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Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2022, 19:00
Replies: 119
Views: 11,959
Posted By brett s

Probably not a great example given exactly what...

Probably not a great example given exactly what caused the emergency in the first place though.

US HEMS EC135P1 Dual Engine Failure: 7 July 2018 - Aerossurance...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2021, 20:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By brett s

All US Army CH-47D's except for 3 new builds...

All US Army CH-47D's except for 3 new builds started off life as an A, B, or C model & were still using the original airframes - still a few out there, 50+ years old now. Granted, not a lot else...
16th Jul 2021, 19:02
Replies: 82
Views: 22,505
Posted By brett s

The Pegasus CH-47 Chinook Helicopter video...

The Pegasus CH-47 Chinook Helicopter video archive. (http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/video/video.html)
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2021, 16:49
Replies: 32
Views: 8,888
Posted By brett s

Contaminated flight control hydraulic fluid is...

Contaminated flight control hydraulic fluid is what I remember.

On a side note, this is the same airframe you see in the ground resonance video.
30th Jan 2021, 13:37
Replies: 9
Views: 3,447
Posted By brett s

US Army didn't change entire blade sets in my...

US Army didn't change entire blade sets in my day, with either metal or composite blades.

The old metal blades were easier to get smooth than the composite blades that replaced them in the 80's....
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2020, 20:21
Replies: 38
Views: 6,278
Posted By brett s

I used to be in the ag business 30 or so years...

I used to be in the ag business 30 or so years ago, in Florida subdivisions were popping up right beside working farms & then start complaining about all the noise. Wasn't just us with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2020, 19:16
Replies: 13
Views: 3,039
Posted By brett s

Yep, common on Chinooks with a lot of hours - and...

Yep, common on Chinooks with a lot of hours - and that airframe has been around, first entered service in 1968. It was initially a CH-47C, converted to a CH-47D in the mid 1980's then to a MH-47G in...
31st Jul 2020, 16:16
Replies: 136
Views: 39,100
Posted By brett s

This was one of ours in the mid 80's, hit wires...

This was one of ours in the mid 80's, hit wires under NVG's. Was cut by the blades, they were also lucky like this crew.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2020, 11:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By brett s

If you want to stick with helicopters, what about...

If you want to stick with helicopters, what about the CH-47 - first flight in 1961, still in production.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2020, 00:06
Replies: 21
Views: 4,353
Posted By brett s

Was still a thing 30 or so years ago when I was...

Was still a thing 30 or so years ago when I was spraying crops, the operator I worked for kept some hanging around "just in case".
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2018, 17:00
Replies: 39
Views: 5,859
Posted By brett s

That's what it looks like to me as well - he was...

That's what it looks like to me as well - he was stationary until he panned far enough to see the approaching helicopter & only then started moving toward it's path.

If he didn't see it, why did...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2017, 00:27
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By brett s

My unit had a CH-47C hit wires in 1985 that were...

My unit had a CH-47C hit wires in 1985 that were spotted right before impact, the IP at the controls pulled up & banked, the wires were apparently cut by the fwd rotor which lost part of the tip on...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2017, 18:36
Replies: 32
Views: 9,812
Posted By brett s

It may be hard to do what's right when your job...

It may be hard to do what's right when your job is on the line, but what's your life worth? What about everyone else?

That's not the sort of operator I would want to keep working for anyways.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2015, 20:40
Replies: 28
Views: 5,892
Posted By brett s

I started out working for an ag operator as a...

I started out working for an ag operator as a combination mechanic/loader/truck driver, the owner allowed me to ferry ships between job sites when it was practical.

Worked out for both of us, he...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2014, 14:04
Replies: 30
Views: 7,565
Posted By brett s

We usually carried 2 or 3 CONEX containers at a...

We usually carried 2 or 3 CONEX containers at a time with CH-47C's (single cargo hook) but I don't remember singles wanting to spin more than anything else.

MILVAN containers were a different...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2014, 21:47
Replies: 12
Views: 2,827
Posted By brett s

Had a propane cannon fire right under me as I...

Had a propane cannon fire right under me as I dropped over a hedgerow while spraying a field - couldn't see it from the back side & I forgot it was there while working another area, that'll get your...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2014, 22:39
Replies: 641
Views: 177,759
Posted By brett s

Here's the 714A chart, they are a bit better at...

Here's the 714A chart, they are a bit better at altitude.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/sumpterbrett/Capture_zpsb620864e.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2014, 21:15
Replies: 641
Views: 177,759
Posted By brett s

Looks like a CH-47D/F with 714A engines can hover...

Looks like a CH-47D/F with 714A engines can hover OGE at 15K/95F at about 32,000 lbs (at 10 minute power), empty weight is 23,400.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2013, 21:02
Replies: 1,224
Views: 720,083
Posted By brett s

Sure, depending on the type of crop, material...

Sure, depending on the type of crop, material used & the weather.

5' was pretty typical when I was doing it, even lower if there was much wind. On a dead calm day maybe up to 10'.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2013, 18:11
Replies: 171
Views: 64,925
Posted By brett s

I understand the concept behind measuring bolt...

I understand the concept behind measuring bolt stretch to determine preload (and why it's better than using torque in some applications), but I've also never seen it called for on the particular...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2013, 18:05
Replies: 21
Views: 4,436
Posted By brett s

Bell 47's & Hiller 12's didn't have low rpm...

Bell 47's & Hiller 12's didn't have low rpm warning - neither did CH-47's, at least through the D model (haven't set foot in anything newer).
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2012, 00:40
Replies: 14
Views: 4,136
Posted By brett s

I did it in 43 hours, about a month from start to...

I did it in 43 hours, about a month from start to finish - flying a couple sessions a day when weather & availability permitted. I think that definitely helped speed things up...this was in the R22....
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2011, 13:08
Replies: 41
Views: 8,817
Posted By brett s

Exactly - calculate how much power it'll take...

Exactly - calculate how much power it'll take for get the desired rotor rpm at flat pitch & you'll find it far higher than 1 or 2 humans can generate.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2011, 13:06
Replies: 24
Views: 3,132
Posted By brett s

CH-47's also have transmission driven generators...

CH-47's also have transmission driven generators (plus one on the APU on D & newer models), the engines have hydraulic starters.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2011, 13:37
Replies: 23
Views: 3,395
Posted By brett s

Depends - some types will allow limited use of...

Depends - some types will allow limited use of avgas under some circumstances.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2011, 16:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,502
Posted By brett s

I got my first Huey ride in 1963 when only a...

I got my first Huey ride in 1963 when only a couple days old - a hospital transfer flight between Heidelburg & Mannheim, I was born 2 months premature weighing 4 lbs 4 ounces (my father was a 1LT...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Apr 2011, 18:14
Replies: 37
Views: 5,571
Posted By brett s

Go fly a Hiller 12 if you want to see control...

Go fly a Hiller 12 if you want to see control delay - I still my first couple minutes in one ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2010, 13:05
Replies: 1,224
Views: 720,083
Posted By brett s

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Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jun 2010, 23:48
Replies: 35
Views: 5,302
Posted By brett s

All of the Bell 47's & the one Hiller 12E I've...

All of the Bell 47's & the one Hiller 12E I've flown had one. Some much better than others...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2009, 19:57
Replies: 20
Views: 4,557
Posted By brett s

Knew several folks who managed to fall off the...

Knew several folks who managed to fall off the top of a Chinook - a broken wrist for one guy, neck for another (got to wear that lovely halo bolted to his head for months), another lost a testicle...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2009, 01:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By brett s

It's being sold in the US as an experimental kit,...

It's being sold in the US as an experimental kit, that's not going to help you out with CASA.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2009, 18:10
Replies: 163
Views: 16,588
Posted By brett s

I got my PPL(H) in 43 hours including the exam,...

I got my PPL(H) in 43 hours including the exam, in about a month from start to finish - flying often is good, just not more than an hour or so at a time in the beginning because you'll be pretty...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2009, 00:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By brett s

Ouch...bet the pilot had an "interesting"...

Ouch...bet the pilot had an "interesting" discussion with the refueller for sure!

Never had any issues like that with fuel but did get hosed down in the cockpit with methyl parathion one day by a...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2009, 18:24
Replies: 37
Views: 5,034
Posted By brett s

I did my PPL(H) in less than month, flying every...

I did my PPL(H) in less than month, flying every day when weather permitted - it definitely helps IMO. By the same token, more than a couple hours a day at first is probably wasting money, you'll get...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2009, 00:53
Replies: 402
Views: 123,512
Posted By brett s

They've been trying to kill it off for years now,...

They've been trying to kill it off for years now, this isn't a new idea at Bell.
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