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Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2022, 04:50
Replies: 27
Views: 7,367
Posted By wrench1

FYI: it depends under what rules you operate...

FYI: it depends under what rules you operate under. For the FAA side manufacturer recommendations are not mandatory unless incorporated by a rule like an AD, OpSpecs, etc. So there would be no issue...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2022, 19:21
Replies: 30
Views: 5,610
Posted By wrench1

I worked with several pilots that flew with or...

I worked with several pilots that flew with or were in the same unit as the author that said the same about the his stories. Embellishment was not the word used when discussing the author's...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2022, 12:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By wrench1

Not enough information: 1) Will the AOC be...

Not enough information:
1) Will the AOC be issued under the developing country's CAA or a foreign/external CAA?
2) Will the aircraft be registered in that country or a different country?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2022, 15:27
Replies: 18
Views: 2,487
Posted By wrench1

Keep in mind some small twin engine aircraft have...

Keep in mind some small twin engine aircraft have an inherent operating difference due to how the airstream/rotorwash crosses over the #1/#2 engine cowling intakes. Sometime it can be as high as 20...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2022, 15:16
Replies: 18
Views: 2,487
Posted By wrench1

Since you have basically replaced all the normal...

Since you have basically replaced all the normal engine components that cause this type problem, you may want to check the #1 and #2 engine wire harness and airframe indicating system wire harnesses...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2022, 23:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By wrench1

Big fan of Start Pac products. Used them in the...

Big fan of Start Pac products. Used them in the GOM and bought a couple for my side work. Dont know your definition of man portable but I moved these up and down platforms and to other remote areas....
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2022, 22:58
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By wrench1

Curious. What "category" are you looking to...

Curious. What "category" are you looking to qualify the UH60 under?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jun 2022, 17:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By wrench1

If that's the approved training data here's the...

If that's the approved training data here's the FAA's version of it. But don't know if it will help in your quest.
https://fsims.faa.gov/wdocs/fsb/s-92a_r1_d1.pdf
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jun 2022, 17:29
Replies: 31
Views: 4,740
Posted By wrench1

While there still are those types of parts...

While there still are those types of parts floating around in the system, their numbers have been decreasing in my experience thanks to technology. Once where the only records were local hardcopies...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2022, 13:58
Replies: 31
Views: 4,740
Posted By wrench1

The list is merely advisory by the OEM. They have...

The list is merely advisory by the OEM. They have no legal power to "blacklist" any aircraft. Does the OEM have liability, sure, and that was the reason Bell originally started listing aircraft...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jun 2022, 23:32
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By wrench1

You'll find in a number of non-fatal accidents...

You'll find in a number of non-fatal accidents the NTSB will not travel and delegate the FAA to perform the investigation. A NTSB IIC is still assigned to oversee the investigation, determine the...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2022, 21:13
Replies: 31
Views: 4,740
Posted By wrench1

No "linkage" required. The list is update from...

No "linkage" required. The list is update from 3rd party sources. Last I looked the Airbus destroyed/salvage listing had over 5000 aircraft by model and S/N. While its not perfect it does give a...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2022, 18:56
Replies: 31
Views: 4,740
Posted By wrench1

Well the black art side is finally getting harder...

Well the black art side is finally getting harder depending on your view point. Airbus has seen the light so to speak and now provides a listing of scrapped or destroyed aircraft like other OEMs do....
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2022, 12:56
Replies: 31
Views: 4,740
Posted By wrench1

Most OEMs have either a published rotor strike...

Most OEMs have either a published rotor strike special inspection or provide a tailored inspection specific to the incident. Depending on the inspection some are tiered by the level of blade damage...
27th May 2022, 22:06
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By wrench1

Thats what I meant. Added a clarification to my...

Thats what I meant. Added a clarification to my original post.
27th May 2022, 14:20
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By wrench1

It really depends from what position you are...

It really depends from what position you are asking the question. Same with your T-tail question. For example, from a performance point low-wing tend to have the flexibility for different...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2022, 18:47
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By wrench1

Define older models. The only Airbus models that...

Define older models. The only Airbus models that I've seen with that placard had energy-absorbing seats installed like in the EC130B4. Its required per the Limitations section in the AFM. The AS350...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2022, 23:27
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By wrench1

You maybe thinking of energy-absorbing seats...

You maybe thinking of energy-absorbing seats which need to stroke a bit. While my info is dated, none the medical interiors I installed had E-A seats in the back which allowed stuff to be stored...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2022, 18:52
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By wrench1

There are several variations from different...

There are several variations from different vendors. Last pic is of the accident aircraft with 3 seats across the back....
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2022, 19:57
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By wrench1

FYI: Air Methods has a AS350 EMS interior with...

FYI: Air Methods has a AS350 EMS interior with the 2 aft seats behind the pilot and a 3rd seat aft of the stretcher. So 3 med crew is possible.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2022, 14:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By wrench1

Maybe. If they keep this as a secondary means of...

Maybe. If they keep this as a secondary means of control authority it should move forward somewhat quickly via the FAA Safer Skies Initiative. The latest SE rotorcraft autopilot approvals opened a...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2022, 21:03
Replies: 31
Views: 6,545
Posted By wrench1

On this side of the pond it can be done legally...

On this side of the pond it can be done legally via a FAA Special Flight Permit (Ferry permit). But on occasion it's been known to be done without said permit especially when a category 4 hurricane...
16th May 2022, 23:22
Replies: 34
Views: 4,499
Posted By wrench1

FYI: insurance providers in the US do not consult...

FYI: insurance providers in the US do not consult with the FAA with any regularity on how to write their policies. These providers employ experienced pilots and mechanics on staff for that purpose or...
16th May 2022, 22:59
Replies: 34
Views: 4,499
Posted By wrench1

Look at it this way, in order for red bull to get...

Look at it this way, in order for red bull to get insurance on those aircraft under an Experimental Exhibition Airworthiness Certficate (key part) they would be required to present the AWC with...
16th May 2022, 18:22
Replies: 34
Views: 4,499
Posted By wrench1

Keep in mind the insurance policies are written...

Keep in mind the insurance policies are written against the aircraft and not the pilot. Each underwriter has their own requirements but a number of the policies out there in the US do not itemize how...
14th May 2022, 21:40
Replies: 34
Views: 4,499
Posted By wrench1

It depends on how the insurance policy is written...

It depends on how the insurance policy is written at least in the US. Some policies have regulatory requirements but most policies don't. For example, there have been a number of flight incidents...
6th May 2022, 17:39
Replies: 49
Views: 13,829
Posted By wrench1

Boeing has had a rather large presence in the DC...

Boeing has had a rather large presence in the DC area for a number of years and I'm sure they have a few open offices available for the move. Perhaps the rent district in Chicagoland is a bit too...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd May 2022, 14:52
Replies: 15
Views: 3,242
Posted By wrench1

EPX spec sheets: ...

EPX spec sheets:
https://www.bellflight.com/-/media/site-specific/bell-flight/documents/products/412/subaru-bell-412epx-product-specifications.pdf
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2022, 15:29
Replies: 64
Views: 10,237
Posted By wrench1

The numbers are available in some countries via...

The numbers are available in some countries via private/public databases from sources like the FAA below. In general, of all active pilots in the US only 50% have an instrument ticket with less than...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 19:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By wrench1

True. With the newer turbine designs it's mostly...

True. With the newer turbine designs it's mostly a fixed wing application where you see the lower idle settings as noted in the chart above. However, in some older helicopters especially those with...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 19:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By wrench1

If you want the full answer to your question...

If you want the full answer to your question perhaps PM John Dixson (https://www.pprune.org/members/168874-johndixson). He was one of the Sikorsky test pilots on the CH-54 Tarhe (S64 Skycrane). I'm...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 14:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By wrench1

FYI: I believe the OP is referring to a maximum...

FYI: I believe the OP is referring to a maximum ITT limit at idle. See "min. idle" below....
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 12:10
Replies: 39
Views: 7,050
Posted By wrench1

While not related to this incident an AD was...

While not related to this incident an AD was released on the same day pertaining to 429 T/R P/C links........
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2022, 21:32
Replies: 15
Views: 3,242
Posted By wrench1

I don't know. But you can look below to see if it...

I don't know. But you can look below to see if it has been added to the EASA TCDS. It is FAA certified.
https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/type-certificates
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2022, 20:32
Replies: 15
Views: 3,242
Posted By wrench1

It's a different variant to the 412EP. The EPi...

It's a different variant to the 412EP. The EPi and EPX are marketing names. The EPX was developed with Suburu/Fuji Heavy Industries for a Japanese military competition.
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