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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 00:06
Replies: 27
Views: 6,274
Posted By wrench1

Shawn was the first industry expert to drop what...

Shawn was the first industry expert to drop what he was doing and answer an obscure question from this aspiring mechanic. And he continued to do so when we would cross paths either at HeliExpo or...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2021, 17:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By wrench1

Yes, but those life limited parts and inspections...

Yes, but those life limited parts and inspections are listed and enforced under “Airworthiness Limitations” vs the “type certificate.” And given the context of the OPs post I think it is important to...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2021, 14:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By wrench1

I don't quite follow what you mean by "Type...

I don't quite follow what you mean by "Type Certificate" but the only calendar limited parts in the R44 ALS that I recall are the M/R and T/R blades at 12 years. I believe all the GB items are all...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2021, 13:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By wrench1

To add/summarize to the thread link above, for...

To add/summarize to the thread link above, for FAA Part 91 aircraft, to include the R44, the only regulatory requirements are an Annual inspection, compliance with any approved Airworthiness...
17th Jun 2021, 15:29
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By wrench1

No. In general, the IPC lists those parts...

No. In general, the IPC lists those parts required for the aircraft type design/type certificate. Since the certification only requires the aircraft to have a magnetic compass regardless of...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2021, 12:31
Replies: 23
Views: 7,251
Posted By wrench1

Prelim is out. ...

Prelim is out.
https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/103146/pdf
26th May 2021, 16:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By wrench1

Which regulatory system? Don't know if this is...

Which regulatory system? Don't know if this is what your looking for, but here’s the FAA side. However, without more details on the anchor nut/locknut swap I can only give a general reply.

It is...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2021, 21:40
Replies: 49
Views: 16,519
Posted By wrench1

What I find interesting is the rotor disc doesn't...

What I find interesting is the rotor disc doesn't tilt. Even as the aircraft lifts tail first. You'd think they would have at least shifted the cyclic aft when the tail came up. But I don't think...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2021, 14:28
Replies: 339
Views: 42,127
Posted By wrench1

Not necessarily. Have seen pilots and mechanics...

Not necessarily. Have seen pilots and mechanics on aviation juries. It all boils down to how the plaintiff wants to sell their version of "duty of care," how sharp the defense side is, and who the...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2021, 20:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,296
Posted By wrench1

Try this. The 1st link must have a filter on it....

Try this. The 1st link must have a filter on it. I updated the original as well.
Duke Energy Preliminary Report ERA21FA195...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2021, 13:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,296
Posted By wrench1

Duke Energy 429 NTSB Prelim report...

Duke Energy Preliminary Report ERA21FA195 (https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/102994/pdf)
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2021, 19:47
Replies: 339
Views: 42,127
Posted By wrench1

I believe the exclusion is on...

I believe the exclusion is on aircraft/helicopters they did not own were not covered. The S76 was owned and operated by Island Express not OC. There is also a report indicating OC only owned/operated...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2021, 13:42
Replies: 339
Views: 42,127
Posted By wrench1

From a regulatory side, OC claims they did not...

From a regulatory side, OC claims they did not have operational control over the flight which is the deciding factor regardless who arranged the flight. OC states they only acted as a charter broker...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2021, 19:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,374
Posted By wrench1

In general, yes. For some models it is a...

In general, yes. For some models it is a "feature" of the aircraft.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2021, 00:24
Replies: 134
Views: 11,214
Posted By wrench1

From my side of things, I used to hate when it...

From my side of things, I used to hate when it was time for the old AS350D recurrent training time with the D models below the nose mounted pitot tube and low skid gear. Seemed every week some...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2021, 17:57
Replies: 21
Views: 3,803
Posted By wrench1

You're not feeling the "bouncing rotorshaft" nor...

You're not feeling the "bouncing rotorshaft" nor the play in the bearings. That play is normal and required to be there for component to operate correctly. As stated in the Bell explanation the...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2021, 17:37
Replies: 35
Views: 13,959
Posted By wrench1

I wonder if Harper's "attorney" will post again...

I wonder if Harper's "attorney" will post again with another follow up?
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2021, 18:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By wrench1

As mentioned, you'd have to go back years to find...

As mentioned, you'd have to go back years to find vac systems in helicopters, to include turbines. For example, there was one large GOM operator that installed vacuum systems in all their 206Bs up...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2021, 12:54
Replies: 21
Views: 3,803
Posted By wrench1

What minute mark of the video are you referring...

What minute mark of the video are you referring to?

If I'm following your narrative, you are asking about "oscillations" in the M/R up to the ground idle RPM, which can be caused by several...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2021, 14:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By wrench1

On the hooks, some P/Ns can be hard to get. In...

On the hooks, some P/Ns can be hard to get. In cases with specialized parts like those, I've contacted external load operators directly via email to if they're interested. Same with certain other...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2021, 19:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By wrench1

A number of them. Is this EU local? Or more...

A number of them. Is this EU local? Or more global? Type of parts, i.e, components, model(s), etc.? Some vendors may buy up your stock depending type/model. And some parts are affected by shipping...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Apr 2021, 14:49
Replies: 34
Views: 9,909
Posted By wrench1

Are you implying there was an alternate method to...

Are you implying there was an alternate method to recover the aircraft/debris other than airlifting?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2021, 14:20
Replies: 18
Views: 3,147
Posted By wrench1

Without more specific context of the scenario,...

Without more specific context of the scenario, you may struggle to find the appropriate "approved" source material. For example, in one acceptable FAA source the term "hover" is used in various...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2021, 14:12
Replies: 34
Views: 9,909
Posted By wrench1

FYI: The rules governing the NTSB have always...

FYI: The rules governing the NTSB have always been that way. The owner, or their agent, is responsible for the wreckage before, during, and after the investigation. For example, there are a number of...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2021, 19:32
Replies: 226
Views: 196,950
Posted By wrench1

The original launch customer was to be the yellow...

The original launch customer was to be the yellow and black variety......
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