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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Oct 2020, 00:13
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By Robbiee

Oh Lord,...so what's wrong now? :rolleyes:

Oh Lord,...so what's wrong now? :rolleyes:
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2020, 01:11
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By Robbiee

If I ever got tired of enjoying the view out the...

If I ever got tired of enjoying the view out the windshield and felt like pretending I'm a bus driver in the sky, this thing looks pretty sweet.

https://youtu.be/1gxQK8CB7zo
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2020, 00:07
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By Robbiee

Spent thirty hours under the hood in a 44. It...

Spent thirty hours under the hood in a 44. It had all the basics, HSI, AI, TC, VOR, and a Garmin 430. We had two if them, but that was about fifteen years ago. Nowadays, the newer Cadets have a...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2020, 19:12
Replies: 81
Views: 15,446
Posted By Robbiee

Over the years an airport I (and the occasional...

Over the years an airport I (and the occasional HEMS chopper) used to frequent, one by one got rid of the lights that pointed at the helispot. Then one day they decided to repave the ramp, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2020, 03:38
Replies: 21
Views: 4,445
Posted By Robbiee

No support bearings, just a "lightly loaded"...

No support bearings, just a "lightly loaded" damper bearing.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2020, 19:41
Replies: 38
Views: 4,308
Posted By Robbiee

Well, it is every American's God given right to...

Well, it is every American's God given right to be the dumbest person in the room. At least half of us take that to heart.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2020, 15:20
Replies: 38
Views: 4,308
Posted By Robbiee

Ah, the Electoral College, without it we would...

Ah, the Electoral College, without it we would have missed out on the two greatest presidents in history.
:ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2020, 18:13
Replies: 38
Views: 4,308
Posted By Robbiee

Well, nothing like a blown way out of proportion...

Well, nothing like a blown way out of proportion example to prove whatever point it is you are trying to make.

However, one of my neighbours used to blast his stereo begining at 10pm several...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2020, 15:32
Replies: 38
Views: 4,308
Posted By Robbiee

My freedom to enjoy a nice quiet meal at a...

My freedom to enjoy a nice quiet meal at a restaurant vs. your freedom to bring your screaming baby out to dinner with you. My freedom to enjoy watching a movie in the theater, vs. your freedom to...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2020, 21:36
Replies: 38
Views: 4,308
Posted By Robbiee

If I have to endure other people's loud music,...

If I have to endure other people's loud music, cigarette/pot smoke, barking dogs, screaming children, revving motorcycles, and leaf blowers,...not to mention that damn commuter train that blasts its...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2020, 02:16
Replies: 21
Views: 4,445
Posted By Robbiee

,...or maybe upon seeing the gator making love to...

,...or maybe upon seeing the gator making love to his pontoon freaked the pilot out, causing him to jerk the throttle wide open, which led to an overspeed,...then "bang", tail falls off! :}
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2020, 14:35
Replies: 21
Views: 4,445
Posted By Robbiee

Hmm, a Mariner,...in Florida? I'm gonna...

Hmm, a Mariner,...in Florida?

I'm gonna guess someone mistook a pontoon for a gator, shot at it, missed, and hit the tail instead. :bored:
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 21:46
Replies: 34
Views: 5,288
Posted By Robbiee

I've only flown the 22 in the 21st century, so I...

I've only flown the 22 in the 21st century, so I never got to experience its gowing pains.

As for my design remark, it was more about the tall mast and top mounted swash plate. I don't know if...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 16:02
Replies: 34
Views: 5,288
Posted By Robbiee

Yeah, I love the 22, and I'd take it over...

Yeah, I love the 22, and I'd take it over anything to just fly around for fun, but given the choice between a 44 and a 206, I'd pick the 206 (even if it is slower and the tail rotor isn't as good). ...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 15:37
Replies: 34
Views: 5,288
Posted By Robbiee

Worst vibration I've ever felt was in an Enstrom,...

Worst vibration I've ever felt was in an Enstrom, felt like a 7.0 earthquake!

,...he just said, "hmm guess it needs a track and balance".
:eek:
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2020, 19:11
Replies: 21
Views: 4,481
Posted By Robbiee

Hmm, I can see it now,... A jolly musterer...

Hmm, I can see it now,...

A jolly musterer minding his heard when suddenly his little 22 begins to spin. Realising his pedal is stuck our six foot three Marlboro Man quickly undoes his seat belt,...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2020, 21:45
Replies: 81
Views: 14,990
Posted By Robbiee

Just because you went through more rigorous...

Just because you went through more rigorous training and testing for your wings, doesn't mean my were simply handed to me. If they were, I'd be a cfii, instead of just a lowly commercial pilot with...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2020, 18:01
Replies: 81
Views: 14,990
Posted By Robbiee

,...and I don't tar all military pilots with the...

,...and I don't tar all military pilots with the same brush, just the one's who lecture me on how they're more deserving of being a pilot.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2020, 17:59
Replies: 81
Views: 14,990
Posted By Robbiee

You can't just buy a license, you still have to...

You can't just buy a license, you still have to perform to standards, and prove you posses the required level of knowledge. Plus you also have to work for that money to pay for (not the license) but...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2020, 16:59
Replies: 81
Views: 14,990
Posted By Robbiee

Your view of civilian pilots is so delusional I...

Your view of civilian pilots is so delusional I don't know where to begin. I could only afford to become a pilot by burying myself in debt (like so many who weren't born with a perfect military...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2020, 15:23
Replies: 81
Views: 14,990
Posted By Robbiee

The people underneath those "thrill" rides at...

The people underneath those "thrill" rides at night in Vegas are mostly inside a casino where they cannot hear anything over the bells and whistles of the poker machines, the rest are half drunk...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 15:51
Replies: 209
Views: 54,227
Posted By Robbiee

I wouldn't do it now, but if we ever get things...

I wouldn't do it now, but if we ever get things back to normal (and all you want to do is teach, or maybe give rides somewhere) sure.

I'm 48 (also with approx. 700 pic) and I (sometimes) still...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 15:03
Replies: 81
Views: 14,990
Posted By Robbiee

Stats help prevent needless over-regulation. Do...

Stats help prevent needless over-regulation. Do the stats show that passengers always survive daytime engine failurs in tour helicopters, but always die in nighttime ones? I took a ride in Vegas as a...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 04:35
Replies: 81
Views: 14,990
Posted By Robbiee

No one in this thread (other than myself) seems...

No one in this thread (other than myself) seems all that interested in the stats and/or your chances of having an engine failure at night vs. day. All they seem to care about is, "its harder to see...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 04:31
Replies: 81
Views: 14,990
Posted By Robbiee

So, exactly what's the point you're trying to...

So, exactly what's the point you're trying to make here,...just how macho you are for flying in a black hole, or that the FAA should change its definition of night?
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