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Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2019, 22:20
Replies: 49
Views: 11,417
Posted By krypton_john

"He also told me a story which came from his...

"He also told me a story which came from his boss"

I don't lend much credence to 3rd hand anecdotes.

"Every so often, another boiler would go ‘boom’. On a regular basis."

On a regular basis?...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2019, 21:10
Replies: 56
Views: 36,451
Posted By krypton_john

That is not my recollection, and if you didn't...

That is not my recollection, and if you didn't like Dick's prices you could buy substitute items elsewhere. Not so if you are stuck with RK EFIS.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2019, 21:55
Replies: 17
Views: 3,365
Posted By krypton_john

At least it wasn't a "challenged"...

At least it wasn't a "challenged" landing...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2019, 23:47
Replies: 66
Views: 20,685
Posted By krypton_john

Oh no. Now I'll start having bad dreams...

Oh no.

Now I'll start having bad dreams about flying through tangled webs of cables again.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2019, 21:39
Replies: 16
Views: 3,103
Posted By krypton_john

Wait, wait... A pilot crashed his R22 into a...

Wait, wait...

A pilot crashed his R22 into a lake. He climbed out and was crying by the lake edge when the Lord appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?"

The pilot replied that his helicopter...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2019, 21:03
Replies: 26
Views: 5,478
Posted By krypton_john

Language warning:Get your hand off it Daryl (The...

Language warning:Get your hand off it Daryl (The Castle) - YouTubePossibly the greatest movie in the history of the world that didn't involve helicopters.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2019, 21:55
Replies: 23
Views: 6,186
Posted By krypton_john

Sorry will emotoconise next time!

Sorry will emotoconise next time!
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2019, 22:34
Replies: 23
Views: 6,186
Posted By krypton_john

Couldn't agree with you more. I guess this forum...

Couldn't agree with you more. I guess this forum isn't the place for devil's advocate argument and abstract discussion. It beggars belief that you lot can't see this or could think I am actually...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2019, 22:32
Replies: 23
Views: 6,186
Posted By krypton_john

Of course I am not seriously advocating this....

Of course I am not seriously advocating this. Sheesh. Jeez guys, do I have to spell it out for you? Do you all have to treat everything you read literally?

Just pointing out that it's just so...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2019, 06:52
Replies: 23
Views: 6,186
Posted By krypton_john

Of course. But do the math - if for example 100%...

Of course. But do the math - if for example 100% child fatality if not transferred, Say for example 10% probability of catastrophic mission failure. Abort the mission 10 times is 10 child deaths....
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2019, 21:16
Replies: 23
Views: 6,186
Posted By krypton_john

Maybe the child was 100% going to die if not...

Maybe the child was 100% going to die if not transferred. Tough not to take a calculated risk. There but for the grace of God...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 23:00
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By krypton_john

Got her CPL on her own two feet, currently...

Got her CPL on her own two feet, currently working 2 years of ground crew at Blackcomb ... can't really criticise her for any of that can we?
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2019, 07:53
Replies: 6
Views: 2,510
Posted By krypton_john

Oh yeah, duh!

Oh yeah, duh!
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2019, 03:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,510
Posted By krypton_john

New use for helicopters: herding crims

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/07/police-capture-fleeing-auckland-teens-with-eagle-chopper.html

NZ Police operating an A109 Trekker? I did not know that.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jun 2019, 01:50
Replies: 34
Views: 11,790
Posted By krypton_john

Clothes hangar for drying pilots' undergarments.

Clothes hangar for drying pilots' undergarments.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2019, 22:30
Replies: 8
Views: 3,180
Posted By krypton_john

Tidal ranges in parts of the UK are insane. It's...

Tidal ranges in parts of the UK are insane. It's like someone pulled the plug out of the ocean. Down here tides range from 2-4m max.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th May 2019, 01:39
Replies: 58
Views: 24,155
Posted By krypton_john

What if there was some mechanical failure and...

What if there was some mechanical failure and loss of TR pitch which caused a power boost to the MR, hence the initial climb?
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2019, 08:59
Replies: 5,579
Views: 3,087,007
Posted By krypton_john

He's baa-ack! :D

He's baa-ack! :D
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2019, 06:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,934
Posted By krypton_john

Or wait til Mr Eacott weighs in here...

Or wait til Mr Eacott weighs in here...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2019, 06:26
Replies: 57
Views: 29,566
Posted By krypton_john

Approx 250nm, so over 24 hours for a plodding...

Approx 250nm, so over 24 hours for a plodding fishing boat.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2019, 19:03
Replies: 20
Views: 5,450
Posted By krypton_john

If someone is after a cheap flight, why wouldn't...

If someone is after a cheap flight, why wouldn't they just head over to a flying school and get a CFI to fly them? Wouldn't cost much if any more.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2019, 03:33
Replies: 41
Views: 14,660
Posted By krypton_john

Oh yeah, I assumed they were all C20B...

Oh yeah, I assumed they were all C20B...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2019, 08:47
Replies: 41
Views: 14,660
Posted By krypton_john

The auctions are under way: ...

The auctions are under way:

https://www.graysonline.com/promotions/military

The spare parts are mind boggling. Literally dozens of C20 turbines etc.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2019, 06:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By krypton_john

You say that like it's necessarily a bad thing.

You say that like it's necessarily a bad thing.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2019, 22:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By krypton_john

S52 with a B206 nose job. Kits have been...

S52 with a B206 nose job. Kits have been available for ages and plenty flying around - there was one in NZ but doesn't seem to be on the register anymore.
Hummingbird Helicopter...
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