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Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 10:47
Replies: 19
Views: 2,168
Posted By John R81

EC120 engine at 15 yr is now an inspection if...

EC120 engine at 15 yr is now an inspection if below 3000 hrs and - if all is well - release to continue to use to 3000 hr. Inspection is £85k for the hot section at Turbomeca if nothing untoward is...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2020, 09:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By John R81

AS350 & 355 EAD 20/10/2020

UK CAA published an EAD today 2020-0224-E at the instruction of EASA for tail rotor blades following 2 reports of de-bonding of leading edge protection shields.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2020, 16:12
Replies: 81
Views: 15,526
Posted By John R81

Gazpad - That's also my approach. If there is a...

Gazpad - That's also my approach. If there is a landing fee, I simply thank them,don't make the booking and look for somewhere else I would like to go that wants the business. There are plenty of...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2020, 15:03
Replies: 16
Views: 3,263
Posted By John R81

If you think they owe you money, contact the...

If you think they owe you money, contact the Liquidator without delay. As this is a Voluntary winding-up, the company has paid all of its creditors before being struck-off the register.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2020, 07:21
Replies: 71
Views: 16,624
Posted By John R81

Given the risk to safety - noting the reference...

Given the risk to safety - noting the reference to degraded flight performance above - why would the regulator not step in at this point and prohibit the current practice of painting the blades with...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2020, 15:45
Replies: 45
Views: 6,745
Posted By John R81

I think both answers are correct. Any difference...

I think both answers are correct. Any difference in vertical height between the centre of the disc and the tail rotor centre creates couple and an element of roll. In addition the tail rotor is...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2020, 15:18
Replies: 28
Views: 7,905
Posted By John R81

That's the equivalent of taking a component - say...

That's the equivalent of taking a component - say a gearbox - and adding the data tag from a different gearbox. The data plate is surely the identifier for that hull. If the hull is fine, why not...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2020, 13:01
Replies: 9
Views: 2,631
Posted By John R81

MD902 always makes me think of "Starbug" off "Red...

MD902 always makes me think of "Starbug" off "Red Dwarf". I think the data shows that the 902 crashes less, though.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2020, 10:58
Replies: 118
Views: 20,091
Posted By John R81

Bell Ringer Classic thread drift. Better...

Bell Ringer

Classic thread drift. Better to post those views on the Robbie page, this one is about the crash at Broom.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2020, 08:58
Replies: 118
Views: 20,091
Posted By John R81

:D:D:D Not sure that any make / model...

:D:D:D

Not sure that any make / model machine would treat you different, given the sequence above.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 08:37
Replies: 81
Views: 14,995
Posted By John R81

I believe that the reason behind the regulation...

I believe that the reason behind the regulation is that originally helicopters all had piston engines, which were less reliable than they are today. The rule was made and never revoked, despite...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2020, 09:23
Replies: 118
Views: 20,091
Posted By John R81

But on the up-side, flying the same aircraft...

But on the up-side, flying the same aircraft means that you do spot when something changes.

Some years back was once in an R44 with another pilot on climb-out when there was a solid loud metallic...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2020, 09:32
Replies: 17
Views: 3,621
Posted By John R81

There were teething troubles - see EASA AD No.:...

There were teething troubles - see EASA AD No.: 2017-0164

As an interim measure to address a potential unsafe condition in the landing gear actuators found in some in early machines, Leonardo...
3rd Jul 2020, 12:35
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By John R81

But no doubt he would listen when a teenager...

But no doubt he would listen when a teenager trainee pilot told him he could hear a "high frequency" unusual sound, and not think that as an older, more experienced pilot "I know best"
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2020, 10:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By John R81

Nebpor - You are in the general license to use a...

Nebpor - You are in the general license to use a mobile on the ground - static caravan, in a car, etc. Receiving isn't an issue, but transmitting is.
You are not in the general license to transmit...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2020, 11:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By John R81

I see you are Germany, but I that is not an easy...

I see you are Germany, but I that is not an easy thing to do in the UK due to the radio license required (not the technical kit). We did look at this and eventually gave up. I hope that your radio...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2020, 11:32
Replies: 111
Views: 10,203
Posted By John R81

Same thought crossed my mind, but elected to stay...

Same thought crossed my mind, but elected to stay away.

braver sole than me!
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2020, 19:09
Replies: 1,205
Views: 581,648
Posted By John R81

A fellow pilot referred me to CAA Paper 2003/1...

A fellow pilot referred me to CAA Paper 2003/1 (available here https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAPAP2003_01.PDF). Makes interesting reading, especially compared to the current climate 17 years...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2020, 13:59
Replies: 1,205
Views: 581,648
Posted By John R81

Ericferret - Thanks for the input. The input...

Ericferret - Thanks for the input. The input control shaft redesign makes sense. Has there been any redesign of the duplex bearing (I know some were swapped-out under the SB, I don't refer to that)?
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2020, 09:44
Replies: 27
Views: 15,208
Posted By John R81

Now reported on aviation-safety.net...

Now reported on aviation-safety.net (https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/237303) site; no additional information to that above but useful collection of links to the various news reports and the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2020, 14:07
Replies: 27
Views: 15,208
Posted By John R81

24 June - Helicopter down Warwickshire, UK

Seeing reports (https://wmas.nhs.uk/2020/06/24/lucky-escape-after-helicopter-makes-emergency-landing/) of a helicopter down. Emergency landing close to the Masons Arms (closed during lock-down) in...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2020, 07:59
Replies: 1,205
Views: 581,648
Posted By John R81

Monty N Slightly naive comment, as it is not...

Monty N

Slightly naive comment, as it is not just the technical members of the AAIB who determine when a report is released. I can think of delayed reports in the past where it has not been the...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2020, 10:33
Replies: 30
Views: 8,211
Posted By John R81

"Yanking" the machine off the ground. One day...

"Yanking" the machine off the ground. One day you will do that off-airfield, to find that one skid is a little more stuck than the other and...….. over you go.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2020, 11:50
Replies: 145
Views: 25,971
Posted By John R81

You don't need any of these "rich Guy checklist"...

You don't need any of these "rich Guy checklist" as you already have adequate training - as a pilot.

You are responsible for the safety of the passengers, the aircraft and people on the ground...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2020, 12:49
Replies: 26
Views: 4,133
Posted By John R81

This study...

This study (https://virological.org/t/preliminary-analysis-of-sars-cov-2-importation-establishment-of-uk-transmission-lineages/507) indicates that CV19 was brought into UK over 1,300 times, mostly in...
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