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Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2023, 10:25
Replies: 25
Views: 12,440
Posted By ericferret

I believe there was a UK modification to remove...

I believe there was a UK modification to remove the turbocharger, where you would find it I do not know.
The CAA would have a copy but the copyright would lie with whoever developed it. So not sure...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2023, 10:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,287
Posted By ericferret

I seem to recall a similar incident with a UK...

I seem to recall a similar incident with a UK registered aircraft.
A wiring short under the baggage bay floor.
There was a mod to increase the clearance around the cylinder firing heads.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2023, 12:08
Replies: 420
Views: 211,744
Posted By ericferret

In the numerous culls of books over the years...

In the numerous culls of books over the years "Fate is the Hunter" never even gets close.Sits next to a first edition of Chickenhawk.
The part where they are listenening as another crew loses all...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2023, 23:31
Replies: 13
Views: 2,739
Posted By ericferret

Well Cyclic, treadigraph shared interesting stat...

Well Cyclic, treadigraph shared interesting stat for A-12 / SR-71 losses at 38.3% combined, but then look at the Luftwaffe's fleet of F-104's. According to Wikipedia: "The Germans lost 292 of 916...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2023, 23:17
Replies: 38
Views: 9,160
Posted By ericferret

Same with the Canberra's, flogged all the spares...

Same with the Canberra's, flogged all the spares off for scrap prices, then had a change of plan. Cost a fortune to buy them back.
When it comes to incompetance the MOD is in a league of it's own.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2023, 09:30
Replies: 10
Views: 2,602
Posted By ericferret

I remember going for a flight in one 1975/6 at...

I remember going for a flight in one 1975/6 at Soest.
Pilot threw it about somewhat.
Impressive beast compared to a Gazelle.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2023, 12:39
Replies: 48
Views: 8,793
Posted By ericferret

Sight glasses can give you information other than...

Sight glasses can give you information other than the level.

On two occasions a colour change from light to dark lead to internal problems in Hughes 500 main gearboxes.
Metal in the oil that was...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jan 2023, 20:38
Replies: 48
Views: 8,793
Posted By ericferret

Sight glasses are notorious on engines and...

Sight glasses are notorious on engines and gearboxes.
Got called out to a police BO 105 which was suffering from low engine oil pressure.
An initial look at the tanks appeared to show oil levels...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jan 2023, 13:07
Replies: 48
Views: 8,793
Posted By ericferret

Metal watch strap will do the same for you. ...

Metal watch strap will do the same for you.
Rings have been a known hazard for years.
The military safety poster from 40 years ago showing all the tendons torn out of the hand and arm when a ring...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2022, 19:29
Replies: 7
Views: 2,098
Posted By ericferret

Another chapter to the tale or is that aft...

Another chapter to the tale or is that aft fuselage.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2022, 12:47
Replies: 23
Views: 5,671
Posted By ericferret

There exists a photograph of a Super Puma at...

There exists a photograph of a Super Puma at Bergen that suffered a lightning strike to a main rotor blade. It blew a hole aft of the spar large enough for the chief engineer to put his head through...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2022, 12:42
Replies: 7
Views: 2,098
Posted By ericferret

When Octopussy was filmed Bond Helicopters...

When Octopussy was filmed Bond Helicopters supplied a 365C. On arrival on location the crew introduced themselves to the director and crew.
Bond, Mike Bond, Bond, Geof Bond. This went down rather...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2022, 22:45
Replies: 48
Views: 8,793
Posted By ericferret

This could be an endless thread.

This could be an endless thread.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2022, 21:08
Replies: 48
Views: 8,793
Posted By ericferret

[QUOTE=Nigerian Expat Outlaw;11351720]Not...

[QUOTE=Nigerian Expat Outlaw;11351720]Not strictly pre flight, although I had been on the ground. Rotors running single pilot so no way to walk around.
Nobody tried that stunt again. I suspect they...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2022, 12:29
Replies: 48
Views: 8,793
Posted By ericferret

Bell 206 involved in locust spraying in Tanzania...

Bell 206 involved in locust spraying in Tanzania had not been off the ground long when the pilot thought he was having eyesight problems induced by anti malaria medication.
He appeared to have two...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2022, 11:11
Replies: 6
Views: 2,839
Posted By ericferret

Within the last week a ceremony was held by B.P...

Within the last week a ceremony was held by B.P in Aberdeen to which Kevin Topham was guest ot honour.
Kevin was credited with saving a number of mens lives on the Sea Gem.
An extract from Aberdeen...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2022, 11:54
Replies: 190
Views: 63,969
Posted By ericferret

In addition the 139 has matured into a very...

In addition the 139 has matured into a very reliable aircraft.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Nov 2022, 11:25
Replies: 22
Views: 4,546
Posted By ericferret

I have a UK contact who maintains a number of...

I have a UK contact who maintains a number of 47's both here and abroard.
If the aircraft is not used commercially you only need an engineer and Part M support.
I maintain a fixed wing using this...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2022, 21:32
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By ericferret

[QUOTE=ericferret;11334096][QUOTE=134brat;11333806...

[QUOTE=ericferret;11334096][QUOTE=134brat;11333806]jim


The SR prefix to the part number suggests Saunders Roe
I think its probably an early scout blade
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2022, 19:03
Replies: 91
Views: 17,561
Posted By ericferret

Not to forget ...

Not to forget

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_British_Airways_Sikorsky_S-61_crash
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2022, 17:57
Replies: 262
Views: 127,618
Posted By ericferret

When we received the Gazelle in Germany 1974...

When we received the Gazelle in Germany 1974 serviceabilty rate was under 35%. Spares were a big problem. At times we swopped parts with the German police at Dortmund to keep ours and their aircraft...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2022, 13:31
Replies: 262
Views: 127,618
Posted By ericferret

Now can we interest you in our new line in...

Now can we interest you in our new line in helicopters?
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2022, 14:23
Replies: 31
Views: 4,845
Posted By ericferret

Hughe 300 used commercial transmission oil and...

Hughe 300 used commercial transmission oil and truck fifth wheel grease (Shell Alvania) for the engine drive shaft.
S76 used Dexron II in the main gearbox, automotive transmission fluid.
I dont see...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2022, 15:30
Replies: 30
Views: 9,385
Posted By ericferret

So another operator on the North Sea I take it...

So another operator on the North Sea
I take it CHC will not now be forced to sell Babcock?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2022, 09:32
Replies: 23
Views: 3,386
Posted By ericferret

Not long after passing her pilots licence the...

Not long after passing her pilots licence the wife took a Cessna 152 to France and Italy. As it was a Club aircraft she made sure was nice and smart.
Was humiliated to be mistaken for a toilet...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2022, 10:29
Replies: 114
Views: 30,151
Posted By ericferret

[QUOTE=PANews;11309710]Cabby, my understanding is...

[QUOTE=PANews;11309710]Cabby, my understanding is that they need airport standard landing aids and traffic control in the dark. There are no other 24/7 options that will accept a tiny P68 mixing it...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2022, 16:56
Replies: 48
Views: 17,275
Posted By ericferret

Joined by G-UNIB making three aircraft in total..

Joined by G-UNIB making three aircraft in total..
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2022, 00:44
Replies: 41
Views: 4,632
Posted By ericferret

Leonardo and Sikorsky the same, a world wide...

Leonardo and Sikorsky the same, a world wide problem.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2022, 09:02
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By ericferret

Has a substancial lifting eye and fork lift...

Has a substancial lifting eye and fork lift sockets. Probably never had wheels and was designed to be mounted on a truck or trailer.
I believe most military equipment even some refulling vehicles...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2022, 18:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By ericferret

110v output not much use. More suited to a...

110v output not much use. More suited to a building site.
29th Aug 2022, 18:27
Replies: 66
Views: 36,392
Posted By ericferret

What he actually said translated was, ...

What he actually said translated was,

"Listen very carefully I shall say this only once"
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2022, 12:16
Replies: 171
Views: 53,672
Posted By ericferret

Takes me back to an incident in the the mid...

Takes me back to an incident in the the mid seventies in Germany.
I went as engineer with a Scout helicopter and the pilot. The task was to lift troops on an exercise.
First load all the pax...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2022, 08:36
Replies: 171
Views: 53,672
Posted By ericferret

Then Alan was pursued for years through the Greek...

Then Alan was pursued for years through the Greek courts.

Mind you this is just my xenophobia kicking in.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 17:05
Replies: 171
Views: 53,672
Posted By ericferret

[QUOTE=Ascend Charlie;11267960]You can't TELL a...

[QUOTE=Ascend Charlie;11267960]You can't TELL a milennial anything, and taking a selfie for Instagram is far more important than listening to anything the pilot said.

" No way they could charge...
21st Jul 2022, 10:04
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By ericferret

Needs to be sent at least two hours before...

Needs to be sent at least two hours before arrival.
Sky Demon will do it for you.
However I have just been told that is for the Netherlands. Not needed for France.
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