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Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2020, 17:35
Replies: 16
Views: 3,600
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Well, I'm not sure about the "pleasure" part....

Well, I'm not sure about the "pleasure" part. Granted all my Bell IMC time was in a L3, but I inevitably got wet because all 206s seem to be designed to drip on the pilot, or more precisely the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2020, 17:14
Replies: 16
Views: 3,600
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Yeah, I did my IFR/CFII ratings in a R22...

Yeah, I did my IFR/CFII ratings in a R22 instrument trainer. ( N22HF ). Several problems with this... The large panel made for a very forward CG. I did a pedal turn once, and ran out of aft stick in...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2020, 16:36
Replies: 38
Views: 10,734
Posted By Paul Cantrell

I heard a funny story quite a few years ago about...

I heard a funny story quite a few years ago about the Prince of Brunei's 76 and it's Malachite coffee table... Any of the Sikorsky guys know the story that could do a good job of telling it? I'm...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2020, 16:01
Replies: 63
Views: 17,590
Posted By Paul Cantrell

So what's the process for kicking off a review if...

So what's the process for kicking off a review if indeed events are showing certification criteria for probability of an in flight failure are indeed not being met? Presumably that would be the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 18:26
Replies: 2,585
Views: 2,425,731
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Lol, reminds me of the time when I was first...

Lol, reminds me of the time when I was first instructing in the 80s in an R22. None of our aircraft had attitude indicators, no gyros at all. We were returning to home base in the dark, following a...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 17:46
Replies: 20
Views: 4,883
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Yeah, it's always very impressive how fast the...

Yeah, it's always very impressive how fast the rotation stops once you close that throttle assuming a decent vertical fin.

This is, however, why I've never liked the throttles above arrangement. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 17:15
Replies: 34
Views: 6,492
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Having taught in 22s since the mid 80s, and 44s...

Having taught in 22s since the mid 80s, and 44s since 2006, I'd say the 44 has had less issues than the 22. Which makes sense, because Robinson was able to fix a bunch of the shortcomings of the 22....
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2020, 21:38
Replies: 20
Views: 14,057
Posted By Paul Cantrell

That's been my experience with most of these...

That's been my experience with most of these craft.. They are mostly hovered and not flown at altitude. Probably for a good reason, but while hovering probably seems exciting and cool to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2020, 20:40
Replies: 28
Views: 5,284
Posted By Paul Cantrell

I have a question about composites, specifically...

I have a question about composites, specifically I wonder about the state of the art in NDT? I remember the middle east 139 that lost the empennage ( on the ground ) due to a failed repair in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2020, 20:09
Replies: 77
Views: 22,443
Posted By Paul Cantrell

I've got about 500 hours in Enstrom F28As, and...

I've got about 500 hours in Enstrom F28As, and love a lot about them. They're roomy, and easy to autorotate, and they've put many an A&P's kids through college! And yeah, the head and blades are...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2020, 17:46
Replies: 123
Views: 26,035
Posted By Paul Cantrell

I disagree with both of these statements. Look,...

I disagree with both of these statements. Look, nobody is going to dispatch a machine they know is going to crash. But people have an amazing ability to rationalize situations so that they can tell...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2020, 16:29
Replies: 123
Views: 26,035
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Reminds me of the day I was walking through our...

Reminds me of the day I was walking through our shop and was talking with one of the guys about a customer machine ( R44 ) he was working on. He had a component of the rotor head apart ( I'm trying...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 07:18
Replies: 756
Views: 829,153
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Not 100% sure what you are saying? Are you...

Not 100% sure what you are saying? Are you arguing that FAA isnít doing their oversight? That they should investigate and possibly intimidate so that people are less likely to land as a precaution?
...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 06:35
Replies: 756
Views: 829,153
Posted By Paul Cantrell

And yet, in 35 years Iíve never had anyone...

And yet, in 35 years Iíve never had anyone question my landing except the police ( who in these days of cell phones always seem to get called ) and nothing has ever happened as a result of talking to...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 04:28
Replies: 756
Views: 829,153
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Which brings up the question for the guys who fly...

Which brings up the question for the guys who fly IFR in LA, how much delay would they have encountered had they filed from John Wayne to Camarillo? I see some IFR ATC clearances that go over LAX and...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 02:13
Replies: 756
Views: 829,153
Posted By Paul Cantrell

The unique thing about the Bell 222 was that it...

The unique thing about the Bell 222 was that it was single pilot IFR without an autopilot. A local company ( Digital Equipment Corporation ) had the high time 222 back in the 1980s. The machine was...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2020, 14:51
Replies: 92
Views: 30,380
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Well that's disappointing. I attended the factory...

Well that's disappointing. I attended the factory class that ended right before this accident... I think they must have been in the class although I didn't remember them specifically. It came as a...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2020, 14:31
Replies: 99
Views: 45,383
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Funny, I have a similar reaction to low time R44...

Funny, I have a similar reaction to low time R44 owners wanting the autopilot that's now available. Some pilots will push on in worse weather hoping the autopilot will save them, which it probably...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2020, 05:17
Replies: 99
Views: 45,383
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Crab, I don't have an opinion on the name,...

Crab,

I don't have an opinion on the name, just what it's being called:

Garmin (https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/aviation/garmin-pilot-adds-synthetic-vision-capability/) and Foreflight...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2020, 16:14
Replies: 99
Views: 45,383
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Crab, a combination of GPS and digital terrain...

Crab, a combination of GPS and digital terrain maps, with attitude being provided by any AHRS you have... In our B206L3 it's coming from the Garmin 650 GPS's AHRS, when I'm flying some random...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2020, 21:03
Replies: 99
Views: 45,383
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Can Gordy or someone else familiar with the tour...

Can Gordy or someone else familiar with the tour route in question discuss why synthetic vision would not provide an adequate escape tool for this situation? ( I realise we've already discussed IFR...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2020, 15:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Totally agree, John, we do that at our local...

Totally agree, John, we do that at our local airport and with the Boston Logan tower guys. Has the advantage as well that when the Navy Blue Angels did a fly by at Boston, we got an invite to watch...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2020, 15:47
Replies: 20
Views: 4,467
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Helmut, I'm having a little problem...

Helmut,

I'm having a little problem understanding your point about engine power, but for those that haven't flown pistons in a while I'll remind you that unlike turbine helicopters, in a piston...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2020, 22:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Avoiding ATC delays

I wrote a reply to that now closed thread, but I thought it might be interesting to hear peoples most creative solutions to ATC's best attempts to prevent us from getting where we need to go.

Mine...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2020, 21:55
Replies: 20
Views: 4,467
Posted By Paul Cantrell

Also, heís making an approach into a 10 knot...

Also, heís making an approach into a 10 knot headwind ( points at least for not making a downwind approach ) and he doesn't just go around when he realises he's screwed up the approach? With that...
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