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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2019, 08:15
Replies: 153
Views: 85,519
Posted By heliduck

By the level of interest generated in last light...

By the level of interest generated in last light calculations maybe a separate topic is warranted where definitions from various jurisdictions can be compared & debated?
On the subject of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Oct 2019, 16:18
Replies: 15
Views: 4,809
Posted By heliduck

When the crewman is winched back down after the...

When the crewman is winched back down after the incident it appears that he is beside a car, & the water level is just up to the bottom of the window. Perhaps we rely too much on Helicopters & have...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jul 2019, 12:24
Replies: 203
Views: 65,596
Posted By heliduck

A perfect example of why a 150ft line is always...

A perfect example of why a 150ft line is always in my kit!!
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2019, 19:47
Replies: 19
Views: 6,143
Posted By heliduck

I know of an R44 which landed in knee deep water...

I know of an R44 which landed in knee deep water in the Kimberley’s during a flood evacuation years ago & that’s where it stayed as the engine sucked water up through the air cleaner. Once it was...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Dec 2018, 00:01
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2018, 08:52
Replies: 37
Views: 11,450
Posted By heliduck

Now thereís an oxymoron if Iíve ever seen one!!...

Now thereís an oxymoron if Iíve ever seen one!! If people didnít share their opinions on a public forum, doesnít it cease to be a public forum?

You are correct that we need to be respectful, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2018, 08:28
Replies: 59
Views: 8,466
Posted By heliduck

I landed on a beach last week & picked up some...

I landed on a beach last week & picked up some hikers who had bailed out halfway through an 8 day walk. I went all the way there & back in a SINGLE ENGINE with no-one to read the checklist to...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2018, 05:53
Replies: 48
Views: 28,145
Posted By heliduck

Looking at this photo I hope theyíll have a...

Looking at this photo I hope theyíll have a storage space for the ladder in order to refuel it!!
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2018, 01:42
Replies: 13
Views: 2,970
Posted By heliduck

I didnít realise we had the option of a different...

I didnít realise we had the option of a different seat for ascent & descent!😉

As for getting a decent seat, it seems to me that the more crashworthy they are the less comfortable they are. Iíd...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2018, 08:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By heliduck

Easy solution, put a Robinson part number on...

Easy solution, put a Robinson part number on this!!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x480/marvel_mystery_oil_58ca68dc214f1aa106f26f00980a586d74d56ab0.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2018, 21:47
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By heliduck

if the velocity of the blades donít change (it...

if the velocity of the blades donít change (it remains constant) despite the angle between them & the mast changing then it is a constant velocity joint, hence the name.
To elaborate Iíll refer...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2018, 21:45
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By heliduck

The OP never asked for information on gimballed...

The OP never asked for information on gimballed or stiff in plane engineering, he/she asked if anyone had used a constant velocity joint instead of a universal. The star flex arrangement is a...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2018, 21:48
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By heliduck

......or an AS350/H125.

......or an AS350/H125.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2018, 06:06
Replies: 5,579
Views: 3,097,949
Posted By heliduck

AS350 & B206 aren’t approved for flight in icing...

AS350 & B206 aren’t approved for flight in icing conditions.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2018, 05:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By heliduck

I bet you didnít realise back then that the...

I bet you didnít realise back then that the lighter was just keeping the power socket for the GPS warm until it was invented.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2018, 01:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By heliduck

Clock & compass, that was hard work! I've got a...

Clock & compass, that was hard work!
I've got a gig in a jetranger for a few weeks after not flying one for 10 years, it has a compass AND an ashtray - top of the line model this one.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2018, 01:09
Replies: 5,579
Views: 3,097,949
Posted By heliduck

There's the golden rule again - those with the...

There's the golden rule again - those with the gold make the rules.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2018, 11:06
Replies: 28
Views: 6,145
Posted By heliduck

Excellent outcome, in my experience good people...

Excellent outcome, in my experience good people generally become good operators/employers.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th May 2018, 19:50
Replies: 28
Views: 6,145
Posted By heliduck

Thats an interesting technique, not something...

Thats an interesting technique, not something Iíve ever need to do either with a longline or if connected direct to the hook. Do they use a Bambi bucket or a different make? If they donít think it...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2018, 22:26
Replies: 40
Views: 12,736
Posted By heliduck

My comments assume CFIT based on previous events,...

My comments assume CFIT based on previous events, the report doesn’t give info on the moonlight so it might not be a factor.
It amazes me that air methods haven’t done anything about the NTSB...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Apr 2018, 20:52
Replies: 20
Views: 3,614
Posted By heliduck

Have a look at the Facebook page for Chinook...

Have a look at the Facebook page for Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford & give them a call, they’ll have accurate & current info.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Apr 2018, 04:53
Replies: 156
Views: 48,189
Posted By heliduck

With the benefit of an armchair & hindsight the...

With the benefit of an armchair & hindsight the holes in the cheese were lining up early in the trip, if only it was so obvious to us pilots when we’re making these decisions in the heat of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Apr 2018, 00:11
Replies: 156
Views: 48,189
Posted By heliduck

Figure 3 on page 7 stands out for me, hunter...

Figure 3 on page 7 stands out for me, hunter valley is the lowest terrain & goes all the way to the coast but the track taken was over tiger country. Hard way to learn that lesson.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2018, 01:27
Replies: 230
Views: 59,891
Posted By heliduck

Quite the contrary, I believe LTE stands for ď...

Quite the contrary, I believe LTE stands for ď lack of training & experienceĒ.
You missed my point entirely, none of the above mentioned issues are a phenomenon which sneaks up on you when least...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2018, 16:59
Replies: 230
Views: 59,891
Posted By heliduck

Robbieís have mast bumping, AS350ís have servo...

Robbieís have mast bumping, AS350ís have servo transparency, jetrangers have LTE, etc., etc., etc..... Most machines have a weakness somewhere that we need to be vigilant with when operated at or...
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