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Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2021, 12:01
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By Freewheel

I well recall a television interview where a...

I well recall a television interview where a travel reporter, in repose in the back seat, was regaled by AC with tales of corporates, pub crawls, weddings, consumations and other shenanigans in that...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2018, 01:45
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By Freewheel

Born on Helicopter in flight? Meh. ...

Born on Helicopter in flight? Meh.


Conceived on Helicopter in flight.....I’m impressed!
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2018, 23:43
Replies: 22
Views: 7,903
Posted By Freewheel

By touch, following the checklist written in...

By touch, following the checklist written in Braille of course. :}
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2018, 21:50
Replies: 41
Views: 10,399
Posted By Freewheel

Bonus points for making the blades easier to tie...

Bonus points for making the blades easier to tie down.....
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2018, 06:34
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,672
Posted By Freewheel

I’ve often wondered why Robinson haven’t done...

I’ve often wondered why Robinson haven’t done that, maybe they needed generational change first.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2018, 05:42
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,672
Posted By Freewheel

You’re getting there butters, keep working at it...

You’re getting there butters, keep working at it and you’ll see through the smoke and mirrors.


Hint; ask the people who have both which one they’re likely to keep. Depending on how recently...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2018, 00:29
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,672
Posted By Freewheel

Hey butters, what’s the real operating cost of...

Hey butters, what’s the real operating cost of an R22? I mean the real cost, not what Robinson thinks it might be. You’ll find it surprising. Then do the same on the G2. You’ll be very surprised...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th May 2018, 07:50
Replies: 68
Views: 29,472
Posted By Freewheel

Theres nothing safer, lower operational cost or...

Theres nothing safer, lower operational cost or more robust about a Cadet.....
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2017, 08:40
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,672
Posted By Freewheel

Interesting - an engineer I spoke with only last...

Interesting - an engineer I spoke with only last week told me the Cabri was the most boring aircraft he's ever dealt with because at every scheduled maintenance he completes the checks and finds...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2017, 01:21
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,672
Posted By Freewheel

I have read the thread on a fatal accident in the...

I have read the thread on a fatal accident in the UK involving a Cabri. Is this terribly sad news the first fatality in a Cabri? I can't think of any others.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Sep 2017, 11:04
Replies: 282
Views: 78,836
Posted By Freewheel

Apples V Oranges

How long will it be before some of you guys realise that ALL of the techniques discussed in this thread (including the Vuichard) are useful and work as advertised.

And............


Understand...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2017, 05:58
Replies: 13
Views: 4,144
Posted By Freewheel

Someone send that man a brochure for a chopper...

Someone send that man a brochure for a chopper spotter....
Forum: Rotorheads
16th May 2017, 10:34
Replies: 64
Views: 20,922
Posted By Freewheel

Makes perfect sense to me, especially given that...

Makes perfect sense to me, especially given that the 10m reference began with the initial report....
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2017, 09:42
Replies: 2,038
Views: 1,254,673
Posted By Freewheel

SAS, if you don't mind, that quote will appear in...

SAS, if you don't mind, that quote will appear in my training notes.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2017, 23:31
Replies: 14
Views: 3,566
Posted By Freewheel

Britt, You need to get yourself a proper...

Britt,

You need to get yourself a proper mower. My Victa has the throttle go the correct way, even the height adjustment goes the correct way.

Basically you need to punch it off and get...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Mar 2017, 00:00
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,672
Posted By Freewheel

I wonder if that is the same basic engine with a...

I wonder if that is the same basic engine with a dual Plasma ignition system providing much better efficiency and output.........
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2017, 06:09
Replies: 9
Views: 2,891
Posted By Freewheel

Pull! :E:E:E:E

Pull! :E:E:E:E
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2017, 21:29
Replies: 99
Views: 30,193
Posted By Freewheel

Pablo, At the time there was some media...

Pablo,

At the time there was some media noise suggesting some confusion with permits from the Nepalese government, meaning the flight had to be done with the correct permit to be official.

I...
15th Feb 2017, 20:44
Replies: 445
Views: 111,030
Posted By Freewheel

I think the flag makes the tail look a bit too...

I think the flag makes the tail look a bit too "busy" and the colours make the titling look a little indistinct.

Not an outstanding effort, but it's hardly the worst special livery applied to an...
4th Feb 2017, 02:42
Replies: 370
Views: 159,576
Posted By Freewheel

Do FW students get taught to fly attitude in the...

Do FW students get taught to fly attitude in the same way as RW students?

Seems to have worked well in avoiding dropping out of ETL for all these years.....
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2017, 07:43
Replies: 70
Views: 29,555
Posted By Freewheel

This accident reminds me of the Air NZ accident...

This accident reminds me of the Air NZ accident on Mt Erebus in Antarctica.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2017, 08:19
Replies: 11
Views: 3,904
Posted By Freewheel

AC, no, TET is referring to a new one......I...

AC, no, TET is referring to a new one......I think.
21st Jan 2017, 00:47
Replies: 12
Views: 4,499
Posted By Freewheel

Dick, You need to go and see Graeme Gillies...

Dick,

You need to go and see Graeme Gillies before he goes full retard.

Another example of an industry veteran being pushed to his limit.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2017, 06:49
Replies: 34
Views: 10,023
Posted By Freewheel

Steady on there SAS, we implemented the metric...

Steady on there SAS, we implemented the metric system more than 50 years ago.....
18th Sep 2016, 09:18
Replies: 11
Views: 3,827
Posted By Freewheel

Not a bad idea, since the opportunity was lost at...

Not a bad idea, since the opportunity was lost at schofields. Already has it's own block of airspace and all.
14th Sep 2016, 10:57
Replies: 28
Views: 4,853
Posted By Freewheel

Having dealt with builders a lot lately, I'm...

Having dealt with builders a lot lately, I'm convinced that it's an industry made up of journalists that didn't make it.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2016, 09:58
Replies: 22
Views: 4,645
Posted By Freewheel

Not if it was frozen.

Not if it was frozen.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2016, 07:58
Replies: 53
Views: 9,614
Posted By Freewheel

Always have a leak before you leave......

Always have a leak before you leave......
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2016, 02:49
Replies: 43
Views: 21,088
Posted By Freewheel

No worries, it'll get to the gutter soon enough...

No worries, it'll get to the gutter soon enough anyway.....


I don't agree that pilots who have sued their employer never work again, there's some who have done so for much better reasons than...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2016, 03:40
Replies: 200
Views: 81,382
Posted By Freewheel

Yeah, but you'll get a great view!

Yeah, but you'll get a great view!
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2016, 10:03
Replies: 12
Views: 5,414
Posted By Freewheel

When testing becomes more testing than it should be......

Enstrom: Flight test instrumentation caused emergency hard landing of TH180

By Sarah Grandy


The TH180 is a new, two-seat training helicopter based on the Enstrom F28F, and powered by a...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2016, 00:13
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,672
Posted By Freewheel

130 odd flying then....

130 odd flying then....
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2016, 23:09
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,672
Posted By Freewheel

At least 130 Cabris now. For the accident...

At least 130 Cabris now.

For the accident rate, please see the R22 advocate's book of excuses, choose the one which suits ;-p
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2016, 06:59
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,672
Posted By Freewheel

Dunno, if its been on fire for long enough the...

Dunno, if its been on fire for long enough the blades may have melted or even been lit themselves.

Might be a tough task to rebuild it too.....
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2016, 05:07
Replies: 4
Views: 5,138
Posted By Freewheel

Better than having pax drop their phone on it....

Better than having pax drop their phone on it....
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