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Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2020, 07:01
Replies: 32
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hughes500

Huey Try looking at the thread As350 Bambi...

Huey

Try looking at the thread As350 Bambi bucket here we see what we can assume are very experienced pilots flying ! I need to say no more !
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 15:01
Replies: 32
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hughes500

so what if she is 19, with not many hours, please...

so what if she is 19, with not many hours, please tell me how old some military pilots are and their level of experience when they first start ? Lots will be not much older with not many more hours !
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2020, 20:48
Replies: 15
Views: 3,137
Posted By Hughes500

sounds like a track and balance issue

sounds like a track and balance issue
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2020, 13:59
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

Apollo The 120 was a crap helicopter, the...

Apollo

The 120 was a crap helicopter, the 341 which it really replaced was quicker,
greater payload and didnt suffer from the C of G issues. as Bruno who was one of the chief designers said it...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2020, 15:23
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

Bell ringer, you obviously dont pay the bills on...

Bell ringer, you obviously dont pay the bills on a machine. Here are a few examples of how the big boys rip you off

Compressor wheels cost to make under 200 sold at over 2000
MD bearings,...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2020, 07:16
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

Guys why are you assuming the engine is going to...

Guys why are you assuming the engine is going to come from the likes of RR or Safran ? A gas turbine isn't difficult to make cheaply. I should know as my next door neighbour used to make the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2020, 10:20
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

Think you are missing the point. If it is aimed...

Think you are missing the point. If it is aimed at the brigade that would buy a Ferrari and fly it as often as a Ferrari goes out. Look at the number of A109's that are owned by wealthy people that...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2020, 17:24
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

because people have families maybe you dont...

because people have families
maybe you dont Crab !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2020, 09:46
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

I do have some inside knowledge, all I can say...

I do have some inside knowledge, all I can say things are very advanced when it comes to engines etc etc. I really would love to tel you more but I can't. I really really hope it gets there ( i can...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2020, 07:25
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

Both in a 500, Not birdstrikes a bit more...

Both in a 500,
Not birdstrikes a bit more severe
One tail rotor blade pitch horn snapped, ac forced landing, rolled over shattering plexiglass with shard entering skull
second customer on...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2020, 21:02
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

Crab I have seen the result on two pilots (...

Crab

I have seen the result on two pilots ( customers ) of acrylic windshields splintering. One in a coma for 2 weeks due to piece of acrylic puncturing skull. The other 25 stitches to head....
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2020, 13:43
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

Crab They were designed not to shatter into...

Crab

They were designed not to shatter into sharp bits and protect the person behind, which helicopter windshields blatantly don't !
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2020, 18:40
Replies: 145
Views: 25,137
Posted By Hughes500

Er, the Captain of the aircraft's primary...

Er, the Captain of the aircraft's primary responsibility is its safety. So he is not obliged to obey ATC if it puts the aircraft in an unsafe place. Well that is what I was told at the start of my...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2020, 18:37
Replies: 172
Views: 28,825
Posted By Hughes500

Crab If you made the canopy out of...

Crab

If you made the canopy out of polycarbonate you wouldn't have a problem but the helicopter world makes its " glass" out of acrylic ( an illegal material for use in machines that require...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 11:50
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By Hughes500

The B3 i fly only has idle and flight with no...

The B3 i fly only has idle and flight with no means of manual control, it has a
Fadec with a hydro mechanical back up in it so no means of switching off
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2020, 06:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By Hughes500

Surely there are only 2 throttle positions idle...

Surely there are only 2 throttle positions idle and flight ?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Aug 2020, 13:00
Replies: 16
Views: 3,674
Posted By Hughes500

I am happy to be a launch customer subject to...

I am happy to be a launch customer subject to seeing its lifting capacity
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2020, 07:22
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By Hughes500

about 4 inches from neutral

about 4 inches from neutral
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2020, 16:36
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By Hughes500

Only really needed if 1. Very cold 2. Using...

Only really needed if
1. Very cold
2. Using alternate fuels
3. Low fuel warning light comes on
4. FCU / N2 gov failure
5. Emptying fuel tanks of fuel for maintenance purposes ( most common use )
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2020, 17:26
Replies: 16
Views: 3,674
Posted By Hughes500

Hookes If they made the MELB ie 6 bladed 500...

Hookes

If they made the MELB ie 6 bladed 500 with C47 then they would have a stump puller of a lifting machine
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2020, 20:12
Replies: 16
Views: 3,674
Posted By Hughes500

MTOW is 3750lbs external load ops An F weighs...

MTOW is 3750lbs external load ops
An F weighs around 1650lbs, depends how far you want to strip her down ( no trim panels one raid etc etc )
So payload around 2100 lbs
BUT if anything like our D...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2020, 18:17
Replies: 28
Views: 4,973
Posted By Hughes500

Sans Wish you would go talk to HTC about 500...

Sans

Wish you would go talk to HTC about 500 blades then. They can't even produce them weighing the same, ha da recent set where the tip weights were 60 grams different !
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2020, 18:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,005
Posted By Hughes500

At the moment I wouldn't bother, get a proper job...

At the moment I wouldn't bother, get a proper job and fly for fun or do a wingly type thing !
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2020, 06:21
Replies: 28
Views: 4,973
Posted By Hughes500

Sans, Carbon fibre is not the utopia you think...

Sans,
Carbon fibre is not the utopia you think it is, when it let's go it really let's go and more worryingly with no warning. Have seen it on a very expensive carbon mountain bike. Yes I know it...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2020, 14:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By Hughes500

lumbar support

Any recommendations for a portable lumbar support ? Just started doing a lot of AS 350 flying, who ever designed the seats must be a direct descendent of a medieval torturer !
Something like the mil...
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