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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2019, 10:54
Replies: 90
Views: 45,008
Posted By blakmax

MRB separation history

I have waited to respond to this thread until I saw some suggestions of MRB separation.

I am a specialist in adhesive bond failure forensics, having worked in the past as a scientist for the ADF....
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2019, 11:05
Replies: 43
Views: 9,895
Posted By blakmax

Surely you are not suggesting self-preservation?

Surely you are not suggesting self-preservation?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 11:37
Replies: 221
Views: 71,355
Posted By blakmax

paint

Regrettably paint will not stop moisture absorption, it will only slow it for a while. The best thing about looking at the paint is that any disbond will cause fracking in the paint and that may*...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 00:58
Replies: 221
Views: 71,355
Posted By blakmax

I sent you a PM

Hi Arrrj

I sent a PM. Please respond.

Blakmax
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2019, 12:27
Replies: 221
Views: 71,355
Posted By blakmax

Environmental effects

Hi Crab,

Firstly, the blades I have worked with were not in AUS but they were in a tropical island location, so your point is transferrable. The issue of bond degradation is related directly fly...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2019, 10:04
Replies: 221
Views: 71,355
Posted By blakmax

Hi Old Dog

You are too modest Old Dog. It was your excellent observation during pre-flight that saved your life. After that, it was pure chance that I knew the guy from DTA that was looking at the issue, and...
31st Jul 2019, 11:48
Replies: 3
Views: 2,469
Posted By blakmax

Thanks

Thanks for the explanation of the debris and the also the entertainment based very annoying foot obstruction on 777-200ER. I'll look up the reference next time. I still think it is crap that airlines...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2019, 11:39
Replies: 221
Views: 71,355
Posted By blakmax

Blade production processes

As an adhesive bond failure forensics specialist, I am very familiar with issues relating to the -5 blades, but I was far more confident with the -7 blade processes, so I am very surprised and...
31st Jul 2019, 10:59
Replies: 3
Views: 2,469
Posted By blakmax

TG473 BKK-BNE go-around at BNE???

In my usual position as SLF, TG473 777-200 ER from BKK at BNE on approach suddenly initiated go-around. Captain stated that it was due to runway debris. Any further info?

As a secondary issue, I...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2018, 09:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,920
Posted By blakmax

R22 crash ALice Springs AUS, one dead

R22 crash ABC (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-24/helicopter-crash-northern-territory-man-killed/10551914)
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2018, 09:57
Replies: 20
Views: 3,368
Posted By blakmax

That video reminds me of two old adages: 1....

That video reminds me of two old adages:

1. Helicopters don't fly, they only belt gravity into submission.
2. Helicopters are just flying fatigue test articles.

I takes me hat orf to you guys...
31st Jul 2018, 03:04
Replies: 24
Views: 12,734
Posted By blakmax

I guess it is a bit like when we Aussies visit...

I guess it is a bit like when we Aussies visit the land of the long white cloud (New Zealand). They out the emphaaaarsis on the wrong sylaaaarbles. But then Iceland adds four M's and three silent Q's...
25th Jul 2018, 23:40
Replies: 24
Views: 12,734
Posted By blakmax

OK visited Icelandic Glacier Lake today, a short...

OK visited Icelandic Glacier Lake today, a short distance from the Öræfajökull volcano. No rumbles heard or felt, no ash cloud. Without closer examination (and a hostile partner) I could not verify...
22nd Jul 2018, 20:01
Replies: 24
Views: 12,734
Posted By blakmax

I flew into KEF as SLF today. Low cloud, but no...

I flew into KEF as SLF today. Low cloud, but no great plumes of ash piercing the cloud cover.

Blakmax

Maybe the sacrifice worked?
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2018, 19:01
Replies: 48
Views: 25,819
Posted By blakmax

Pablo 332. This is my concern as well. I...

Pablo 332.

This is my concern as well. I fail to see how paint can fail in this manner. I am a specialist in adhesive bond failure forensics and such a failure in an adhesive bond should ring...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2018, 11:53
Replies: 48
Views: 25,819
Posted By blakmax

One per rev, . I am intrigued by the loss of...

One per rev, . I am intrigued by the loss of paint. It is unusual to completely remove paint like this. I am not familiar with this structure, but is there a chance it was bonded at that location?
...
3rd Jul 2018, 17:01
Replies: 60
Views: 11,466
Posted By blakmax

Having flown into LHR T2 last week, something...

Having flown into LHR T2 last week, something really needs to be done about the queues in immigration. Took me 2.5 hrs as a non-resident colonial to get through. Add half way through the lineup I...
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2018, 09:58
Replies: 15
Views: 2,591
Posted By blakmax

DIBO Thanks for the link. The Steve Emery I...

DIBO

Thanks for the link. The Steve Emery I knew was not an asphalt guy. He was a structures engineer. If anyone know where D*ckless is, please get him to contact me.

Hope he is still with us....
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2018, 08:42
Replies: 15
Views: 2,591
Posted By blakmax

Still not clear if this Steve Emery is the guy I...

Still not clear if this Steve Emery is the guy I know well. He certainly worked with CASA and had the nickname which was a play on the famous comedian Dick Emery. Please don't edit this but his...
Forum: Tech Log
19th May 2018, 22:46
Replies: 15
Views: 2,591
Posted By blakmax

I knew a Steve Emery. He was once in the RAAF and...

I knew a Steve Emery. He was once in the RAAF and then CASA. Is that the same fellow? The huge grin and humour fit.

Blakmax
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2018, 08:53
Replies: 52
Views: 6,401
Posted By blakmax

Strewth! Ascend Charlie, I'm with you! Just...

Strewth! Ascend Charlie, I'm with you! Just because our ancestors were chosen by the crown to colonise Australia, the POMS think that they have the right to remove urine from us! The last time I was...
31st Mar 2018, 11:37
Replies: 73
Views: 41,255
Posted By blakmax

Crewmeal As an Aussie, I resemble that...

Crewmeal



As an Aussie, I resemble that remark!!!!

Blakmax
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2018, 11:08
Replies: 36
Views: 5,835
Posted By blakmax

What happened to the flatulence story in Vienna?

Had a laugh about this diversion to offload passengers after a fight about a flatulent passenger but when I looked again it has been removed. I looked at the emergency evac at Lagos, thinking that...
18th Jan 2018, 08:53
Replies: 84
Views: 33,502
Posted By blakmax

MH 122 Syd KL diverted to Alice Springs due to "Technical Issues"

Reports on Australian ABC24 that MH122 Syd to KL diverted to Alice Springs for technical reasons.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2018, 00:40
Replies: 30
Views: 9,196
Posted By blakmax

4 injured in crash at Uluru Australia

Crash happened 1830 local time. Pilot and one passenger with spinal injuries. Scenic flight around Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Northern Territory.

Helicopter crashes near Uluru with four people on...
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