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Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2020, 19:34
Replies: 49
Views: 9,283
Posted By krypton_john

Yeah the slot punched into the windscreen clearly...

Yeah the slot punched into the windscreen clearly shows downward impact. Lucky the TR didn't get involved in this fiasco.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2020, 02:50
Replies: 40
Views: 11,471
Posted By krypton_john

Very sad to hear this, but Dennis lived a great...

Very sad to hear this, but Dennis lived a great life and that's something to celebrate.

I had hoped to fly with Dennis one day, sad that will never happen now.

Obit here:...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 03:41
Replies: 34
Views: 4,821
Posted By krypton_john

Service by the Hour - fixed cost maintenance: ...

Service by the Hour - fixed cost maintenance:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 01:25
Replies: 34
Views: 4,821
Posted By krypton_john

Does anyone know roughly what the SBH rate is for...

Does anyone know roughly what the SBH rate is for the 505?
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 22:55
Replies: 34
Views: 4,821
Posted By krypton_john

It's either expensive to purchase, hopefully with...

It's either expensive to purchase, hopefully with less upcoming maintenance, or less expensive to purchase but with guaranteed expensive maintenance coming up.

There's just no free lunch with...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2020, 01:59
Replies: 38
Views: 4,890
Posted By krypton_john

I would call it a hit piece because it made zero...

I would call it a hit piece because it made zero effort to report on the other side of the story.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 06:50
Replies: 20
Views: 4,583
Posted By krypton_john

Pitch the nose down?

Pitch the nose down?
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 03:23
Replies: 20
Views: 4,583
Posted By krypton_john

Incredible "landing" among the pointy lava rocks...

Incredible "landing" among the pointy lava rocks in one piece. Incredible.

The bambi may have been a useful stabilising drogue for flight. Wonder if it would have been possible to find a smooth...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2020, 01:09
Replies: 242
Views: 46,858
Posted By krypton_john

Makes sense for some activities such as offshore...

Makes sense for some activities such as offshore work.

Most helicopter work down here consists of ag, utility, tourism (those were the days) and transport to off-airport locations... so IFR not...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2020, 23:58
Replies: 242
Views: 46,858
Posted By krypton_john

Unless you live around mountains a VFR...

Unless you live around mountains a VFR restriction is not such a big limitation for helicopters. Many places around the world don't get many VFR no-fly helicopter days... Unlike fixed wing.

Of all...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2020, 01:25
Replies: 242
Views: 46,858
Posted By krypton_john

Yep I'd back a technology company started by an...

Yep I'd back a technology company started by an engineer over one started by a salesman any day of the week.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2020, 01:24
Replies: 242
Views: 46,858
Posted By krypton_john

And then there's Henry Ford, or Elon Musk. If...

And then there's Henry Ford, or Elon Musk. If nobody was prepared to stick their neck out and get criticised by naysayers, we wouldn't even have a horse and cart, let alone something as indescribably...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2020, 10:51
Replies: 81
Views: 15,416
Posted By krypton_john

You say increased risk, Crab, but based on the...

You say increased risk, Crab, but based on the numbers, there really isn't increased risk in single or piston operations in the tours context. We know that of all the accidents, somewhere between...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2020, 09:24
Replies: 13
Views: 2,698
Posted By krypton_john

Radiant heaters to cure a fairly shitty job of...

Radiant heaters to cure a fairly shitty job of bog panel repairs.

I mean seriously, an actual oil can would be embarrassed.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2020, 23:52
Replies: 26
Views: 8,902
Posted By krypton_john

Wow, A139's just to maintain currency instead of...

Wow, A139's just to maintain currency instead of NH90?

And I thought the RNZAF was profligate in purchasing A109M for ab-initio training!
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2020, 22:36
Replies: 12
Views: 3,220
Posted By krypton_john

Why does the co-pilot keep touching the overhead...

Why does the co-pilot keep touching the overhead throttles?
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2020, 03:23
Replies: 145
Views: 27,353
Posted By krypton_john

So, about those unusual mushrooms you ate with...

So, about those unusual mushrooms you ate with dinner....
Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2020, 00:01
Replies: 11
Views: 4,783
Posted By krypton_john

Words fail... needless tragedy

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121652220/helicopter-not-up-to-scratch-before-fatal-crash



So many risks taken :(
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2020, 07:12
Replies: 14
Views: 2,795
Posted By krypton_john

Was that Hogg?

Was that Hogg?
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2020, 04:22
Replies: 15
Views: 4,375
Posted By krypton_john

Those things are longer and nearly as heavy as a...

Those things are longer and nearly as heavy as a C-130 Herc. Love to see a run-on landing by one but suspect it ain't like a butterfly with sore feet.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2020, 22:40
Replies: 29
Views: 6,105
Posted By krypton_john

Birds are animals! Animalia \ Chordata \...

Birds are animals!

Animalia \ Chordata \ Vertebrata \ Aves
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Apr 2020, 22:35
Replies: 27
Views: 5,045
Posted By krypton_john

It's not just a tin can. It's the rocket engine...

It's not just a tin can. It's the rocket engine and all the associated electronics, connectors, valves, actuators, switches etc. I'm not surprised they want to keep that out of the briney.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2020, 22:33
Replies: 51
Views: 13,118
Posted By krypton_john

That makes you a jack of all trades but a master...

That makes you a jack of all trades but a master of none, my friend! :-)

(me too)
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2020, 04:11
Replies: 51
Views: 13,118
Posted By krypton_john

Folks, do your research *properly*, don't take IT...

Folks, do your research *properly*, don't take IT advice from pilots, and don't take flying advice from IT geeks.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2020, 23:37
Replies: 51
Views: 13,118
Posted By krypton_john

All overkill, nowdays. There's perfectly adequate...

All overkill, nowdays. There's perfectly adequate firewall, virus, malware and ransomware protection that comes for free and configured by default with Windows10. Using anything else IMNSHO is just...
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