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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2018, 03:11
Replies: 21
Views: 3,150
Posted By ring gear

I agree with Sasless, We slung a IAI Arava...

I agree with Sasless,

We slung a IAI Arava of the PNGDF from Madang to POM in '96 under a KA32 upright and with wings attached. Used a 200' line, timber and nets strapped to the upper wing...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2018, 04:40
Replies: 17
Views: 3,108
Posted By ring gear

I prefix this with I stand to be corrected by...

I prefix this with I stand to be corrected by engineers and design bureaus from OEMs, but this is my understanding and have seen the visual evidence of such.....

As it was explained to me once...
16th Jan 2018, 07:01
Replies: 120
Views: 58,581
Posted By ring gear

Very True Industry Insider. There has been...

Very True Industry Insider.

There has been a significant experienced resource in the Helo industry of quite experienced IFR experienced pilots in both Offshore and SAR EMS....probably a large...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2017, 02:20
Replies: 1,836
Views: 1,088,149
Posted By ring gear

:D :D:D:D Totally, totally agree.....good...

:D
:D:D:D
Totally, totally agree.....good summation. I think many of the respondents so far are dooming our industry to disappear further and further down the spiral of the gordian knot of over...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2017, 16:55
Replies: 23
Views: 7,516
Posted By ring gear

500e, Appreciate your support.....totally...

500e,

Appreciate your support.....totally agree with you.

Nooby, If you are talking about RBI in Dubai they use the same Static Balance approach as does Avion....just that Avion made it much...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2017, 03:23
Replies: 23
Views: 7,516
Posted By ring gear

I apologise if my previous posts appear...

I apologise if my previous posts appear condescending...was certainly not intended ....simply frustrated with the erroneous myths that have circulated the industry for so many years....and couched as...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2017, 08:06
Replies: 23
Views: 7,516
Posted By ring gear

oh dear oh dear oh dear, how scary it is to...

oh dear oh dear oh dear, how scary it is to hear/see such ignorance in the helicopter industry......

As I said in my previous post, do yourself a favour visit Rotor Blade Balancing - Rotor & Wing...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2017, 22:32
Replies: 23
Views: 7,516
Posted By ring gear

Hughes500..... Not meaning ot be...

Hughes500.....

Not meaning ot be disrespectful in any way but simply to highlight a very, very common problem in this industry which you have just demonstrated brilliantly.....the basic...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2017, 07:32
Replies: 218
Views: 105,840
Posted By ring gear

Reply to John's last post:

John, the loss of T/R drive anecdote that I had heard did not achieve balanced or prolonged controllable flight. From recollection they had to enter a lowish power descent with right turn and I would...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2017, 00:59
Replies: 218
Views: 105,840
Posted By ring gear

Very true John. We used to do the same for...

Very true John. We used to do the same for training students on the S70 back in the early 90's before we had access to simulators. Pull the APU C/B and then fail the the #1 Hyd system......

Result...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2016, 03:28
Replies: 355
Views: 191,414
Posted By ring gear

Spot the common denominator-

"France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Kuwait."

Beside the obvious direct government support from France, brown paper envelopes filled with green springs to mind for the...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2016, 05:01
Replies: 72
Views: 8,741
Posted By ring gear

Another interesting false indication

While flying a S70 (BlackHawk) over the Grose valley in the 90's fighting Bush fires west of Sydney, about 500AGL in amongst the orange filtered light produced by the smoke. Admiring the very tall...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2015, 00:56
Replies: 9
Views: 3,618
Posted By ring gear

Radar in Stby during taxi

Here's my 2 cents worth.

Many years ago in a previous life on fixed wing using older generation radar antennas which relied on physical movement of antenna to scan, it was indeed a requirement to...
14th Aug 2015, 01:57
Replies: 323
Views: 55,212
Posted By ring gear

(AOTW) Timbo, I'm with Sunfish on this one....

(AOTW) Timbo,

I'm with Sunfish on this one.

For AVM Skidmore….from a voice form the past…Skates: Fix the bloody shambles Australian Aviation has now become. It is now an international...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Dec 2014, 07:22
Replies: 31
Views: 19,024
Posted By ring gear

Tip cap attachment

Rotor Blade Balancing - Rotor & Wing Aviation Services - Rotor Track - Static and Dynamic Balance (http://www.rwas.com.au/blade-balancing.html)

John, See the attached link for a pictorial view of...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2013, 03:57
Replies: 35
Views: 6,493
Posted By ring gear

AC...ref your last post.....made in...

AC...ref your last post.....made in China.....what would you expect:)
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2013, 03:55
Replies: 35
Views: 6,493
Posted By ring gear

AC...depends what side of the fence you sit

AC...depends what side of the fence you sit
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Oct 2013, 14:19
Replies: 35
Views: 6,493
Posted By ring gear

Best practical example of the worlds first true rigid rotor

The worlds arguably first true rigid rotor and the real life example of what happens to uncorrected flap back and in-flow roll is the Aust Aboriginal returning boomerang.

As the boomerang is...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2013, 15:21
Replies: 51
Views: 18,188
Posted By ring gear

I can honestly say all that has been said on this...

I can honestly say all that has been said on this thread is essentially true. Waif, be very careful if you value your sanity, especially if you have not worked in the Sandpit and if you are a...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2013, 07:33
Replies: 16
Views: 5,687
Posted By ring gear

I agree with Helibloke ad Gullibell.

I agree with Helibloke ad Gullibell.
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