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Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2021, 03:13
Replies: 186
Views: 20,111
Posted By roscoe1

My take is that this is simpler than people are...

My take is that this is simpler than people are making out. " Circumstances conspire and combine" is not reality. Conditions only exist. They have no consicousness or means of combining against...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2021, 04:50
Replies: 186
Views: 20,111
Posted By roscoe1

I've suggested it before with not much agreement...

I've suggested it before with not much agreement from folks but how about making SVFR unavailable as an option for 135 VFR only operations? I feel it would do more to prevent pilots who might be...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2021, 02:15
Replies: 163
Views: 68,802
Posted By roscoe1

You would be hard pressed to find a 135 set of...

You would be hard pressed to find a 135 set of ops spec that do not make so called mandatory service bulletins for engine, emergency equipment, and for airplanes their propellers a requirement under...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2020, 18:17
Replies: 30
Views: 4,017
Posted By roscoe1

Ok, I've had my fun and the OP has had to take...

Ok, I've had my fun and the OP has had to take some ribbing. I hope no offense. A couple of things. Yes, your load meter reads high as soon as you turn on tthe generator after a start because it is...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2020, 16:42
Replies: 30
Views: 4,017
Posted By roscoe1

When you start an engine smoke is released from...

When you start an engine smoke is released from the aircraft wiring harness through the smoke bleed valve and out the exhaust pipe. It takes a while to generate more smoke to replenish the wiring...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2020, 16:44
Replies: 28
Views: 6,220
Posted By roscoe1

The bottom line is that you don't have to know...

The bottom line is that you don't have to know anything about the aircraft from which you are jumping and too many jump pilots, that have not had the almost infinite range of mishaps under their...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2020, 15:57
Replies: 33
Views: 11,196
Posted By roscoe1

Chacun à son goût. You wouldn't catch me under a...

Chacun à son goût. You wouldn't catch me under a hovering helicopter fiddling with tools, other people and a puckered pilot. Great for anyone who saves further damage and expense if it works. What...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2020, 16:49
Replies: 33
Views: 11,196
Posted By roscoe1

I know the skid gear removal shown was not the...

I know the skid gear removal shown was not the first, or second time this has been done and in theory if the pilot is smooth and willing to take the risk it is not complicated. But I think that in...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2020, 17:12
Replies: 33
Views: 11,196
Posted By roscoe1

I'd put good money on there being some real...

I'd put good money on there being some real damage to that aircraft. At minimum some cross tube bending and possibly from the
pylon rocking, contact of the transmission spike with the shear...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 16:07
Replies: 16
Views: 4,500
Posted By roscoe1

Of course, the companies that use civil certified...

Of course, the companies that use civil certified aircraft on fires are often the driving force, in the US, behind complaints about using restricted cat. aircraft for moving fire fighters. The...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2020, 21:20
Replies: 64
Views: 10,197
Posted By roscoe1

Don't forget that most HEMS isn't really made...

Don't forget that most HEMS isn't really made or trained for doing SAR. Landing at off airport sites and flying limited IFR is about as dicey as it gets. One person might be able to get to a...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2020, 01:22
Replies: 273
Views: 55,454
Posted By roscoe1

Say what you will about Frank Robinson, there...

Say what you will about Frank Robinson, there are successful engineers who build successful helicopter companies. Oh yes, also, Sikorsky, Enstrom, Hiller, Piaseki, Kaman and Bell ( although he...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2020, 00:08
Replies: 5
Views: 3,329
Posted By roscoe1

When I need a roll of visqueen to keep something...

When I need a roll of visqueen to keep something dry or protected from sun I always make the mistake of being cheap and going for the thinner material. I always regret it as I'm sure these idiots...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 02:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By roscoe1

Good advice given at 4 min 13 sec on video

A nice night rescue by these guys. Practice makes perfect. The instructions at 4:13 are good for most any emergency. All kidding aside, its the only way to avoid having someone slip out of a horse...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2020, 01:34
Replies: 26
Views: 6,895
Posted By roscoe1

In the early 80s, our corporate flight department...

In the early 80s, our corporate flight department had a 222. This was just as the awful problems with the PT wheels and bearings on the LTS 101 were in full bloom. One rainy night, the chief pilot...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2020, 18:28
Replies: 123
Views: 25,075
Posted By roscoe1

Not too much on R22 during my time working on...

Not too much on R22 during my time working on them. One cracked t/r flex plate just aft of clutch sheave, pilot noted clutch engagement time had changed by a couple of seconds. Might have been...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2020, 17:57
Replies: 123
Views: 25,075
Posted By roscoe1

To my mind, it is unimagineable that multiple...

To my mind, it is unimagineable that multiple people reported unusual vibrations and it would seem a cause was not determined yet they continued to fly the aircraft. The investigation will of course...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2020, 05:25
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By roscoe1

Enstrom. No g.

Enstrom. No g.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2020, 17:26
Replies: 145
Views: 28,150
Posted By roscoe1

The really sad part of this discussion has been...

The really sad part of this discussion has been left in the dust. All the experts, all the opinions, all the legislation to come and the NTSB throwing up their hands when the FAA doesn't take their...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2020, 17:55
Replies: 145
Views: 28,150
Posted By roscoe1

Yes, I've flown helicopter IFR and of course it...

Yes, I've flown helicopter IFR and of course it pushes the flying skills of most folks to go iimc in a helicopter with no SAS or autopilot. If you think going inadvertant in an unstabilized machine...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2020, 02:22
Replies: 145
Views: 28,150
Posted By roscoe1

I remember stories from my father who was a B17...

I remember stories from my father who was a B17 IP before he went to war. Needle, ball and airspeed. All you need to stay upright and fly around a bit until you can get either better conditions or...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jun 2020, 00:13
Replies: 18
Views: 3,527
Posted By roscoe1

I beg to differ

It was clearly a dummy. No smart person would do that.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2020, 18:33
Replies: 252
Views: 38,296
Posted By roscoe1

SASless, I don't think that individually, your...

SASless,
I don't think that individually, your big diesel truck makes much of a difference. I don't think the EV that I drive and charge with the help of PV panels on my roof makes a dent either. It...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2020, 04:35
Replies: 252
Views: 38,296
Posted By roscoe1

Thanks Blackdog. Roscoe was actually a much...

Thanks Blackdog. Roscoe was actually a much beloved black dog I had a couple of dogs ago. I kind of consider myself a dinosaur in some regards ( I have no Facebook account) but I am not foolish...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2020, 02:19
Replies: 252
Views: 38,296
Posted By roscoe1

Sad, you assume nobody has a soul or a conscience...

Sad, you assume nobody has a soul or a conscience to go with it. When I was in the sciences I was as apolitical as could be. The science led me to what was worthy.
So now we have woven in the...
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