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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2021, 07:01
Replies: 58
Views: 4,482
Posted By Old Farang

Recieved mine yesterday Ned. Thank you very much....

Recieved mine yesterday Ned. Thank you very much.

Just a point of interest on the cover photo:
Long before I owned and flew helicopters I worked on the installation of the Muai A "jacket", the...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2021, 07:21
Replies: 58
Views: 4,482
Posted By Old Farang

Here in the land of "me first" the only regular...

Here in the land of "me first" the only regular activity with helicopters that I see in Bangkok is the Royal Thai Police. Regular flights over where I live, but then the generals have to get to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2021, 06:56
Replies: 34
Views: 10,512
Posted By Old Farang

Tragic details after $23bn businessman dies in...

Tragic details after $23bn businessman dies in helicopter crash
Tragic details after $23bn businessman dies in helicopter crash (yahoo.com)...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2021, 05:48
Replies: 58
Views: 8,369
Posted By Old Farang

Mine arrived in Thailand yesterday. Thank you...

Mine arrived in Thailand yesterday. Thank you very much Ned, brilliant as usual!
The co-pilot in the Thai S76 appears to be a bit wary of you!
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2021, 03:56
Replies: 46
Views: 19,602
Posted By Old Farang

Thank you Gordy for a sensible answer. Not being...

Thank you Gordy for a sensible answer. Not being there I am not aware of local ordnances affecting these type of lifts. Although they appear to be lifting from an intersection, it is still like...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2021, 03:41
Replies: 46
Views: 19,602
Posted By Old Farang

What ever the cause of the release; that strop is...

What ever the cause of the release; that strop is WAY too short!
10th Jan 2021, 11:00
Replies: 850
Views: 850,853
Posted By Old Farang

Indonesia locates black boxes after deadly plane...

Indonesia locates black boxes after deadly plane crashIndonesia locates black boxes after deadly plane crash (bangkokpost.com)...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2020, 05:57
Replies: 58
Views: 8,369
Posted By Old Farang

Hello Ned: Unlike Megan I need a calendar to...

Hello Ned:
Unlike Megan I need a calendar to actually know which day it is! I am well and truly retired now and also widowed, so need any mental stimulation that I can get.

Here in Thailand I...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2020, 05:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,649
Posted By Old Farang

Thanks Ned. With the current World situation it...

Thanks Ned. With the current World situation it is always a concern just what has happened to whom!
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2020, 11:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,649
Posted By Old Farang

2021 Calendar

What happened to KiwiNedNZ? At my age I definitely need one of his brilliant calendars!
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2020, 15:26
Replies: 20
Views: 5,895
Posted By Old Farang

It has Royal Thai Airforce roundel on the tail...

It has Royal Thai Airforce roundel on the tail boom. They never release any details of accidents here.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2020, 04:05
Replies: 35
Views: 11,611
Posted By Old Farang

Going by the strange (oil) mess on the helideck,...

Going by the strange (oil) mess on the helideck, this makes the most sense.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 13:07
Replies: 36
Views: 6,264
Posted By Old Farang

Yes, I have done the same thing. Stopped off at a...

Yes, I have done the same thing. Stopped off at a Nullarbor roadhouse one time and told young Einstein that I wanted some Avgas. " We has auto gas and bottles ob camping gas, but does no 'ave ...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2020, 12:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By Old Farang

Whatever you wish to believe, gulliBell -...

Whatever you wish to believe, gulliBell - whatever![/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]
Ha, give him a break Pilotmike, he is actually a gud bloke. You know, one of those Kiwis that sometimes serve fush and chups at a...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 11:00
Replies: 14
Views: 6,522
Posted By Old Farang

Anyone know who it was? Glad to hear he is ok. I...

Anyone know who it was? Glad to hear he is ok. I am also in my 70s and used to fly around that area.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 06:15
Replies: 61
Views: 9,790
Posted By Old Farang

Mine arrived today. Thanks very much Ned,...

Mine arrived today. Thanks very much Ned, brilliant!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2019, 07:11
Replies: 61
Views: 9,790
Posted By Old Farang

Well retired now, but I think the most memorable...

Well retired now, but I think the most memorable flight that sticks in my memory was also a ferry flight.
An R22 picked up from the factory in LA to ferry to Dallas TX. I had an instructor with me...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2019, 10:56
Replies: 158
Views: 105,632
Posted By Old Farang

The search continues for a pilot and four...

The search continues for a pilot and four passengers who are feared dead after a helicopter crashed into waters off the NSW coast, with authorities seeking out witnesses who could have seen the...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2019, 05:09
Replies: 11
Views: 4,218
Posted By Old Farang

Interesting question. The very early R22...

Interesting question. The very early R22 helicopters tail boom was basically horizontal, which put the tail rotor closer to the ground.(later machines had longer uprights in the rear airframe which...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2019, 07:14
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,431,923
Posted By Old Farang

Hmm, not much humidity OR Bintang in Nepal.

Hmm, not much humidity OR Bintang in Nepal.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2019, 12:34
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By Old Farang

Where you been hiding? The big wet flushed you...

Where you been hiding? The big wet flushed you out?
I would have thought that you would just about know where every last one of these are in Oz. Does it have to be usable? Cheers.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2018, 03:29
Replies: 1,216
Views: 621,572
Posted By Old Farang

This is basically correct. But the "grooves" are...

This is basically correct. But the "grooves" are stress relieving grooves ground or cut on a radius to prevent a sharp right angle on the shaft material. The outer edge of the inner race of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2018, 12:55
Replies: 1,216
Views: 621,572
Posted By Old Farang

Not current on any of this, far too old! But...

Not current on any of this, far too old! But proportional solenoid valves are available, so it is possible but not shown on the drawing posted. Maybe a dual operated valve?
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2018, 03:38
Replies: 68
Views: 8,773
Posted By Old Farang

Yakking---I guess that would have been Alvan...

Yakking---I guess that would have been Alvan T...…?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2018, 02:43
Replies: 68
Views: 8,773
Posted By Old Farang

Mine arrived yesterday also. Thank you very much...

Mine arrived yesterday also. Thank you very much Ned. Brilliant photos! Besides a good photographic eye, you must also be a good judge of pilots!. It is no mean feat to put a cameraman in the "right"...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2018, 04:40
Replies: 68
Views: 8,773
Posted By Old Farang

Back in 1975 I was fleet engineer for an offshore...

Back in 1975 I was fleet engineer for an offshore supply boat company. The job involved being sent around SE Asia to various areas where we had rig supply boats operating to sort out problems.

We...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 09:55
Replies: 1,216
Views: 621,572
Posted By Old Farang

Ok, assuming that it is not faulty.

Ok, assuming that it is not faulty.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 09:29
Replies: 1,216
Views: 621,572
Posted By Old Farang

This has been bothering me also. I have not flown...

This has been bothering me also. I have not flown helicopters for years, and the old things that I used to flap around in did not have such luxuries as an auto pilot, in fact I thought it was the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2018, 05:36
Replies: 1,216
Views: 621,572
Posted By Old Farang

I know that I should not bother, but people have...

I know that I should not bother, but people have lost their lives in this accident and still there are idiots that write crap like the following:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2018, 06:45
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,431,923
Posted By Old Farang

#5333...……I that a "Yak Bar", or a place for...

#5333...……I that a "Yak Bar", or a place for eagles to hitch a ride on when they get tired up so high? :cool:#
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Sep 2018, 03:17
Replies: 14
Views: 3,665
Posted By Old Farang

Well, it is many years since I was in a very...

Well, it is many years since I was in a very early model. It must be quite cozy, especially in the back! But is it possible that the pax. in the front centre seat could unintentionally interfere with...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2018, 05:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,665
Posted By Old Farang

Ok, thanks. But 3 in the front including the...

Ok, thanks. But 3 in the front including the pilot, and 3 in the back?
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2018, 04:31
Replies: 14
Views: 3,665
Posted By Old Farang

RIP. Was it really a B3? How do you get 7 souls...

RIP. Was it really a B3? How do you get 7 souls on a B3?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2018, 08:16
Replies: 15
Views: 4,207
Posted By Old Farang

Your mailbox is full, Nigel. Cheers

Your mailbox is full, Nigel. Cheers
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2018, 10:37
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By Old Farang

The victims names are all posted on one of the...

The victims names are all posted on one of the links. According to that report they were all Thai nationals.
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