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Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jan 2020, 17:24
Replies: 34
Views: 2,841
Posted By WillyPete

Skyryse Luna: Retrofitted autopilot to any helicopter? (R44 in video)

https://youtu.be/X6riQG3G9z0

So Skyryse are also pitching to the greedy money to be the next aviation Uber.
The video doesn't say much about how the system works, where they are in development...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2019, 22:34
Replies: 40
Views: 9,359
Posted By WillyPete

They're already aiming higher than quad. ...

They're already aiming higher than quad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxBTzAbPSeY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OazFiIhwAEs
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2019, 22:28
Replies: 11
Views: 3,282
Posted By WillyPete

No, it's a collaboration. They've been...

No, it's a collaboration.
They've been pushing ahead with this type of thing to promote their "Q" branch for limited editions.

They've done ones with the Blades Aerobatic team, Spitfire 80th...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2019, 20:54
Replies: 33
Views: 5,264
Posted By WillyPete

That's the most polite version of RTFM I've ever...

That's the most polite version of RTFM I've ever read.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2019, 11:11
Replies: 20
Views: 4,653
Posted By WillyPete

By the look of it in the photos posted, the...

By the look of it in the photos posted, the chopper was not taxiiing “very high” for that type, and based on experience with some less busy fields “cross at your discretion” can be interpreted...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2019, 16:13
Replies: 25
Views: 9,238
Posted By WillyPete

“The back fell off”

“The back fell off”
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2019, 15:16
Replies: 1,513
Views: 1,593,929
Posted By WillyPete

cheeky. At least we have to worry less about...

cheeky. At least we have to worry less about whirly bits coming off.
If there’s any helo without “quirks” we’d have to admit to plankers that it’s an easy job flying these.
That will never happen.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2019, 23:47
Replies: 1,513
Views: 1,593,929
Posted By WillyPete

I enjoy flying the Cabri. Yes, the Fenestron...

I enjoy flying the Cabri.
Yes, the Fenestron and right pedal action takes a bit of getting used to when transitioning from types like the R22 and 44, but it is not difficult. Like learning how to...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2019, 10:01
Replies: 113
Views: 40,179
Posted By WillyPete

Typically all the accidents not caused by pilot...

Typically all the accidents not caused by pilot input, are lack of power.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2019, 11:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By WillyPete

“If you’re willing to pay the price”. Luggage...

“If you’re willing to pay the price”.
Luggage can follow by road. It’s for the rich to avoid travelling cattle class like the rest of us.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2019, 15:14
Replies: 20
Views: 9,330
Posted By WillyPete

Probably, if it was a larger helo with more...

Probably, if it was a larger helo with more people on it.
As it is, doing it this way will mean the rotor stops damned fast if the instructor messes up beyond salvation.
If you hit hard enough...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2019, 19:02
Replies: 20
Views: 9,330
Posted By WillyPete

That's their design. They all do that when...

That's their design.
They all do that when there's a lateral impact.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2019, 20:10
Replies: 20
Views: 4,549
Posted By WillyPete

What's crazy is that the beach is on his left for...

What's crazy is that the beach is on his left for most of the flight but he goes down in the congested area?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2018, 10:25
Replies: 8
Views: 6,796
Posted By WillyPete

Variable geometry, perhaps?

Variable geometry, perhaps?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2018, 07:34
Replies: 76
Views: 12,293
Posted By WillyPete

They all do that on side impacts. There's a...

They all do that on side impacts.
There's a few other images of cabri crashes and all the ones that impacted sideways show the same thing.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2018, 02:40
Replies: 39
Views: 5,257
Posted By WillyPete

because the drone op saw it as he panned and only...

because the drone op saw it as he panned and only started moving it when he spotted the helicopter. Towards its direction of travel.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2018, 19:46
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2018, 09:01
Replies: 11
Views: 3,800
Posted By WillyPete

likely not considering the regular engine doesn’t...

likely not considering the regular engine doesn’t have any catalytic converters or similar requirements that non-diesel vehicles have .
The volume of aircraft using this engine would simply be...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2018, 22:04
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By WillyPete

Doh! Cue me up for one slap to the forehead. ...

Doh!
Cue me up for one slap to the forehead. Edited. Thanks.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2018, 20:00
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By WillyPete

Anyone have a training institution to "lend" to me to save a bit of history?

https://www.vebeg.de/web/en/verkauf/suchen.htm?DO_SUCHE=1&SUCH_MATGRUPPE=1300&SHOW_AUS=1836380 (https://www.vebeg.de/web/en/verkauf/suchen.htm?DO_SUCHE=1&SUCH_MATGRUPPE=1300&SHOW_AUS=1836380)
...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2018, 18:12
Replies: 16
Views: 3,190
Posted By WillyPete

Also, I don't see any space for batteries/hybrid...

Also, I don't see any space for batteries/hybrid motor.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2018, 10:32
Replies: 201
Views: 26,365
Posted By WillyPete

This one is guaranteed to get as much negative...

This one is guaranteed to get as much negative reaction.
https://youtu.be/g42U18zqr3g
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2018, 17:51
Replies: 1,513
Views: 1,593,929
Posted By WillyPete

Sure, but I'm basing it upon the idea of using it...

Sure, but I'm basing it upon the idea of using it as a working machine too, possibly leasing to a school, in a challenge to the Cadet.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2018, 11:33
Replies: 1,513
Views: 1,593,929
Posted By WillyPete

If Bruno ever brings out a G4 it will likely also...

If Bruno ever brings out a G4 it will likely also kill a large chunk of his own G2 market.
It will be THE go to ship for private purchase and people have already seen the benefit of Robinson's...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2018, 11:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By WillyPete

The AF liaison at the BBC stand commented that...

The AF liaison at the BBC stand commented that they had a 5 second window to be at the right spot at the right time for the speeds to work out and not have any incidents.
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