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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2019, 03:57
Replies: 49
Views: 16,717
Posted By Tickle

Is this a good example of vortex ring state or...

Is this a good example of vortex ring state or settling with power?
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2019, 03:30
Replies: 3
Views: 2,479
Posted By Tickle

Wankels are very thirsty but do like to rev high...

Wankels are very thirsty but do like to rev high from what I understand.

Shame this never got developed enough, looks like it was have been an interesting contender.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2019, 02:39
Replies: 11
Views: 4,742
Posted By Tickle

Something wrong with the link, fixed: ...

Something wrong with the link, fixed:

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/watch-helicopter-blows-peloton-off-road-takes-off-426738#uZ15zt3DWoPsVrmx.99

It looks like the group slowed down...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2019, 02:22
Replies: 25
Views: 7,657
Posted By Tickle

Melbourne (Australia) is joining Dallas and Los...

Melbourne (Australia) is joining Dallas and Los Angeles in 2020 with preparations for operating Uber Air electric flying aircraft from shopping centre car park rooftops commercially by 2023. Four...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2019, 03:10
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By Tickle

Thanks, Agile, for the informative and...

Thanks, Agile, for the informative and interesting explanation.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2019, 03:45
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By Tickle

3-bladed R44 or R66

After homoculus' comment in the other thread, I was wondering what people would say about a 3-bladed R44 or R66?

Purely from theory, in terms of design, cost, performance/handling, maintenance,...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2019, 00:35
Replies: 10
Views: 2,485
Posted By Tickle

I recently read that Australia looked at the...

I recently read that Australia looked at the SA341 at the time also before choosing the Kiowa.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2019, 02:14
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By Tickle

Airwolf :) But really, there's so many, it's...

Airwolf :)

But really, there's so many, it's really hard to choose. I'd say Gazelles and C/early N series Dauphines do it for me the most.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2019, 02:00
Replies: 19
Views: 14,022
Posted By Tickle

Video about it here: ...

Video about it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0NBhbrKvCI
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2019, 01:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tickle

I only remember seeing the UH-1H at NZ, sad I...

I only remember seeing the UH-1H at NZ, sad I couldn't find the others.

I completely forgot about the Bell 47 and Cobra at Phillip Island! The Wessex was disassembled and placed against the wall...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2019, 01:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tickle

There is only a UH-1H at the Air Force Museum of...

There is only a UH-1H at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, unless those extra machines have been added since November. Or maybe I missed a second hanger full of aircraft?

There is a UH-1H at...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2019, 02:19
Replies: 31
Views: 23,916
Posted By Tickle

Hope everyone was okay. At 18 seconds it seems...

Hope everyone was okay. At 18 seconds it seems to drop suddenly and all goes bad.

I always understood that the unique "shrieking" sound of the older Dauphines/Gazelles was due to the main rotor...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2019, 01:37
Replies: 78
Views: 14,530
Posted By Tickle

Amazing flying indeed! Are there sensors...

Amazing flying indeed! Are there sensors available much like parking sensors on cars which can indicate how close to something ahead the helicopter is?
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2018, 01:15
Replies: 5
Views: 6,357
Posted By Tickle

Update on both accidents: ...

Update on both accidents:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12180280

Also mentions one of the machines had problems with the doors opening in flight.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2018, 01:06
Replies: 59
Views: 12,347
Posted By Tickle

Did the article by Tony Osborne (the OP) get...

Did the article by Tony Osborne (the OP) get written and published? Can't find anything in Google. Would be curious to read it, and the 206L follow-up.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2018, 01:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By Tickle

Thanks everyone for the replies, we had a great...

Thanks everyone for the replies, we had a great time in NZ and saw plenty of machines.

I saw countless AS350s around the south island mountains and lakes, a few EC130s, EC135s and H500s around...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2018, 01:46
Replies: 57
Views: 18,227
Posted By Tickle

Wow, the era of those pretty Dauphins at Essendon...

Wow, the era of those pretty Dauphins at Essendon is over from 2020.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2018, 01:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By Tickle

Where to see lots of helicopter activity in New Zealand?

Heading there for a holiday, was wondering where there might be some choppers around? (Apart from the airports.)

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2018, 02:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By Tickle

Since you're in Oz, see if you can who this...

Since you're in Oz, see if you can who this person is who was making a full-size Blue Thunder replica. It was up for sale:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2018, 02:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By Tickle

Thank you for the replies, Crab's suggestion...

Thank you for the replies, Crab's suggestion helped explain it well.

Love the Blue Thunder reference. :)
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2018, 13:20
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By Tickle

Why do helicopters sound so "choppy" on windy days?

It's very windy tonight here in Melbourne, Australia (since last night, in fact!). The VicPol Dauphin just flew over and the rotor blades were so loud (rotor slap?) even though it was just flying...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2018, 02:54
Replies: 7
Views: 2,842
Posted By Tickle

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/15-620x404.jpg

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/VRT500-3-exterior_square-620x404.jpg
...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2018, 02:43
Replies: 30
Views: 6,678
Posted By Tickle

Thanks for all the sharing, has been really cool!...

Thanks for all the sharing, has been really cool!

Someone shared this one also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twZ4zQy6H0w

Thanks, A329apu.

TylerMonkey, the cropdusting one was different!
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2018, 01:29
Replies: 85
Views: 56,021
Posted By Tickle

Video: ...

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPmUHFuIsVg
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2018, 09:36
Replies: 19
Views: 5,437
Posted By Tickle

It's always sad to see a break with tradition and...

It's always sad to see a break with tradition and heritage but it's a smart modern logo I suppose... a car brand-like shield combining a rotor mast with a 4-blade main rotor.

I understand the...
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