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Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2022, 15:06
Replies: 243
Views: 121,983
Posted By Rotorbee

So, why are the Kiwis pretty happy with their...

So, why are the Kiwis pretty happy with their NH90's. They have the ship with the highest hours. They must do something right. What is it?
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2022, 14:55
Replies: 41
Views: 4,496
Posted By Rotorbee

Wow, and Airbus let you do that? When we needed a...

Wow, and Airbus let you do that? When we needed a few sets of rotor blades ASAP and Eurocopter (some time ago) couldn't deliver, they tried to forbid us to buy sets from other operators. We did it...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2022, 14:06
Replies: 41
Views: 4,496
Posted By Rotorbee

As if on your side of the pond that would not be...

As if on your side of the pond that would not be the case. Common, "buy American" has always been THE thing. You are aware of the Buy American Act, are you? We do not have that. We actually believe...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2022, 15:37
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

Ah, thank you.

Ah, thank you.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2022, 14:14
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

Hughes500: I know who Douglas Bader was. Read his...

Hughes500: I know who Douglas Bader was. Read his book many moons ago. But Google does not know anything about his method.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2022, 10:45
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

212man: :ok: paco: I have to ask; what is the...

212man: :ok:
paco: I have to ask; what is the Bader method?
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2022, 19:01
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

I always thought the personality of a save pilot...

I always thought the personality of a save pilot should be that of an accountant. Do everything by the book and do not try new methods that are not approved by a higher authority. Since I am also a...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2022, 14:31
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

Well my friend, flying into IMC and the often...

Well my friend, flying into IMC and the often resulting CFIT is one of the most cherished way to destroy perfectly healthy helicopters and human beings. We have tons of videos and lectures and...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2022, 07:06
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

Well, it could be, but the AS350 isn't know for...

Well, it could be, but the AS350 isn't know for having a weak tail rotor. I tend to believe in occam's razor, therefore a left turn initiated by the pilot seems the most likely. Where else would he...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2022, 16:29
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

... can I play the drums?

... can I play the drums?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2022, 15:25
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

I wasn't sure, so I watched the video again. I...

I wasn't sure, so I watched the video again. I think you hear a "clonk" and then comes the horn. He hit something first while turning, therefore all speculation about having enough power are...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2022, 14:14
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

Uplinker: Yes, it is entirely possible, that he...

Uplinker: Yes, it is entirely possible, that he did not have the performance to hover under these circumstances, but we will not know this, until the report comes out, or better sometbody is...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2022, 20:09
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

Uplinker Just as an additional explanation. When...

Uplinker Just as an additional explanation. When a helicopter flies slow, it needs a lot of power. It is the same thing as a FW trying to hold altitude while going slower and slower. In a FW, once...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2022, 13:50
Replies: 139
Views: 85,974
Posted By Rotorbee

Hughes 500 Now I get it why you want it. Not a...

Hughes 500
Now I get it why you want it. Not a lot of information about it to find ... or I look at the wrong place.

From Military Wiki. But 12 hours endurance? That I doubt.
But it could lift a...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2022, 17:58
Replies: 139
Views: 85,974
Posted By Rotorbee

Wouldn't the MELB not be like a 530F more or...

Wouldn't the MELB not be like a 530F more or less? You could convert your's to an F model.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2022, 11:07
Replies: 139
Views: 85,974
Posted By Rotorbee

... the 500 never lifted a ton ... sorry I had...

... the 500 never lifted a ton ... sorry I had to. :}
@EMS R22. They are talking about the C model. AFIAK there are none left in NZ either.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2022, 17:07
Replies: 88
Views: 12,711
Posted By Rotorbee

I am with Crab here. That was just lousy flying....

I am with Crab here. That was just lousy flying. Maybe there wasn't any translational lift left, but you have to plan for that. Instead of trying to go 45 degrees or less, he just flew over the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2022, 13:35
Replies: 79
Views: 16,276
Posted By Rotorbee

Crab, how the helicopter moved in space was...

Crab, how the helicopter moved in space was entirely defined by the line until it broke. Since we do not know when that happened, we can only speculate. From what I see, I suppose he was pushed...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2022, 12:56
Replies: 79
Views: 16,276
Posted By Rotorbee

Crab, he did not push forward, he was pulled by...

Crab, he did not push forward, he was pulled by the line. In that case all bets are off, because that wasn't aerodynamics alone. That yank at the helicopter could have caused the oil flow into the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2022, 11:44
Replies: 79
Views: 16,276
Posted By Rotorbee

The smoke came before inflation ... do I have to...

The smoke came before inflation ... do I have to say more? And before any venting could happen. Do I have to say even more?
The nitrogen is stored under pressure in this case, not as a liquid. As a...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2022, 20:25
Replies: 79
Views: 16,276
Posted By Rotorbee

Ok, we know now what happened, but the smoke was...

Ok, we know now what happened, but the smoke was not mentioned. So, we can go on.
Yes crab, there is baby powder in this video, but it is way less than the smoke that came from that helicopter in...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2022, 14:07
Replies: 79
Views: 16,276
Posted By Rotorbee

Crab, I am glad you are back to your old self....

Crab, I am glad you are back to your old self. After the post were you gave in I almost wanted to write: Who are you and what have you done with the real crab. Thank god the world is normal again....
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2022, 20:25
Replies: 79
Views: 16,276
Posted By Rotorbee

I watched it a bit closer. The smoke starts while...

I watched it a bit closer. The smoke starts while descending, the floats pop while climbing again. Quite a bit of time in between. The smoke stopped pretty quickly after regaining a normal attitude....
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2022, 08:22
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

I think it was just the change in downwash. With...

I think it was just the change in downwash. With that little wiggle and it disturbs whatever is building up around the tail rotor.
For the overspeed condition, I don't think so. The governor of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2022, 08:08
Replies: 107
Views: 28,803
Posted By Rotorbee

If I remember right, somebody told me, could have...

If I remember right, somebody told me, could have been Rainer Wilke, that there are two small feeder tanks close to the engine which solve that problem.
I asked Rainer how he does his very tight...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2022, 08:32
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

Crab, you are right. I do not suggest in any way,...

Crab, you are right. I do not suggest in any way, how to stop the spinning in a Cabri. What I wonder is, why the Cabri starts spinning like crazy that fast and can not get stopped by pedal input or...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2022, 06:31
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

I bet you would. As I explained way up there, I...

I bet you would. As I explained way up there, I was in that situation. In my case it was main rotor down wash interaction, I suppose and the tail rotor trust was just diminished, not completely lost....
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2022, 19:46
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

You know, that pilot was purely running on...

You know, that pilot was purely running on instinct. I don't think there was a lot of thinking going on in these moments of helicopter hell. If he picked it up again, that might have been just a...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2022, 18:51
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

The thing that puzzles me in these videos is the...

The thing that puzzles me in these videos is the rate of spin. If you have that kind of a problem in a R22 or even a 206, the whole thing is relatively gentle. You have no problem to shove the cyclic...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2022, 16:06
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

As much as I like to discuss this (again), I'd...

As much as I like to discuss this (again), I'd rather like to know, why you can not stop the spinning of a Cabri, if that wasn't a mechanical failure. I don't know, but that looks to me like a design...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 20:10
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

Right ... err ... about that Rotorcraft Flying...

Right ... err ... about that Rotorcraft Flying Handbook. Don't get me wrong, it meets the purpose, but ... well ... it has a bit too many "lies to children" in it.
It isn't worse than other basic...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 15:56
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

From Webster: I would say 2 applies here....

From Webster:


I would say 2 applies here. Yaw divergence would be that the tail rotor doesn't do, what it is supposed to do.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 14:45
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

I give you that from 2001. PPrune Rotorheads....

I give you that from 2001. PPrune Rotorheads. Interesting read.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2022, 17:23
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

Perhaps not you, but Robinson. They told you so....

Perhaps not you, but Robinson. They told you so. It is always hard to admit one made a mistake, much easier to blame somebody else. Especially in a society that is fixated on success and always being...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2022, 08:04
Replies: 76
Views: 11,453
Posted By Rotorbee

Just for the record, I never said I had LTE. What...

Just for the record, I never said I had LTE. What I experienced in the R22 was a rather gentle affair. Nothing like the wild spinning of a Cabri. And it wasn't LTE. I suspect that it was just an...
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