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13th May 2021, 20:05
Replies: 2,277
Views: 296,102
Posted By meleagertoo

Helium? LOX??? Strewth! It's got Rutan written...

Helium? LOX??? Strewth!
It's got Rutan written all over it. The canard all but confirms an -eze.
Did he make a Vari/Long - eze with rocket propulsion? Sounds right up his street- the crazy bugger,...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2021, 19:58
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By meleagertoo

I've done very few parachute drops, thankfully,...

I've done very few parachute drops, thankfully, but the team we used to work with said that helicopter drops were a big aspiration of skydivers, and zero-speed drops were the ultimate thrill - as...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2021, 19:47
Replies: 52
Views: 4,850
Posted By meleagertoo

The mind simply boggles...

The mind simply boggles...
11th May 2021, 21:17
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By meleagertoo

Yeah. Sheds are fine places for the...

Yeah.
Sheds are fine places for the undiscerning to inhabit in summer...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2021, 18:01
Replies: 52
Views: 4,850
Posted By meleagertoo

What cobblers! AFAIK no British service or...

What cobblers!
AFAIK no British service or civil helo training ever uses anything else but grass for touchdown auto's(sic). More advanced types with wheels are twins and don't do touchdown autos at...
8th May 2021, 17:47
Replies: 41
Views: 15,916
Posted By meleagertoo

WillowRun 6-3 That is simply an April 1st...

WillowRun 6-3

That is simply an April 1st headline.
What an utterly nonsensical concept - to 'shoot down' an object that is not airborne at all but is in free-fall!

Can there really be people...
4th May 2021, 11:39
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By meleagertoo

I wouldn't want to go swimming wearing one of...

I wouldn't want to go swimming wearing one of those...
Replies: 100
Views: 11,900
Posted By meleagertoo

mgahan Totally agree. It is an utter...

mgahan

Totally agree.
It is an utter travesty that exams can be passed simply by rote-learning the question bank and makes a complete mockery of the entire ground training system. One can only...
29th Apr 2021, 09:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,955
Posted By meleagertoo

I agree. Any ship's damage control system would...

I agree. Any ship's damage control system would be maxed out with half a dozen simultaneous fires growing in different locations. Only one has to take hold well and the ship is in big trouble, no...
28th Apr 2021, 18:44
Replies: 57
Views: 21,480
Posted By meleagertoo

After the recent Avenger accident in the US one...

After the recent Avenger accident in the US one has to wonder if time shouldn't be called on these aircraft with incredibly complex 80yr old engines that no-one can afford (even if the expertise...
21st Apr 2021, 14:22
Replies: 63
Views: 14,934
Posted By meleagertoo

You can see in Airbubba's first pic how the flaps...

You can see in Airbubba's first pic how the flaps are folded under the wing by it being dragged out of the oggin and up the beach. It will have suffered quite a bit more damage in that process before...
21st Apr 2021, 11:46
Replies: 63
Views: 14,934
Posted By meleagertoo

Looks like an extraordianrlily hazardous place...

Looks like an extraordianrlily hazardous place for a forced landing with all those swimmers who would be invisible until the last moment. As it was he seems to have only narrowly missed a couple, and...
9th Apr 2021, 20:13
Replies: 58
Views: 20,329
Posted By meleagertoo

Anyone able to comment on why narrowbodies are...

Anyone able to comment on why narrowbodies are less susceptible to 'overloading' that widebodies ? Is this to do with reynolds number as weighrs and scale goes up?
I clearly remember a colleague...
5th Apr 2021, 11:27
Replies: 2,277
Views: 296,102
Posted By meleagertoo

Bucolic, or alcoholic?

Bucolic, or alcoholic?
15th Mar 2021, 15:31
Replies: 25
Views: 9,242
Posted By meleagertoo

A good example of why the correct phraseology...

A good example of why the correct phraseology (and thus mindset) is "Cleared to land", not "Clear..." though I'm not connecting that observation to this incident.

Sickening to see that, but how...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 15:48
Replies: 13
Views: 3,475
Posted By meleagertoo

Somewhat tickled by the 'Happy landings'...

Somewhat tickled by the 'Happy landings' greeting.
It seems to me a curious phrase to direct at an ambulance helo when "no landings, please" would surely be a much happier outcome? ;)
10th Mar 2021, 10:39
Replies: 26
Views: 6,882
Posted By meleagertoo

I think no remake is probably a good thing. No...

I think no remake is probably a good thing. No remake could add anything beyond clever special effects and that's just day-to-day normality these days.
Why try to improve or, Heaven forbid, change...
8th Mar 2021, 20:19
Replies: 2,226
Views: 266,489
Posted By meleagertoo

Lordy! Whay is this? A Windy Dragbus? They...

Lordy! Whay is this? A Windy Dragbus?
They could at least have area-ruled the fuselage!


It smells Italian to me...?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Mar 2021, 18:12
Replies: 59
Views: 16,482
Posted By meleagertoo

Has anyone else noticed that bad behaviour in...

Has anyone else noticed that bad behaviour in helicopters often seems to be type-specific?
I have two types in mind. (and Robinson isn't one of them)
1st Mar 2021, 22:06
Replies: 2,226
Views: 266,489
Posted By meleagertoo

Pointless to post? Hell no! Well, thanks for...

Pointless to post? Hell no!

Well, thanks for doing so. I've learned something of interest from that and far more useful than any quibbling about '24hr rules' of which I knew nothing.

Curtiss...
1st Mar 2021, 21:52
Replies: 50
Views: 10,681
Posted By meleagertoo

Surely the only coherent response to that ...

Surely the only coherent response to that meaningless phrase is "when, with or doing what?"

Thank God most pilots are more precise and coherent with the way they fly than the way they garble...
28th Feb 2021, 11:03
Replies: 2,226
Views: 266,489
Posted By meleagertoo

Well, what was the Curtiss model and who modified...

Well, what was the Curtiss model and who modified it?
27th Feb 2021, 13:46
Replies: 2,226
Views: 266,489
Posted By meleagertoo

Well, that's the giveaway! It's variously...

Well, that's the giveaway! It's variously described as a Curtis "Pusher", B18 and in one case a B2. I can find no definitive reference to a Curtis B18 anywhere except in reports of the flights in...
26th Feb 2021, 22:34
Replies: 2,277
Views: 296,102
Posted By meleagertoo

Open House again.

Open House again.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2021, 21:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,972
Posted By meleagertoo

Why is that hard to understand? Cheap,...

Why is that hard to understand?
Cheap, low-tech, maintain/repairable, reliable and rugged. Isn't that exactly what you want in a utility helo?
Plus it gets your new domestic manufacturing ability...
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