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Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2021, 06:42
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

You can have as big a thrust margin as you like...

You can have as big a thrust margin as you like on a single engine but when it quits your thrust margin is still zero, just like any other single.

I agree with 212man that hybrid is probably the...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2021, 20:19
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

And would a major manufacturer be doing that and...

And would a major manufacturer be doing that and investing in the tech if there wasn't a real problem with using singles in high risk environments?
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2021, 11:18
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

Bellrider - as you may have realised with...

Bellrider - as you may have realised with generations - each new one thinks they invented sex.

With pilots, each generation only learns that the old boys might know a thing or two when one of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2021, 06:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By [email protected]

It's like Trigger's broom:)

It's like Trigger's broom:)
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2021, 06:45
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

The stats regarding 1 v 2 engines and safety...

The stats regarding 1 v 2 engines and safety generally can be argued in different ways and yes, of course there are other failures that can bring down a helicopter - not least the seat/stick...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2021, 06:00
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2021, 20:47
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

Which makes it twice as unlikely to suffer a...

Which makes it twice as unlikely to suffer a complete power loss that would put you into the scenery.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2021, 17:56
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

There you go Gordy - all seems perfectly safe,...

There you go Gordy - all seems perfectly safe, can't see why anyone would worry.............
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2021, 08:40
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By [email protected]

Absolutely NPCP - :ok:

Absolutely NPCP - :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2021, 08:38
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

True but it is the mind of the businessman that...

True but it is the mind of the businessman that prefers to look at the profit of the cheaper option against the vast costs of having an accident.

A famous quote - I think from aviation - If you...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2021, 05:25
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

Again, the flying skills are good but they are...

Again, the flying skills are good but they are only using single engined helicopters because it is cheap, not because it is safe. The boss at the beginning acknowledges the aircraft is almost...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2021, 17:04
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

Practice Engine Failure - GO...........

Practice Engine Failure - GO...........
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2021, 09:04
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

in a twin-engined helicopter, below AUM for OEI...

in a twin-engined helicopter, below AUM for OEI hover and with a sensible plan for emergencies or failures - yes.

Taking risks like this to save lives or fight wars is very, very different from...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2021, 09:02
Replies: 14
Views: 5,249
Posted By [email protected]

Shame he didn't do it many years ago when we flew...

Shame he didn't do it many years ago when we flew him in a Lynx over London............Not an endearing personality.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2021, 08:57
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By [email protected]

Non PC Plod - yes completely I agree, I wear my...

Non PC Plod - yes completely I agree, I wear my goggles so I can achieve all 3 scans without moving them or taking my hands off the controls - if I end up solid IMC then yes I'll pop the goggles up....
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2021, 05:59
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

Yes, it's a very macho version of working safely...

Yes, it's a very macho version of working safely - looks great and heroic on video right up until someone ends up in hospital or worse.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2021, 05:56
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By [email protected]

I'm with JimEli on this - using NVG on crappy...

I'm with JimEli on this - using NVG on crappy night to get the required visual references at the end of an instrument approach can make the difference between getting in and not and means there is no...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2021, 06:43
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

which gauge is the ITT/T4? If he did overtemp...

which gauge is the ITT/T4? If he did overtemp perhaps he should concentrate on one thing at a time instead of strapping in and talking to the camera - aviate, navigate communicate
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2021, 06:38
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

pretty dumb life choice for an intelligent pilot.

pretty dumb life choice for an intelligent pilot.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 13:20
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

But he has none at all for extended periods

But he has none at all for extended periods
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 06:56
Replies: 97
Views: 24,851
Posted By [email protected]

I suspect that was lost on a few:):ok:

I suspect that was lost on a few:):ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 06:54
Replies: 60
Views: 7,822
Posted By [email protected]

So when something goes wrong and he takes himself...

So when something goes wrong and he takes himself out, the guy underneath and the newly installed wires - what is the defence?

Could the poles have been moved to a position clear of the wires?...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Sep 2021, 17:04
Replies: 124
Views: 34,286
Posted By [email protected]

Undecided - I agree, you can tick all the SMS...

Undecided - I agree, you can tick all the SMS boxes you want on paper but when someone wilfully disregards the protocols - as we saw also with the Kobe Bryant crash - the result is almost inevitable....
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Sep 2021, 07:10
Replies: 124
Views: 34,286

That comment holds true for SAR and, I suspect,...

That comment holds true for SAR and, I suspect, HEMS as well.

This is the sort of incident that is dissected well on military (and I'm sure civilian) Flight Safety courses - too much focus on...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2021, 08:41
Replies: 10
Views: 2,387
Posted By [email protected]

Lonewolf - yes I think a blade delamination or a...

Lonewolf - yes I think a blade delamination or a faulty drag damper could easily cause the resonance - we had a situation in NI many years ago where a blade drag damper lock was left in and the...
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