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Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2013, 23:25
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By Helicopterist

relatively easy but there is a procedure if you...

relatively easy but there is a procedure if you want to stick to the law. Assuming you have permission from the landowner you must notify aviation authority and nearest police station if it's a non...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Nov 2009, 17:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By Helicopterist

250/325 it's nearly double the average at most...

250/325 it's nearly double the average at most honest shops. Keep in mind Eurocopter gives a range for this inspection and that official figure is 100 to 140 hours. Anybody giving an estimate above...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2009, 14:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By Helicopterist

600hrs is a major inspection and requires taking...

600hrs is a major inspection and requires taking lots of the machine apart.
Should be done in less than 300 hours though. Most expensive european maint. co. I know charges Euro 12/13k on average...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2009, 12:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By Helicopterist

Fog

News indicated "thick fog" at the time of the accident.
News reels show fire department ribs navigating the lake to recover the bodies and indeed there is fog. The opposite side of the lake is...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2008, 23:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Helicopterist

What I gathered by speaking with local pilots...

What I gathered by speaking with local pilots points to an engine-out due to a bearing failure, but that's unofficial of course. What appears very likely is that the low flight altitude played a...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2008, 00:56
Replies: 115
Views: 13,178
Posted By Helicopterist

I guess the old adage "if you have to ask.."...

I guess the old adage "if you have to ask.." applies here ;-)
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2008, 22:21
Replies: 31
Views: 18,842
Posted By Helicopterist

Civilianize an AH-6, possible (or even worth it)?

"lads, will someone get hold of the AH-6 version and civilianise it ... over 600 shp on tap from the C-30 and six blades. 4,000 fpm rate of cimb. Absolutely staggering."

Considering this is the...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2008, 01:12
Replies: 1,500
Views: 429,265
Posted By Helicopterist

It's not when you fly a Raven II that you regret...

It's not when you fly a Raven II that you regret having bought a Raven I.
It's when you realize you forgot about carb heat when you really, really should have not.:O
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2008, 20:07
Replies: 155
Views: 25,467
Posted By Helicopterist

What if she simply got disoriented (she was...

What if she simply got disoriented (she was flying very slow, almost hovering, in absence of points of reference) and didn't realize the machine started to yaw a bit. As the yaw gained momentum she...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2008, 19:23
Replies: 61
Views: 12,045
Posted By Helicopterist

Has anyone ever experienced Jackstall in the...

Has anyone ever experienced Jackstall in the as355 or other dual hydraulics equipped Squirrel?
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