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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2009, 03:20
Replies: 25
Views: 4,369
Posted By gadgetguru

a long overdue thankyou

Last year when the big fires went through Marysville & Labertouche (Vic/Aus) my Brother & nephew were helping a mate defend his property at Labertouche near Drouin just north of the twin BP roadhoses...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2009, 04:29
Replies: 18
Views: 6,336
Posted By gadgetguru

local media article

snippet taken from local rag (so believe what you will of the detail):

"Chopper Builder unveils his air-conditioned model

Showing his skill base extends beyong raising stock and cultivating...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2009, 03:28
Replies: 9
Views: 2,482
Posted By gadgetguru

laundry day

more importantly/likely some clean shorts....
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2008, 23:55
Replies: 6
Views: 5,802
Posted By gadgetguru

opposing airflow

many thanks for the link & info

from the diags there it appears i had assumed the complete opposite direction of flow for the toroidal vortex...(& we all know what ass.u.me does)
9th Jul 2008, 05:41
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By gadgetguru

dumb pilot question?

any takers for explaining the toroidal vortex on the allison 250
previously posted here


just want to make sure I am...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2008, 01:31
Replies: 6
Views: 5,802
Posted By gadgetguru

Allison 250-C20

A question for all the techs & mechs....

I am trying to get my head around the toroidal vortex in the can of the jetty engine.

My understanding of a toroidal vortex basically a 'donut' spinning...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2008, 09:34
Replies: 4
Views: 3,716
Posted By gadgetguru

aerodynamics theory

hoping to use the manual for similiar purpose (reference for aerodynamics theory)
in production of animations.

I was hoping to use original manual content as direct reference to all digital...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2008, 23:33
Replies: 4
Views: 3,716
Posted By gadgetguru

seeking US Army Field Manual 1-51


trying to source a copy of the U.S. Army Field Manual 1-51, I have been able to find & download numerous other manuals on the net, however this one is proving difficult to source.

If anyone...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2008, 11:16
Replies: 140
Views: 39,332
Posted By gadgetguru

dont go there

for what it's worth
in terms of Flight Sim X (FTX)

chatting with the guys at orbx
discussion came up regarding platform

they recommended Win XP SP3(beta) over Vista
far more...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2008, 06:14
Replies: 140
Views: 39,332
Posted By gadgetguru

au blue released

not sure if anyone is interested,
but certainly for low-timers or student pilots in Australia

Flight Terrain X (FTX (http://fullterrain.com/)) has just been released for Flight Sim X couple...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2007, 00:36
Replies: 5,668
Views: 4,153,006
Posted By gadgetguru

smoke ships

not inteding to hijack the 'round the world thread for book referals, but:
I recall reading a book, titled 'Permission to kill', about a Huey door gunner on a smoke ship called 'Pollution-1'.

Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2007, 03:54
Replies: 90
Views: 25,006
Posted By gadgetguru

ease up

Binga's was probably more worried about the blokes in the back, than anything else. He had probably served in a battalion with more than a few of them.

they were there on a mission, SAS on board,...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2007, 13:53
Replies: 104
Views: 18,374
Posted By gadgetguru

you are the greatest

he he
you'd look good with a periscope strapped to you noggin with a pair of jocks...
there was some great action footage, however unrealistic it may have been, but Nicholas Cage was a...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2007, 23:49
Replies: 50
Views: 16,528
Posted By gadgetguru

Helicycyle in Oz

1 flying in Sydney (VH-ZHR) that I know of, 2 others being built in Oz, several in NZ too. All owners very happy with their aircraft.

shoot me a PM with your email & I'll hook you up with some...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2006, 22:03
Replies: 32
Views: 7,616
Posted By gadgetguru

message sent

check your PM's
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Dec 2006, 05:20
Replies: 38
Views: 11,664
Posted By gadgetguru

Cowwarr-Toongabbie on the map for the wrong reasons

Gippsland fires appear to have been deliberately lit, police still searching for 2 teenagers seen in the coopers creek area shortly before it started.

missed the family house by 300m, the wind was...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2006, 00:44
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By gadgetguru


I remember seeing one of those technology documentories where they had a concept helo (around the same time as sikorsky's ABC & the Grumman? X29a) that was a 'X' wing, rigid blade helo that at a...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2006, 09:48
Replies: 40
Views: 8,198
Posted By gadgetguru

funeral arrangements

any info available on when the service will be held
(need to arrange flights from vic)

Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2006, 14:24
Replies: 40
Views: 8,198
Posted By gadgetguru

so long bingas

I've been waiting for the names, I had a bad feeling ever since I saw the news

(tas) 'weejin, grunter, pioneer, sniper, pilot, pisshead

not necessarily in that order
an absolute gem of a bloke...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2006, 02:26
Replies: 21
Views: 4,967
Posted By gadgetguru

round we go

so if the state government rationalises services to a single operator
how long do people think it will take before cost cuts/ elections/ policy changes &/or budget reallocation will result in a...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2006, 03:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By gadgetguru


Wasn't there some discussion around these numbers fairly recently (<6 months)

seem to recall it was in response to a HAA article, & indications by some posters were that the figures weren't...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2006, 01:31
Replies: 28
Views: 3,203
Posted By gadgetguru

tricky-dicky's book

googled/amazon(ed) :

Solo around the world (Unknown...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Oct 2006, 07:14
Replies: 44
Views: 9,668
Posted By gadgetguru


I'd suggest the pilot might need a change of pants :O
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Oct 2006, 07:06
Replies: 45
Views: 11,793
Posted By gadgetguru


surely either the country of registration of the helo (or the ship)
would have a legal requirement to report to the appropriate authority
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2006, 23:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By gadgetguru

Augusta A119 Koala down? (missing) in indoniesia

apparently an Aussie pilot + tourists

full article

hope they find them all OK :(
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