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Forum: Rotorheads
13th Sep 2019, 23:15
Replies: 68
Views: 36,009
Posted By wrench1

Years ago under the Aerospatiale logo there was a...

Years ago under the Aerospatiale logo there was a "similar" rash of incidents/accidents with the 350/355 driveshaft flex couplings. Don't recall the specifics but believe it was the bolt tensile...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Sep 2019, 17:21
Replies: 18
Views: 3,405
Posted By wrench1

Got that right. I'm just glad it was on the...

Got that right. I'm just glad it was on the ground next to the grass instead of airborne as it was 30-40 minutes prior. It was a sight to see.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Sep 2019, 13:36
Replies: 18
Views: 3,405
Posted By wrench1

Never had the pleasure of an H3, but was around...

Never had the pleasure of an H3, but was around the 1st 92 production model(s) which spent a few hours on the pad each day in the beginning with the APU going. After a week or so each pad it was...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2019, 22:20
Replies: 18
Views: 3,405
Posted By wrench1

If I recall, the APU exhaust has been known to...

If I recall, the APU exhaust has been known to torch the turf next to the helipad.
5th Sep 2019, 01:18
Replies: 28
Views: 10,061
Posted By wrench1

a good commercial...

Don't really care to get into the politics of the brand, but this is a good piece of video. In my often narrow view, aviation is the brand that got me where I went. Enjoy....
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2019, 13:20
Replies: 5
Views: 2,688
Posted By wrench1

In general, from the airframe perspective, there...

In general, from the airframe perspective, there are some charts here with basic specs and their comparison (except L1/30P conversion):...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2019, 19:28
Replies: 445
Views: 364,385
Posted By wrench1

With the NTSB Preliminary Report already out last...

With the NTSB Preliminary Report already out last month, it will be at least 12-18 months before anything else will "officially" come out. And it can possibly be longer due to it technically is still...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2019, 22:27
Replies: 25
Views: 4,965
Posted By wrench1

Not sure if this will with your question...

Not sure if this will with your question Timberline TCDS:
TCDS R00052SE Rev 1 Timberline Helicopters, Inc....
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2019, 18:13
Replies: 27
Views: 6,348
Posted By wrench1

Has there been a change to your scheduled...

Has there been a change to your scheduled maintence plan or procedures like oil changes or cleaning of the 6/7 bearing strut?

Normally coking doesn't just "appear" across the fleet unless...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2019, 15:11
Replies: 35
Views: 18,283
Posted By wrench1

In my limited knowledge, I believe every...

In my limited knowledge, I believe every helicopter horizontal stabilizer, or tailboom for that matter, has gone through a cracking phase at some time. And sometimes multiple times when the first...
18th Jun 2019, 01:06
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By wrench1

We went through the same. But having swam in...

We went through the same. But having swam in turbine fuel on occassion certain body parts are more sensitive than others with arms at the bottom of the list. The other issue we had in some locations...
16th Jun 2019, 23:12
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By wrench1

On this side, the FAA has zero to do with what...

On this side, the FAA has zero to do with what clothing is worn. It falls to the company requirements and to OSHA for enforcement of PPE. We fought same for years but to no availe and we wore dark...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2019, 22:41
Replies: 34
Views: 11,780
Posted By wrench1

Don't know if same reason in this case, but there...

Don't know if same reason in this case, but there are/were a number of airports in the States that would not allow hover taxi ops in certain terminal areas and/or by helicopters over a certain gross...
2nd Jun 2019, 00:19
Replies: 146
Views: 69,269
Posted By wrench1

And here I thought we were still in a Ice Age. :)...

And here I thought we were still in a Ice Age. :)

If there ever was a need for a "like" button on Pprune, your post would deserve it. :D
1st Jun 2019, 14:08
Replies: 146
Views: 69,269
Posted By wrench1

And so do I. Without derailing this thread much...

And so do I. Without derailing this thread much more, I believe all points of view should remain heard, to include yours. But to me, "debunking" a point is more a emotional trait than a scientific...
31st May 2019, 22:46
Replies: 146
Views: 69,269
Posted By wrench1

Why only pick on CO2? It along with 3 other...

Why only pick on CO2?
It along with 3 other greenhouse gases, CO2 make up less than 10% of the problem. Why don't you among others never mention the biggest warming culprit in the atmosphere, waper...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2019, 12:07
Replies: 1,105
Views: 330,561
Posted By wrench1

Is this one configured the same as the other 8...

Is this one configured the same as the other 8 from an optional equipment stand point? Is it on both sides?

"Dams" are usually installed when something is added that affects airflow at the static...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2019, 22:30
Replies: 12
Views: 4,013
Posted By wrench1

Igor Sikorsky...

Are there any peers at his level? He sure started the ball rolling....
https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/25-may-1889/
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2019, 12:11
Replies: 22
Views: 5,615
Posted By wrench1

IFR, dense fog... ...

IFR, dense fog...
https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190504X45333&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2019, 12:07
Replies: 58
Views: 24,150
Posted By wrench1

LTE per the pilot.... ...

LTE per the pilot....
https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190515X51758&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=LA
17th May 2019, 20:17
Replies: 17
Views: 10,191
Posted By wrench1

Anybody missing something?

https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/local/2019/05/17/officials-part-aircraft-wing-washes-ashore-piti/3703898002/
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2019, 21:27
Replies: 22
Views: 5,615
Posted By wrench1

The ironic thing, if you want to call it that, is...

The ironic thing, if you want to call it that, is the brother of one of the helicopter guys just happened to be "boating" in the area and witnessed the accident. I think there might be a little more...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2019, 20:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By wrench1

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/airworthines...

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/airworthiness_certification/sp_awcert/experiment/sac/

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/FAA_Order_8130.34D.pdf
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2019, 01:47
Replies: 40
Views: 12,586
Posted By wrench1

Unfortunately, after the date of the final ruling...

Unfortunately, after the date of the final ruling the FAA released it's guidance to enforce that ruling. Here are excerpts from the 2 most referenced. As I've been involved in the install of a number...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2019, 23:09
Replies: 40
Views: 12,586
Posted By wrench1

True. But the only required data to be collected...

True. But the only required data to be collected was latitude, longitude, barometric altitude, and the date/time of the reading unless the operator chose to record more. All guidance stated this was...
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