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Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 15:42
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By Hot and Hi

Exclamation Actually, you posted your overhaul costs from...

Actually, you posted your overhaul costs from 2016 here (https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/487145-ec120-12-year.html?highlight=ec120#post10007199) on PPRUNE. So something like USD 100k for the 12-yr...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 15:01
Replies: 20
Views: 5,180
Posted By Hot and Hi

You mean something along those lines...? ...

You mean something along those lines...?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0534_3075c58aa73fb786cb2236f98a7220c4bbd4698b.jpg

4 pax; half fuel. Able to lift IGE,...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 12:12
Replies: 20
Views: 5,180
Posted By Hot and Hi

Well, for a running take off you only need IGE...

Well, for a running take off you only need IGE capability (not OGE). It was definitely doable, as evidenced by the fact that he was perfectly able to hover IGE. A bit more creep (as others have...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 07:17
Replies: 20
Views: 5,180
Posted By Hot and Hi

So sorry! Looked very much doable. But then...

So sorry! Looked very much doable. But then ground effect disappeared when his take-off path took him over the long grass. Then dynamic roll-over to the front, as the skids got entangled in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 05:04
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By Hot and Hi

Definitely a beauty she is. I can imagine how...

Definitely a beauty she is. I can imagine how much you are enjoying flying her!

So how much in your case was the 12-year inspection incl turbine overhaul?
1st Oct 2020, 17:05
Replies: 16
Views: 4,346
Posted By Hot and Hi

The cormorant should have flown away.

The cormorant should have flown away.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2020, 15:42
Replies: 44
Views: 7,479
Posted By Hot and Hi

No doubt. You are 100% right in your assessment.

No doubt. You are 100% right in your assessment.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Sep 2020, 19:15
Replies: 183
Views: 33,141
Posted By Hot and Hi

Cable linkages, you mean?

Cable linkages, you mean?
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 14:20
Replies: 34
Views: 5,238
Posted By Hot and Hi

Just explain who pays for the helicopter you fly,...

Just explain who pays for the helicopter you fly, Rotten John?
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 10:27
Replies: 20
Views: 4,171
Posted By Hot and Hi

Closing the throttle would have achieved this.

Closing the throttle would have achieved this.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 14:18
Replies: 34
Views: 5,238
Posted By Hot and Hi

The question was about Vne

The question was about Vne
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2020, 12:25
Replies: 183
Views: 33,141
Posted By Hot and Hi

Devil The only way I can interpret it being a...

The only way I can interpret it being a "personal" or "private use" helicopter is that it *won't* be certified. That would practrically make it an "experimental" (or "kit") helicopter. Which puts it...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2020, 16:09
Replies: 183
Views: 33,141
Posted By Hot and Hi

Robinson is exactly doing that: Polycarbonate...

Robinson is exactly doing that: Polycarbonate impact-resistant windshields

https://youtu.be/gEvehu3ESZY
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 15:45
Replies: 81
Views: 14,963
Posted By Hot and Hi

I will fly any day VFR Night in a single. Over...

I will fly any day VFR Night in a single. Over cultural lights that is. Not in order to better see the autorotation landing zone, but in order to avoid any risk of spatial disorientation.

Most...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 15:19
Replies: 209
Views: 54,151
Posted By Hot and Hi

Unless you simply do it to up your game as a...

Unless you simply do it to up your game as a private, business and leisure pilot (which would be a good reason). No, I don't think it would be worth your while as a career move.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 11:37
Replies: 550
Views: 439,686
Posted By Hot and Hi

And neither two crew nor two engines saved them...

And neither two crew nor two engines saved them and their paying passengers...

Oops, sorry, wrong thread!
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2020, 18:42
Replies: 43
Views: 10,277
Posted By Hot and Hi

Are you sure about that?

Are you sure about that?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2020, 16:04
Replies: 145
Views: 25,843
Posted By Hot and Hi

"Rotor Radio" podcast with Elan Head

Vertical Magazine "Rotor Radio" podcast with Elan Head where she makes some pertinent statements about how difficult it is even for IF inctructor rated pilots to fight those illusions:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2020, 15:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By Hot and Hi

It also largely depends whether you fly piston or...

It also largely depends whether you fly piston or turbines. Max passive noise attenuation is key to filtering out the high pitched turbine noise. ANR is not that effective here. And rumors Are that...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2020, 17:07
Replies: 945
Views: 922,159
Posted By Hot and Hi

Well, Robinson is offering it now. On all new...

Well, Robinson is offering it now. On all new machines give low RRPM warning through headset only. No more buzzer. Working headset is now a pre-start checklist item.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2020, 07:24
Replies: 145
Views: 25,843
Posted By Hot and Hi

Question Synthetic Vision

Well, Mr Bryant's pilot didn't need synthetic vision as an invitation to push on. He pushed on without it, maybe assuming that his [6-pack] instrument flying skills would pull him through.

It is...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2020, 15:10
Replies: 61
Views: 10,302
Posted By Hot and Hi

One can agree with Gordy that the manual is...

One can agree with Gordy that the manual is useless: OK, everything the manual says is correct but one has to know prior what is correct, and then read the text several times to understand what they...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2020, 13:44
Replies: 145
Views: 25,843
Posted By Hot and Hi

Question Is a 'big screen' of synthetic vision a substitute

Is a 'big screen' of synthetic vision a substitute for a good IF scan (which will only save your bacon if it was learned and practised regularly)?

I know if have asked this question here twice...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2020, 18:44
Replies: 145
Views: 25,843
Posted By Hot and Hi

Question Crab, Hissing and JiimEli, all very well noted....

Crab, Hissing and JiimEli, all very well noted. So what instrument support would *you* deem sufficient to push back the various overpowering illusions? Clearly the standard 6-pack isn't: The...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2020, 16:33
Replies: 145
Views: 25,843
Posted By Hot and Hi

Question Thank you Crab and 212man, for your vivid...

Thank you Crab and 212man, for your vivid accounts of the illusion of banks (the “leans”). From your accounts it sounds as if even recent IMC skills don’t do away with this illusion, but rather give...
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