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28th Jun 2022, 23:41
Replies: 21
Views: 4,076
Posted By Hilife

Provoke debate. As modern English is...

Provoke debate.



As modern English is ostensibly derived from Germanic dialects and vocabulary, it should be noted that the modern English word Man derives from the Old Germanic word Mann,...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 22:13
Replies: 26
Views: 4,704
Posted By Hilife

Walnut shells... As I recall, the walnut...

Walnut shells...

As I recall, the walnut shells were used to clean the gearbox internal surfaces and oil ways and blasting out any residual shell particles using high pressure air/nitrogen had...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2022, 23:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By Hilife

My legs are grey. My ears are gnarled. My eyes...

My legs are grey. My ears are gnarled. My eyes are old and bent, so I'm getting rusty on my PT6 theory in my old age, but......

Were your platform a twin power plant, then my educated guess would...
27th Mar 2022, 19:51
Replies: 47
Views: 15,564
Posted By Hilife

The Bell at Odiham. Now there's an establishment...

The Bell at Odiham. Now there's an establishment I'd long forgotten about. Forty years ago and more I used to walk down from the base for the reward of real ale in a locals pub, tucked away from High...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2022, 14:02
Replies: 28
Views: 7,094
Posted By Hilife

Clearly SAC had way more than a foot in the door...

Clearly SAC had way more than a foot in the door with the US DoD procurement office, but as I recall, SAC had no ‘serious’ intention of bidding a platform for the LUH program.

It was Eurocopter,...
4th Mar 2022, 06:50
Replies: 21
Views: 6,025
Posted By Hilife

I have fond memories of serving on the 240th...

I have fond memories of serving on the 240th vertical pursuit ship school when BN arrived. Good times.

As for replacements. I believe the retirement of some nine of the original delivery platforms...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2021, 06:50
Replies: 40
Views: 5,244
Posted By Hilife

The FCU acts as the Ng Governor, by venting Py...

The FCU acts as the Ng Governor, by venting Py air when Ng is higher than required.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2021, 21:37
Replies: 40
Views: 5,244
Posted By Hilife

It could be a requirement set by AT, rather than...

It could be a requirement set by AT, rather than P&WC and if the case, I suspect to reduce the likelihood of a hot start, as it allows the pilot to ensure they have good NG speed prior to lighting it...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2021, 09:06
Replies: 241
Views: 59,914
Posted By Hilife

As has been pointed out in previous posts, both...

As has been pointed out in previous posts, both contender solutions are merely spinoffs of ‘Commercial Platforms’ and neither has any proven combat experience, let alone demonstrated that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2021, 08:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,930
Posted By Hilife

In its drive for more diversity and inclusion,...

In its drive for more diversity and inclusion, the US Army has admitted teething problems in allowing dyslexic sign writers to join its ranks.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2021, 11:07
Replies: 72
Views: 10,145
Posted By Hilife

You missed out Northern Ireland and Great Western...

You missed out Northern Ireland and Great Western and I have both Warwickshire & Northants & Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland coming under the TAAS (The Air Ambulance Service) umbrella.

Open...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2020, 03:38
Replies: 11
Views: 3,760
Posted By Hilife

VH-92A's perhaps?

VH-92A's perhaps?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Mar 2017, 11:29
Replies: 1,949
Views: 1,544,572
Posted By Hilife

Jim, I don’t know if you were bullied at school...

Jim, I don’t know if you were bullied at school by a Sikorsky employee, but you clearly don’t like the S-92, but to comment on your post #1708 (and I stand to be corrected if wrong), I would contest...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2017, 15:48
Replies: 1,949
Views: 1,544,572
Posted By Hilife

As I recall, most of the S-92 MGB housing foot...

As I recall, most of the S-92 MGB housing foot cracking (severing & radial) occurrences some six or seven years back, were happening in the North Sea sector and when the OEM dug a little deeper to...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2016, 15:51
Replies: 214
Views: 151,016
Posted By Hilife

Not wanting to be pedantic, but the phrase...

Not wanting to be pedantic, but the phrase Run-Dry is misleading and not a term used by the regulatory authorities.

The loss of lubricant guidance of AC 29-2C does not require the transmission to...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2016, 21:47
Replies: 488
Views: 188,144
Posted By Hilife

CTR makes several valid points on post #155 and...

CTR makes several valid points on post #155 and to add to this, Sikorsky is now wholly owned by LM, whose share price has risen impressively these past few years in-spite of major US defense spending...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2016, 07:30
8th Apr 2016, 05:59
Replies: 68
Views: 35,168
Posted By Hilife

Still lots to prove by both OEM's at this stage,...

Still lots to prove by both OEM's at this stage, but if you want range & speed it's Valor and if you want hover & speed it's Defiant, so I would see both companies getting orders, as these are very...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2016, 13:16
Replies: 233
Views: 117,034
Posted By Hilife

Given the success of the Romeo purchase, I'd...

Given the success of the Romeo purchase, I'd place a bet on the AAA opting for M's.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2015, 14:34
Replies: 52
Views: 7,947
Posted By Hilife

Stinger For those of us fortunate enough to...

Stinger

For those of us fortunate enough to ‘walk upon England's mountains green’, we know only too well that Remembrance Day is fast approaching.

As such this would be a fitting time to...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2015, 12:51
Replies: 1,141
Views: 328,454
Posted By Hilife

Your not reading the report are you NF. I...

Your not reading the report are you NF.

I say again, read the following paragraph as to why the S-92 was unique in having problems with the titanium studs (historically not an issue on the 53 and...
25th Jun 2015, 13:11
Replies: 117
Views: 32,708
Posted By Hilife

Good heavens man, where’s your sense of...

Good heavens man, where’s your sense of adventure? ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2015, 19:38
Replies: 1,141
Views: 328,454
Posted By Hilife

NF. Look again, the reasoning is recorded in the...

NF. Look again, the reasoning is recorded in the report.

1.6.3 S-92A Main Gearbox

The oil filter bowl is attached to the MGB housing by three equally spaced titanium alloy stud and...
22nd May 2015, 14:38
Replies: 155
Views: 50,619
Posted By Hilife

It is ZA715. As I recall the accident...

It is ZA715.

As I recall the accident occurred on West Falklands on 13th May 1986, during white-out conditions, whilst trying to climb over the top of the ridge. Sadly with the loss of three...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2015, 11:25
Replies: 2,913
Views: 928,280
Posted By Hilife

Where are we going for lunch? ;)

Where are we going for lunch? ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2015, 09:49
Replies: 121
Views: 35,300
Posted By Hilife

I hear on the grapevine, allegations of a 4 to 6...

I hear on the grapevine, allegations of a 4 to 6 year delay for EIS, with an interim contract being discussed.

If indeed the case, then godtroenhet comes to mind.
8th Mar 2015, 11:27
Replies: 155
Views: 50,619
Posted By Hilife

Heavens, is it really 28 years? "There but...

Heavens, is it really 28 years?

"There but for the grace....." indeed, as my replacement was one of the seven.

Sadly gone, but most certainly not forgotten.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jan 2015, 20:16
Replies: 2,913
Views: 928,280
Posted By Hilife

Was this not the one? BBC News - Tornado jet...

Was this not the one?

BBC News - Tornado jet crew eject before aircraft crashes (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-12301802)
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Nov 2014, 17:42
Replies: 1,887
Views: 1,003,011
Posted By Hilife

It doesn’t matter that its 10 seconds, 8 seconds...

It doesn’t matter that its 10 seconds, 8 seconds or 6 seconds worth, it’s the build-up of un-burnt fuel without ignition that is the cause for concern.

Fine detail aside, initial Ng acceleration...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2014, 12:12
Replies: 1,887
Views: 1,003,011
Posted By Hilife

In my experience, Non-PC Plod has hit the nail on...

In my experience, Non-PC Plod has hit the nail on the head, as it should be assumed that as a result of the failure of the engine to light-up, un-burnt fuel may have collected in the combustion...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2014, 18:37
Replies: 43
Views: 38,354
Posted By Hilife

Like the AW149 you mean (how many sold after five...

Like the AW149 you mean (how many sold after five years, a big fat zilch isn’t it?), or how about the Deadcat AW159, good for hauling "blueys" and little else from all accounts.

In addition to...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2014, 12:22
Replies: 141
Views: 60,158
Posted By Hilife

Isn’t it just. Flaps, Ziggy and Dizzy come...

Isn’t it just.

Flaps, Ziggy and Dizzy come to mind.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2014, 20:19
Replies: 24
Views: 6,460
Posted By Hilife

VXX & CRH - As you will no doubt recall, but...

VXX & CRH - As you will no doubt recall, but choose not to acknowledge, both VXX and CRH were open tenders, for which a number of company’s expressed an interest and although the wording of the final...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2014, 04:02
Replies: 24
Views: 6,460
Posted By Hilife

Clearly another example of the hypocrisy of the...

Clearly another example of the hypocrisy of the USG buying home grown US helicopters and not allowing foreign competitors any chance of winning. :rolleyes:

Thinking of "The pot calling the kettle...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Aug 2014, 16:19
Replies: 85
Views: 31,401
Posted By Hilife

There are bound to be compromises, but I don’t...

There are bound to be compromises, but I don’t think so.

JMR is the precursor to FVL and it has always been my understanding that the end solution is likely to be 3 airframes of varying sizes in...
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