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Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2018, 17:00
Replies: 39
Views: 5,122
Posted By brett s

That's what it looks like to me as well - he was...

That's what it looks like to me as well - he was stationary until he panned far enough to see the approaching helicopter & only then started moving toward it's path.

If he didn't see it, why did...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2017, 00:27
Replies: 22
Views: 3,455
Posted By brett s

My unit had a CH-47C hit wires in 1985 that were...

My unit had a CH-47C hit wires in 1985 that were spotted right before impact, the IP at the controls pulled up & banked, the wires were apparently cut by the fwd rotor which lost part of the tip on...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2017, 18:36
Replies: 32
Views: 8,476
Posted By brett s

It may be hard to do what's right when your job...

It may be hard to do what's right when your job is on the line, but what's your life worth? What about everyone else?

That's not the sort of operator I would want to keep working for anyways.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2015, 20:40
Replies: 28
Views: 4,909
Posted By brett s

I started out working for an ag operator as a...

I started out working for an ag operator as a combination mechanic/loader/truck driver, the owner allowed me to ferry ships between job sites when it was practical.

Worked out for both of us, he...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2014, 14:04
Replies: 30
Views: 5,937
Posted By brett s

We usually carried 2 or 3 CONEX containers at a...

We usually carried 2 or 3 CONEX containers at a time with CH-47C's (single cargo hook) but I don't remember singles wanting to spin more than anything else.

MILVAN containers were a different...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2014, 21:47
Replies: 12
Views: 2,743
Posted By brett s

Had a propane cannon fire right under me as I...

Had a propane cannon fire right under me as I dropped over a hedgerow while spraying a field - couldn't see it from the back side & I forgot it was there while working another area, that'll get your...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2014, 22:39
Replies: 621
Views: 133,874
Posted By brett s

Here's the 714A chart, they are a bit better at...

Here's the 714A chart, they are a bit better at altitude.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/sumpterbrett/Capture_zpsb620864e.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2014, 21:15
Replies: 621
Views: 133,874
Posted By brett s

Looks like a CH-47D/F with 714A engines can hover...

Looks like a CH-47D/F with 714A engines can hover OGE at 15K/95F at about 32,000 lbs (at 10 minute power), empty weight is 23,400.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2013, 21:02
Replies: 1,206
Views: 650,778
Posted By brett s

Sure, depending on the type of crop, material...

Sure, depending on the type of crop, material used & the weather.

5' was pretty typical when I was doing it, even lower if there was much wind. On a dead calm day maybe up to 10'.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2013, 18:11
Replies: 171
Views: 59,675
Posted By brett s

I understand the concept behind measuring bolt...

I understand the concept behind measuring bolt stretch to determine preload (and why it's better than using torque in some applications), but I've also never seen it called for on the particular...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2013, 18:05
Replies: 21
Views: 3,461
Posted By brett s

Bell 47's & Hiller 12's didn't have low rpm...

Bell 47's & Hiller 12's didn't have low rpm warning - neither did CH-47's, at least through the D model (haven't set foot in anything newer).
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2012, 00:40
Replies: 14
Views: 3,702
Posted By brett s

I did it in 43 hours, about a month from start to...

I did it in 43 hours, about a month from start to finish - flying a couple sessions a day when weather & availability permitted. I think that definitely helped speed things up...this was in the R22....
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2011, 13:08
Replies: 41
Views: 7,568
Posted By brett s

Exactly - calculate how much power it'll take...

Exactly - calculate how much power it'll take for get the desired rotor rpm at flat pitch & you'll find it far higher than 1 or 2 humans can generate.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2011, 13:06
Replies: 24
Views: 2,725
Posted By brett s

CH-47's also have transmission driven generators...

CH-47's also have transmission driven generators (plus one on the APU on D & newer models), the engines have hydraulic starters.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2011, 13:37
Replies: 23
Views: 3,048
Posted By brett s

Depends - some types will allow limited use of...

Depends - some types will allow limited use of avgas under some circumstances.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2011, 16:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By brett s

I got my first Huey ride in 1963 when only a...

I got my first Huey ride in 1963 when only a couple days old - a hospital transfer flight between Heidelburg & Mannheim, I was born 2 months premature weighing 4 lbs 4 ounces (my father was a 1LT...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Apr 2011, 18:14
Replies: 37
Views: 4,765
Posted By brett s

Go fly a Hiller 12 if you want to see control...

Go fly a Hiller 12 if you want to see control delay - I still my first couple minutes in one ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2010, 13:05
Replies: 1,206
Views: 650,778
Posted By brett s

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Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jun 2010, 23:48
Replies: 35
Views: 4,610
Posted By brett s

All of the Bell 47's & the one Hiller 12E I've...

All of the Bell 47's & the one Hiller 12E I've flown had one. Some much better than others...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2009, 19:57
Replies: 20
Views: 3,835
Posted By brett s

Knew several folks who managed to fall off the...

Knew several folks who managed to fall off the top of a Chinook - a broken wrist for one guy, neck for another (got to wear that lovely halo bolted to his head for months), another lost a testicle...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2009, 01:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By brett s

It's being sold in the US as an experimental kit,...

It's being sold in the US as an experimental kit, that's not going to help you out with CASA.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2009, 18:10
Replies: 163
Views: 14,590
Posted By brett s

I got my PPL(H) in 43 hours including the exam,...

I got my PPL(H) in 43 hours including the exam, in about a month from start to finish - flying often is good, just not more than an hour or so at a time in the beginning because you'll be pretty...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2009, 00:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By brett s

Ouch...bet the pilot had an "interesting"...

Ouch...bet the pilot had an "interesting" discussion with the refueller for sure!

Never had any issues like that with fuel but did get hosed down in the cockpit with methyl parathion one day by a...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2009, 18:24
Replies: 37
Views: 4,168
Posted By brett s

I did my PPL(H) in less than month, flying every...

I did my PPL(H) in less than month, flying every day when weather permitted - it definitely helps IMO. By the same token, more than a couple hours a day at first is probably wasting money, you'll get...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2009, 00:53
Replies: 402
Views: 105,112
Posted By brett s

They've been trying to kill it off for years now,...

They've been trying to kill it off for years now, this isn't a new idea at Bell.
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