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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2019, 18:29
Replies: 33
Views: 8,313
Posted By Hot and Hi

Zephir - ballistic parachute aside

New detailed YouTube video here: Curti Zefhir - an ultralight cutie

The ballistic parachute hype aside, Curti is set to become a new competitor for the certified ultra-light helicopter market (>...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2019, 17:46
Replies: 28
Views: 3,481
Posted By Hot and Hi

Sorry, “no” again. The scroll nut will not move...

Sorry, “no” again. The scroll nut will not move relative to the scroll if there is engine (or rotor) overspeed in flight. (It may indicate though that engine was started with open throttle, which...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2019, 17:39
Replies: 28
Views: 3,481
Posted By Hot and Hi

It sounds circular but it isn't. - If both...

It sounds circular but it isn't.

- If both tach's fail, you can still perfectly rely in the governor to control engine RPM.

- If in a fire you decide to switch master OFF, you don't have a...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2019, 05:22
Replies: 38
Views: 8,570
Posted By Hot and Hi

One of those “don’t try this at home” tips, I...

One of those “don’t try this at home” tips, I guess.

Performance improves or reduces with leaning?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2019, 06:12
Replies: 65
Views: 16,097
Posted By Hot and Hi

Devil I agree. Instead of a GBP 300k Robbie, he should...

I agree. Instead of a GBP 300k Robbie, he should have borrowed a 3m twin. I am sure he would have done much better. These things are easy to fly and take care of themselves. But wait ...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 06:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By Hot and Hi

I second the positive comments from those before...

I second the positive comments from those before me on:

- RAM single sucker (would have never thought how well it works)
- Anker 20100 mAh
- SkyDemon
- RunwayHD

For portable (non-certified)...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2019, 07:09
Replies: 445
Views: 364,682
Posted By Hot and Hi

Yes, I can confirm that a good part of this...

Yes, I can confirm that a good part of this discussion was about whether we should show understanding for otherwise qualified pilots who fail to mentally prepare for and then execute well established...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2019, 13:24
Replies: 58
Views: 13,635
Posted By Hot and Hi

Grrr Partially to blame on the low adoption of helmets...

Partially to blame on the low adoption of helmets is the difficulty choosing and obtaining one in many parts or the world. At EUR 2,000 or more a shot you want to try for size and comfort. In our...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2019, 14:18
Replies: 445
Views: 364,682
Posted By Hot and Hi

It is nice to see that there is such a lively...

It is nice to see that there is such a lively debate around this point.



I'd hope we could all agree that such per performance on the job is unexpected (without saying that it has never...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2019, 20:25
Replies: 16
Views: 4,795
Posted By Hot and Hi

Quite. You can’t be paranoid enough! While...

Quite. You can’t be paranoid enough!

While the Garmin inReach device is more expensive than the Spot device, the picture may turn around when you take data subscription costs into consideration....
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2019, 08:27
Replies: 445
Views: 364,682
Posted By Hot and Hi

Megan, play the ball and not the person. The...

Megan, play the ball and not the person.

The reasons presented in this thread (that even the best can screw up a night departure) were:

- Sometimes you are not mentally prepared. (Post #253)
-...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2019, 13:05
Replies: 445
Views: 364,682
Posted By Hot and Hi

This is indeed exactly the point I am making. ...

This is indeed exactly the point I am making.



Nobody says it is easy, or it didn't require recurring training. But for Christ' sake, this is what any commercial pilot should be able to do, let...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2019, 12:45
Replies: 445
Views: 364,682
Posted By Hot and Hi

Exactly! The whole debate about how easily even a...

Exactly! The whole debate about how easily even a decorated pilot can lose it in IMC has detracted from real question marks in this story:

- Alcohol poisoning may be serious, but is not...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2019, 06:38
Replies: 445
Views: 364,682
Posted By Hot and Hi

What is difficult about IMC?

I am utterly surprised, and shocked at the same time, about the level of excuses you career ATP’s have for fellow aviators failing to keep the blue side up (“can happen to anyone ... can happen to...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2019, 09:37
Replies: 17
Views: 8,043
Posted By Hot and Hi

CFIT

The video shows an aircraft at 100KT or faster, descending with 1500 ft/min or more in a straight line into slightly raising terrain. Explosion on impact. None of the newspaper articles cited give a...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2019, 07:25
Replies: 144
Views: 85,795
Posted By Hot and Hi

Sometimes when flying in very bad viz a pilot...

Sometimes when flying in very bad viz a pilot might not exactly know where they are on the map (as he/she is missing the big picture). Shouldn’t really be an issue these days with moving map apps....
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2019, 20:52
Replies: 144
Views: 85,795
Posted By Hot and Hi

Devil Something doesn't add up here. I mean, the wx...

Something doesn't add up here. I mean, the wx looks quite flyable. Viz at last 2000; ceiling 300, 400 ft, maybe down to 200 at some patches You may not reach your destination, but you can try. You...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2019, 15:53
Replies: 144
Views: 85,795
Posted By Hot and Hi

I support the surprise expressed by some of us...

I support the surprise expressed by some of us here is about the re-entering IMC a second time after re-gaining VMC coming out of IMC.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2019, 05:52
Replies: 1,480
Views: 1,546,559
Posted By Hot and Hi

SL 12-001 A

You can find the Service Letter here. (http://www.lion-helicopters.cz/documents/safetytips/CabriG2-SL12-001.pdf)
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2019, 09:15
Replies: 1,480
Views: 1,546,559
Posted By Hot and Hi

I know this was slightly tongue-in-cheek....

I know this was slightly tongue-in-cheek. However, the training paradigm here is that people should learn in a ‘cheap’ airbus helicopters to then later fly in expensive Airbus helicopters. So that...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2019, 19:57
Replies: 144
Views: 85,795
Posted By Hot and Hi

90% confident of what?

90% confident of what?
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2019, 06:28
Replies: 6
Views: 3,452
Posted By Hot and Hi

Could have been much worse.

Could have been much worse.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2019, 19:29
Replies: 25
Views: 8,763
Posted By Hot and Hi

Maybe the tail cam came off before the tail came...

Maybe the tail cam came off before the tail came off
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2019, 18:09
Replies: 22
Views: 5,615
Posted By Hot and Hi

The preliminary report doesn’t say this....

The preliminary report doesn’t say this. Conditions were VFR (400 ft ceiling, viz 3 Nm) but below VMC minima. Usually „ops normal“ for helicopters. But as he was within a control zone, he had to...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2019, 19:43
Replies: 13
Views: 2,383
Posted By Hot and Hi

The most dangerous option is to keep on flying...

The most dangerous option is to keep on flying only 5 hours a year.
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