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Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2021, 14:37
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By kintyred

Torque variation with speed

Iím thinking of tandem rotor aerodynamics here.

Does torque vary with increasing speed for a fixed collective setting? If so Iíd be grateful for an explanation.
13th Feb 2021, 21:42
Replies: 22
Views: 4,976
Posted By kintyred

Fascinating. Not a monoplane in sight. The...

Fascinating. Not a monoplane in sight. The Germans must have been quaking in their boots to see the modern RAF in action.
11th Feb 2021, 17:21
Replies: 69
Views: 13,110
Posted By kintyred

I was really enjoying this thread until it...

I was really enjoying this thread until it started to go all serious. Mr LeBrun obviously just wanted a few laughs and everyone was doing really well for the first page or so. Come on, back to the...
Replies: 232
Views: 183,774
Posted By kintyred

Rob, if you’re going to talk yourself out of...

Rob,

if you’re going to talk yourself out of becoming a pilot, it sounds as though you don’t want it enough. I spent years getting through pilot training by the skin of my teeth....one thing was...
3rd Feb 2021, 04:44
Replies: 191
Views: 41,306
Posted By kintyred

Aldwark Bridge. It was the start point for The...

Aldwark Bridge. It was the start point for The Navy Runí - drive as fast as possible to the ĎLinton On Ouseí sign at the entrance to the Village. The record was just over 2 minutes in the mid...
31st Jan 2021, 18:14
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By kintyred

RAF limit is 24500kg or 54000lbs (give or take)

RAF limit is 24500kg or 54000lbs (give or take)
30th Jan 2021, 16:05
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By kintyred

Spot on! The RAF also changed the lubricants used...

Spot on! The RAF also changed the lubricants used by Boeing which was reputed to change the vibration characteristics. I'm sure the experts will say that the RAF rotirtuning regime works in terms of...
29th Jan 2021, 17:45
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By kintyred

Interesting article. Having flown the RAF Mk2...

Interesting article. Having flown the RAF Mk2 straight from the docks on delivery more years ago than I care to remember and another nation’s aircraft from the factory, I know that Boeing expect...
24th Jan 2021, 21:45
Replies: 32
Views: 8,727
Posted By kintyred

Having a large fleet doesnít necessarily...

Having a large fleet doesnít necessarily translate into front line numbers. I doubt whether we field more than a dozen or so at any one time. We might just about be able to double that in an...
24th Jan 2021, 21:39
Replies: 32
Views: 8,727
Posted By kintyred

I think youíre referring to the introduction of...

I think youíre referring to the introduction of the Mk 3
22nd Jan 2021, 18:28
Replies: 32
Views: 8,727
Posted By kintyred

Anyway, back to on topic... Itís no surprise...

Anyway, back to on topic...
Itís no surprise that an ageing fleet is going to cause serviceability problems. A short-term solution could be to remove a number of the oldest, least economically...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jan 2021, 22:22
Replies: 20
Views: 10,232
Posted By kintyred

Care required when starting again as the forward...

Care required when starting again as the forward rotors will be very close to the ground at low RRPM.....letís hope thereís no wind when they do it!
19th Dec 2020, 19:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,677
Posted By kintyred

Line Book

Having rejoined recently I was disappointed to find that squadron line books seem to have become a thing of the past. Have people stopped saying funny things or is it a symptom of PCness?

Come on,...
17th Nov 2020, 16:16
Replies: 12
Views: 3,013
Posted By kintyred

No, itís not apocryphal! She asked whether there...

No, itís not apocryphal! She asked whether there was a fast jet tradition of wearing medals on No 5s! Iím sure the Chinook Room in the OM at Odiham, where photos of Chinook recipients of State and...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2020, 10:14
Replies: 45
Views: 7,971
Posted By kintyred

itís the same principle as described for tail...

itís the same principle as described for tail rotor aircraft. The heads are a foot or two displaced vertically when hovering and thus generate a couple. Because the aft head is doing more of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 16:25
Replies: 45
Views: 7,971
Posted By kintyred

Itís not confined to tail tutor aircraft. The...

Itís not confined to tail tutor aircraft. The Chinook hovers a couple of degrees left wing low.
1st Sep 2020, 21:24
Replies: 123
Views: 29,806
Posted By kintyred

The pressure comes from not enough people flying....

The pressure comes from not enough people flying.

ďIf you feel at risk anywhere, donít be there!!ď

Thatís why the crew has such an important role in making people feel safe....and thus keep...
1st Sep 2020, 15:20
Replies: 123
Views: 29,806
Posted By kintyred

OldLurker The point I was making is that...

OldLurker

The point I was making is that aviation is in a bad enough place already without yet more things happening to put the public off flying. If the crew wasn’t prepared to tackle the issue...
1st Sep 2020, 13:30
Replies: 123
Views: 29,806
Posted By kintyred

Itís disappointing to read that the crew didnít...

Itís disappointing to read that the crew didnít seem interested in enforcing the regulations. This is just another reason for passengers to stay away from flying. Airline staff have to make sure that...
23rd Aug 2020, 16:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,776
Posted By kintyred

Thanks FPS That's useful info for anyone...

Thanks FPS

That's useful info for anyone about to consider reverting to 05 after the ruling on Fire Service pensions. On the face of it it looks like a good pension but if you have to pay 40% tax...
22nd Aug 2020, 18:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,776
Posted By kintyred

Pension Commutation

I took early termination at 51 on AFPS 05. I received EDP until 55 when my pension started. I rejoined a couple of years ago on AFPS 15. My 05 pension is currently stopped and will resume when I...
22nd May 2020, 17:56
Replies: 68
Views: 23,979
Posted By kintyred

you must have been pretty much transonic. Were...

you must have been pretty much transonic. Were there any changes in handling characteristics that you noticed? (If you werenít too busy with other priorities!)
21st May 2020, 20:22
Replies: 68
Views: 23,979
Posted By kintyred

I can well understand his thoughts. Iíve no doubt...

I can well understand his thoughts. Iíve no doubt your vortices would have made handling the aircraft quite tricky! Iíve always thought that tail rotors are dangerous things!
20th May 2020, 14:34
Replies: 68
Views: 23,979
Posted By kintyred

My only experience of being overflown was by a...

My only experience of being overflown was by a CH53 on SPTA. He went right over my CH47 by about 50í when we were both at low level. I certainly knew all about it but Iíve had much worse in the...
18th May 2020, 14:59
Replies: 68
Views: 23,979
Posted By kintyred

All three episodes were well worth listening to....

All three episodes were well worth listening to. And again, ĎHostile Skiesí is a great read.

Mog, Iím not so sure that it was your vortices that took the Puma out. I can well imagine that the...
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