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Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2021, 13:07
Replies: 1,952
Views: 1,504,616
Posted By RVDT

Read post #1916 "between the lines". Each first...

Read post #1916 "between the lines". Each first paragraph sums it up and is a "hole in the cheese".

You can test the gearbox to destruction but that would be pointless unless you had some idea as...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2021, 06:00
Replies: 269
Views: 134,914
Posted By RVDT

G-EMEB? Apparently, it had another incident...

G-EMEB?

Apparently, it had another incident offshore recently and while wheeling to one side of the deck to let another machine arrive with a maintenance crew the RH Main gear went through the...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Mar 2021, 20:35
Replies: 210
Views: 42,838
Posted By RVDT

Try starting it with the mags "OFF" and get back...

Try starting it with the mags "OFF" and get back to us. You may have the same issue as the hog hunter!!
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2021, 20:00
Replies: 27
Views: 5,669
Posted By RVDT

N2/NR trimmed at the "top of the green" makes a...

N2/NR trimmed at the "top of the green" makes a big difference. Never flown a UH-1 but have about 1500 in a 205A-1 and the Nr sounds a little slow or not trimmed up to max to me.

Must have been...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2021, 04:58
Replies: 210
Views: 42,838
Posted By RVDT

Probably pretty easy to replicate to prove a...

Probably pretty easy to replicate to prove a point.

Cant see the pedals but are rubber boots over them where they go through the floor standard now?

An empty shell case down there has hurt a...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2021, 03:37
Replies: 210
Views: 42,838
Posted By RVDT

Must have been before takeoff?

Must have been before takeoff?
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2021, 03:34
Replies: 210
Views: 42,838
Posted By RVDT

Its a long time since I flew one of "Franks...

Its a long time since I flew one of "Franks finest" but operationally or even maintenance-wise I don't remember there being any cause to check whether the mags were actually grounded by selecting OFF...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2021, 04:53
Replies: 209
Views: 26,203
Posted By RVDT

?????? Would probably have been IFR in the first...

?????? Would probably have been IFR in the first place so your point is..................?
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2021, 04:33
Replies: 12
Views: 4,547
Posted By RVDT

Airbus RFM Helionix -

Airbus RFM Helionix -
9th Feb 2021, 04:46
Replies: 4,685
Views: 671,939
Posted By RVDT

Unzud has had 2 cases similar - UK variant?

Unzud has had 2 cases similar - UK variant?
9th Feb 2021, 04:43
Replies: 81
Views: 15,728
Posted By RVDT

And while everyone is contemplating the issue of...

And while everyone is contemplating the issue of pulling CB's take a bit of time to review policy on re-setting them.

It's normally in the AFM.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2021, 21:50
Replies: 11
Views: 3,368
Posted By RVDT

Checks date - Yup!

Checks date -

Yup!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2021, 02:37
Replies: 90
Views: 12,298
Posted By RVDT

Hmmmm? Using a helicopter to find the "shallow...

Hmmmm? Using a helicopter to find the "shallow end of the gene pool". Original.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2021, 21:12
Replies: 7
Views: 2,391
Posted By RVDT

Of interest to BK117-C2 operators

Be careful how you interpret the VEMD (http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/amc-bk117-ec145-hems-psmicr-hf/?fbclid=IwAR23kn-iAudx7uXY11ufDESJRQhCkKhp7KA-OBJgRPCr69-08mA1IZSOmIY) when reaching for the...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Dec 2020, 18:10
Replies: 133
Views: 130,685
Posted By RVDT

I hope you are being sarcastic - probably the...

I hope you are being sarcastic - probably the worst configuration possible.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2020, 22:14
Replies: 30
Views: 4,098
Posted By RVDT

Older "classic" A250 powered aircraft had no...

Older "classic" A250 powered aircraft had no current limiters apart from full "welly" from the Starter / Gen.

The battery would recover after a minute a so and the demand would be acceptable. VR...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2020, 05:58
Replies: 19
Views: 6,038
Posted By RVDT

Have often thought the same thing - unless you...

Have often thought the same thing - unless you have the IGW kit it is pointless. IGW kit not happening in EASA land. Look up what is in the IGW kit and ask yourself just how exactly it makes any...
27th Nov 2020, 18:29
Replies: 124
Views: 77,161
Posted By RVDT

"Danger Zone : the Making of Top Gun" 2004 is a...

"Danger Zone : the Making of Top Gun" 2004 is a good watch. Granted Jerry Bruckheimer was the producer but Tony Scott made the movie what it is as director and his take on the whole thing is...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2020, 05:27
Replies: 28
Views: 6,508
Posted By RVDT

Nope - but I was bit fussy about experience...

Nope - but I was bit fussy about experience levels of who I would allow to jump.
Jump masters and base jumpers seem to have a better appreciation of what can go wrong.
Last lot I ever dropped was...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2020, 18:23
Replies: 63
Views: 17,545
Posted By RVDT

QA system is working fine then? Still have the...

QA system is working fine then? Still have the view that the S92 is a "kludge" designed by a committee.

So long as that is understood - you will be fine.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Oct 2020, 05:31
Replies: 38
Views: 10,728
Posted By RVDT

"B" banger. Hard to get parts for them. Worked...

"B" banger. Hard to get parts for them. Worked with the lads in Wiking in .de a few years back and they seemed to be the "go to" guys for 76 support in Europe and they really struggled to get parts...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 02:52
Replies: 7
Views: 3,161
Posted By RVDT

Inspect just about everything - door fits out of...

Inspect just about everything - door fits out of whack means fuselage deformation, if the belly has touched the ground (which appears so as it is sitting on it) assumption is more than 10 g and...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 21:58
Replies: 63
Views: 17,545
Posted By RVDT

My thoughts entirely - they both probably rhyme...

My thoughts entirely - they both probably rhyme with trite and are as bad as each other.

Don't have to get in either of them and would not anyway, just surprised at the way people perceive things.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 21:11
Replies: 315
Views: 161,052
Posted By RVDT

:ugh: Really? I didn't notice that!!

:ugh: Really? I didn't notice that!!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 20:54
Replies: 33
Views: 5,468
Posted By RVDT

Depends on your speed. At a guess the 135 is...

Depends on your speed. At a guess the 135 is completely capable of 90 degrees up to about 60 knots at the limit of the TR?

20-40 knots with an angle of 30-45 is the worst for endplate wake.
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