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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2021, 14:35
Replies: 33
Views: 6,985
Posted By rotorfan

Wow, I caught that “downwind”, too. 😳 Question...

Wow, I caught that “downwind”, too. 😳
Question for those doing this type of work. When the person is ready to be lifted from the deck, do you just start the winch reeling in, or does the pilot pull...
25th Feb 2021, 14:09
Replies: 258
Views: 37,510
Posted By rotorfan

I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing the Dart...

I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing the Dart and a few others mentioned, but the Merlin is a joy. In my area, there used to be a Connie that flew regularly, and was unmistakable. There is a pair of...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2021, 22:12
Replies: 46
Views: 18,546
Posted By rotorfan

I fly for fun, not work, so have never seen a...

I fly for fun, not work, so have never seen a pickle. I would think the pilot must be instantly ready to release the load, but that the switch itself would not be overly sensitive so you couldn't...
16th Dec 2020, 06:04
Replies: 47
Views: 14,659
Posted By rotorfan

I’m fortunate to live about a day’s drive from...

I’m fortunate to live about a day’s drive from Oshkosh, so for many years now, my only holiday would be spent there (yes, pathetic, I know). As a participant in the Young Eagles program, I would...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Dec 2020, 19:27
Replies: 0
Views: 961
Posted By rotorfan

Man could face prison for flying drone into police helo

This is no longer "news" in the strict sense of the word, but I didn't get it posted when I first saw it in my AOPA email on Nov. 24. It's encouraging to see a louse occasionally get caught, hoping...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2020, 15:45
Replies: 34
Views: 7,818
Posted By rotorfan

Wot Charlie said. Wife has horse disease (I...

Wot Charlie said. Wife has horse disease (I prefer to squander my funds on flying machines). Their defense mechanism is to bolt, and a bit of rubbish in the wind is plenty to set them off. No...
2nd Dec 2020, 17:16
Replies: 19
Views: 5,306
Posted By rotorfan

The lousy interface on the tablet means the...

The lousy interface on the tablet means the advert on the right slides over the pic when I zoom in, but I was pretty certain that was a 124 in the lead in Pic 2. My dad flew them around much of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Oct 2020, 14:44
Replies: 40
Views: 12,534
Posted By rotorfan

I only “knew” him via this forum, although had...

I only “knew” him via this forum, although had heard his name. There are a few people in my life that I regret never having the chance to meet, and Mr. Kenyon is one of those. For those that knew him...
25th Oct 2020, 06:08
Replies: 52
Views: 11,092
Posted By rotorfan

Huh? Please elaborate. I’ve flown both, and I...

Huh? Please elaborate. I’ve flown both, and I thought them to be the same airframe, just O-320 engine in the Warrior and O-360 in the Archer, a 20-hp difference. I don’t know them to be different,...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2020, 22:46
Replies: 41
Views: 9,318
Posted By rotorfan

kicking the hornet nest

I’ve been itching to post again, but was hoping Gordy would chime in, whatever his opinion, as I suspected he might have insight into this family. Twenty years on this forum, and that’s the first...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2020, 03:33
Replies: 41
Views: 9,318
Posted By rotorfan

Thanks, Clay, and well done. You're more clever...

Thanks, Clay, and well done. You're more clever than I am.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2020, 03:12
Replies: 41
Views: 9,318
Posted By rotorfan

19 year old firefighter

This week's "AOPA Live" has a nice little story about a Montana pilot working the western U.S. fires. I'd be real proud to be her father, except that she's already more accomplished than...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2020, 15:51
Replies: 21
Views: 5,038
Posted By rotorfan

I think you’re spot on. That tubing is thin-wall,...

I think you’re spot on. That tubing is thin-wall, but sufficient for the light pressures of the R22. I just flew a 22 for the first time in 15 years and found myself tensing up and overcontrolling,...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2020, 02:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By rotorfan

Matt Zuccaro gone west

Just sat down at the disputer to check email, and was surprised at a message from HAI:
"Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Matthew S. Zuccaro,...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2019, 06:06
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By rotorfan

She's been a pilot for 15 years, and bought her...

She's been a pilot for 15 years, and bought her hubby a helicopter, so I'd say, yeah, maybe it could happen.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2018, 05:55
Replies: 10
Views: 3,101
Posted By rotorfan

Impressive how that MR blade continued sticking...

Impressive how that MR blade continued sticking up in the midst of the inferno. That's Russian sturdy. I want the head and blades fitted to anything I fly.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2018, 03:08
Replies: 41
Views: 8,693
Posted By rotorfan

It's expired, methinks.

It's expired, methinks.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2017, 03:51
Replies: 109
Views: 37,830
Posted By rotorfan

The post from Phoinix was a link to a story. I...

The post from Phoinix was a link to a story. I just happened to see this on my television late-night newscast. Was surprised to not hear of it earlier. If the news was correct, the UAV was at 500AGL,...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2017, 16:46
Replies: 10
Views: 2,364
Posted By rotorfan

I'm very low time, and have no 206 time. I'm not...

I'm very low time, and have no 206 time. I'm not understanding this 206 LTE/LTA phenomenon. The video suggests to me a very light tailwind, as the dust cloud from the wreck moves away slowly. When I...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2017, 16:25
Replies: 32
Views: 9,352
Posted By rotorfan

I agree with riff_raff, and would even modify his...

I agree with riff_raff, and would even modify his statement by saying 180degF would be too hot for anyone to touch.

I work on high precision machining equipment for my business. While touring a...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2017, 06:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By rotorfan

Glad it helps, Reely. The FAA is a large...

Glad it helps, Reely. The FAA is a large government bureaucracy and has problems like most, but sometimes they do things that make you look twice, because you expect something to be more complicated...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2017, 06:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By rotorfan

Good Grief offered the proper explanation in...

Good Grief offered the proper explanation in answering your question.

When the FAA uses the word "rated", it does not refer to a specific type of aircraft, as "you're rated in the H-269". A rating...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2017, 12:30
Replies: 92
Views: 26,126
Posted By rotorfan

Yikes! Took me all of 4 seconds to reach TAS...

Yikes! Took me all of 4 seconds to reach TAS (tightened arse syndrome). No slowing due the reduced vis. Must have had a tee time to make. Or tea time. Agree with McDoo, candidate for Darwin Award.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2017, 12:18
Replies: 20
Views: 7,673
Posted By rotorfan

Who was it? Someone with low standards regarding...

Who was it? Someone with low standards regarding "food". :yuk: (An export the USA should be embarrassed about.)
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Apr 2017, 03:00
Replies: 14
Views: 3,509
Posted By rotorfan

FED~ I won't disagree, but when I was first...

FED~

I won't disagree, but when I was first learning RW flying, the muscle memory for motorcycling was strong, and nothing about the heli seemed intuitive. What could go wrong?
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