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Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2019, 22:36
Replies: 203
Views: 119,996
Posted By rotorspeed

If tanks don’t get topped, run down to a warning...

If tanks don’t get topped, run down to a warning light, or even more unlikely drained, one is surely not going to know whether the gauge readings are accurate. I guess in a police role with with...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2019, 08:04
Replies: 65
Views: 16,738
Posted By rotorspeed

I suspect this will prove to be yet another...

I suspect this will prove to be yet another accident when the aircraft has failed to be carefully and progressively flown from the moment the collective is lifted from the bottom stop, to returning...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2019, 23:28
Replies: 445
Views: 378,249
Posted By rotorspeed

And wreckage found 1.2 miles away from the...

And wreckage found 1.2 miles away from the departure site doesn’t sound to me like LOC soon after TDP and before Vy was established - the critical time if ground refs were lost before stabilising...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2019, 18:26
Replies: 445
Views: 378,249
Posted By rotorspeed

Whilst I appreciate that the ability to maintain...

Whilst I appreciate that the ability to maintain a given heading/track fine tolerance is important in certain IMC departures, mainly runway, surely no-one here can actually think this is particularly...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2019, 10:09
Replies: 445
Views: 378,249
Posted By rotorspeed

I do find it hard to believe this was basically...

I do find it hard to believe this was basically pilot error through disorientation. Surely for these two highly experienced presumably IR pilots, it should not have been a big deal? Ok it was...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2019, 20:57
Replies: 65
Views: 21,151
Posted By rotorspeed

Surely the fact that one needs to pull...

Surely the fact that one needs to pull substantial power to go around at the bottom of an aborted ILS should be pretty obvious? Quite frankly if itís not, a pilot should lose his IR until...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2019, 11:03
Replies: 65
Views: 21,151
Posted By rotorspeed

Strange one here. Be key to know what runway they...

Strange one here. Be key to know what runway they were using and approach they were on. Not familiar with KBRD but seems there is an ILS on 23 and 34, and an RNAV on 05. N11NM was a 109S, so not the...
25th Jan 2019, 11:31
Replies: 2,068
Views: 2,559,815
Posted By rotorspeed

I suspect there are a number of people who have...

I suspect there are a number of people who have substantial responsibility for this reckless flight that should never have happened. Whoever actually suggested and promoted this flight to Sala has...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2018, 18:55
Replies: 37
Views: 11,480
Posted By rotorspeed

Or better SAS, (or less worse!) diverted just 2...

Or better SAS, (or less worse!) diverted just 2 miles north to be over the lights of Calvario town and then picked up the autoroute for a bit, for better VFR refs. But let's face it, this flight was...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2018, 13:25
Replies: 1,173
Views: 536,580
Posted By rotorspeed

For those with a good engineering understanding...

For those with a good engineering understanding of this failure, would the tail rotor have been harder to turn by hand than normal, pre-flight, given the breakdown of this bearing? Obviously not...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2018, 16:45
Replies: 27
Views: 5,559
Posted By rotorspeed

Given reasonable volume, it’s hard to believe...

Given reasonable volume, it’s hard to believe such systems need to cost $90k, if that’s correct for an AS350/H125. Surely there is something that can be a lot safer than the ? say $9k plastic tank...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2018, 09:16
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By rotorspeed

Again Bravo73’s 5km and 1000ft cloudbase is a...

Again Bravo73’s 5km and 1000ft cloudbase is a good start, but be very careful where this is taken from, especially when flying around hilly terrain. Check the elevation of the ground at least 10nm...
4th Aug 2018, 19:01
Replies: 13
Views: 2,059
Posted By rotorspeed

Markos I think you might check your numbers...

Markos

I think you might check your numbers ref the viability of 5 pax to 1000nm in this. Piper's own data claims 1200nm at fast cruise 274 kts, so let's say in the real world that's 1000nm at...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2018, 14:05
Replies: 83
Views: 10,075
Posted By rotorspeed

It will be interesting to see from the eventual...

It will be interesting to see from the eventual report, assuming nothing comes out beforehand, whether the problem that caused the pilot to turn back 50 secs before total engine failure was one that...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2018, 15:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,470
Posted By rotorspeed

Is this really a proven problem? Anyone know of...

Is this really a proven problem? Anyone know of other incidents? It is very obvious from the feel of these catches whether the finger has caught the latch. And the slightest tug on closing the...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2018, 15:40
Replies: 11
Views: 3,735
Posted By rotorspeed

Same Again - surely whether single pilot or dual...

Same Again - surely whether single pilot or dual this is just dozey monitoring. Not exactly hard for an SP to check that any auto hover function is doing just that - well before a 500ft height loss....
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2018, 19:03
Replies: 30
Views: 5,861
Posted By rotorspeed

Tailboom - did you try Swansea? I'm pretty sure...

Tailboom - did you try Swansea? I'm pretty sure they were open. Guessing you might have been roughly passing? And what was the actual fuel price/Litre at Haverfordwest?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2018, 08:44
Replies: 17
Views: 2,980
Posted By rotorspeed

Ring, apart from anything else, the faster the...

Ring, apart from anything else, the faster the rpm in a gearbox actually the lower the torque, for a given power. But agree engine/transmission monitoring is very advantageous.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2018, 11:22
Replies: 183
Views: 56,100
Posted By rotorspeed

In order to help visualise what might have been...

In order to help visualise what might have been going on here, could anyone more familiar with the details of this mission and accident provide a bit of context - known or guesstimated? Was the 135...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2018, 10:44
Replies: 806
Views: 532,543
Posted By rotorspeed

Just read a pilot report in Aviation...

Just read a pilot report in Aviation International News mag on the 505. Two pages of largely drivel by one Alexa Paprosky, who is claimed to be a CPL, and not one reference to its cruise speed, fuel...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2018, 19:39
Replies: 102
Views: 21,896
Posted By rotorspeed

Ultimately I would have thought the insurance...

Ultimately I would have thought the insurance companies and then owners are likely to be most influential in deciding whether or not engineers should do ground runs as time goes on - they have the...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2018, 23:03
Replies: 432
Views: 172,883
Posted By rotorspeed

Crab - that all sounds a lot of sense now. I'm...

Crab - that all sounds a lot of sense now. I'm sure there would be quite a few pilots (maybe retired) who would love to be a wise old sounding board to those that contacted such a group. I wonder if...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2018, 11:21
Replies: 432
Views: 172,883
Posted By rotorspeed

Crab Like it or not the reality is that...

Crab

Like it or not the reality is that efficient use of time (and money) is important in the GA world. And commercial air transport world too of course. In some areas of aviation it is much less...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2018, 16:44
Replies: 432
Views: 172,883
Posted By rotorspeed

Forget any ideas about authorising flights, it's...

Forget any ideas about authorising flights, it's never going to happen, being totally unworkable and minimally effective. Those that need advice will never ask - they can do that now electively...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Mar 2018, 12:08
Replies: 432
Views: 172,883
Posted By rotorspeed

The specific cause of this accident seems...

The specific cause of this accident seems something of a mystery, ie why did the pilot descend in IMC into high ground. There was no apparent reason to. He had the equipment to know his position with...
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