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5th Oct 2020, 21:33
Replies: 90
Views: 18,450
Posted By stilton

When these UK based F35’s are operated into land...

When these UK based F35’s are operated into land bases do they normally land conventionally, vertically or do they ‘mix it up’ to be current with both ?

Or are there other factors determining...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 21:43
Replies: 45
Views: 6,706
Posted By stilton

Thanks for the very informative replies, this...

Thanks for the very informative replies, this characteristic does seem more pronounced on some types than others


One poster indicated this can be ‘engineered out’ to some extent ?


I would...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2020, 14:03
Replies: 45
Views: 6,706
Posted By stilton

Hovering question

I’ve noticed certain helicopters while hovering do so with a small but noticeable and steady angle of bank


What is the reason for this ?
Forum: Tech Log
29th Sep 2020, 15:51
Replies: 24
Views: 6,774
Posted By stilton

Flew the 727 with the grey cockpit, that was...

Flew the 727 with the grey cockpit, that was fine, the MD80 with green, that was awful, then the 757/67 with the brown, I liked that the most by far, Boeing knew what they were doing
27th Sep 2020, 20:10
Replies: 90
Views: 18,450
Posted By stilton

Very interesting on your first reply, starting...

Very interesting on your first reply, starting the take off from ‘inside’ the hangar


That would seem a real advantage if there was sufficient damage on the flight deck to prevent launching...
27th Sep 2020, 17:01
Replies: 90
Views: 18,450
Posted By stilton

Very interesting, did any other carrier Navy’s...

Very interesting, did any other carrier Navy’s incorporate that feature ?


Another question, I believe the RN WW2 carriers could have the hangar deck open to the elements at the bow ?


And...
25th Sep 2020, 13:13
Replies: 90
Views: 18,450
Posted By stilton

There were hangars on two decks ?

There were hangars on two decks ?
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2020, 13:04
Replies: 26
Views: 4,274
Posted By stilton

Interesting Thanks for enlightening

Interesting

Thanks for enlightening
Forum: Tech Log
21st Sep 2020, 07:21
Replies: 26
Views: 4,274
Posted By stilton

Thanks for the reply, incidentally does opening...

Thanks for the reply, incidentally does opening the swing tail on the Dream Lifter require any flight control cables to be disconnected?
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 07:16
Replies: 9
Views: 2,628
Posted By stilton

Very interesting, thanks for that reply

Very interesting, thanks for that reply
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2020, 06:39
Replies: 9
Views: 2,628
Posted By stilton

Minimal helicopter knowledge but that NOTAR...

Minimal helicopter knowledge but that NOTAR design seems like a significant safety boost for ground ops especially with an EMS aircraft getting into tight spaces and people wandering too close

...
19th Sep 2020, 06:32
Replies: 27
Views: 5,639
Posted By stilton

Thats right, I remember now from the book and...

Thats right, I remember now from the book and movie

I didn’t know they had made a recent TV series

is it any good?
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2020, 13:00
Replies: 9
Views: 2,628
Posted By stilton

Thanks, I was wondering about the one with the...

Thanks, I was wondering about the one with the NOTAR as it doesn’t look anything like the earlier MD types with that unique feature


Thought perhaps MD had licensed out their technology to...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2020, 07:16
Replies: 9
Views: 2,628
Posted By stilton

‘Helicopter ER’

Fascinating series about a great service


Anyone tell me what kind of helicopter is used ?
17th Sep 2020, 07:09
Replies: 27
Views: 5,639
Posted By stilton

Somewhere out there is a war movie where a heroic...

Somewhere out there is a war movie where a heroic low pass is made and a soldier is killed by the passing aircraft


After being informed what he’s done the pilot deliberately flies into the...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Sep 2020, 07:02
Replies: 26
Views: 4,274
Posted By stilton

Curious to know what happens when there isn’t...

Curious to know what happens when there isn’t enough ‘puff’ to start two engines simultaneously in that scenario


Will the auto start / FADEC abandon the start(s) if adequate rotation is not...
8th Sep 2020, 00:39
Replies: 51
Views: 18,891
Posted By stilton

I’m surprised he survived, it looked like a hell...

I’m surprised he survived, it looked like a hell of an impact
4th Sep 2020, 15:04
Replies: 25
Views: 6,745
Posted By stilton

Still can’t understand what happened here ?

Still can’t understand what happened here ?
2nd Sep 2020, 12:28
Replies: 23
Views: 3,935
Posted By stilton

No ‘kicking’ A positive but smooth rudder...

No ‘kicking’

A positive but smooth rudder input to straighten the aircraft is what’s required
Forum: Tech Log
1st Sep 2020, 11:13
Replies: 92
Views: 15,997
Posted By stilton

So essentially Airbus FBW aircraft fly like any...

So essentially Airbus FBW aircraft fly like any other



Airbus FBW aircraft
31st Aug 2020, 15:15
Replies: 48
Views: 9,952
Posted By stilton

Yet trivializing it is just what you did

Yet trivializing it is just what you did
Forum: Tech Log
29th Aug 2020, 08:27
Replies: 92
Views: 15,997
Posted By stilton

I don’t doubt it but it’s just not correct to say...

I don’t doubt it but it’s just not correct to say that Airbus FBW flies manually just like any other modern jet



From not needing to trim, an auto thrust system that does not move the...
28th Aug 2020, 09:37
Replies: 63
Views: 10,287
Posted By stilton

Thanks for the reply Do you operate this...

Thanks for the reply

Do you operate this aircraft into unimproved strips ?
28th Aug 2020, 05:21
Replies: 63
Views: 10,287
Posted By stilton

Very interesting It seems like a very...

Very interesting


It seems like a very good aircraft, in the article I read on it there was a brief description of an ‘APU’ mode on one of the engines that involved it being run below normal idle...
24th Aug 2020, 03:17
Replies: 43
Views: 21,639
Posted By stilton

Yet another reason to be impressed by the triple...

Yet another reason to be impressed by the triple is it’s apparent cornering ability


I thought he’d end up in the weeds with the speed he took that turn off
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