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Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2022, 12:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,939
Posted By widgeon

helicopter, tractor collision

https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/helicopter-falls-tractor-orondo/281-375b50c1-b64d-4cfe-9e3b-844f806468fe

Sounds like they both had a luck break
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2022, 13:41
Replies: 107
Views: 28,530
Posted By widgeon

Also If i recall correctly neither the gearbox...

Also If i recall correctly neither the gearbox nor driveshaft were titanium . The rotor head was and was a work of art IMHO
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2022, 13:35
Replies: 107
Views: 28,530
Posted By widgeon

I worked with the LS version for 5 years and...

I worked with the LS version for 5 years and confirm all he describes is standard build. Transmission is mounted to the helicopter floor by 4 struts about 1 m long ( if i think long enough I may...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 13:36
Replies: 26
Views: 4,724
Posted By widgeon

Interesting read. Has any study been made on the...

Interesting read. Has any study been made on the effect HUMS has had on aircraft safety ?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2022, 20:41
Replies: 200
Views: 81,338
Posted By widgeon

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/45631...

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/45631/do-helicopters-use-more-fuel-when-hovering
i don't think there is a helicopter that burns same fuel in hover as fwd flight ,I am sure ratio is much...
1st May 2022, 15:35
Replies: 54
Views: 22,643
Posted By widgeon

How many cabin crew will they use ? Will they...

How many cabin crew will they use ? Will they need 3 sets of flight crew also ?.
12th Apr 2022, 16:22
Replies: 34
Views: 4,560
Posted By widgeon

Entering an aircraft in flight

https://www.wionews.com/photos/for-the-first-time-in-aviation-history-a-pilot-will-take-off-in-one-plane-and-land-in-another-470258#skydive-in-tandem-470248
21st Mar 2022, 23:06
Replies: 32
Views: 21,489
Posted By widgeon

more fines

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/six-more-passengers-on-infamous-sunwing-flight-to-mexico-fined-by-transport-canada-1.5828033
16th Mar 2022, 14:01
Replies: 134
Views: 82,401
Posted By widgeon

Wow , so many missed opportunities to avoid the...

Wow , so many missed opportunities to avoid the incident.
8th Mar 2022, 22:32
Replies: 32
Views: 21,489
Posted By widgeon

expensive party

https://globalnews.ca/news/8666998/influencer-flight-vol-sunwing-fine-covid/

Expensive party, excuse if it is already a thread alaon
5th Mar 2022, 14:25
Replies: 136
Views: 70,327
Posted By widgeon

Expensive russian charter

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/russian-charter-jet-racks-up-20k-in-fines-after-entering-canada

Though I suppose if you can afford a vacation in the high arctic the fine is small change.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2022, 13:41
Replies: 36
Views: 4,314
Posted By widgeon

Thanks for update , I have been out of industry...

Thanks for update , I have been out of industry for many years so my experience is also a little dated.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2022, 18:38
Replies: 36
Views: 4,314
Posted By widgeon

If recall correctly , the big issue with SPIFR...

If recall correctly , the big issue with SPIFR for a single engine helicopter was the alternate electrical power source . I know that American Eurocopter had a limited STC for AS 350 BA and Bell...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2022, 16:49
Replies: 200
Views: 81,338
Posted By widgeon

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-a...

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2022-03-03/netjets-agrees-buy-and-operate-150-lilium-evtols
Hmm I wonder if Net Jets actually put any money down , if so they are either...
16th Feb 2022, 16:49
Replies: 16
Views: 8,410
Posted By widgeon

Talking Sorry , was thinking south end of greenland was...

Sorry , was thinking south end of greenland was closer to HFX , but the track they took clearly has WPG as the closer airport . They could have chosen Gimli if they were short on fuel ;<).
15th Feb 2022, 19:08
Replies: 16
Views: 8,410
Posted By widgeon

777 emirates diversion

https://simpleflying.com/emirates-777-300er-winnipeg/

Curious it would choose winnipeg , sure there were other closer better served airports.
27th Jan 2022, 16:46
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By widgeon

If they can truck in fuel why would they need an...

If they can truck in fuel why would they need an aircraft to bring in small loads ?
27th Jan 2022, 11:58
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By widgeon

What is the real radius of action ?. I am sure...

What is the real radius of action ?. I am sure 300 miles is max range at economical cruise. Each vertical take off or landing will lessen the range I would have thought. How many remote locations...
4th Jan 2022, 19:02
Replies: 9
Views: 5,679
Posted By widgeon

Look at the pictures , I do not thing that...

Look at the pictures , I do not thing that turboprops are any less or more likely to shed a propellor blade than an piston engine aircraft
11th Jun 2021, 11:37
Replies: 28
Views: 25,476
Posted By widgeon

I was at canadair in the early 80"s as i recall...

I was at canadair in the early 80"s as i recall the mesh and a layer of film adhesive were the first items layed in the moulds before the first layer of pre preg. . Part of the inspection was to...
22nd May 2021, 14:35
Replies: 75
Views: 33,517
Posted By widgeon

supersonic no more

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/21/aerion-supersonic-shuts-down-ending-plans-for-silent-business-jets.html
18th Apr 2021, 14:41
Replies: 23
Views: 13,480
Posted By widgeon

What about the hearing impaired , should they...

What about the hearing impaired , should they also have sign language version .
30th Mar 2021, 16:28
Replies: 14
Views: 4,479
Posted By widgeon

Well I see Net Jets ordered 20 of the BIZ jets ,...

Well I see Net Jets ordered 20 of the BIZ jets , wonder what the deposit was ?.
6th Mar 2020, 11:39
Replies: 12
Views: 4,917
Posted By widgeon

c of g shift ?

https://simpleflying.com/air-france-airbus-a350-center-of-gravity-shift/

I had not heard of this happening before , is the cargo not normally better secured
4th Feb 2020, 11:16
Replies: 120
Views: 97,558
Posted By widgeon

as a matter of interest what are the green...

as a matter of interest what are the green thingies next to the wheels
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2020, 21:53
Replies: 28
Views: 8,319
Posted By widgeon

Seeing the S92 . would it be possible to have ECM...

Seeing the S92 . would it be possible to have ECM installed on civilian helicopter ?
4th Jan 2020, 21:43
Replies: 4
Views: 5,534
Posted By widgeon

imagine what they could find with a scanning...

imagine what they could find with a scanning electron microscope !!. I think Leonardo are completely correct , but I cannot see a US court ruling against Boeing . As far as I can see they did...
17th Dec 2019, 16:03
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,550,115
Posted By widgeon

Wow the market moves in mysterious ways , Boeing...

Wow the market moves in mysterious ways , Boeing stock UP 1% .
Must have already expected this
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 16:35
Replies: 20
Views: 6,262
Posted By widgeon

IS the fuel flow normally different between # 1...

IS the fuel flow normally different between # 1 AND # 2 , Not a huge difference.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2019, 13:01
Replies: 25
Views: 5,705
Posted By widgeon

Angel http://www.helilynx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02...

http://www.helilynx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/350FX2-AS350B2-HIGE-and-HOGE-Performance-15Feb08.pdf

See above ,not sure if there are any for sale anywhere
...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2019, 16:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By widgeon

HI also checked on Siren's web site but no luck...

HI also checked on Siren's web site but no luck there ( always thought their product looked a lot more substantial than the breeze hooks ) , there was a NZ outfit that had an STC for one model .
...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2019, 11:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By widgeon

http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library...

http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgstc.nsf/0/eda3b8ba8f75b5b1862572790072912d/$FILE/SR01731SE.pdf

C-2 not close enough . had a bit of time so I looked though FAA stc database....
Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2019, 16:13
Replies: 43
Views: 26,759
Posted By widgeon

Somewhat on the same topic , my first aviation...

Somewhat on the same topic , my first aviation job after leaving college around 1976 was at Westlands in the Composite Development . We built a tail boom for the Westland Scout from HIgh Modulus...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Oct 2019, 13:16
Replies: 43
Views: 26,759
Posted By widgeon

http://www.vc10.net/Files/BOAC_EngNews_3403_red.pd...

http://www.vc10.net/Files/BOAC_EngNews_3403_red.pdf

After watching the beeb doc on Rolls Royce I looked a little further into the Hyfil Blades that were one of the Major causes of the Bankruptcy ....
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2019, 11:10
Replies: 30
Views: 11,365
Posted By widgeon

Was she specifically dreading having her house...

Was she specifically dreading having her house hit by a helicopter ground handling wheel ?. I would say she was lucky is was not a BO105 , those things are pretty heavy .

scuse my ignorance but...
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