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Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2021, 16:32
Replies: 151
Views: 64,415
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Well. It was pilot-error, obviously. The impact...

Well. It was pilot-error, obviously. The impact was vertical and upright. This means he dropped it in with little or no forward speed, i.e. in a hover.

We are taught to land into the wind for...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2020, 23:19
Replies: 33
Views: 10,867
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Bell has some pretty clear instructions in their...

Bell has some pretty clear instructions in their maintenance manuals about which Special Inspections are due and when. *IF* the spike did not break off...and *IF* the IDS did not contact the pan,...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2020, 02:47
Replies: 49
Views: 9,298
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Time is money, so they say.

Time is money, so they say.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2020, 15:27
Replies: 49
Views: 9,298
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Flying Bull says that not everything that can be...

Flying Bull says that not everything that can be done should be done. And that is true. If we look at Google Maps, there would seem to be other sites in that town that the crew could have chosen....
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2020, 05:23
Replies: 49
Views: 9,298
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Soooo...with a little internet nooding I come up...

Soooo...with a little internet nooding I come up with this:

The landing on the trailer was in the town of Boulder Creek, California, which is in the mountains southwest of San Jose, CA. There's a...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2020, 12:54
Replies: 29
Views: 9,461
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Hey, nice analogy there, bub! I mean...not. ...

Hey, nice analogy there, bub! I mean...not. Rigga, please!

Look, cars don't have to be assembled with certified parts that either have yellow-tags or 8130's or Component Historical Record...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2020, 03:15
Replies: 44
Views: 8,523
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

I disagree, guys. He knew he was about out of...

I disagree, guys. He knew he was about out of fuel - he just didn't want to admit it to ATC. Had it kept running and he went in and landed, nobody would have been the wiser. And nobody would have...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2020, 01:30
Replies: 44
Views: 8,523
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Well, he *almost* made it. The distance...

Well, he *almost* made it.

The distance from the NAF in Port Harcourt to Lagos is, what, 250 miles? A clean and light, high-skid 206B should be capable of about 105 KIAS at 80% torque. That's...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2020, 14:46
Replies: 550
Views: 448,504
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Okay, they screwed up and crashed and killed...

Okay, they screwed up and crashed and killed everybody. After the fact, we look for the "why" of it.

Best description that I've read of this accident: Two single-pilots flying a machine by...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jul 2020, 15:18
Replies: 43
Views: 10,637
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Ah, the old "gust of wind." Whenever I read...

Ah, the old "gust of wind."

Whenever I read stuff like this I always laugh and think, "Don't people understand how a rotor works...how the cyclic works? Do they actually think that an immobilized...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2020, 16:08
Replies: 43
Views: 10,637
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

This is not a getting-out-while-running accident....

This is not a getting-out-while-running accident. It's a pilot-is-a-dumbass accident.

What pilot with even half a brain gets out with the throttle up at full and the controls unsecured?? A very...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2020, 14:58
Replies: 111
Views: 10,724
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

If the group will allow a bit of thread drift... ...

If the group will allow a bit of thread drift...

Eagle86 is absolutely right. The time to start thinking about your next landing is before pulling pitch on the takeoff that will lead to it. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2020, 02:23
Replies: 111
Views: 10,724
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

The "rigid rotor" MBB Bo105 has a pronounced...

The "rigid rotor" MBB Bo105 has a pronounced vibration as you transition "back" through ETL. The speed range is quite wide, and the vibration goes away once you're fully in a hover. Sometimes, if...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2020, 12:52
Replies: 111
Views: 10,724
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Hate to reuse someone's entire post, but Ascend...

Hate to reuse someone's entire post, but Ascend Charlie just makes a whole lot of sense.

When I began working offshore for PHI, I was a "field ship" which is one that is assigned to an offshore...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2020, 16:07
Replies: 29
Views: 9,461
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Haven't been in the business very long, have you,...

Haven't been in the business very long, have you, Cyclic? If you had, you'd know that for eons, probably dating back to the VS-300, helicopters have had their data plates swapped from one airframe to...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2020, 18:32
Replies: 29
Views: 9,461
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Using the cab of one aircraft and the components...

Using the cab of one aircraft and the components of another aircraft used to be common practice in the industry until the FAA changed their mind a while back. But really, what would the harm be? ...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2020, 16:19
Replies: 32
Views: 5,519
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

The question of why the 47 has a left-side PIC...

The question of why the 47 has a left-side PIC comes up often. People want a Definitive Answer, when there really isn't one. If you look at pictures of the original Bell Model 30, the pilot sat...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2020, 15:19
Replies: 28
Views: 4,934
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Remember, in a 206 with an IDS failure, you're...

Remember, in a 206 with an IDS failure, you're not going from, say, 80% torque to *zero* torque. The engine is still driving the oil cooler and tail rotor. So it's not completely unloaded. However,...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2020, 20:28
Replies: 835
Views: 586,304
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

The usually-reliable Rotorspot website reports...

The usually-reliable Rotorspot website reports that of the 307 production ships out there, three were written-off: MSNs 37, 74 and 125) and six have had their registrations cancelled for some reason:...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2020, 01:59
Replies: 61
Views: 16,300
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

From the Vertical Magazine article... “In a...

From the Vertical Magazine article...
“In a nutshell, we removed all of the conventional mechanical anti-torque components — which is gearboxes, driveshafts and tail rotor hub and blades — and...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2020, 02:55
Replies: 756
Views: 815,686
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

SAS, check out this picture of our boy....

SAS, check out this picture of our boy. Regardless of how tall he was, in the aircraft his eyes are apparently just above the tall glareshield. I'd imagine that it wouldn't take much nose-up attitude...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2020, 19:34
Replies: 756
Views: 815,686
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

It's called "speculation," Torque ;-)

It's called "speculation," Torque ;-)
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2020, 18:36
Replies: 756
Views: 815,686
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

There are two other things to speculate on that...

There are two other things to speculate on that haven't been discussed much here.

We do not and cannot know what was going through the mind of Kobe's pilot. But there are some clues. In a...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2020, 17:46
Replies: 756
Views: 815,686
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Like everything in life...it depends. If I'm...

Like everything in life...it depends. If I'm scooting along at 600' agl under an overcast but the viz is pretty good, then a speed higher than 40 knots might be okay. Not far behind Kobe's pilot,...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2020, 15:20
Replies: 756
Views: 815,686
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Oh, geez. Oh, Jesus H. Christ. Whenever I read...

Oh, geez. Oh, Jesus H. Christ. Whenever I read crap like the above, the question I always have is, "Do you know any helicopter pilots? Have you ever actually *met* any real helicopter pilots?" ...
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