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Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2022, 19:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By TUPE

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Billy Deacon Memorial, Bressay, 19 November 2022.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2022, 20:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By TUPE

Tomorrow morning, weather and SAROps permitting,...

Tomorrow morning, weather and SAROps permitting, we will land next to Billy’s Memorial on Bressay and lay a wreath. The weather has been fitting of late 💨🌊
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Nov 2022, 18:48
Replies: 1,231
Views: 650,752
Posted By ShyTorque

I thought this had already been discussed at some...

I thought this had already been discussed at some length earlier on.

A tail rotor drive failure, believe it or not, is relatively straightforward to deal with, albeit needing altitude and time...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2022, 11:05
Replies: 154
Views: 53,733
Posted By robsrich

Australia Helicopter Fleet – Updated using 4...

Australia Helicopter Fleet – Updated using 4 November 2022 data from regulator. (CASA).

Source: Provided by Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-News, an Australian free monthly newsletter.

Review still...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2022, 14:59
Replies: 77
Views: 17,406
Posted By ShyTorque

Modern equipment does make night flying far...

Modern equipment does make night flying far easier, but NVG would be much more tricky if you’re dealing with passengers and or baggage and in any case, never have the luxury of a flying helmet to...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 13:19
Replies: 77
Views: 17,406
Posted By ShyTorque

Welcome to the real world outside of the RAF;...

Welcome to the real world outside of the RAF; that field doesn't look particularly confined in any case. However, night CAs was a routine exercise for military helicopter crews prior to NVG....
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2022, 14:39
Replies: 272
Views: 66,642
Posted By 60FltMech

Blackhawk cabin configuration

Someone commented (forgot who) on the thread a while back about the transverse seating arrangement in the Blackhawk and having to have someone assist securing the cargo doors closed, in the A/L model...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2022, 21:39
Replies: 41
Views: 5,194
Posted By KiwiNedNZ

For pure unadulterated fun it would have to be an...

For pure unadulterated fun it would have to be an MD500D. As a camera platform the Bell 407 and 429 are brilliant as is the 5 Bladed H145 which I got to use as a camera ship in Oman recently. For a...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2022, 03:00
Replies: 41
Views: 5,194
Posted By KiwiNedNZ

Devil Ned's Image Thread

Chatting with Senior Pilot and thought it might be good to start posting a thread of some of my images from the various shoots I do, sort of add some eye candy to the Rotorheads.
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Forum: Rotorheads
30th Oct 2022, 21:31
Replies: 1,231
Views: 650,752
Posted By ShyTorque

I suggest we stay on topic….this accident was...

I suggest we stay on topic….this accident was caused by mechanical failure, rather than a captaincy issue.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2022, 12:00
Replies: 154
Views: 53,733
Posted By robsrich

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority...

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Results for 2022

The Annual Report provides an overview of the operations of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) from 1 July 2021 to 30...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Oct 2022, 22:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By Hawksridge

Notwithstanding your request for information on...

Notwithstanding your request for information on this public access rumour network, may I politely suggest that, if you have a genuine flight safety concern, you pursue it through the relevant...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Oct 2022, 11:07
Replies: 272
Views: 66,642
Posted By JohnDixson

Sycamore, having watched the US RAH-66 program at...

Sycamore, having watched the US RAH-66 program at close hand, it is easy to sympathize.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2022, 22:17
Replies: 272
Views: 66,642
Posted By sycamore

JD, think of our procurement process as a...

JD, think of our procurement process as a `football field(soccer or rugby as well;the goalposts are usually at either end,midway between `corners`.Here we put them at opposing corners,and during any...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2022, 19:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By Hot_LZ

Airmanship considerations are very much applied...

Airmanship considerations are very much applied to jobs and training. Every base has the known paragliding sites on their patch and they are avoided as best as possible. The known sites are also...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2022, 20:30
Replies: 1,505
Views: 506,638
Posted By Flights of Fusion

Mostly a silent reader in the wings, I started...

Mostly a silent reader in the wings, I started teaching in R22s in 1998 with .7hrs in R22, that's right, point.7hrs, and 97 hours total helicopter time. Long before SFARs , and an add-on from FW...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2022, 15:14
Replies: 35
Views: 5,280
Posted By JohnDixson

Rotor Tip Behavior

Yes to that. Soon after signing in at SA in 1966, one of the senior handling qualities engineers, Dick McCutcheon was talking about this subject and related some findings in a test done on an S-58,...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2022, 13:24
Replies: 35
Views: 5,280
Posted By Al M

The static stiffness of the blades is likely...

The static stiffness of the blades is likely irrelevant. Once centrifugal force is applied due to rotor rpm the blades become really stiff.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2022, 12:52
Replies: 35
Views: 5,280
Posted By JohnDixson

Getting old and had to ask for a reminder from...

Getting old and had to ask for a reminder from Nick, 212. The main rotor servos on the 76 were placed in a not normal position for other reasons, and the solution to obtain control orthoganality (...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2022, 16:28
Replies: 35
Views: 5,280
Posted By JohnDixson

Hah-I haven’t heard that one. A related...

Hah-I haven’t heard that one.
A related anecdote from the UH-60 basic controls design: the lead designer for the UTTAS ( original name for that competition ) was a relatively new, quite intelligent...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2022, 15:41
Replies: 35
Views: 5,280
Posted By JohnDixson

The new composite rotor with anhedral tip was...

The new composite rotor with anhedral tip was tested in the 1990’s, and yes the word “ anhedral “ means that an outboard tip was tilted downward a few inches. The hover performance improvement was...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2022, 20:38
Replies: 23
Views: 3,246
Posted By RVDT

Great video and now quite relieved that I was not...

Great video and now quite relieved that I was not the only one to "not get it" when flying there.

There is once saving grace about flying GA in the UK and that is the sense of euphoria escaping...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2022, 05:48
Replies: 23
Views: 3,246
Posted By Gordy

Me too.... I forgot what it is like over...

Me too.... I forgot what it is like over there..... Now I know why my sister's neighbors cannot figure me out, my BIL is an airline pilot and they know I am a pilot too, but I get strange looks in my...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2022, 14:38
Replies: 150
Views: 24,871
Posted By JohnDixson

Thanks, Megan that info is an EEC not a FADEC,...

Thanks, Megan that info is an EEC not a FADEC, and backed up by other posts as well.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2022, 19:58
Replies: 150
Views: 24,871
Posted By JohnDixson

I’m confused. If you go to the Leonardo site and...

I’m confused. If you go to the Leonardo site and look in their 139 brochures, they cite the PT6C-67C engine with FADEC, whereas if one goes to the P&W Canada site and check the same engine, P&W says...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2022, 02:37
Replies: 150
Views: 24,871
Posted By JohnDixson

Megan, I was thinking that if the history...

Megan, I was thinking that if the history recorders were similar to GE;s, collective position, along with a number of other useful parameters would be there. Of course if there were usable FDR and...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2022, 01:41
Replies: 150
Views: 24,871
Posted By JohnDixson

My familiarity with PT6’s ended awhile ago, but...

My familiarity with PT6’s ended awhile ago, but is it a given that their FADECs have built in history recorders?
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2022, 14:02
Replies: 19
Views: 6,967
Posted By Sir Korsky

This thread pretty much sums this industry up....

This thread pretty much sums this industry up. Unless you're one of the lucky few who gets those golden career steps, you'll probably end up in this situation at some point. All I can say to any new...
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