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Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2022, 15:01
Replies: 21
Views: 5,481
Posted By Agile

Some time ago, did that return flight from the...

Some time ago, did that return flight from the alpes d'huez to cannes in an AS350B2. With wind on the tail pushing 140 knots ground speed, 20 more than IAS. Getting there was a diferent story could...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2022, 11:27
Replies: 21
Views: 5,481
Posted By Agile

327 nm range for the H130 according to Airbus...

327 nm range for the H130 according to Airbus Helicopter. They mght have landed along the the way... Also above 10K feet fuel consumption is much nicer.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2022, 07:21
Replies: 62
Views: 13,696
Posted By Agile

as beginner pilot I was always surprised how easy...

as beginner pilot I was always surprised how easy it is to overpitch as you try to get the aircraft moving foward.
as the thrust vector points forward a lot of lift is lost from an already overtaxed...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 12:45
Replies: 667
Views: 159,215
Posted By Agile

Looking just like a Turbomeca Ariel (that first...

Looking just like a Turbomeca Ariel (that first operated in 1974) 50 years ago
GT50 indeed
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2022, 11:15
Replies: 667
Views: 159,215
Posted By Agile

These adds come from an ad integrator, that does...

These adds come from an ad integrator, that does not so much care about tthe publication readership base, they care about what you read, what you have read, your email adress, stuff in your cookies...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2022, 08:53
Replies: 432
Views: 256,037
Posted By Agile

Yes the AS350 maintenance manual is hard to get,...

Yes the AS350 maintenance manual is hard to get, I think its three folders in total, been looking for that keenly for general knowledge.
Now they replaced all that by the online subscription, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2022, 07:49
Replies: 667
Views: 159,215
Posted By Agile

We make parts of similar breed: I can tell you...

We make parts of similar breed: I can tell you that the material alone is $200, the machining time is 8h (8h*60$/h) that is after machning process optimization. The after process treatment is another...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 04:58
Replies: 15
Views: 3,227
Posted By Agile

Actually drones have a function to do orbiting...

Actually drones have a function to do orbiting around a fixed video point without any action from the operator (just need to make sure the space arround is cleared of obstacles before engaging the...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 01:54
Replies: 15
Views: 3,227
Posted By Agile

Yes but the blade slap, that is typically in a...

Yes but the blade slap, that is typically in a moderate descent during a turn (vortex of the preceding blade hitting the following blade)
the aircraft seem to be in leveled flight at that time....
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2022, 05:41
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By Agile

Moderator where are you? This all thread deserve...

Moderator where are you? This all thread deserve to be deleted!

Reco ask your question again at a later time and hopefully you'll get better feedback,
I am sure many participants have a great 500...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2022, 04:05
Replies: 79
Views: 16,275
Posted By Agile

As I reviewed this video below from a TV heli in...

As I reviewed this video below from a TV heli in LA
it really looks like oil smoke, dense and white
the talc power smoke was difuse and grey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwC_F3VMiFE
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2022, 10:33
Replies: 76
Views: 11,451
Posted By Agile

Cool https://www.aerotime.aero/upload/files/1250x420/Si...

https://www.aerotime.aero/upload/files/1250x420/Sikorsky_VS300_crop.jpg

Sikorsky had it right, we just messed it up after that :)

On a good windy day regularly do some 360 slow rotations on the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2022, 05:37
Replies: 76
Views: 11,451
Posted By Agile

Feels good to see a light helicopter with its...

Feels good to see a light helicopter with its tail boom still attached after that tiny bit of aerobatic.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2022, 03:01
Replies: 31
Views: 4,865
Posted By Agile

you are not talking to the expert here, but, I...

you are not talking to the expert here, but, I have references that show both the rotor mast of the AS350 astar and the top of the engine deck are stainless steel (I assume it is forged and stress...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2022, 07:11
Replies: 31
Views: 4,865
Posted By Agile

Yes, the number of parameters to define is what...

Yes, the number of parameters to define is what makes the potential recovery method in-adapted and there goes the risk. Especially, rotor strikes can take so many different dimensions. From the heli...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2022, 08:00
Replies: 31
Views: 4,865
Posted By Agile

I do not think it is the role of the OEM to...

I do not think it is the role of the OEM to police which airframe should be flying and which airframe should not. (especially when it is in their best intrest to "black list" as many serial number as...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2022, 09:56
Replies: 31
Views: 4,865
Posted By Agile

Well I just put 2 and 2 together: the thread of...

Well I just put 2 and 2 together: the thread of the TIMO accident and the other thread about EC120 component cost wanting all new components.

that question has been naging my mind:
how much over...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2022, 08:18
Replies: 31
Views: 4,865
Posted By Agile

Dynamic components after rotor strike

Can somebody educate me:
Assume a main rotor gearbox and epicycle (with 300h since New) is involved in a roll over, rotor head and blades are damaged biggly, but gear box looks quite OK.
what hapen...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2022, 07:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,265
Posted By Agile

Can somebody also explain, why the TR Gearbox,...

Can somebody also explain, why the TR Gearbox, Epicycle and Main Gearbox needs changning. is it a 24yr calendar life item?
so does second building means a 12yr Gearbox overhaulled and that can run...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2022, 06:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By Agile

That is a funny miss, they go through the trouble...

That is a funny miss, they go through the trouble of rendering some speed ghosting effect on the tail blade but fail to make the main blade strtaight.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2022, 08:36
Replies: 87
Views: 16,958
Posted By Agile

He goes to the patient with his jet suit and do...

He goes to the patient with his jet suit and do what ???, he does not have one pound of equipement ...!

That is what a paramedic needs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnNFYhuuoLQ

2 large...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2022, 08:51
Replies: 432
Views: 256,037
Posted By Agile

I get your concern, I think Helicopter manuals...

I get your concern, I think Helicopter manuals are a great source of information in general whether you own, operate or work the specific machine or not.
it usually shows a window into the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2022, 04:37
Replies: 33
Views: 4,853
Posted By Agile

My younger kid also could not keep the headset on...

My younger kid also could not keep the headset on the head, the noise factor actually keep them quiet and behaved.
Invariably they get drowsy by 9700ft, sound asleep as we pass 10,000ft,. back awake...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2022, 09:09
Replies: 59
Views: 18,077
Posted By Agile

Very dramatic situation on such a beautifull...

Very dramatic situation on such a beautifull weather day.
I anticipate crash investigators will gather a lot from that tape.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2022, 02:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
Posted By Agile

AS355...? ... urban area airlift, they have to...

AS355...? ... urban area airlift, they have to use a twin by regulation I guess.
not the best weather with these grey clouds blending out references.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2022, 06:12
Replies: 47
Views: 9,963
Posted By Agile

Press conference from the new owner. ...

Press conference from the new owner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXG_FZDKLAg
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Feb 2022, 04:07
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,766,768
Posted By Agile

I know this flight outing pattern, its a beauty!,...

I know this flight outing pattern, its a beauty!, you forgot ot mention the flyby above monaco before heading to the mountain.
I did this similar flight right after I got my AS350B2 type rating from...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2022, 03:37
Replies: 47
Views: 9,963
Posted By Agile

Thanks for closing the loop for us, Sincerely...

Thanks for closing the loop for us, Sincerely hoping for a transition that leads to better things for all of you.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2022, 05:56
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,766,768
Posted By Agile

With respect to the G2 being under powered, I...

With respect to the G2 being under powered, I think this is partly a function of the rotor system,

Somewhere in prouty's book he mentioned the innate efficency advantage of a 2 blade long aspect...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2022, 09:57
Replies: 64
Views: 12,832
Posted By Agile

Can an EC135 do a roll or loop? Maybe one time to...

Can an EC135 do a roll or loop? Maybe one time to save your life, if you are unlucky enough to end up in that unusual attitude.
Can an R44 do a roll or loop?..... well, never mind ... isn't it that...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2022, 05:54
Replies: 47
Views: 9,963
Posted By Agile

Yes on all counts, now I am getting excited.

Yes on all counts, now I am getting excited.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2022, 04:51
Replies: 47
Views: 9,963
Posted By Agile

Intresting points you mentioned in your post, it...

Intresting points you mentioned in your post, it ilustrates the reason this is such a distressed asset.
I would assume that the Enstom PISTON F-28F & 280FX and the TURBINE 480B are not part of that...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2022, 02:04
Replies: 47
Views: 9,963
Posted By Agile

if you have an Enstron parts machine, its time to...

if you have an Enstron parts machine, its time to raise your price.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2022, 01:50
Replies: 47
Views: 9,963
Posted By Agile

Its Never happy to see that, a good safe product,...

Its Never happy to see that, a good safe product, some good jobs, and probably good value for many customers.

It makes you wonder what has lead to that, lack of capital, lack of inovation, or lack...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2022, 04:40
Replies: 64
Views: 12,832
Posted By Agile

I was lucky enough in the late 80s to see the...

I was lucky enough in the late 80s to see the AS565 panther do a loop at the factory in Marignane and It was one of the 1st time it was executed live at airshow.
The maneuver was slightly...
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