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Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2020, 06:27
Replies: 27
Views: 4,780
Posted By RVDT

Nope - but I was bit fussy about experience...

Nope - but I was bit fussy about experience levels of who I would allow to jump.
Jump masters and base jumpers seem to have a better appreciation of what can go wrong.
Last lot I ever dropped was...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2020, 19:23
Replies: 63
Views: 15,221
Posted By RVDT

QA system is working fine then? Still have the...

QA system is working fine then? Still have the view that the S92 is a "kludge" designed by a committee.

So long as that is understood - you will be fine.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Oct 2020, 06:31
Replies: 38
Views: 9,967
Posted By RVDT

"B" banger. Hard to get parts for them. Worked...

"B" banger. Hard to get parts for them. Worked with the lads in Wiking in .de a few years back and they seemed to be the "go to" guys for 76 support in Europe and they really struggled to get parts...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 03:52
Replies: 7
Views: 3,038
Posted By RVDT

Inspect just about everything - door fits out of...

Inspect just about everything - door fits out of whack means fuselage deformation, if the belly has touched the ground (which appears so as it is sitting on it) assumption is more than 10 g and...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 22:58
Replies: 63
Views: 15,221
Posted By RVDT

My thoughts entirely - they both probably rhyme...

My thoughts entirely - they both probably rhyme with trite and are as bad as each other.

Don't have to get in either of them and would not anyway, just surprised at the way people perceive things.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 22:11
Replies: 316
Views: 154,880
Posted By RVDT

:ugh: Really? I didn't notice that!!

:ugh: Really? I didn't notice that!!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 21:54
Replies: 16
Views: 3,490
Posted By RVDT

Depends on your speed. At a guess the 135 is...

Depends on your speed. At a guess the 135 is completely capable of 90 degrees up to about 60 knots at the limit of the TR?

20-40 knots with an angle of 30-45 is the worst for endplate wake.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 21:48
Replies: 63
Views: 15,221
Posted By RVDT

Really? Using the trite analysis that most people...

Really? Using the trite analysis that most people use for analysis the 225 is still safer by a factor of about 3-4?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 20:55
Replies: 316
Views: 154,880
Posted By RVDT

Zoom in on the Honeywell FasTrak tracking camera...

Zoom in on the Honeywell FasTrak tracking camera mounted above the radar dome and to the left of the wiper attachment in all 3 photos.

Doesn't like the refective leading edge and prefers to see a...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 20:28
Replies: 16
Views: 3,490
Posted By RVDT

Earlier 135's with sideslip angles around 30-45...

Earlier 135's with sideslip angles around 30-45 degrees suffer from instability from the wake from the endplates entering the fenestron. Not ideal.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 20:23
Replies: 63
Views: 15,221
Posted By RVDT

Anybody knowledgable with the 92 care to point...

Anybody knowledgable with the 92 care to point out how it currently complies with the CS criteria?

1/ Apparently doesn't meet the "run dry" capability as has been proven in the field and by FAA...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2020, 06:30
Replies: 22
Views: 3,452
Posted By RVDT

A 10,000 lb hook attached to an 8000 lb capable...

A 10,000 lb hook attached to an 8000 lb capable structure?

Sounds about right.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2020, 21:39
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By RVDT

AAT...

AAT (https://www.airambulancetechnology.com/aircraft/h130) has 3 different configurations - they do a lot of "aftermarket" for Airbus.

Any number of mods in the US as the aircraft as EMS ship is...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2020, 07:25
Replies: 13
Views: 2,611
Posted By RVDT

PV panels!

PV panels!
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2020, 08:02
Replies: 16
Views: 3,773
Posted By RVDT

Well I did fly an MD600N fro a while and that was...

Well I did fly an MD600N fro a while and that was definitely not "sexy" - more like frightening.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2020, 06:32
Replies: 43
Views: 10,392
Posted By RVDT

“The pilot considers” and the conditions of 95.7...

“The pilot considers” and the conditions of 95.7 override 20.10 as it sez.

“Safety of the helicopter” would come under not allowing some ******** to refuel it.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2020, 19:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By RVDT

Also the fact that the B3 tail rotor is quite...

Also the fact that the B3 tail rotor is quite different in the area of the TE Tab probably has more to do with it.

Much larger tab than a B2.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2020, 22:09
Replies: 16
Views: 3,773
Posted By RVDT

F = E with longer MR blades from 520N and...

F = E with longer MR blades from 520N and extended tailboom with adapter - C30 Max TO 375 hp

FF = as above with MGB from 600N as retrofit. C30 Max TO 425 hp 0-50 kts.

Incidentally the 600N MGB...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2020, 07:15
Replies: 247
Views: 94,594
Posted By RVDT

+1 Gordy, Not much has changed in 35 years...

+1 Gordy,

Not much has changed in 35 years then? Just a bit more “PC”.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2020, 00:56
Replies: 17
Views: 3,646
Posted By RVDT

Could be a number of factors - No need -...

Could be a number of factors -

No need - such a short transit 7-10 minutes - gear cycles counted with subsequent overhaul life? I think 169 actuation is electric. Vle is probably pretty high.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2020, 18:46
Replies: 2
Views: 1,680
Posted By RVDT

#03 - Lucky enough to have flown that one with...

#03 - Lucky enough to have flown that one with Olivier.

pants - Tough times currently but let's see..........stranger things have happened!
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2020, 01:15
Replies: 1,107
Views: 369,178
Posted By RVDT

Before you go replacing the WU again I would be...

Before you go replacing the WU again I would be checking that your ICS is not the issue or the RESET button on both cyclics if fitted.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2020, 00:57
Replies: 1,107
Views: 369,178
Posted By RVDT

135H? Helionix? 3 big screens in the front? ...

135H? Helionix? 3 big screens in the front?

Optional on 1 thru 3 versions and possibly standard on H version.
SB EC135‐34‐045 Valid for Versions: T1, T2, T2+, T3, P1, P2, P2+, P3 635 T1, 635...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2020, 17:35
Replies: 145
Views: 26,448
Posted By RVDT

Maybe that is where the shortfall is -...

Maybe that is where the shortfall is - considering as you say all the other options listed probably would not have made a difference.

People need to be damn sure they understand that IIMC more...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2020, 20:23
Replies: 23
Views: 3,108
Posted By RVDT

Thanks Gordy! Can never be too sure!

Thanks Gordy! Can never be too sure!
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