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Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2017, 01:44
Replies: 57
Views: 4,746
Posted By EN48

Well ... it doesn't do TV, but it does have...

Well ... it doesn't do TV, but it does have SiriusXM radio/music for the dog's listening pleasure. You can listen to Rush while you fly! :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2017, 01:02
Replies: 57
Views: 4,746
Posted By EN48

We do! (Although not electromechanical like...

We do! (Although not electromechanical like airliners used to have.) This and similar avionics suites now available in several certified light turbine (VFR only) singles, including B505, E480B-G, R66...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2017, 17:34
Replies: 156
Views: 58,720
Posted By EN48

Something I copied from this forum years ago and...

Something I copied from this forum years ago and have prominently posted in my hangar:

"The least experienced press on while the more experienced turn back, to meet the most experienced who never...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2017, 03:37
Replies: 17
Views: 3,848
Posted By EN48

I think of the helo as a disposable shipping...

I think of the helo as a disposable shipping container. As an internationally famous poster here once (maybe more than once) said: ass - tin - ticket!
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2017, 00:59
Replies: 17
Views: 3,848
Posted By EN48

Just back from B407 recurrent at Bell, and yes,...

Just back from B407 recurrent at Bell, and yes, they wanted the collective down promptly. This may minimize ground slide on their not common fine grained asphalt surface, but may introduce other...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2017, 19:15
Replies: 806
Views: 535,373
Posted By EN48

Got it. I was interpreting "L4 drivetrain" in the...

Got it. I was interpreting "L4 drivetrain" in the broadest sense. I am familiar with the Frahm damper as a result of flying the B407 for awhile. Smooth, fast, quiet (relatively speaking)! My standard...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2017, 18:43
Replies: 806
Views: 535,373
Posted By EN48

L4 drive train? Really? According to Bell reps at...

L4 drive train? Really? According to Bell reps at Heli Expo, Bell ditched the L4 nodal beam transmission mount for a less costly approach. I am hearing persistent rumors that the ride in the 505 is...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2016, 19:01
Replies: 69
Views: 9,242
Posted By EN48

Fifty years: 40 years fixed wing, last 10 years...

Fifty years: 40 years fixed wing, last 10 years helo. All personal flying, with no accidents, incidents, violations or insurance claims. Will continue as long as I dont become a hazzard to others or...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Oct 2016, 14:18
Replies: 8
Views: 3,392
Posted By EN48

You may also wish to consider Coyle's "Little...

You may also wish to consider Coyle's "Little Book of Autorotations." :ok:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2016, 13:06
Replies: 12
Views: 2,465
Posted By EN48

Nowhere close! While a transponder squawking 7700...

Nowhere close! While a transponder squawking 7700 may be useful, it does not give position and may cease to operate or provide useful info at low altitude or on the ground. PLB is for different...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2016, 17:23
Replies: 34
Views: 8,444
Posted By EN48

Yes, there is: http://www.heliwagon.com/ A great...

Yes, there is: http://www.heliwagon.com/ A great source of entertainment at our local airport is to watch pilots for a gov. agency attempt to land on the Heliwagon on a gusty day. So far, they have...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2016, 13:55
Replies: 34
Views: 8,444
Posted By EN48

A surprising number of helicopters destroyed...

A surprising number of helicopters destroyed and/or pilots killed attempting to land on a dolly. Why take the risk? There are several tugs available that raise the helo off the ground to move it...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2016, 13:05
Replies: 1,500
Views: 428,645
Posted By EN48

May not be possible with the R44, however, in...

May not be possible with the R44, however, in light airplanes, if the landing light is installed (rotated) so that the filament is vertical instead of horizontal, the life of the bulb is...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2016, 00:33
Replies: 13
Views: 4,175
Posted By EN48

The headset will be one of the least expensive...

The headset will be one of the least expensive purchases you make if you fly helicopters for any length of time, and the difference in cost between a basic ANR headset and the best is less than a...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2016, 01:25
Replies: 28
Views: 6,531
Posted By EN48

This ^^^. Memory (perhaps flawed) says FAA policy...

This ^^^. Memory (perhaps flawed) says FAA policy requires that CFI check rides are supposedly done by FAA employees (and by DPE's only when specifically authorized by a FSDO on a case by case...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2016, 22:20
Replies: 11
Views: 2,412
Posted By EN48

Not that far off for a quick & dirty calculation....

Not that far off for a quick & dirty calculation.

MR vortices interacting with tail rotor are increasing dynamic pressure at TR resulting in more TR thrust and reducing actual hp required vs...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2016, 15:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,832
Posted By EN48

While fixed wing instead of helicopter related,...

While fixed wing instead of helicopter related, this article makes very important points about the mental aspects of dealing with emergencies, especially those "outside the box." IMO, one of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2016, 15:10
Replies: 129
Views: 22,114
Posted By EN48

You wouldnt know that in light of some of the...

You wouldnt know that in light of some of the posts here.

Amazed that this horse is still kicking almost seven pages in!
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2016, 22:21
Replies: 129
Views: 22,114
Posted By EN48

I am a civvy pilot whose first solo (fixed wing)...

I am a civvy pilot whose first solo (fixed wing) was in 1966, and have transitioned to helicopters more recently. I dont fly for money, so some here would dismiss me as not being a "professional."...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2016, 14:49
Replies: 129
Views: 22,114
Posted By EN48

Nooooo! Cant be! Say it isnt so! ;)

Nooooo! Cant be! Say it isnt so! ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2016, 00:31
Replies: 49
Views: 15,075
Posted By EN48

Louisville in mid winter? What were they...

Louisville in mid winter? What were they thinking? I cant get there from a major U.S. northeast city without considerable hassle so I wont be attending. (No direct flights, some connections with two...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2016, 18:23
Replies: 129
Views: 22,114
Posted By EN48

The short taxiway light in your photos does not...

The short taxiway light in your photos does not appear to be of the frangible type. The tall taxiway light has what appears to be a frangible coupling at the base of the post. Hard to tell for sure...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2016, 14:09
Replies: 129
Views: 22,114
Posted By EN48

I think its going to depend a great deal on the...

I think its going to depend a great deal on the specifics of a particular situation. Grooved runways are typically found at airports designed to accommodate larger aircraft, with taxiways sized...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2016, 19:10
Replies: 129
Views: 22,114
Posted By EN48

Yes ... but, some runways are grooved (grooves...

Yes ... but, some runways are grooved (grooves run across the width of the runway) for water dispersion and improved braking for wheeled aircraft. This can be hazardous to skid equipped helicopters...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2016, 14:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,736
Posted By EN48

A goldmine of info and links here but you will...

A goldmine of info and links here but you will need to dig:

Home (http://ihst.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1507&language=en-US)



Perfect! My version of this is "never open the hangar door." :D
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