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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2023, 19:07
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
Posted By Bell_ringer

When youíre a landlubber youíre surrounded by...

When youíre a landlubber youíre surrounded by idiots, when you get airborne, youíre surrounded by a superior form of idiot. When you fly helicopters, you get to avoid both. :E
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2023, 17:57
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

it is painful to watch with that yoof flapping...

it is painful to watch with that yoof flapping his gob, and whatever small animal seems to be sitting on his forehead. What is the market that is supposed to appeal to?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jan 2023, 17:15
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

except that by their own admission this was to...

except that by their own admission this was to prove a technique which was not right yet. So this is a proof of concept. From what they said, or skirted around, it is not intended to fly.
if it is,...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jan 2023, 09:39
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

Is this not just the first mock-up shown at the...

Is this not just the first mock-up shown at the last gathering?
An actual airframe is something that is intended to fly..
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2023, 19:31
Replies: 417
Views: 207,633
Posted By Bell_ringer

Crab, what were you flying at those times? ...

Crab, what were you flying at those times?
Airspace is shared, rarely by fully equipped aircraft.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2023, 17:35
Replies: 417
Views: 207,633
Posted By Bell_ringer

Marvellous in flight, unhelpful on finals.

Marvellous in flight, unhelpful on finals.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2023, 16:50
Replies: 417
Views: 207,633
Posted By Bell_ringer

SA in VFR is about eyes outside of the cockpit,...

SA in VFR is about eyes outside of the cockpit, not having more to look at inside one. Technology does not always improve safety.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2023, 16:37
Replies: 417
Views: 207,633
Posted By Bell_ringer

All a TA system will tell you, in close proximity...

All a TA system will tell you, in close proximity to a helistop, is that there is a lot of traffic to avoid. Distracting alerts that state the obvious, while drawing the eyes inwards, donít help...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2023, 10:04
Replies: 417
Views: 207,633
Posted By Bell_ringer

From the angle of the camera it is difficult to...

From the angle of the camera it is difficult to tell if that is/was the departing helicopter. The eye-level of the pax filming is higher and would have a clearer view, as should the pilot.
by 34...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2023, 08:33
Replies: 417
Views: 207,633
Posted By Bell_ringer

Try this link if their site has issues. Pilot...

Try this link if their site has issues. Pilot does not seem to ever look left at the LZ, very focused ahead of the aircraft.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0eRqLMlaSE
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2023, 06:22
Replies: 417
Views: 207,633
Posted By Bell_ringer

There could easily have been no survivors. That...

There could easily have been no survivors. That the second aircraft landed safely and there were survivors in the first is incredible. Maybe not the best choice of words but the sentiment is...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2022, 17:57
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

Apart from deferring tax, it is a great way to...

Apart from deferring tax, it is a great way to limit liability.
Tiered structures arenít uncommon - but 7?
Every penny counts, I suppose.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2022, 12:57
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

I still don't get why they need such a...

I still don't get why they need such a complicated organisational structure - they have 7 registered business entities.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2022, 06:57
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

SpaceX almost went out of business on a few...

SpaceX almost went out of business on a few occasions, had tons of funding, wrote off many rockets in the process and eventually, after 12 years had a commercial product.
No one has said what Hill...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2022, 18:06
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

Theyíre still ironing out the kinks in the...

Theyíre still ironing out the kinks in the Christmas cards.
It is an amazing card, you should see the CGI, itís going to revolutionise the Christmas card market. There is half a rapid-prototype card...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2022, 05:17
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

Pre-production? You mean mock-up (he even calls...

Pre-production? You mean mock-up (he even calls it that).
If the hull is never going to fly, it isn't pre-prod.
It's all very pretty, but they have a long way to go to get a flying test ship,...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2022, 09:12
Replies: 20
Views: 6,191
Posted By Bell_ringer

It's tough to crash in anything slower than that,...

It's tough to crash in anything slower than that, hopefully the pilot is ok and there's more than air in the tank.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2022, 10:40
Replies: 62
Views: 15,490
Posted By Bell_ringer

Itís California. Who is?

Itís California. Who is?
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2022, 17:09
Replies: 62
Views: 15,490
Posted By Bell_ringer

Robbiee old chum, a grown man saying ďlolĒ in the...

Robbiee old chum, a grown man saying ďlolĒ in the twenty-twenties is as wrong as the same ageing bloke wearing a budgie smuggler. Itís very hard to take anything seriously when itís followed by a...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2022, 13:01
Replies: 62
Views: 15,490
Posted By Bell_ringer

Here's an opportunity for a new acronym: CLTE -...

Here's an opportunity for a new acronym: CLTE - complete loss of tail-rotor effectiveness :)
Doesn't that just sound so much better.

Though in this case, it sounds more like a complete loss of...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2022, 09:24
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

Have you heard of FOMO?

Have you heard of FOMO?
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2022, 06:29
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

His funding model has a flaw, it requires them to...

His funding model has a flaw, it requires them to meet deadlines. If he can't, then Hill can't convert deposits into subsequent payments and has to keep loading the pipe with pre-orders. You have to...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2022, 08:58
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

It's more the 1k every 3 serial numbers that is...

It's more the 1k every 3 serial numbers that is super cheesy and leaves an impression they are in a rush to try grab as much cash as quickly as possible.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2022, 19:14
Replies: 62
Views: 15,490
Posted By Bell_ringer

Must be all the pioneering work of the family...

Must be all the pioneering work of the family Robinson that we hear so much about. At least itís good for business.
Canít be shoddy training and poor oversight. Definitely not.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2022, 19:08
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

Bet it only really costs £500 in materials :E

Bet it only really costs £500 in materials :E
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2022, 05:50
Replies: 62
Views: 15,490
Posted By Bell_ringer

Just looks like another case of power available...

Just looks like another case of power available being less than power required.
I'd bet a cold one that there was a rpm siren shrieking it's head off.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2022, 16:17
Replies: 77
Views: 18,459
Posted By Bell_ringer

Well, what is the probability of them having...

Well, what is the probability of them having invented a new type of accident? Probably slim.
No serious injuries, it will buff out. :E
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2022, 15:06
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

"One of his videos he says one particular rotor...

"One of his videos he says one particular rotor part has about €300 of actual metal/rubber/glue.."

Oh why didn't you say that before? If the helicopter Messiah says so (we seem to be using Monte...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2022, 12:00
Replies: 23
Views: 3,375
Posted By Bell_ringer

Yip, airspace and airlaw is basic ppl stuff but...

Yip, airspace and airlaw is basic ppl stuff but it is probably their eleventeenth amendment right to fly wherever they feel like. :E
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2022, 08:26
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

@agile, we live in an era where a fact is...

@agile, we live in an era where a fact is something someone believes is true, itís actual provenance is irrelevant.
The cult of Hill seem to have their zealots drinking the coolaid in vast...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2022, 14:32
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

It all depends what the weasel words are in the...

It all depends what the weasel words are in the contract, any new venture would leave plenty of wiggle room, they would be silly not to.
Besides, who reads the small print anyway :E
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2022, 09:17
Replies: 711
Views: 181,252
Posted By Bell_ringer

I would love to see the maths going into Hughes...

I would love to see the maths going into Hughes mantra of a 180 squid turbine wheel.
I am sure if you ignore a lot of associated cost that could well be a number but one disconnected from reality....
29th Sep 2022, 17:25
Replies: 128
Views: 20,905
Posted By Bell_ringer

Steady on there snowflake, wouldnít want you to...

Steady on there snowflake, wouldnít want you to melt.
You know what happens when you assume..

Virgin never was just another airline, they actively worked to be better. Now they are just like the...
29th Sep 2022, 13:57
Replies: 128
Views: 20,905
Posted By Bell_ringer

As a longtime virgin passenger, I have been...

As a longtime virgin passenger, I have been disappointed with their steady decline.
Recently they have been in woke overdrive, I reckon half the reason they are understaffed on flights is because...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2022, 15:54
Replies: 10
Views: 4,105
Posted By Bell_ringer

It is often forgotten that many a mast have...

It is often forgotten that many a mast have support wires which can be damn hard to spot if you have focused on something else, with haze its even more difficult to spot.
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