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R44 crash w/video - Forresters Beach NSW - 19/11/2022

Old 30th Nov 2022, 17:30
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Originally Posted by RickNRoll
They say he was trying to land in the hotel carpark according to the story. That doesn't sound safe unless you are an expert and you have to land there.
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Old 1st Dec 2022, 00:13
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The carpark where he was going to land I am assuming, 90 by 50 feet by measurement, rotor diameter is given as 33 feet.

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Old 1st Dec 2022, 07:54
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Much easier to get them to hold the collective differently and tick a box but you are setting them up to fail.
If you can address the issue of a student being tense on the collective by getting them to adjust their grip, why wouldn't you? Many students are nervous in the early stages and all you have to do as they gain experience and confidence is introduce a better hand position or make sure they understand that when they need to manipulate the throttle, they does as Robbiee says and slide their hand up the lever a bit.

So much better than constantly having to nag them about death grip on the throttle.

I teach people to hover over the water (not in a Robinson I might add) with a low grip on the cyclic to reduce overcontrolling but they understand they have to adjust their grip slightly if they need to use any of the buttons at the top of the cyclic.
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