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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2021, 09:36
Replies: 115
Views: 14,595
Posted By WillyPete

Don't blame the CAA, they're a civil service with...

Don't blame the CAA, they're a civil service with no real teeth or bargaining power.
Blame the current government who negotiated these terms, likely after being leaned on by UK operators who hire...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2021, 09:33
Replies: 115
Views: 14,595
Posted By WillyPete

Are you perhaps familiar with the Chicago...

Are you perhaps familiar with the Chicago Convention's article 5?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2020, 17:53
Replies: 1,555
Views: 1,660,128
Posted By WillyPete

Hope they have their dash cam.

Hope they have their dash cam.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2020, 12:00
Replies: 1,555
Views: 1,660,128
Posted By WillyPete

I mentioned earlier in the thread experiencing a...

I mentioned earlier in the thread experiencing a "short" in the primary electrical feed to the cabin from the generator.
Granted, it was intermittent and we were still preparing to taxi prior to...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 14:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By WillyPete

This is typically mimed with software "curves". ...

This is typically mimed with software "curves".
If it is to mime a helicopter with several more degrees of pull than the offered collective, then the software simply mimics "degrees pulled + X". ...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2020, 21:47
Replies: 1,555
Views: 1,660,128
Posted By WillyPete

Yup, as per the report: "The helicopter...

Yup, as per the report:
"The helicopter manufacturer has completed a redesign of the clipping system to ensure the cable clipping cannot be installed incorrectly. The new design of clip is being...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2020, 21:42
Replies: 1,555
Views: 1,660,128
Posted By WillyPete

No, wasn't my helicopter. I don't know if...

No, wasn't my helicopter.
I don't know if their maintenance did later.

I was shown the offending location a few weeks later and it's the same spot in the report that shows the new cable clip.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2020, 13:43
Replies: 1,555
Views: 1,660,128
Posted By WillyPete

The Cabri has a bit of a design problem at the...

The Cabri has a bit of a design problem at the firewall, abrading electric cables.
About two years ago, I was taking a flight with VVB (Now ICE Heli) and when lifting collective and getting light on...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2020, 13:32
Replies: 1,555
Views: 1,660,128
Posted By WillyPete

Not always an option.

Not always an option.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jan 2020, 18:24
Replies: 34
Views: 3,391
Posted By WillyPete

Skyryse Luna: Retrofitted autopilot to any helicopter? (R44 in video)

https://youtu.be/X6riQG3G9z0

So Skyryse are also pitching to the greedy money to be the next aviation Uber.
The video doesn't say much about how the system works, where they are in development...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2019, 23:34
Replies: 273
Views: 55,445
Posted By WillyPete

They're already aiming higher than quad. ...

They're already aiming higher than quad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxBTzAbPSeY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OazFiIhwAEs
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2019, 23:28
Replies: 11
Views: 3,683
Posted By WillyPete

No, it's a collaboration. They've been...

No, it's a collaboration.
They've been pushing ahead with this type of thing to promote their "Q" branch for limited editions.

They've done ones with the Blades Aerobatic team, Spitfire 80th...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2019, 21:54
Replies: 33
Views: 5,890
Posted By WillyPete

That's the most polite version of RTFM I've ever...

That's the most polite version of RTFM I've ever read.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2019, 12:11
Replies: 20
Views: 5,070
Posted By WillyPete

By the look of it in the photos posted, the...

By the look of it in the photos posted, the chopper was not taxiiing “very high” for that type, and based on experience with some less busy fields “cross at your discretion” can be interpreted...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2019, 17:13
Replies: 25
Views: 10,169
Posted By WillyPete

“The back fell off”

“The back fell off”
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2019, 16:16
Replies: 1,555
Views: 1,660,128
Posted By WillyPete

cheeky. At least we have to worry less about...

cheeky. At least we have to worry less about whirly bits coming off.
If there’s any helo without “quirks” we’d have to admit to plankers that it’s an easy job flying these.
That will never happen.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2019, 00:47
Replies: 1,555
Views: 1,660,128
Posted By WillyPete

I enjoy flying the Cabri. Yes, the Fenestron...

I enjoy flying the Cabri.
Yes, the Fenestron and right pedal action takes a bit of getting used to when transitioning from types like the R22 and 44, but it is not difficult. Like learning how to...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2019, 11:01
Replies: 113
Views: 42,024
Posted By WillyPete

Typically all the accidents not caused by pilot...

Typically all the accidents not caused by pilot input, are lack of power.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2019, 12:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,192
Posted By WillyPete

“If you’re willing to pay the price”. Luggage...

“If you’re willing to pay the price”.
Luggage can follow by road. It’s for the rich to avoid travelling cattle class like the rest of us.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2019, 16:14
Replies: 20
Views: 10,800
Posted By WillyPete

Probably, if it was a larger helo with more...

Probably, if it was a larger helo with more people on it.
As it is, doing it this way will mean the rotor stops damned fast if the instructor messes up beyond salvation.
If you hit hard enough...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2019, 20:02
Replies: 20
Views: 10,800
Posted By WillyPete

That's their design. They all do that when...

That's their design.
They all do that when there's a lateral impact.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2019, 21:10
Replies: 20
Views: 4,725
Posted By WillyPete

What's crazy is that the beach is on his left for...

What's crazy is that the beach is on his left for most of the flight but he goes down in the congested area?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2018, 11:25
Replies: 8
Views: 6,916
Posted By WillyPete

Variable geometry, perhaps?

Variable geometry, perhaps?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2018, 08:34
Replies: 76
Views: 13,679
Posted By WillyPete

They all do that on side impacts. There's a...

They all do that on side impacts.
There's a few other images of cabri crashes and all the ones that impacted sideways show the same thing.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2018, 03:40
Replies: 39
Views: 5,525
Posted By WillyPete

because the drone op saw it as he panned and only...

because the drone op saw it as he panned and only started moving it when he spotted the helicopter. Towards its direction of travel.
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