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Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2022, 03:22
Replies: 26
Views: 5,758
Posted By Outwest

S76.....Igor's bastard child :)

S76.....Igor's bastard child :)
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Dec 2021, 12:35
Replies: 32
Views: 4,513
Posted By Outwest

The 139 RFM has no reference to Cat B like...

The 139 RFM has no reference to Cat B like Sikorsky does. When I queried Leonardo on that they said that anything that is not CAT A is Cat B. I see your point though about the flight being CAT A...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2021, 02:34
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

well I can tell you from experience that the...

well I can tell you from experience that the difference in spinning a prop or a rotor in regards the start has nothing to do with it. Once while troubleshooting a vibration in a 212, maintenance...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2021, 16:05
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

As you know when ever there is a new Tech...

As you know when ever there is a new Tech pilot/chief pilot, etc he or she has to introduce their own procedures which are not always based on fact or good practice. The company I was with also had...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2021, 15:58
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

I have emailed AT to see if they have an answer....

I have emailed AT to see if they have an answer. As I said earlier it was demonstrated to me once that a PT6 will not light until 12% as thats when the flow divider opens. I see their thought process...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2021, 12:27
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

I can understand the logic of having a separate...

I can understand the logic of having a separate ignitor switch for use in water washes, etc. In a helicopter we have to pull the CB for these or other reasons when we don't want ignitor activation...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Dec 2021, 21:46
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

I do believe you are correct that this is an AT...

I do believe you are correct that this is an AT procedure as opposed to a P&W one. I'll see if AT will have an explanation.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Dec 2021, 20:43
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

Yes, so why not just turn the ignitor switch on...

Yes, so why not just turn the ignitor switch on before hand and concentrate on keeping the spring loaded starter switch engaged for the start. Sure seems like a recipe for a F#$Kup if you ask me.....
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Dec 2021, 02:45
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

Yes, exactly why I'm asking this. My nephew tells...

Yes, exactly why I'm asking this. My nephew tells me of a couple ways different pilots have told him on which finger/thumb combination to use to accomplish this dance. I told him I would not do this...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2021, 13:15
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

I agree Megan, so again why the difference.....if...

I agree Megan, so again why the difference.....if the FW installation is concerned about fuel in the can when the starter is engaged then why not on a RW installation? As we all know the procedure...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2021, 00:52
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

I agree that the 12% could prevent that from...

I agree that the 12% could prevent that from happening, but if thats the case then why isn't the same when installed in a 212/412 for example.

AG PT6's only have high (on condition) TBO's in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2021, 00:47
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

So not just the AT, another FW with this separate...

So not just the AT, another FW with this separate ignitor switch..... definitely a FW thing I guess
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2021, 18:28
Replies: 40
Views: 5,298
Posted By Outwest

PT6 Starting question

So all the helicopters I have flown with the exception of the S61 do not have a separate igniter switch, meaning the starter button did both the starter and the igniters simultaneously. My Nephew is...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2021, 14:34
Replies: 10
Views: 3,616
Posted By Outwest

FAA licensed pilots are required to demonstrate...

FAA licensed pilots are required to demonstrate SP competency to have their licences not have a SIC only restriction on initial endorsement, but I can't say for certain if thats required annually.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2021, 21:22
Replies: 10
Views: 3,616
Posted By Outwest

I've always said SPIFR is fine...until something...

I've always said SPIFR is fine...until something goes wrong. In all the years I did training and checking on the 139 ( and others) when faced with an unexpected emergency/failure of a critical system...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2021, 03:05
Replies: 9
Views: 3,955
Posted By Outwest

Names have been released......mother father and 2...

Names have been released......mother father and 2 of their youngest daughters.....so sad, I feel for that family.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2021, 21:40
Replies: 9
Views: 3,955
Posted By Outwest

The a/c may not have had a 406 as it was...

The a/c may not have had a 406 as it was privately owned. A 406 signal is almost instantaneously acted on whereas with a 121.5 it could take a long time before anyone first hears it, decides if it is...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2020, 20:08
Replies: 30
Views: 8,844
Posted By Outwest

Theres no cure for stupid....

Theres no cure for stupid....
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2020, 15:50
Replies: 45
Views: 10,487
Posted By Outwest

Years ago I needed 200' to set some logging...

Years ago I needed 200' to set some logging rigging into a stand of Douglas Fir, the guy who was hooking me up used two 200' lines instead of just one. By the time I realized what he did I just went...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2020, 15:40
Replies: 756
Views: 867,798
Posted By Outwest

As crab said, probably not reliable or at least a...

As crab said, probably not reliable or at least a lag
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2020, 15:03
Replies: 756
Views: 867,798
Posted By Outwest

I suppose my choice of words should have been " a...

I suppose my choice of words should have been " a huge change in ROD" I have never in 42 years been able to see a helicopter increase altitude while simultaneously having a ROD at a constant...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2020, 14:50
Replies: 756
Views: 867,798
Posted By Outwest

Yes, it must be as it sure doesn't look like...

Yes, it must be as it sure doesn't look like thats possible. The last few seconds sure do look bad with the huge changes in ROD and AS......
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2020, 14:13
Replies: 756
Views: 867,798
Posted By Outwest

Post #336 is very interesting. I'm trying to...

Post #336 is very interesting. I'm trying to understand what power setting, what pitch and roll attitude would have you maintaining a fairly constant AS, a slight climb but have a huge ROD that...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2019, 14:25
Replies: 73
Views: 71,510
Posted By Outwest

Wooo buddy, I'm not jumping to any conclusions at...

Wooo buddy, I'm not jumping to any conclusions at all, just stating the obvious that the tail boom and TR was basically damage free according to the picture. I, as you and everyone else have no idea...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2019, 02:26
Replies: 73
Views: 71,510
Posted By Outwest

Thats true, but you still can't dismiss the lack...

Thats true, but you still can't dismiss the lack of damage to both the boom itself and the TR blades, suggesting it departed with plenty of time for the blades to slow down before impact with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2019, 02:24
Replies: 73
Views: 71,510
Posted By Outwest

I think you missed my point, which was that...

I think you missed my point, which was that exactly. It was NOT chopped off.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 12:33
Replies: 73
Views: 71,510
Posted By Outwest

From the almost damaged free picture of that tail...

From the almost damaged free picture of that tail boom it couldn't have been chopped off by the main rotor.....what would cause it to separate in flight so cleanly?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2019, 21:06
Replies: 73
Views: 71,510
Posted By Outwest

Video posted in post #34 says there was video of...

Video posted in post #34 says there was video of the crash? At 1:23 is that the heli-pad on top of that island? By the comments about the tail being 90 m away from the fuselage and 2 bodies found...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2019, 02:29
Replies: 87
Views: 92,251
Posted By Outwest

Emphasis on WERE!

Emphasis on WERE!
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2019, 17:45
Replies: 548
Views: 487,406
Posted By Outwest

Well as we all know every TC inspector has "his"...

Well as we all know every TC inspector has "his" interpretation of the regs and don't get me started on the interpretation between regions ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2019, 14:07
Replies: 548
Views: 487,406
Posted By Outwest

You are describing something totally different...

You are describing something totally different than a 9 degree heading error. And as you say the TC inspector wrote on his PPC (1) Safety Compromised, not failed to maintain departure heading within...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2019, 14:04
Replies: 548
Views: 487,406
Posted By Outwest

Well I can tell you that if you fail someone on...

Well I can tell you that if you fail someone on something that is not written in either the ACP manual or the FTG, you will find yourself dealing with TATC.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2019, 02:49
Replies: 392
Views: 75,506
Posted By Outwest

I may have been misleading, I have been in it...

I may have been misleading, I have been in it twice, once in the 61 and once in a 205. The 61 was not what you would call a flare, a simple slowing of airspeed to come to a hover at altitude, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2019, 02:12
Replies: 548
Views: 487,406
Posted By Outwest

Thanks RL, I found that 2011edition. However I...

Thanks RL, I found that 2011edition. However I still don't see the +/-5 degree limit. The reason I'm interested is in the well over 100 PPC's I have conducted over the years I always used +/- 10...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2019, 12:40
Replies: 392
Views: 75,506
Posted By Outwest

I have great respect for Nick and don't for a...

I have great respect for Nick and don't for a minute think I know more than he does about aerodynamics, but all I'm saying is that the S61 can and does get into VRS with WAY less than 1000 ROD than...
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