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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2020, 21:26
Replies: 76
Views: 11,099
Posted By ericferret

On a scale of nastiness I always rated OM15 as...

On a scale of nastiness I always rated OM15 as worst with Avtur next.
Mind you at that point I had not discovered Skydrol, gods punishment for taking up aircraft enginering.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2020, 13:14
Replies: 76
Views: 11,099
Posted By ericferret

I still smell of OX 38

I still smell of OX 38
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2020, 10:18
Replies: 34
Views: 7,308
Posted By ericferret

Sheep love to nibble R22 HT leads, had to change...

Sheep love to nibble R22 HT leads, had to change a set in the field literally due to a rather large mag drop!!!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2020, 11:20
Replies: 38
Views: 11,010
Posted By ericferret

I remember a shift supervisor (A.S.) at Air...

I remember a shift supervisor (A.S.) at Air Hanson who said

" I won't hear a bad word said about the S76, the overtime is paying my mortgage."!!!!


As for heavy maintenance it depends exactly...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2020, 21:13
Replies: 16
Views: 5,292
Posted By ericferret

Wonder if that was the same guy I worked with in...

Wonder if that was the same guy I worked with in Rotterdam late 90's for Schreiner.
We had a computer game in the crew room and my high score handle was "The Falklands are British".
He spent ages...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2020, 23:20
Replies: 34
Views: 7,279
Posted By ericferret

Sud Aviation of course came from the amalgamation...

Sud Aviation of course came from the amalgamation of Sud Est and Sud Ouest hence the early Alouettes are SE3130 and the Djinn SO 1221.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2020, 09:07
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By ericferret

Hook

ook

Schweizer 300C Cargo Hook, for sale on TransGlobal Aviation (http://transglobalaviation.net/aircraft/25/575/helicopter-parts/_schweizer-300c-cargo-hook/)
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2020, 21:28
Replies: 33
Views: 10,956
Posted By ericferret

A number of years back a 206 had a set of skids...

A number of years back a 206 had a set of skids changed in the hover at Blackpool in England.. The aircraft a crop sprayer hit the crop/ground leaving the gear a tangled mess under the aircraft. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 17:14
Replies: 49
Views: 9,363
Posted By ericferret

In the past a number of operators have moved...

In the past a number of operators have moved aircraft from site to site by road. Cheaper than flying. The trailer looks purpose built.

Except of course for the odd encounter with a low bridge and...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 11:09
Replies: 53
Views: 11,017
Posted By ericferret

It wouldn't be quite as bad for the 139 as you...

It wouldn't be quite as bad for the 139 as you can unload from either side.
The 169 has a surprising number of design "gems" that are either annoying or expensive.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 19:54
Replies: 53
Views: 11,017
Posted By ericferret

I think the Acc Drive man now works for Leonardo...

I think the Acc Drive man now works for Leonardo on the 169 design team.

"Lets put the Acc dive on the left side where the baggage bay door is so those unloading can be deafened. Also a good idea...
15th Oct 2020, 18:37
Replies: 92
Views: 23,656
Posted By ericferret

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x533/geograph_6260775_by_adrian_s_pye_1baf88d0155f4b315f47cce8d5e6898cb8327346.jpg
Lost something? Scrap yard near Tetney, Lincolnshire
14th Oct 2020, 10:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By ericferret

Friend of mine started off as a motormechanic....

Friend of mine started off as a motormechanic. Got a job as an aircraft handler. Helped out in hangar. Impressed the guys he was working with and was transferred on to engineering.
Got his licence,...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2020, 11:44
Replies: 81
Views: 16,625
Posted By ericferret

Ask for loads, planning authority knock it down...

Ask for loads, planning authority knock it down to what you want.
13th Oct 2020, 11:37
Replies: 6
Views: 3,299
Posted By ericferret

Thanks for the info, "Boris" it is!!!! Thought...

Thanks for the info, "Boris" it is!!!!
Thought the large red tail was airline markings.
Unusual to see something that large over my house.
12th Oct 2020, 23:04
Replies: 6
Views: 3,299
Posted By ericferret

Airliner over Donna Nook

Large civil aircraft Boeing 737 or similar orbiting Grimsby and down as far as Donna Nook range at low altitude this afternoon.
Any ideas what it was doing?
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2020, 12:10
Replies: 21
Views: 4,852
Posted By ericferret

Not unusual though. Hughes 500/300 are...

Not unusual though.

Hughes 500/300 are similar with just a damper ring no bearing.
3rd Oct 2020, 18:41
Replies: 6
Views: 2,187
Posted By ericferret

83 at Cranwell 61 at 1 F.T.S 61/J at 6...

83 at Cranwell
61 at 1 F.T.S
61/J at 6 F.T.S Finningley.

Source
On the Wings of a Gull (Percival and Hunting Aircraft)

David Gearing 2012
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2020, 20:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By ericferret

The specific engine maintenance manual usually...

The specific engine maintenance manual usually contains full storage information.
26th Sep 2020, 19:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By ericferret

PRC when out of date really does go "off". Had...

PRC when out of date really does go "off". Had the unhappy experience of using out of date PRC to install a windscreen after two days it hadn't hardened just turned to chewing gum.

If you must use...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2020, 00:27
Replies: 2,913
Views: 885,158
Posted By ericferret

Especially usefull when searching for a fuel leak

Especially usefull when searching for a fuel leak
14th Sep 2020, 17:46
Replies: 96
Views: 11,229
Posted By ericferret

I was always slightly jealous of my mates last...

I was always slightly jealous of my mates last three, 007
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2020, 18:42
Replies: 1,277
Views: 464,300
Posted By ericferret

Interestingly a vibration search with a Vibrex...

Interestingly a vibration search with a Vibrex would have probably found this.
A friend of mine sadly no longer with us was searching for a vibration on a 206.
Hand holding an accelerometer he ...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2020, 16:48
Replies: 1,362
Views: 345,216
Posted By ericferret

We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we...

We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganised. … I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising;...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Aug 2020, 14:42
Replies: 1,362
Views: 345,216
Posted By ericferret

I say bring back the Walrus.

I say bring back the Walrus.
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