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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2022, 06:29
Replies: 33
Views: 7,932
Posted By RVDT

This one may be of interest -...

This one may be of interest - https://www.casa.gov.au/content-search/airworthiness-bulletins/bell-206-freewheel-unit-failures-mast-yielding-main-rotor-separation

I have series of photographs which...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2022, 19:32
Replies: 107
Views: 28,181
Posted By RVDT

As usual with the capabilities of the 105...

As usual with the capabilities of the 105 everybody focuses on the the Main Rotor and forgets about the poor old tail rotor.

Every helicopter has it's weakest point and the T/R on this model and...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2022, 01:16
Replies: 76
Views: 11,201
Posted By RVDT

I would like to see that - personally I think you...

I would like to see that - personally I think you may be deluded slightly.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2022, 20:54
Replies: 18
Views: 5,028
Posted By RVDT

Airbus DE have a big rig that they test them all...

Airbus DE have a big rig that they test them all in before delivery. Pretty impressive and concur that 135's and 145's don't leak (mostly). Did find one 135 where they were a bit shy with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2022, 22:53
Replies: 18
Views: 5,028
Posted By RVDT

Had an AW109 with leak down from the overhead...

Had an AW109 with leak down from the overhead with the owner in the front seat and it was conveniently dripping on his leg. As he mentioned it I told him it was also dripping into the FADEC controls...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2022, 00:05
Replies: 190
Views: 68,520
Posted By RVDT

Interesting reading - one point that was I think...

Interesting reading - one point that was I think missed is it is quoted that "upper modes" were engaged after the go-around on the first approach. Doesn't say which modes though.

ALT.A would have...
18th Jun 2022, 06:21
Replies: 14
Views: 2,391
Posted By RVDT

Good old CASA - bringing you the clusterf..ck...

Good old CASA - bringing you the clusterf..ck that no sane person elsewhere on the planet could dream up in a million years. Keeping Australia "unique" and they do it with a straight face as well to...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2022, 06:05
Replies: 28
Views: 10,603
Posted By RVDT

Used their hangar in Sande to do a few bits and...

Used their hangar in Sande to do a few bits and bobs on a 135 back in 2011 when a lot of the founding staff were still there. Outstanding bunch with a wealth of experienced and capable people then.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2022, 19:38
Replies: 18
Views: 2,492
Posted By RVDT

As haihio has stated - quickest way to see if you...

As haihio has stated - quickest way to see if you have a bleed problem - and no doubt you or pilot would have checked change in TOT from OFF/ON of each? If no change in TOT that would kind of...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2022, 20:03
Replies: 18
Views: 2,492
Posted By RVDT

One saving grace with a twin is that you swap...

One saving grace with a twin is that you swap items from side to side as a troubleshooting exercise that makes life pretty easy to see if the fault goes with the component.

A couple of things that...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2022, 01:13
Replies: 31
Views: 4,741
Posted By RVDT

Really? Quote a model with a stainless steel mast.

Really? Quote a model with a stainless steel mast.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2022, 06:10
Replies: 31
Views: 4,741
Posted By RVDT

And who told Airbus it fell off the back of a...

And who told Airbus it fell off the back of a truck? I am sure the trucking company didn't adjust the paperwork.

Those in the field who change bits on them will tell you any dynamic components and...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2022, 06:17
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By RVDT

Seen a Schweizer nee Hughes 300 with the tail...

Seen a Schweizer nee Hughes 300 with the tail rotor blades on backwards, 300 "B" blades an a 300 "C", H500 "C" with a "D pitch link opposite the correct "C" version (different length) - nobody...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2022, 00:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By RVDT

Didn't steal much as they already had them. ...

Didn't steal much as they already had them.

Super "Super Frelon" from the '60's.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2022, 19:35
Replies: 196
Views: 14,185
Posted By RVDT

Not something that was ever envisaged when doing...

Not something that was ever envisaged when doing certification of fatigue lives which have a "menu" of expected proportion of phases of flight. All sorts of bad ju-ju is happening in VRS.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2022, 05:32
Replies: 196
Views: 14,185
Posted By RVDT

Bit like a "hover auto" versus "power failure in...

Bit like a "hover auto" versus "power failure in the hover" (IGE) Neither of which involve autorotation of course.

Couldn't resist - sorry.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2022, 09:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,260
Posted By RVDT

Leonardo will give you a figure that will be...

Leonardo will give you a figure that will be "rough enough".
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2022, 05:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By RVDT

I see they are looking for a Software Engineer...

I see they are looking for a Software Engineer and the prerequisites include experience with Windriver VX-Works.

Airbus Helionix uses VXworks and will just about do most things autonomously for...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2022, 20:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,538
Posted By RVDT

There is a thing in the design specs that sez...

There is a thing in the design specs that sez when you push forward and pull aft that is actually what should happen?

Sometimes it doesn't and the certification authorities require it to.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2022, 20:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,195
Posted By RVDT

Some people need to get out more often by the...

Some people need to get out more often by the looks.



Now folks - which bit did you miss or was the Anorak obscuring your view?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2022, 09:09
Replies: 25
Views: 2,538
Posted By RVDT

Granted on most types but not always - Go take a...

Granted on most types but not always - Go take a lap in a BO105 or the heavier versions with basically the same rotor system with all the augmentation off - lessons in phase lag and cross couple!
...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2022, 00:36
Replies: 25
Views: 2,538
Posted By RVDT

Phase lag?...

Phase lag? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_lag_(rotorcraft))

Sometimes they don't quite get it right. I have had one machine where the swashplate was moved on the fixed part as the fore and...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2022, 23:55
Replies: 7
Views: 2,195
Posted By RVDT

You can do "demo" flights - as long as no...

You can do "demo" flights - as long as no remuneration?

I actually had the chance to fly the Airbus H160 from Marignane to Monaco before it was fully certified as it was F-W on the side,...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2022, 19:31
Replies: 25
Views: 2,339
Posted By RVDT

There can be consequences - back in the day with...

There can be consequences - back in the day with the introduction of the MD500D version the MR TT Straps had a propensity to crack.

It was found in one environment that due to the FWD C of G being...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2022, 07:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,496
Posted By RVDT

Link broken - so ....... preliminary as of...

Link broken - so ....... preliminary as of 19-04-2022 Crash report released into Feb 28th 2022 crash in Northern Territory...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2022, 03:49
Replies: 9
Views: 2,106
Posted By RVDT

I think a lot of regulations like that are...

I think a lot of regulations like that are administered at a local level.

The "mountain law" goes back as far as Decree 61-650 of 23 June 1961 to determine the geographic limits.

It's France...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2022, 06:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,106
Posted By RVDT

Translation is a bit deficient - basically what...

Translation is a bit deficient - basically what it means. "leisure" being the sticking point - i.e.work, transport for work or rescue OK.
Heli-skiing has been banned in France for years. Some people...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2022, 22:14
Replies: 28
Views: 10,603
Posted By RVDT

Indirectly owned/operated out of Turkey? I think...

Indirectly owned/operated out of Turkey? I think it is controlled by one of their previous customers.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2022, 05:08
Replies: 196
Views: 14,185
Posted By RVDT

The 412 has a bit of inertia built up as it falls...

The 412 has a bit of inertia built up as it falls into hover attitude and needs arresting.

An over-torque may have saved the bacon but a PT6T probably won't let you.

NO IVRS, NO VRS, NO SWP. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2022, 19:51
Replies: 19
Views: 5,354
Posted By RVDT

No doubt it is all "doable". At 173...

No doubt it is all "doable".



At 173 miles offshore as quoted I guess that means a big fuel tank? Out and back, time on station, reserves etc. Or maybe the standard legs are enough as they are...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2022, 19:43
Replies: 196
Views: 14,185
Posted By RVDT

Getting in to fully developed VRS intentionally...

Getting in to fully developed VRS intentionally for demonstration purposes can be actually quite difficult.
Plus it is very hard on the machinery and was not something the designers of the machine...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2022, 06:59
Replies: 54
Views: 12,600
Posted By RVDT

The original "tale", of which it isn't, was from...

The original "tale", of which it isn't, was from the Bell 214B for the reasons here and the resultant "ballistic" trajectory.

6000 FPM at SL wasn't/isn't difficult light but you could also cave in...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2022, 07:54
Replies: 54
Views: 12,600
Posted By RVDT

I have flown in that area a bit. Check the recent...

I have flown in that area a bit. Check the recent media photo's of the height of the trees and they may as well be made of steel.

Eucalyptus Regnans aka "Mountain Ash" record height is 86 metres....
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2022, 07:45
Replies: 54
Views: 12,600
Posted By RVDT

Talking So that would be 32 year old machine? Where has...

So that would be 32 year old machine? Where has the time gone?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2022, 03:25
Replies: 54
Views: 12,600
Posted By RVDT

That machine is no 130 - old 350 B,BA or B2. ...

That machine is no 130 - old 350 B,BA or B2.

The seat belt fits the vintage of the aircraft and is a 4 point harness although in the pic the thing is way out of adjustment for correct fit. Lap...
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