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Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2022, 10:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By aa777888

Again, brilliant! Bad Elf is a great company,...

Again, brilliant! Bad Elf is a great company, smart engineering, bought some stuff from them in the past. You won't go wrong with them.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2022, 22:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By aa777888

That is brilliant. Definitely better than my...

That is brilliant. Definitely better than my suggestion. Easier, cheaper, etc.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2022, 12:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By aa777888

If you are operating in a full-fledged,...

If you are operating in a full-fledged, commercial flight simulator environment, then first you have to solve the problem of obtaining the requisite position, velocity and time (PVT) data from the...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2022, 20:01
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,395
Posted By aa777888

Actually, you can get AC in a Cabri. It's a...

Actually, you can get AC in a Cabri. It's a catalog option. It'll cost you 24 lbs of payload that you can't afford to lose, and $23,000USD.

While I was perusing their online configurator, I priced...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2022, 14:05
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,395
Posted By aa777888

@n5296s those observations match previous ones...

@n5296s those observations match previous ones that are occasionally posted in this thread (example (https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/296022-guimbal-cabri-g2-61.html#post9966956)), although perhaps...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2022, 13:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,703
Posted By aa777888

Update:...

Update: https://internewscast.com/news/western-queensland-pilot-in-critical-condition-after-helicopter-crash-in-grosmont/

Mustering and hit a power line, says the report.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2022, 11:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,703
Posted By aa777888

Aviation Incident Grosmont

https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2022/01/27/aviation-incident-grosmont/
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2022, 11:59
Replies: 47
Views: 9,688
Posted By aa777888

That would not appear to be the case. Patents are...

That would not appear to be the case. Patents are merely pieces of paper framed on the wall. Most are useless unless economically exploitable. He's had exactly three successes: the first infusion...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2022, 11:41
Replies: 47
Views: 9,688
Posted By aa777888

Yes, exactly, just as you say and BR alludes to. ...

Yes, exactly, just as you say and BR alludes to.

Can't think of how they can save the 480 or evolve it into anything that would be successful in the marketplace, unfortunately.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2022, 17:54
Replies: 47
Views: 9,688
Posted By aa777888

Can't see how it would not. It would be a pretty...

Can't see how it would not. It would be a pretty big change from the existing 480B.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2022, 14:21
Replies: 47
Views: 9,688
Posted By aa777888

Enstrom has already embraced modern tech inside...

Enstrom has already embraced modern tech inside the cockpit. The put the G1000 avionics suite into the 480B (https://enstromhelicopter.com/2014/10/celebrating-delivery-of-the-first-model-480b-g/)...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2022, 17:26
Replies: 47
Views: 9,688
Posted By aa777888

Pilots kill helicopters. Helicopters don't kill...

Pilots kill helicopters. Helicopters don't kill pilots (except in very rare instances).

Enstrom has produced 1,300 helicopters in it's entire history. Robinson over 12,000. Say what you want about...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2022, 15:04
Replies: 11
Views: 2,051
Posted By aa777888

FWIW, the R66 will do this mission no sweat. ...

FWIW, the R66 will do this mission no sweat.

- OGE hover at max. gross and 25C is 6800ft.

- Max. gross is 2700lb. A well equipped ship (air conditioning, etc.) empty might be, say, 1340lb...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2022, 19:59
Replies: 42
Views: 11,397
Posted By aa777888

Except that your information is not entirely...

Except that your information is not entirely accurate. You can be well insured or poorly insured. Don't assume everyone is poorly insured. It's unlikely this fellow is. And you can't compare medical...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2022, 17:12
Replies: 42
Views: 11,397
Posted By aa777888

Good point! Forgot about that! I've never had a...

Good point! Forgot about that! I've never had a claim myself, nor had an employee have a claim, so didn't think of it. Thank you!
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2022, 14:21
Replies: 42
Views: 11,397
Posted By aa777888

Because he works for a reputable, large...

Because he works for a reputable, large corporation (Air Methods, I believe, is that correct?), it is unlikely that this will result in any sort of financial train wreck for him and his family. Air...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2022, 15:05
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

And there are others of equal experience who...

And there are others of equal experience who posted otherwise.

No.

Agreed. That's why I fly within the letter of the law (US law) and have set conservative minimums based on my level of...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2022, 15:01
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

BR: we can all cite specific circumstances that...

BR: we can all cite specific circumstances that support our own individual arguments. I'm not arguing that there aren't conditions at night that are tantamount to IFR. There certainly are. I'm only...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2022, 13:24
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

Oh give it up, crab. You are just angry with me...

Oh give it up, crab. You are just angry with me for daring to contradict your assertion that the vast majority of night flight is tantamount to IFR.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2022, 15:20
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

Perhaps a little far afield from the original...

Perhaps a little far afield from the original topic, but I'm always more cautious/concerned about potentially getting the leans than flying into zero visibility (clouds or just blackness). At least...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2022, 01:45
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

Now that post is on point. Concise and clear. ...

Now that post is on point. Concise and clear.

Taking your points in reverse order:

First, in no way is it my desire to trivialize the issues that likely contributed to the subject accident. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2022, 18:10
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

You know I'm not spouting hard numbers, but R44s...

You know I'm not spouting hard numbers, but R44s and many other light single, VFR-only helicopters fly at night all the time in the US, and historically this has gone on probably since the beginning...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2022, 17:18
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

Assuming you mean an AI, AH, T&B, etc., that...

Assuming you mean an AI, AH, T&B, etc., that seems extraordinarily unlikely, or at least extraordinarily your own experience, which perhaps is heavily slanted towards more challenging night VFR...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2022, 01:42
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

How are those events in any way relevant to the...

How are those events in any way relevant to the R44 crash?
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2022, 00:02
Replies: 42
Views: 11,397
Posted By aa777888

https://youtu.be/tQh7sxXiniY Plenty more also...

https://youtu.be/tQh7sxXiniY
Plenty more also on YouTube.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2022, 00:52
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

Is this now taught in the US? It's been a long...

Is this now taught in the US? It's been a long time since I earned my FW private rating. It sure wasn't taught "back then". It would not be a legal VFR operation to do this in any case.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2022, 20:48
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,395
Posted By aa777888

You'll be a lot more comfortable, have gobs more...

You'll be a lot more comfortable, have gobs more power margin, go faster, and easily fit 2 plus bags in an R44, and for not that much more an hour compared to a G2. Having flown all three machines...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 18:42
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

There's no evidence that there was no AI in that...

There's no evidence that there was no AI in that R44. Indeed, most are delivered with an AI.

Not saying it would have helped in this case.

I have an AI in my R44. It is occasionally helpful at...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 15:06
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.205

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.205
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2022, 21:37
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

Yes, that is very much a large part of the...

Yes, that is very much a large part of the problem. I had plenty more fixed wing night hours then my first helicopter instructor had any sort of night hours. When planning my night XC he was...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2022, 15:26
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

It probably was not "controlled". Could be pilot...

It probably was not "controlled". Could be pilot loss of control due to spatial disorientation. Could be a catastrophic mechanical failure of some sort.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2022, 14:57
Replies: 119
Views: 15,547
Posted By aa777888

The FAA says you are ready when you pass your...

The FAA says you are ready when you pass your checkride.

Robinson says what their lawyers tell them to say.

The insurance company is in there somewhere, as well.

Rotorheads will never be...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2021, 21:41
Replies: 21
Views: 9,171
Posted By aa777888

Watching the video: would it seem that it was in...

Watching the video: would it seem that it was in the avoid part of the HV chart when the engine failed?

BTW, if you want to save the video for more detailed study, this site works well:...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2021, 15:19
Replies: 92
Views: 17,216
Posted By aa777888

Surely you mean only some FIGJAM stories aren't...

Surely you mean only some FIGJAM stories aren't worth it? Because clearly not all FIGJAM stories are bad. Like your Falklands "minefield runs"?

Military, public safety, and para-public operations...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2021, 16:17
Replies: 92
Views: 17,216
Posted By aa777888

Couldn't tell you. It's always been 1/2 mile/CoC...

Couldn't tell you. It's always been 1/2 mile/CoC for me.

I've only launched into conditions that forced me to stay in Class G three times, each time primarily because of low ceilings. One time was...
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