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Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2022, 00:34
Replies: 647
Views: 188,698
Posted By The Sultan

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2022/08/18/us-mari...

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2022/08/18/us-marine-corps-isnt-grounding-osprey-fleet-over-clutch-issue/

Article has Navyís position on clutches. Questions I have are the clutches exhibiting the...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Aug 2022, 19:15
Replies: 647
Views: 188,698
Posted By The Sultan

Norway Crash Report

https://www.hqmc.marines.mil/Agencies/USMC-FOIA/FRR/

In short. Weather acceptable. Crew deviated from planned routed. Conducted extreme maneuvers close to the ground in confined area while...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2022, 21:07
Replies: 488
Views: 188,207
Posted By The Sultan

Invictusís wings date back to the Bell 533 high...

Invictusís wings date back to the Bell 533 high speed test aircraft with the main purpose to allow rotor thrust to be used for speed instead of lift.

Invictus is less two pilots than a pilot and a...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2022, 07:25
Replies: 488
Views: 188,207
Posted By The Sultan

Bell Makes Progress

Bellís FARA entry looks substantially more complete than Sikorskyís.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/nearly-complete-invictus-armed-scout-helicopter-looks-wicked-in-new-photos
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2022, 20:20
Replies: 488
Views: 188,207
Posted By The Sultan

The vibration in the X2 was brutal. That's why...

The vibration in the X2 was brutal. That's why they had active vibration suppression for a single seater where the only goal is to not kill the pilot (all surviving test pilots will say it was great...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2022, 06:58
Replies: 488
Views: 188,207
Posted By The Sultan

Lone, While not a pilot (something about...

Lone,

While not a pilot (something about having too high of an IQ) I have thousands of hours in the front or left seat of military helicopters so I am very familiar with NOE day and night...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2022, 02:10
Replies: 488
Views: 188,207
Posted By The Sultan

Lone wrote: On the pushing down this...

Lone wrote:



On the pushing down this is hard successfully for an aircraft that lives nap of earth.

As to storage of the missiles in the cabin I recommend Holland's "Big Week" about the...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2022, 16:15
Replies: 488
Views: 188,207
Posted By The Sultan

Doors Impact of weapon exhaust on the tail...

Doors

Impact of weapon exhaust on the tail has always been a concern and looked at very closely. Thatís why the weapons are placed on all helicopters I know of where the tail rotor is not...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2022, 04:33
Replies: 488
Views: 188,207
Posted By The Sultan

Lone, Holy S! This is the most insane...

Lone,

Holy S! This is the most insane weapons configuration I have ever seen for the following:

1. Flight crew will not be happy with missiles stowed in the cabin and aimed at the back of...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2022, 02:48
Replies: 42
Views: 6,675
Posted By The Sultan

From the report: Apparently pulling...

From the report:



Apparently pulling pitch is not an option per the NATOPS. As stated the procedure could not be accomplished due to excessive vibration. This does highlight the benefits of...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2022, 14:45
Replies: 42
Views: 6,675
Posted By The Sultan

Crab, As Lonewolf stated this is not a...

Crab,

As Lonewolf stated this is not a common event and the report indicated there was no warning prior to the incident. You have to allow 1-2 seconds to realize their is a problem before anyone...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th May 2022, 19:36
Replies: 42
Views: 6,675
Posted By The Sultan

Crash Report

Report:

https://www.cpf.navy.mil/Portals/52/Downloads/FOIA-Reading-Room/2022/hsc-8-04-command-investigation.pdf?ver=d8ViUIiIQmI0d85ijQ384A%3d%3d

From the report:



So the accident was...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2022, 15:55
Replies: 39
Views: 7,134
Posted By The Sultan

The basic Bell 429 has a "FDR" recording function...

The basic Bell 429 has a "FDR" recording function in each of the flight displays which records traditional FDR parameters at a rate of 1/2 seconds (2 Hz). As there was no fire this data should be...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2022, 18:22
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

Relevant V-22 Comparison

As discussed above the SB-1 required three refuelings to make the 700 mile journey from West Palm to Nashville. From an article on The Drive discussing real life operations of the V-22:


...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2022, 22:54
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

From an article at the time of the cancellation...

From an article at the time of the cancellation of the Comanche in 2004:



That works out to $120 million apiece in 2004 dollars! Additionally, as mentioned previously, it was grossly...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2022, 02:37
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

John The government spent around $7 billion...

John

The government spent around $7 billion on the Comanche before it was cancelled. Bell probably assumed something from that program could be salvaged and the original 360 proposal included the...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2022, 03:01
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

Quad A Aftermath

Does anyone know what happened to the SB-1? Was it:

- Flown home,
- Trucked home,
- Still there awaiting maintenance, or
- Sent to the museum at Ft. Rucker for temporary display like the...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2022, 20:52
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

T&C Good point. The two prototype V-22's...

T&C

Good point. The two prototype V-22's that crashed were Boeing controlled and operated V-22's and could be traced to failures at Boeing. The North Carolina V-22 crash in the early days was...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2022, 22:48
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

A quote from an SB executive: He...

A quote from an SB executive:



He forgot the old truism;

"Familiarity breeds contempt."

And SB have a lot of dirty laundry with which to fuel this contempt, such as:
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2022, 14:39
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

Even More Embarrassing

From another article lifted from the SB press release:



So they are proud that it was able to fly 700 nautical miles with only two stops/three loads of fuel and not kill anybody. Kind of like...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2022, 13:49
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

Another Defiant Embarrasment

While truncated the article still has the pertinent information:

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/defiant-demonstrator-debut-quad-ahead-flraa-downselect

This is...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2022, 21:33
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

The video is mildly interesting even though it is...

The video is mildly interesting even though it is two years after the scheduled closure of the demo phase of FLRAA program.

On the claimed 236 knots level flight speed: Was it near max gross...
15th Oct 2021, 01:29
Replies: 212
Views: 92,302
Posted By The Sultan

Regardless of the guilt of others, this guy was...

Regardless of the guilt of others, this guy was the FAA designated pilot to represent them and the aircraft operators. He lost sight of that and now he needs to pay in such a way that no one in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2021, 14:17
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

That is exactly what the Marines are doing with...

That is exactly what the Marines are doing with their RFP for a new medium vertical lift. It is similar to the FLRAA except faster and longer range.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 21:39
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/a...

https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/ausa/2021/10/11/post-afghanistan-the-us-army-wants-to-carve-out-its-role-in-the-pacific/

If you want to play with the professionals in the Pacific...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2021, 19:51
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

John Remind me how many $billion the...

John

Remind me how many $billion the development portion of the Comanche was projected to overrun the original budget when cancelled? Wasn't the projected recurring unit cost $70m in 2005...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2021, 03:49
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

Heli All the types mentioned are 50+ year...

Heli

All the types mentioned are 50+ year old designs developed when Sikorsky and Boeing had competent engineering and management. The latest string of problematic designs from both companies...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2021, 16:10
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

SB Admits Technical Defeat

The latest Sikorsky-Boeing printed infomercial (attached) spends the whole "article" minimizing technical requirements/capabilities and initial cost by emphasizing the current boogieman of long term...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 03:25
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

Didn't SB get millions $ more than Bell to fund...

Didn't SB get millions $ more than Bell to fund this phase? Don't they have to account for this money? Time to check SB leaders 1offshore accounts.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 03:17
Replies: 68
Views: 11,933
Posted By The Sultan

Why take the risk?

Why take the risk?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2021, 15:42
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

SB-1 FLRAA Proposal Submitted

It has been rather boring in the waning days of summer (coming not too soon) until this gem dropped on Verticalmag:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 14:37
Replies: 52
Views: 23,732
Posted By The Sultan

For the 46's I've seen a shortage of hydraulic...

For the 46's I've seen a shortage of hydraulic fluid will do nicely. On a 46 you know it is out of hydraulic fluid when it stops dripping on your head.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2021, 15:31
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

FLRAA RFP

Article in Defense News:

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/07/12/us-army-triggers-future-long-range-assault-aircraft-competition/

Finally new stuff to talk about.

Recently read an...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2021, 20:33
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

Both programs were lucky the rotor collision...

Both programs were lucky the rotor collision events occurred on, or near, the ground or this "feature" of the ABC would not be so amusing.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 15:05
Replies: 440
Views: 136,883
Posted By The Sultan

Noneo wrote: You are correct in...

Noneo wrote:



You are correct in identifying one of the few performance points the 97/SB-1 programs demonstrated which was the ability of the rotors to collide in moderate roll reversals. You...
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