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412pilot 17th Jan 2020 22:17

engine failure over the mountains
 
i just discovered a video on the internet and doesn't seem to be old yet. well done and watch out ...

www
.dumpert.nl/item/7827885_1a6f323f?fbclid=IwAR0GIKJIy6EujujzKjkJ9eqrJtzoH0Hay1 Ases6CDZiJR9pWZwKYmHuAB84

nomorehelosforme 17th Jan 2020 22:36


Originally Posted by 412pilot (Post 10665731)
i just discovered a video on the internet and doesn't seem to be old yet. well done and watch out ...

www
.dumpert.nl/item/7827885_1a6f323f?fbclid=IwAR0GIKJIy6EujujzKjkJ9eqrJtzoH0Hay1 Ases6CDZiJR9pWZwKYmHuAB84

You might need a couple more posts before you can attach links or contact the mods and ask them to do it on your behalf

MikeNYC 17th Jan 2020 23:10

This link should work (and it seems to play an ad first):
www.dumpert.nl/item/7827885_1a6f323f

verticalspin 18th Jan 2020 00:02

Here is the actual video from the BC Helicopters Youtube channel:
The title is misleading, it's a simulated engine failure.

malabo 18th Jan 2020 03:26

BC Heli always has entertaining videos. If they were leasing my Cabri I’d grumble about the auto onto rocks the size of a baby’s head, but small quibble​​​​​​.

feathering tickles 18th Jan 2020 11:55

When he’s flown another “8,500 hours” he’ll realise why that was foolish.

Fareastdriver 18th Jan 2020 13:25

If I landed on a river bed after an engine failure you could bet your bottom dollar a dam would burst two miles upstream.

SASless 18th Jan 2020 13:36

FED,

Ever the Optimist aren't you!

As are most real helicopter pilots!

[email protected] 18th Jan 2020 14:50

Hmmm - no mention of diagnosis to confirm engine failure rather than partial power loss, no mention of looking to restart the engine, no mention of wind direction and he made a power recovery to a zero speed landing and stated the real EOL would have been exactly the same.......... Not likely to get an Academy Award nomination for the acting either:)

Robbiee 18th Jan 2020 16:18

Engine failure in the mountains,...hmm?

So, which of these guys will resort to cannibalism first?:oh:

Two's in 18th Jan 2020 16:25

I could have rebuilt that engine in the time he had to get down from FL nosebleed.

Spunk 18th Jan 2020 18:29

It’s good what it was made for: to describe the capabilities of a helicopter following an engine failure for the ignorant layman.👍

Old Dogs 18th Jan 2020 19:35


Originally Posted by Spunk (Post 10666302)
It’s good what it was made for: to describe the capabilities of a helicopter following an engine failure for the ignorant layman.👍

EXACTLY 🙄

SASless 19th Jan 2020 01:36

Actually.....it would also work for ignorant helicopter pilots as well.

Vertical Freedom 19th Jan 2020 01:50


Originally Posted by [email protected] (Post 10666147)
Hmmm - no mention of diagnosis to confirm engine failure rather than partial power loss, no mention of looking to restart the engine, no mention of wind direction and he made a power recovery to a zero speed landing and stated the real EOL would have been exactly the same.......... Not likely to get an Academy Award nomination for the acting either:)

Exactly Crab....zero diagnostics assessment of the engine, no attempted restart! I'm sure this flight pathwas rehearsed for the voodoo shoot. Having suffered a real engine failure in the Mountains.....it sure ain't fun & bloody serious if You are gonna have any chance of survival :ooh:

[email protected] 19th Jan 2020 08:55


It’s good what it was made for: to describe the capabilities of a helicopter following an engine failure for the ignorant layman.👍
so an ignorant layman will understand 'stretching the glide' - a layman might like to know how quickly they are going down or what the difference is between an engine failure and rolling off the throttle.

They seem nice guys but it was just a piece of FIGJAM video with not much point to it.

Spunk 19th Jan 2020 12:35

... but the layman will understand that an (simulated) engine failure does not automatically mean that the helicopter will drop out of the sky like a rock.
It all depends on the perspective you (want to) look at something.

Hot and Hi 19th Jan 2020 13:28


Originally Posted by [email protected] (Post 10666629)
[...] what the difference is between an engine failure and rolling off the throttle.

Please enlighten us: What is the difference?

Robbiee 19th Jan 2020 15:12


Originally Posted by Hot and Hi (Post 10666753)
Please enlighten us: What is the difference?

Rolling off the throttle - "See we have a nice glide going here, looks like we can gently set it down on that beach over there,...beautiful day isn't it?"

Real engine failure - "Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit!"

SASless 19th Jan 2020 17:02

Having had one of those actual engine failures coming off of a mountain just before dark one night up near Tok, Alaska....I can confirm it was nothing like the video.

I somehow got it right....and landed the helicopter without a mark on it in the middle of a forested area with no clearly discerned landing areas.....but it worked out well in the end.

Note: For those who can only talk about what it might be like....when it all goes quiet from the nine bay....the adrenaline level goes up several orders of magnitude depending upon the numbers of engines one has left that are working normally.

When that number reaches "Zero"....and there are no nice clear options....you are in the middle of nowhere....and the climatical conditions do not favor having a picnic and sleep over outdoors.....the video does not do justice to reality in that case.


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