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Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2019, 15:23
Replies: 392
Views: 56,075
Posted By Mast Bumper

crab is correct. Disc loading has a significant...

crab is correct. Disc loading has a significant impact on establishing at what ROD the rotor system enters VRS. It takes a lesser ROD with an empty helicopter at the end of the fuel cycle vs. a...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Feb 2019, 20:17
Replies: 45
Views: 5,580
Posted By Mast Bumper

About a year ago I was shopping these two models...

About a year ago I was shopping these two models as well. Overall I liked the F-Pace more, other than that hideous panel gap of the hood to bumper transition. Ended up with a Porsche Macan S instead.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Dec 2018, 17:29
Replies: 32
Views: 6,110
Posted By Mast Bumper

The CH54/S64 is a very impressive helicopter in...

The CH54/S64 is a very impressive helicopter in many regards.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2018, 17:12
Replies: 59
Views: 8,439
Posted By Mast Bumper

Excellent work and coordination!

Excellent work and coordination!
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2018, 13:25
Replies: 174
Views: 104,433
Posted By Mast Bumper

Ahh, got it, thanks.

Ahh, got it, thanks.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2018, 15:36
Replies: 174
Views: 104,433
Posted By Mast Bumper

GulliBell, can you post a better picture of the...

GulliBell, can you post a better picture of the section of the report you are referencing? I can't read what you posted. Thanks.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Feb 2018, 15:40
Replies: 129
Views: 55,087
Posted By Mast Bumper

The terrain in the pictures dictates a zero...

The terrain in the pictures dictates a zero airspeed touchdown. Not sure why some on here get that confused.
Forum: North America
27th Nov 2017, 15:51
Replies: 559
Views: 241,304
Posted By Mast Bumper

Endeavor Air contract extension

Endeavor Air has a new pay scale. Starting Jan 1 2018, new-hire FOs will make $50.16 per hour and there is an additional $10K bonus available. The company also improved benefits.
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Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2017, 04:58
Replies: 1,299
Views: 265,992
Posted By Mast Bumper

Departing from the the east side heliport in...

Departing from the the east side heliport in Manhattan, NY after running for some time waiting on your IFR clearance and you'll see all sorts of weird things. Heading and ground speed will be...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2017, 04:26
Replies: 3
Views: 2,566
Posted By Mast Bumper

Isn't Babcock (INAER) also in hot water over...

Isn't Babcock (INAER) also in hot water over similar dealings in Chile?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2017, 16:00
Replies: 33
Views: 10,972
Posted By Mast Bumper

Having flown in the IST area for a few years, I...

Having flown in the IST area for a few years, I can confirm everything that nowherespecial is writing.
Based on the official information so far, I would say this fatal accident is a very close copy...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2017, 21:42
Replies: 218
Views: 105,025
Posted By Mast Bumper

The UH-60 series helicopter has in fact a very...

The UH-60 series helicopter has in fact a very small vertical stabilizer surface and any sort of t/r drive failure calls for engine shutdown and auto. You can't sustain straight and level flight...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2016, 21:02
Replies: 153
Views: 158,217
Posted By Mast Bumper

City of San Diego, CA Fire Helicopter Pilot

The city of San Diego is looking for a BH212/412 fire pilot.

Open Job Opportunities | City of San Diego Official Website...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2016, 22:47
Replies: 15
Views: 6,620
Posted By Mast Bumper

Yes, the aft facing seat is still being used for...

Yes, the aft facing seat is still being used for precision external load placement.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2015, 06:40
Replies: 282
Views: 60,276
Posted By Mast Bumper

Jymil, you're absolutely correct. I learned this...

Jymil, you're absolutely correct. I learned this recovery technique a long time ago while flying a longline. After a bit of practice, the recovery maneuver can be done quickly and without much drama.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2015, 07:43
Replies: 282
Views: 60,276
Posted By Mast Bumper

Busdriver, I don't agree. Every helicopter pilot...

Busdriver, I don't agree. Every helicopter pilot should be demonstrated what it looks/feels like when a helicopter enters the early stage of VRS and the various recovery methods. This doesn't mean...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2015, 05:36
Replies: 282
Views: 60,276
Posted By Mast Bumper

AnFI, serious question for you: Have you...

AnFI, serious question for you:

Have you ever been in VRS that has developed past the initial phase, lowered the collective as you say is the smartest thing to do and tried to "fly out of it" but...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2015, 11:56
Replies: 29
Views: 7,291
Posted By Mast Bumper

If memory serves me right, the problem with the...

If memory serves me right, the problem with the C+ when talking about erratic engines was the collective position sensor. They proved to be unreliable and on occasion would send erroneous signals to...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2015, 19:54
Replies: 25
Views: 5,459
Posted By Mast Bumper

A139, A169 or S-76. Since he already has...

A139, A169 or S-76. Since he already has employees familiar with the Agusta way of doing things, I would give their products a slight advantage.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2014, 03:31
Replies: 141
Views: 54,658
Posted By Mast Bumper

What's going on with the red paint? It looks like...

What's going on with the red paint? It looks like this is a temporary paint wrap that has seen a bit of rain and is starting to peel, but I have a hard time imagining that this is what was delivered....
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2014, 18:32
Replies: 17
Views: 4,885
Posted By Mast Bumper

RIP He had this great talent of helping me...

RIP

He had this great talent of helping me understand helicopters. Unlike any other author, he made it easy to grasp complex aerodynamic concepts in his books. He has been a big positive influence.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2014, 10:40
Replies: 25
Views: 4,501
Posted By Mast Bumper

Gordy, it all depends on engine type. And it's...

Gordy, it all depends on engine type. And it's not really the smoke that'll cause a flame-out, it's a lack of oxygen. In the S-64 we avoid "the shimmer" like the plague - several flame outs have...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2014, 16:12
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By Mast Bumper

I've had to blow the gear down manually once. The...

I've had to blow the gear down manually once. The story about oil spraying everywhere is a myth, nothing of the sort happens.

However, because we didn't trust the gear even after blowing it, the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2014, 19:46
Replies: 180
Views: 28,936
Posted By Mast Bumper

Crab, you have identified what this boils down...

Crab, you have identified what this boils down to.

During initial training I was taught the whole precession theory, but figured out a while ago that it was in error. And the "flying to position"...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2014, 09:54
Replies: 180
Views: 28,936
Posted By Mast Bumper

awblain, please read the first two pages of this...

awblain, please read the first two pages of this merged thread. The concept that gyroscopic precession has anything to do with how the rotor disk responds to control inputs has been debunked. Your...
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