17:35
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Three down, three to go. And I totally agree about hover-taxiing large helicopters around. Every car and aircraft owner around will be trying to get money from you.
Coulson/Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter.


Pall Filter

British Airways alternate FOD screen.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 00:31
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Thanks for the reply John, have to ask why there, what with the extraordinary plumbing that must have been involved, I note the Sea King is not so equipped.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 06:38
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Madonna Bra type:


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Old 5th Jun 2019, 08:20
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In the picture of the BA Aircraft, do they give you grief for the rear wheel missing the pad?
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 10:48
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The grey Sea King has the UK Mil EAPS/SNIPS (Engine Air Particle Separation/Snow and Ice Protection) system - the black screens have vortex generators that spin the air entering the chamber, centrifugal force pushes sand, ice and a lot of the salt into a collection chamber at the bottom where 2 powerful electric blowers eject it.

It works well as long as you don't push the cyclic forward harshly - on a sloping ground landing for example - as it is possible for the blades to contact the filter box.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 14:33
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In the picture of the BA Aircraft, do they give you grief for the rear wheel missing the pad?

Knowing BA Pilots....they probably got a bonus for just finding the Pad.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 17:33
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
Knowing BA Pilots....they probably got a bonus for just finding the Pad.
Meeoooow !!!!!
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 21:38
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Originally Posted by John Eacott View Post
Pitot heads
Silly sod, everyone knows pilots don't need 'undergarments'
They do if they fly with me....
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 22:41
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Originally Posted by Michael Gee View Post
Why does a helicopter have to taxi using wheels for 500 yards before lifting...?
Don't know if same reason in this case, but there are/were a number of airports in the States that would not allow hover taxi ops in certain terminal areas and/or by helicopters over a certain gross weight. It was one of the reasons there were wheel options for the 214ST and 412.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 22:45
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
They do if they fly with me....
Shy, Iím not sure what your flying is like but do you mean a spare clean pair
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 07:29
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Originally Posted by nomorehelosforme View Post


Shy, Iím not sure what your flying is like but do you mean a spare clean pair
Exactly that ;-)
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