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Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2017, 15:11
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,245,099
Posted By vfr440

Hey VF, How VERY good to see your wonderful...

Hey VF,
How VERY good to see your wonderful photos and your wry comments again! :D:D
As SQ put it so well, we have ALL missed you - a great deal ~ VFR :O
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2016, 09:42
Replies: 100
Views: 25,345
Posted By vfr440

Alternative to Jet A1

Post #40 is germane to this discussion. A very, very long time ago when I was working in E Africa with a J/R on survey work, my pilot and I were nearly caught out with a low fuel light, head wind,...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2016, 15:33
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,476,783
Posted By vfr440

Spot-on Concentric; a very cogent rationale. I...

Spot-on Concentric; a very cogent rationale. I agree totally (and am only an LAE with some limited exposure to TCH design & testing parameters) and they were in USA ~ VFR
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2016, 17:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By vfr440

I do not have personal experience but have heard...

I do not have personal experience but have heard that Aerodac (Sussex) are pretty competent. Used to be headed up by a particularly engaging CAA design surveyor, with whom I did work closely some 20+...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2016, 18:22
Replies: 72
Views: 19,604
Posted By vfr440

OK, RVDT, I see your point ......... HOWEVER I...

OK, RVDT, I see your point .........
HOWEVER I requested and borrowed the graphics of the resultant damage (and still use them in initial HF courses to emphasise the importance of 2nd inspections)....
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2016, 15:00
Replies: 72
Views: 19,604
Posted By vfr440

GB, I think you are correct. IIRC, several...

GB, I think you are correct.
IIRC, several years ago there was a classic HF incident in Canada when for a chain of reasons, a B206 was wheeled out for gd runs/hover check after major maintenance....
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2016, 16:45
Replies: 20
Views: 3,876
Posted By vfr440

[QUOTE=MichiScholz;9462405] a fellow bougt...

[QUOTE=MichiScholz;9462405]
a fellow bougt such an Alvis Leonides engine - dont know for what kind of purpose - but he has only very few information and documentation about this engine.

Can...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2016, 09:31
Replies: 10
Views: 2,814
Posted By vfr440

Repair of Vertical stabiliser

Alternative of course, is that local fabrication of reinforcement doubler/splice could be underwritten by Part 21 design Company. Try Sloane with fast-track to Agusta Design engineering or...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2016, 14:25
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,476,783
Posted By vfr440

Dual load-paths

Yes, correct Geoff - 2 x separate load-paths. As Eric says, 'old' technology, but proven, and yes, also, read across from the Hughes 500. Keep it simple (K.I.S.S) ~ VFR
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2016, 19:06
Replies: 18
Views: 7,339
Posted By vfr440

EASA and us/CAA

Anyone thought just how the effects will be for what are current EU/domestic UK approvals, licences etc eg Part 145, M, 66, 147 Organisations and GA-orientated airfields? We have enough to deal with...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2016, 06:37
Replies: 7
Views: 2,211
Posted By vfr440

Legacy Alouette

Yes, not an easy task. I heard a couple of years ago that AH were looking at pulling the TC 2018-2020 but do not have an update on this. Parts and component/engine O/H will be increasingly difficult...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jun 2016, 02:47
Replies: 355
Views: 193,600
Posted By vfr440

LW, I love it :D The late MH would have been...

LW, I love it :D
The late MH would have been proud of you :) - VFR

So it's up against the wall, Rotor Headers
Rotors ... spin round the head so well (So well, So well)
It's a four per rev as...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2016, 14:37
Replies: 31
Views: 19,652
Posted By vfr440

Yes, I remember that as a young apprentice (and...

Yes, I remember that as a young apprentice (and being shouted at too!) :sad:
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Apr 2016, 17:25
Replies: 24
Views: 10,305
Posted By vfr440

Comp Wash

Allison/RR prescribe the water wash at the end of any day's flying in the UK. The rationale is based on their assessment of a 'hostile environment' defined as anywhere in UK given that the maximum...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2016, 12:40
Replies: 7
Views: 3,661
Posted By vfr440

Wilson a'port Nairobi

Mmm Always a challenge even with a 540 donk. SOP when I was there was 'skids-along-the-tarmac-runway' until translational lift kicked in; RRPM way down. As I recall Wilson is 5500ft Pressure, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2016, 13:50
Replies: 124
Views: 68,671
Posted By vfr440

I think it may be marginally better than that. I...

I think it may be marginally better than that. I heard this morning that GHC will/may migrate their touring staff to 6 & ^ so as to retain staff wherever possible - VFR
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2016, 13:31
Replies: 52
Views: 21,897
Posted By vfr440

I am sorry to hear of this development though...

I am sorry to hear of this development though perhaps inevitable. Who would have thought, 30 years ago, that in 2016 we would have seen the decimation of BAH, Bond, Bristow changed beyond...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2016, 08:21
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,263,696
Posted By vfr440

I am very sorry to read this (but thanks for the...

I am very sorry to read this (but thanks for the notification). I had the pleasure of working adjacent to his operation in Abu Dhabi, early '70s. Taught me a lot. RIP ole friend ~ VFR
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2016, 18:03
Replies: 3
Views: 2,272
Posted By vfr440

Fairoaks discombulation

Interesting to see the comments from the former Financial Director of Manns. Personally I don't believe any of it - but there you go, would you trust a used car salesman any more than this statement?...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2016, 14:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By vfr440

SMI at 2400hrs

How long's a piece of string? Need more detail before anyone could guesstimate a figure. All components original and aligned with total AFTT? Calendar lifed items perhaps? theater of operation,...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2015, 15:59
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By vfr440

Have you tried a pm to GeoffersinCornwall? He'd...

Have you tried a pm to GeoffersinCornwall? He'd know if anyone would - VFR
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2015, 14:44
Replies: 14
Views: 5,568
Posted By vfr440

Agusta - Quality?

Nigel,
Agusta have a very respected approved service Centre in UK at Sloanes (Sywell). Duff quality isn't on. Might be an idea to get on to them and speak to Mac McCormick, their extremely diligent...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2015, 06:57
Replies: 14
Views: 5,568
Posted By vfr440

Agusta - parts?

Isn't that the truth LOL :ok: - VFR
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2015, 07:47
Replies: 19
Views: 3,765
Posted By vfr440

206L-1

SS, you might want to be wary of the L1 model unless it's had the (expensive) upgrade to a C30 engine. It has as standard the C28; dreadful power plant, loads of problems and worse, RR/Allison don't...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2015, 12:02
Replies: 617
Views: 142,070
Posted By vfr440

Good point DG. I wondered at the adjacent...

Good point DG. I wondered at the adjacent switches potential for incorrect selection. A VERY long time ago, in 1979 at UK (CAA) certification of the Agusta A109, I was involved as co-ordinator and I...
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