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Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2021, 13:36
Replies: 53
Views: 3,227
Posted By Thracian

Ned, as always: Thanks for the offer. This...

Ned, as always: Thanks for the offer.

This year has been my last year as a private helicopter pilot (at least for the foreseeable future).
Due to job demands, the poor heli charter situation in...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2021, 07:50
Replies: 58
Views: 8,086
Posted By Thracian

Caledar arrived safely in Germany. Great pictures...

Caledar arrived safely in Germany. Great pictures as always. Thanks, Ned
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2020, 15:16
Replies: 387
Views: 94,444
Posted By Thracian

Whoa: https://youtu.be/iSFRBU5t8eI Wait! 495k...

Whoa: https://youtu.be/iSFRBU5t8eI
Wait!
495k GBP (well, maybe + VAT + 2 weeks of owner operator factory work at Hill Helicopter's)?
That's about 545k Euros or 660k US Dollars.
And 5000 hours on...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Dec 2020, 13:11
Replies: 58
Views: 8,086
Posted By Thracian

Ned, thank you for this offer. Great idea. ...

Ned, thank you for this offer. Great idea.

2020 has been quite a strange year for me here in Germany.
As I'm working in IT, I had considerably more to do than ever and didn't lose any of my...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 10:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By Thracian

@crab: you seem to be referring to the pitch...

@crab: you seem to be referring to the pitch angle of the blades. I guess, that Andrew wants to know the movement range of the collective lever itself.
This would typically be 0 (except for maybe...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2020, 16:53
Replies: 387
Views: 94,444
Posted By Thracian

As their press statement goes: So there will...

As their press statement goes:

So there will be a certification (CS-27 is for small rotorcraft).
Unfortunately, we don't know yet if it would be certified for IFR (appendix B of CS-27), and CS-27...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2020, 16:56
Replies: 387
Views: 94,444
Posted By Thracian

For a possible private owner, the specs look...

For a possible private owner, the specs look promising (wait, the Kopter SH09 figures...), but what about
- price tag
- maintenance cost (component lifetime, ...)
- maintenance facilities (would I...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2020, 18:32
Replies: 33
Views: 4,419
Posted By Thracian

Finally, my issue made it halfway around our...

Finally, my issue made it halfway around our planet to Germany. Highly appricated, Ned. Thanks for the amazing pictures every year (and now even twice a year) :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2020, 15:36
Replies: 33
Views: 4,419
Posted By Thracian

I already pm'd you. But if you still got some...

I already pm'd you. But if you still got some left, I wouldn't mind receiving another one :)
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2020, 18:31
Replies: 30
Views: 4,063
Posted By Thracian

And take Shawn's "Little book of Autorotations"...

And take Shawn's "Little book of Autorotations" as well as Greg Whyte's "Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots" (well, for the nightmares...) into consideration.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2020, 09:14
Replies: 50
Views: 8,025
Posted By Thracian

When it comes to helos vs. jets/planes from the...

When it comes to helos vs. jets/planes from the military point of view, in the annual HeliOps calendar giveaway (thanks to KiwiNedNZ) 2016 thread, John Eacott hit it right on the head: See his...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2020, 22:16
Replies: 50
Views: 8,025
Posted By Thracian

Well, in a plane, you always have to hit a runway...

Well, in a plane, you always have to hit a runway at landing, and of course you need one for takeoff. In a helicopter, you don't care about runways at all.
And no, as an "Airwolf"-TV show kid, I...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2019, 21:48
Replies: 61
Views: 9,698
Posted By Thracian

Mine also has arrived in perfect condition...

Mine also has arrived in perfect condition yesterday here in Germany.

Thanks, Ned, for those great opportunity and the wonderful pictures
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2019, 21:32
Replies: 61
Views: 9,698
Posted By Thracian

Ned, as always a massive thank you for your...

Ned, as always a massive thank you for your annual calendar giveaway.

My most memorable flight was a simple transfer flight. But as a low time PPLer, getting a JetRanger under your pants is...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2019, 17:28
Replies: 33
Views: 11,586
Posted By Thracian

At least, in this artice they're not claiming...

At least, in this artice they're not claiming "first":


So the seem to know about the Gazelle (and mabye even the CH-1)
;-)

Thracian


Misleading thread title edited
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2019, 17:12
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By Thracian

Possible next type rating?

Guys,

please keep in mind: I'm a low time private heli pilot, just having fun flying those machines occasionally. Usually I go flying with an instructor or another (experienced) pilot.
I used to...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2019, 20:57
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,416,764
Posted By Thracian

VF, glad to see your pictures coming again.

VF, glad to see your pictures coming again.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2019, 10:52
Replies: 17
Views: 6,531
Posted By Thracian

Yep, we rotorheads are "different" ;-) By the...

Yep, we rotorheads are "different" ;-)
By the way: Are there any collections of pics, comic strips, proverbs, sayings etc. concerning helicopter humour?
Any links?

Thracian
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 07:47
Replies: 68
Views: 8,638
Posted By Thracian

Calendar arrived yesterday. Great pics, Ned. ...

Calendar arrived yesterday.
Great pics, Ned.

Many thanks, and keep them coming, those calendars ;-)

Merry Christmas

Thracian
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2018, 18:36
Replies: 68
Views: 8,638
Posted By Thracian

Ned, thanks for giving us the chance for getting...

Ned, thanks for giving us the chance for getting hold onto those beautiful calendar every year.
And RIP for all your lost friends in the recent accidents.

My most memorable moment was the...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2018, 12:35
Replies: 29
Views: 5,639
Posted By Thracian

Well, how many birds there are vs. how many...

Well, how many birds there are vs. how many drones? Granted.
But:
How much is known about behavior of birds (travelling routes and seasons, resting areas, survival instinct, fear, ...) vs. the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2017, 19:19
Replies: 99
Views: 14,934
Posted By Thracian

Ned, my calendar arrived today in Germany. Same...

Ned, my calendar arrived today in Germany.
Same procedure as every year: Great pictures, many thanks to downunder

Thracian
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2017, 12:00
Replies: 99
Views: 14,934
Posted By Thracian

My most memorable moment in flying occurred at...

My most memorable moment in flying occurred at one of my first initial training lessons: While flying from airport A to airport B, we crossed an industrial plant, and out of one of its chimneys,...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2017, 08:39
Replies: 84
Views: 15,795
Posted By Thracian

And besides "loss of tail" (with loss of CoG) and...

And besides "loss of tail" (with loss of CoG) and "loss of tail rotor thrust", you can also experience "loss of tail rotor control". In this third case, you usually will be able to fly along with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Sep 2017, 11:40
Replies: 12
Views: 4,728
Posted By Thracian

Maybe Cessna has got something in the manuals...

Maybe Cessna has got something in the manuals (maintenance, ...) how to tie and lift the fuselage and where to attach all the stuff while not damaging the structure.
An experienced maintenance shop...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2017, 17:51
Replies: 30
Views: 11,872
Posted By Thracian

After slightly more than two years off, today I...

After slightly more than two years off, today I returned into the cockpit of the H300 (of course with FI).
This is more or less a personal Helicopter Day for me ;-)
Had to get accustomed again to...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2017, 10:58
Replies: 13
Views: 6,893
Posted By Thracian

But still the side rotors look like they need to...

But still the side rotors look like they need to be shut down for passenger loading/unloading (and compared to any "classical" concept, you now have 3 rotors instead of 2 to secure/guard).
And I do...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2017, 15:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By Thracian

Someone looking for a SA330 pilot cannot tell the...

Someone looking for a SA330 pilot cannot tell the candidate at least one TRI/TRE, where to get the TR?
Interesting...


Thracian
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2017, 14:35
Replies: 53
Views: 24,222
Posted By Thracian

There is NO left hand seat in a Cobra, unless...

There is NO left hand seat in a Cobra, unless you're standing on the skid and reaching into the cockpit...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2017, 10:53
Replies: 4
Views: 2,094
Posted By Thracian

sure the most funny way of "online" work...

sure the most funny way of "online" work ;-)
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2017, 12:13
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,416,764
Posted By Thracian

Great pictures, please keep them coming ;-) ...

Great pictures, please keep them coming ;-)

Btw: Did you ever make a landing on top of one of those high mountains? And do you have pictures of such a situation?

Thracian
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2017, 11:11
Replies: 42
Views: 14,133
Posted By Thracian

Those machines look very strange to me. In...

Those machines look very strange to me.
In Germany, weīre more used to the machines from AutoGyro:
AutoGyro - Home (http://www.auto-gyro.com/)


Although I donīt really know their specific...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2017, 10:32
Replies: 33
Views: 10,035
Posted By Thracian

In Germany, flying Autogyros requires an...

In Germany, flying Autogyros requires an ultra-light license. And this also entitles for commercial flying (no need for CPL).
So there's quite some stuff being done with gyrocopters (especially with...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2017, 07:25
Replies: 159
Views: 65,947
Posted By Thracian

Careful ;-) We germans donīt have the slightest...

Careful ;-)
We germans donīt have the slightest trace of humor ;-)


You have to distinguish between state investments and private ones. Look at the Volocopter guys (building a Heli-like looking...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Apr 2017, 12:12
Replies: 159
Views: 65,947
Posted By Thracian

According to their new timeline, first manned...

According to their new timeline, first manned flights will take place in 2019 now. Well, I do remember the old one youīre referring to ;-)
Additionally, the new pictures donīt show the slightest...
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