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Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2020, 10:41
Replies: 123
Views: 25,114
Posted By heliduck

This is a common phenomenon with human...

This is a common phenomenon with human performance - ďThe boiling frog is a fable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th May 2020, 20:51
Replies: 36
Views: 5,744
Posted By heliduck

Yes, Iím talking about a H125 ďplasticĒ as you...

Yes, Iím talking about a H125 ďplasticĒ as you call it.
The 412ís I share the circuit with carry 1500 litres & do a 1.5 hour fuel cycle, I carry 1000 litres & do a 2.5 hour fuel cycle - I love those...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th May 2020, 19:43
Replies: 36
Views: 5,744
Posted By heliduck

Thatís correct Aser, on the Bambi multi-drop...

Thatís correct Aser, on the Bambi multi-drop bucket you need to hold the button in to open the valve so each time you press the button for about 1 second you drop approximately 50 litres of water....
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2020, 22:55
Replies: 36
Views: 5,744
Posted By heliduck

I love fire fighting & I talk to as many...

I love fire fighting & I talk to as many operators as I can when I’m on a fire as everyone has a method of doing things which is just a bit better than everyone else, alternatively I see it as our...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2020, 22:17
Replies: 36
Views: 5,744
Posted By heliduck

I have to agree with Gordy here, the term “all...

I have to agree with Gordy here, the term “all the gear & no idea” comes to mind. The water could eventually end up on the ground, but not where the fire is.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2020, 23:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By heliduck

The details are in the link you posted.

The details are in the link you posted.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2019, 00:13
Replies: 11
Views: 2,560
Posted By heliduck

Dynamic rollover - still moving sideways to the...

Dynamic rollover - still moving sideways to the left when the right skid contacted the roof initiating the roll. VERY lucky for all to survive!
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2019, 20:51
Replies: 250
Views: 98,205
Posted By heliduck

Iím not sure of the circumstances youíre...

Iím not sure of the circumstances youíre referring to, but in my part of the world we use salt water regularly. The vegetation isnít the limiting factor, itís the equipment used - any machine with a...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2019, 09:15
Replies: 155
Views: 101,118
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, 17:18
Replies: 15
Views: 5,904
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, 13:24
Replies: 250
Views: 98,205
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, 20:47
Replies: 19
Views: 6,635
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, 01:01
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2018, 09:52
Replies: 37
Views: 12,351
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, 09:28
Replies: 59
Views: 9,674
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, 06:53
Replies: 49
Views: 32,655
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, 02:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,082
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, 09:31
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
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, 22:47
Replies: 15
Views: 2,315
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, 22:45
Replies: 15
Views: 2,315
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, 22:48
Replies: 15
Views: 2,315
Posted By heliduck

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

......or an AS350/H125.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2018, 07:06
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,318,631
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, 06:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,621
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, 02:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,621
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, 02:09
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,318,631
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.
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