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Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2020, 21:40
Replies: 1,301
Views: 280,933
Posted By gulliBell

What's the big deal with sharing the serials? The...

What's the big deal with sharing the serials? The only C+'s I know of that were delivered without IIDS were those ordered by East Asia Airlines in Macau. IIDS was standard but they optioned the...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2020, 14:24
Replies: 44
Views: 8,892
Posted By gulliBell

Consumer law for products with major defects...

Consumer law for products with major defects occurring early in a warranty period ordinarily requires product replacement. They should ship you a new set of blades, and pay shipping on the return of...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2020, 19:47
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By gulliBell

Not everyone has a George equipped S76.

Not everyone has a George equipped S76.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2020, 14:21
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By gulliBell

Well yeah. The sensible option is to stick to...

Well yeah. The sensible option is to stick to your OP-SPEC. If you want to do IFR there is a cost involved. Do it properly and put it in the OP-SPEC. If it's not in the OP-SPEC, don't do it....
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2020, 05:57
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By gulliBell

The helicopter was IFR capable however the...

The helicopter was IFR capable however the operator didn't want to go to the expense and effort of maintaining the IFR capability on their OP-SPEC. It was mentioned elsewhere here that there might...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2020, 19:47
Replies: 46
Views: 8,305
Posted By gulliBell

Yep, anything longer than 50' is long lining.

Yep, anything longer than 50' is long lining.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2020, 11:18
Replies: 71
Views: 27,162
Posted By gulliBell

The water is reported 3,000 meters deep....

The water is reported 3,000 meters deep. Blackhawk 221 was recovered from the same depth, challenging but it can be done.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2020, 23:31
Replies: 40
Views: 7,961
Posted By gulliBell

The same question might be asked of the Rescue...

The same question might be asked of the Rescue 116 crash in Ireland. They had all the good gear but still flew into a lighthouse at night that was marked on their map. But their purpose in being...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2020, 00:11
Replies: 40
Views: 7,961
Posted By gulliBell

Yeah. The diversion happened when I mentioned it...

Yeah. The diversion happened when I mentioned it was rather odd scrambling the helicopter at 2.00 am to search for a body in a bayou. I still think it could have waited until first light.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd May 2020, 14:43
Replies: 40
Views: 7,961
Posted By gulliBell

Not sure why you'd be out at 2 am searching for...

Not sure why you'd be out at 2 am searching for bodies. You'd think it's a task that could wait a few hours until daylight.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2020, 00:30
Replies: 71
Views: 27,162
Posted By gulliBell

I've never heard of that happening before.

I've never heard of that happening before.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2020, 14:57
Replies: 71
Views: 27,162
Posted By gulliBell

Yeah, CFIT is instantaneous. A MGB dropping all...

Yeah, CFIT is instantaneous. A MGB dropping all its oil or a TR falling off or virtually every other mechanical malfunction is not.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2020, 11:56
Replies: 71
Views: 27,162
Posted By gulliBell

How deep is the water?

How deep is the water?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2020, 13:07
Replies: 9
Views: 3,170
Posted By gulliBell

That helicopter started spinning out of control...

That helicopter started spinning out of control because power was going into the power train. The low airspeed didn't help either (vertical fin seemed to be attached prior to impact, not effective if...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2020, 03:28
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By gulliBell

Hell yeah. Break it down for spares and it will...

Hell yeah. Break it down for spares and it will be worth 10 times as much.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2020, 23:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By gulliBell

The Kobe Bryant S76B (crashed) helicopter, the...

The Kobe Bryant S76B (crashed) helicopter, the operator only paid $550K USD for that and it was loaded with lots of good gear and plenty of TBO hours.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2020, 13:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By gulliBell

Given an operational requirement to carry seven...

Given an operational requirement to carry seven passengers I'd take the S76B over the A109E Power every time.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2020, 00:20
Replies: 41
Views: 15,498
Posted By gulliBell

The costs hearing is on 24 April 2020. That will...

The costs hearing is on 24 April 2020. That will also be a big number (in addition to the damages awarded).
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2020, 00:16
Replies: 14
Views: 3,000
Posted By gulliBell

His question was low side governor failure in...

His question was low side governor failure in cruise flight. This will not cause an uncontrolled yaw.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2020, 23:32
Replies: 14
Views: 3,000
Posted By gulliBell

1. Engine malfunctions can happen any time the...

1. Engine malfunctions can happen any time the engine is operating.
2. Engine governor fail to low side means it won't produce much power, or none. Revert to manual mode to restore power.
3. No....
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2020, 23:22
Replies: 14
Views: 3,000
Posted By gulliBell

1. The colored dots just identify the blades for...

1. The colored dots just identify the blades for maintenance purposes.
2. 2/rev and 4/rev are vibration modes
3. Governor low side can lead to a crash, which is an almost meaningless thing to say...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2020, 11:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By gulliBell

First example: Applies to loss of hydraulic fluid...

First example: Applies to loss of hydraulic fluid pressure however so caused. If there is no fluid, or the hydraulic pump is kaput, there is no pressure to drive the piston.
Second example: It's not...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2020, 11:53
Replies: 7
Views: 3,523
Posted By gulliBell

The damage to the pylon also suggests that...

The damage to the pylon also suggests that whatever hit it did not travel very far afterwards.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2020, 00:21
Replies: 7
Views: 2,263
Posted By gulliBell

The aircraft didn't look all that banged up to...

The aircraft didn't look all that banged up to have resulted in a fatality.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Mar 2020, 13:26
Replies: 9
Views: 2,821
Posted By gulliBell

Working in West Papua at altitude and living in...

Working in West Papua at altitude and living in remote bush camps (from what I understand) should attract a hefty salary.
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