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Old 13th Jul 2022, 19:52
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helicopter towing

Dear all

I have a question about helicopter towing . As you know in front of some hangars there is a sloped area and to tow the helicopter you have to pass this sloped surface/ my question is what is standard slope surface for towing a skid helicopter.
appreciated if anybody can help with reference.
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Which helicopter? The ground handling wheels for different machines will give you different clearances.
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I believe the slope you're referring to is an architectural feature of the hangar intended to prevent heavy rain, for example, running into the hangar. The actual slope angle is probably given on the hangar drawings - if they are available. If not, and you really need to know, then you may have to look-up specs for a hangar - sorry, I've no idea where you'll find them!
Most light helicopters on skids have a clearance of about 1" - 1.5" when on the ground-handling wheels, keep the tyre pressures up - it's in the maintenance manual - to ensure this, a little higher pressure will be quite safe and help to ensure the helicopter does not bottom-out when moving in and out of the hangar. Don't get too concerned if the skid tubes run on the concrete for a meter or so, they're designed to do this. Hope this helps.

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