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Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2018, 22:38
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By Ian Corrigible

NASA to boost helicopter to Mars in marathon mission

From Mars helicopter to fly on NASA’s next red planet rover mission (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/mars-helicopter-to-fly-on-nasa-s-next-red-planet-rover-mission)

...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Apr 2018, 12:35
Replies: 51
Views: 23,619
Posted By Ian Corrigible

I enjoyed Sikorsky's recent cheeky claim that the...

I enjoyed Sikorsky's recent cheeky claim that the CH-53K "...will be fielded to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) as a fully-operational aircraft in 2019...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2018, 18:25
Replies: 122
Views: 59,254
Posted By Ian Corrigible

I see that Ned finally finished his Loach family...

I see that Ned finally finished his Loach family poster:

https://i.imgur.com/veE6Omm.jpg

(Mods - Posted purely out of artistic appreciation, sans weblink. Hope this is acceptable.)

I/C
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2018, 14:36
Replies: 15
Views: 3,476
Posted By Ian Corrigible

R44 drug smuggling gang jailed

From the Crown Prosecution Service (https://www.cps.gov.uk/london-south/news/helicopter-drug-smuggling-gang-jailed):


https://i.imgur.com/F1ntys8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/IGhvMad.jpg

I/C
17th Apr 2018, 11:58
Replies: 2,501
Views: 456,106
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Syrian AD's Pk now exceeds 1: Associated...

Syrian AD's Pk now exceeds 1:

Associated Press, April 16 (7:05 p.m.): (https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-04-16/the-latest-eu-aims-to-boost-un-role-in-syria-after-strikes) Syrian...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2018, 19:17
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ian Corrigible

r22butters, Yes, getting the same issue as...

r22butters,

Yes, getting the same issue as you (USA). PPRuNe is frequently plagued with such pop-ups, which are often discussed in ‘PPRuNe Problems or Queries’ and ‘Jetblast’.

I/C
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2018, 12:18
Replies: 51
Views: 23,619
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Halo aside, I guess the answer is multiple...

Halo aside, I guess the answer is multiple Chinooks. Just as the CH-47F was the default platform in Afghanistan for lifting Black Hawk-sized payloads at 10,000 ft HLZs, the CH-53K will be able to...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2018, 11:20
Replies: 51
Views: 23,619
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Not that impressive. The YCH-53E demo'd a 35,600...

Not that impressive. The YCH-53E demo'd a 35,600 lb external payload lift on August 10th, 1974, with 40% less installed power.

The impressive performance will be when the CH-53K demonstrates its...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2018, 15:52
Replies: 807
Views: 528,939
Posted By Ian Corrigible

From a couple of pages back: ...

From a couple of pages back:


https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/517185-bell-505-jet-ranger-x-24.html#post10052193
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Mar 2018, 15:47
Replies: 3,185
Views: 290,764
Posted By Ian Corrigible

The UK clearly signaled its position to Moscow...

The UK clearly signaled its position to Moscow four years ago:

"Not support, for now, trade sanctions … or close London's financial centre to Russians."

https://i.imgur.com/rHZQ9SC.jpg...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2018, 17:42
Replies: 20
Views: 5,111
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Further to the above, it now looks like the...

Further to the above, it now looks like the Israeli Defense Forces - an existing CH-53 operator since 1969 - will switch to the Chinook:

Jerusalem Post: IDF to recommend Boeing helicopter over...
3rd Mar 2018, 19:27
Replies: 43
Views: 16,894
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Global 6000 'ZS-OAK' sought after Guptas default on loan

Canada lent a family $41 million to buy a luxury jet. Now the jet is missing....
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2018, 18:31
Replies: 19
Views: 5,488
Posted By Ian Corrigible

You bunch of Philistines. I think it's...

You bunch of Philistines. I think it's visionary. It says: "Who knows what we might be producing in 10 years' time? It could be tiltrotors. It could be air taxis. It could be street signs."
...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2018, 14:33
Replies: 26
Views: 5,888
Posted By Ian Corrigible

The most recent target date I'd heard was Q1...

The most recent target date I'd heard was Q1 2017, but I understood this had slipped to the right.

I/C
2nd Feb 2018, 21:08
Replies: 15
Views: 4,536
Posted By Ian Corrigible

"Wedge" There have been several proposals...

"Wedge"


There have been several proposals offered, drawing on GE's development of the CF34 family since the TF34 was first bench tested 49 years ago, but funding never follows. The TF34-GE-101...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2018, 17:26
Replies: 26
Views: 5,888
Posted By Ian Corrigible

All but those military/paramilitary AS550s...

All but those military/paramilitary AS550s optioned with the self-sealing tank (glass/kevlar/resin laminated structure + carbon stiffeners).

The H130...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2018, 18:18
Replies: 24
Views: 6,727
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Sad and ultimately rather bitter: Schweizer et...

Sad and ultimately rather bitter: Schweizer et al v. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/new-york/nywdce/6:2010cv06547/81063/80/)

Of course,...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2018, 12:37
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Charlie, I don't believe so. The last time...

Charlie,

I don't believe so. The last time I saw ULOR referenced was at the AUSA annual convention in October 2011, 3½ years after the concept first appeared at AHS Forum 64 (and 4 years after...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2018, 00:14
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By Ian Corrigible

...Which was the driver behind the Unload Lift...

...Which was the driver behind the Unload Lift Offset Rotor (ULOR) (https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/245168-sikorsky-x2-coaxial-heli-developments-21.html#post4793495) concept.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2018, 14:26
Replies: 10
Views: 3,729
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Nooby, But just the eleven UK SAR aircraft...

Nooby,

But just the eleven UK SAR aircraft by the sounds of it:

Flight: Leonardo Helicopters could move AW149 production to UK...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2018, 13:17
Replies: 1
Views: 2,194
Posted By Ian Corrigible

An attack version of the Westland-Bell 47? So...

An attack version of the Westland-Bell 47? So that'll be the Model 207 Sioux Scout (http://www.tailsthroughtime.com/2011/03/bell-207-sioux-scout-grand-daddy-of.html), then.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2018, 11:53
Replies: 2
Views: 2,058
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Own up, who got the MEng in Aeronautics from Empirical College?

BBC: 'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42579634)


Could have got one for free from Stephen Colbert's Totally Legitimate Online PhD Program...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2018, 11:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,517
Posted By Ian Corrigible

John, Elevate won't use autonomous vehicles...

John,

Elevate won't use autonomous vehicles initially - there's no way the certification authorities would allow it. Autonomous is the eventual plan, but only several years down the road.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2018, 03:09
Replies: 11
Views: 2,517
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Charlie: Just to clarify, Uber Elevate...

Charlie:

Just to clarify, Uber Elevate (https://www.uber.com/info/elevate) won't be landing willy-nilly on parking garage rooftops. Among the many partners signed up by the company for its...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2018, 14:58
Replies: 20
Views: 5,111
Posted By Ian Corrigible

Sans, It's pricey, no question. The exact...

Sans,

It's pricey, no question. The exact delta versus the Osprey depends on the specific cost figure used, however.

The GAO (https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/683838.pdf#page=101) figure of...
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