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Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 11:00
Replies: 14
Views: 5,615
Posted By Old Farang

Anyone know who it was? Glad to hear he is ok. I...

Anyone know who it was? Glad to hear he is ok. I am also in my 70s and used to fly around that area.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 06:15
Replies: 58
Views: 6,089
Posted By Old Farang

Mine arrived today. Thanks very much Ned,...

Mine arrived today. Thanks very much Ned, brilliant!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2019, 07:11
Replies: 58
Views: 6,089
Posted By Old Farang

Well retired now, but I think the most memorable...

Well retired now, but I think the most memorable flight that sticks in my memory was also a ferry flight.
An R22 picked up from the factory in LA to ferry to Dallas TX. I had an instructor with me...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2019, 10:56
Replies: 155
Views: 93,479
Posted By Old Farang

The search continues for a pilot and four...

The search continues for a pilot and four passengers who are feared dead after a helicopter crashed into waters off the NSW coast, with authorities seeking out witnesses who could have seen the...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2019, 05:09
Replies: 11
Views: 3,664
Posted By Old Farang

Interesting question. The very early R22...

Interesting question. The very early R22 helicopters tail boom was basically horizontal, which put the tail rotor closer to the ground.(later machines had longer uprights in the rear airframe which...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2019, 07:14
Replies: 5,579
Views: 3,113,258
Posted By Old Farang

Hmm, not much humidity OR Bintang in Nepal.

Hmm, not much humidity OR Bintang in Nepal.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2019, 12:34
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Old Farang

Where you been hiding? The big wet flushed you...

Where you been hiding? The big wet flushed you out?
I would have thought that you would just about know where every last one of these are in Oz. Does it have to be usable? Cheers.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2018, 03:29
Replies: 1,173
Views: 539,124
Posted By Old Farang

This is basically correct. But the "grooves" are...

This is basically correct. But the "grooves" are stress relieving grooves ground or cut on a radius to prevent a sharp right angle on the shaft material. The outer edge of the inner race of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2018, 12:55
Replies: 1,173
Views: 539,124
Posted By Old Farang

Not current on any of this, far too old! But...

Not current on any of this, far too old! But proportional solenoid valves are available, so it is possible but not shown on the drawing posted. Maybe a dual operated valve?
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2018, 03:38
Replies: 68
Views: 6,632
Posted By Old Farang

Yakking---I guess that would have been Alvan...

Yakking---I guess that would have been Alvan T...…?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2018, 02:43
Replies: 68
Views: 6,632
Posted By Old Farang

Mine arrived yesterday also. Thank you very much...

Mine arrived yesterday also. Thank you very much Ned. Brilliant photos! Besides a good photographic eye, you must also be a good judge of pilots!. It is no mean feat to put a cameraman in the "right"...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2018, 04:40
Replies: 68
Views: 6,632
Posted By Old Farang

Back in 1975 I was fleet engineer for an offshore...

Back in 1975 I was fleet engineer for an offshore supply boat company. The job involved being sent around SE Asia to various areas where we had rig supply boats operating to sort out problems.

We...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 09:55
Replies: 1,173
Views: 539,124
Posted By Old Farang

Ok, assuming that it is not faulty.

Ok, assuming that it is not faulty.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 09:29
Replies: 1,173
Views: 539,124
Posted By Old Farang

This has been bothering me also. I have not flown...

This has been bothering me also. I have not flown helicopters for years, and the old things that I used to flap around in did not have such luxuries as an auto pilot, in fact I thought it was the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2018, 05:36
Replies: 1,173
Views: 539,124
Posted By Old Farang

I know that I should not bother, but people have...

I know that I should not bother, but people have lost their lives in this accident and still there are idiots that write crap like the following:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2018, 06:45
Replies: 5,579
Views: 3,113,258
Posted By Old Farang

#5333...……I that a "Yak Bar", or a place for...

#5333...……I that a "Yak Bar", or a place for eagles to hitch a ride on when they get tired up so high? :cool:#
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Sep 2018, 03:17
Replies: 14
Views: 3,337
Posted By Old Farang

Well, it is many years since I was in a very...

Well, it is many years since I was in a very early model. It must be quite cozy, especially in the back! But is it possible that the pax. in the front centre seat could unintentionally interfere with...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2018, 05:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,337
Posted By Old Farang

Ok, thanks. But 3 in the front including the...

Ok, thanks. But 3 in the front including the pilot, and 3 in the back?
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2018, 04:31
Replies: 14
Views: 3,337
Posted By Old Farang

RIP. Was it really a B3? How do you get 7 souls...

RIP. Was it really a B3? How do you get 7 souls on a B3?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2018, 08:16
Replies: 15
Views: 3,876
Posted By Old Farang

Your mailbox is full, Nigel. Cheers

Your mailbox is full, Nigel. Cheers
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2018, 10:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,946
Posted By Old Farang

The victims names are all posted on one of the...

The victims names are all posted on one of the links. According to that report they were all Thai nationals.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2018, 03:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,946
Posted By Old Farang

This type of misreporting is more common here as...

This type of misreporting is more common here as language translation is also involved. I think it is pretty obvious what happened, given that the monsoon is in full swing.
From some other local...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2018, 13:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,946
Posted By Old Farang

4 Fatalities in Media crash in Thailand

Helicopter crash investigation hampered by persistent rain ...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2018, 03:56
Replies: 5,579
Views: 3,113,258
Posted By Old Farang

It is probably just a typo, or the usual "knows...

It is probably just a typo, or the usual "knows it all" news reporter. VF has stated that climbers have to bring their crap back to base camp, and to a reporter any helicopter with a load under it...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2018, 09:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By Old Farang

On a production platform maybe, but not on any...

On a production platform maybe, but not on any exploration rig that I ever worked on.
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