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Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2009, 14:32
Replies: 177
Views: 16,686
Posted By Jackboot

Noise

I love the suggestion that helicopter training should be conducted over water. It would add a whole new dimension and complexity to hover/ hover taxy practice! Bigger barf bags to cope with air and...
20th Jul 2009, 21:44
Replies: 129
Views: 15,470
Posted By Jackboot

Low flying

I read the official report about the low flying 'Red' ( I have flown with them BTW...) and the pilot apparently left the choke out, hence the smoke and the poor ROC.;)

J
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2009, 09:51
Replies: 58
Views: 8,732
Posted By Jackboot

Warranty

Hi all,

I dont know what you are talking about.

When my 11 month old R44 started corroding - tail boom, empennage, tanks etc - they immediately shipped new replacement parts. They even...
9th Jul 2009, 22:35
Replies: 60
Views: 15,014
Posted By Jackboot

DR400

I bought a new DR400 Regent in 2000 and loved it. There cannot be many pilots out there who are less than positive about them.

Was yours a high time, tired old dog with a questionable maintenance...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2009, 12:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jackboot

Whirls

Wots a Meta for anyway?

If you have to mix it I guess we'll have to watch Gordon fxxxxxng Ramsay for the recipe?!

Jack
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2009, 12:11
Replies: 20
Views: 2,847
Posted By Jackboot

Italy

Italy? In an R22? Blimey. My Wellesbourne-Gloucester-Shobdon-Wellesbourne was quite enough thank you.

Jack
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2009, 21:14
Replies: 15
Views: 4,030
Posted By Jackboot

Le Mans

The Heli Surfaces Permit is beaurocracy gone crazy. You only need to check out the questions to realise this - plain daft.

Le Mans ( luv your spelling of it btw:ok:) is a great destination. The...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2009, 10:00
Replies: 1,500
Views: 469,371
Posted By Jackboot

MR overspeed

Any engineers out there able to reply to my post in detail? None so far apart from some advice on (3)....

1. My understanding is that the spindle bearings suffer rapid wear if the thing has...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2009, 17:54
Replies: 1,500
Views: 469,371
Posted By Jackboot

MR overspeed

Hi Jim,

An overspeed on start-up is a nightmare scenario and, I agree, easily done. I know of a school with a mandatory customer insurance policy - two hundred quid a year AFAIAA - on their...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2009, 13:36
Replies: 1,500
Views: 469,371
Posted By Jackboot

MR overspeed

Thanks for the reply, I was beginning to think that the R44 Corner was going a bit stale hence my fresh post.

You describe an ideal world. If only others were as responsible as you and I.

Its...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2009, 09:14
Replies: 1
Views: 1,985
Posted By Jackboot

R44 MR overspeed

Overspeed
I have been asked some questions on MR overspeed by a non-forumite ( foreigner/ poor English!). I don't feel qualifed to fully answer them, hence my post to pick the brains of you experts...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2009, 08:50
Replies: 1,500
Views: 469,371
Posted By Jackboot

Overspeed

I have been asked some questions on MR overspeed by a non-forumite ( foreigner/ poor English!). I don't feel qualifed to fully answer them, hence my post to pick the brains of you experts out there -...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2009, 11:33
Replies: 42
Views: 8,472
Posted By Jackboot

Flying in snow

Just put my 44 away after a very nice local jolly in the snow. 5 inches on the ground and light snow falling.

I have never done it before so took the precaution of hovering a few inches off the...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2009, 10:33
Replies: 24
Views: 3,599
Posted By Jackboot

Dont do it....

SASless' advice is bang on the money.

Why work for somebody else and be at their beckon call 24/7?

I started off as a cop and left after 14 years to pursue a career in industry.

Everybody...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2009, 07:28
Replies: 46
Views: 9,389
Posted By Jackboot

v$

....Which makes the machine even more expensive new here in the UK.

There is a chasm between new/ lightly used values here.

I concur that if you have the cash, and especially if you have no...
22nd Jan 2009, 16:31
Replies: 55
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jackboot

Exosaurus

The Exosaurus wants revenge.

Relating the story of somebody I know pretty well.....

How better than to spend time, effort and money convincing a Judge that the partner who jilted him...
22nd Jan 2009, 11:08
Replies: 55
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jackboot

Kids flying

The embittered partner can apply for a Prohibitive Steps Order to stop the children flying.

It is a blanket restriction if granted ie not directed at any one person.

I have first hand...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2009, 16:20
Replies: 38
Views: 4,649
Posted By Jackboot

Tenpennorth

Looks like he had insufficient power to hover, hence the heavy landing in the drink.

Was he possibly trying to achieve tranlational lift to get off again? The sea state didnt help him either.
...
20th Jan 2009, 09:24
Replies: 12
Views: 8,349
Posted By Jackboot

Caspian Sea Monster

Fascinating stuff despite nil relevance to the Rotorheads Forum.

I think it would be well received over on the FlyPast Forum too.

Atlantic travel of the future? I dont think it will cope with...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2009, 16:13
Replies: 24
Views: 3,599
Posted By Jackboot

Engineer/ Pilot

My tenpennorth.

Plenty of wannabe pilots out there - slim chance of getting any job let alone a plum one.

However...

If you hold heli engineering licences then you have achieved something...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2009, 16:29
Replies: 39
Views: 8,681
Posted By Jackboot

Caption

BBBbut...you said 'dump it over there'.

I'l get my coat.....

JB
4th Jan 2009, 15:29
Replies: 28
Views: 6,774
Posted By Jackboot

Retractable Chipmunk

Anythings doable - how much money and time have you got to produce such an unsaleable runt?

As anybody who knows whats involved in a minor mod application to the CAA, a major mod of this nature...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Dec 2008, 14:30
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By Jackboot

Syndicate

I cant see any reason why the owners friends cannot buy a small share - and I believe that there are CAA guidelines on the minimum capital share allowable(5%??) - and operate it from the owners home....
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2008, 08:57
Replies: 227
Views: 49,448
Posted By Jackboot

Watches

Every day watch is a Seiko military chrono with green fabric strap ( where can I get a new one?). Silly date window BTW - who the hell can read that?

I also wear a U-Boat for display flying,...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2008, 22:02
Replies: 1,500
Views: 469,371
Posted By Jackboot

Corrosion

My 'aircon-hangared privately owned, never got wet' R44 started festering big-time within its first year/ 200 hrs. through corrosion The entire tailboom, tailplane and tank panels had to be...
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