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Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2019, 17:23
Replies: 31
Views: 9,571
Posted By helicopter-redeye

A day, or by the hour? If it’s contract nobody...

A day, or by the hour? If it’s contract nobody is paying when there is no demand. So maybe 300/day is a “target” or “best rate” oN a good day, or is it an average, but over what period?

Either...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2019, 13:51
Replies: 31
Views: 9,571
Posted By helicopter-redeye

£300/day salary is an unusual way to quote...

£300/day salary is an unusual way to quote “salary” which is usually annual amounts. Day rate perhaps? How many days are guaranteed, doing what and when (post training to CPL FI perhaps)
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2019, 13:24
Replies: 33
Views: 4,912
Posted By helicopter-redeye

The chaps at Arcus are quite good, and one of...

The chaps at Arcus are quite good, and one of them does quite a trade in London Helilanes training for those who have finished the PPL (some of which is in a glass cockpit R44 if you were looking for...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2019, 08:05
Replies: 33
Views: 4,690
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Most of them. Almost all. Minus a tiny number...

Most of them. Almost all. Minus a tiny number destroyed by pilot error/handling/training accidents.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2019, 18:47
Replies: 27
Views: 6,574
Posted By helicopter-redeye

I’d second Tucs but in 25 years I’ve never seen...

I’d second Tucs but in 25 years I’ve never seen any in that area. Maybe Grobs or just the same aircraft with a wrongly set 7000?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2019, 22:06
Replies: 87
Views: 33,760
Posted By helicopter-redeye

The version of events I heard from a good source,...

The version of events I heard from a good source, who heard it from an even better source who had even seen the CCTV footage was:-

1. Student pilot
2. Solo exercise
3. On ground, 100% throttle...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2019, 17:17
Replies: 28
Views: 3,838
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Who are you training with Random? Alt failure in...

Who are you training with Random? Alt failure in an R44 is an emergency you could face (battery failure without the red Alt light fIrst is less likely) so you need to know how to address it before...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2019, 17:05
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By helicopter-redeye

That black R44 was sitting there waiting fo you...

That black R44 was sitting there waiting fo you and didn’t get used.....
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2019, 20:32
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Could also try Hummingbird at Doncaster. Their...

Could also try Hummingbird at Doncaster. Their R44 G-FCUM has just come out of rebuild and is insured for SFH.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2019, 07:56
Replies: 500
Views: 131,153
Posted By helicopter-redeye

There is a private heli site on the NE side of...

There is a private heli site on the NE side of the town overlooking the River Wye. You could ask the owner.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 4,205
Posted By helicopter-redeye

The R44 “Grasshopper”. Don’t know that one.

The R44 “Grasshopper”. Don’t know that one.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2018, 21:37
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By helicopter-redeye

East Midlands Helicopters at Costock. Redeye02...

East Midlands Helicopters at Costock. Redeye02 did the CPL course there. Very good service and nice people.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2018, 14:28
Replies: 13
Views: 3,714
Posted By helicopter-redeye

just out of interest, is there a “pre-crash...

just out of interest, is there a “pre-crash survivability”... ?
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2018, 16:48
Replies: 1,480
Views: 1,561,602
Posted By helicopter-redeye

so are we going to apply to same rule to all...

so are we going to apply to same rule to all comments on Robinson products as well then?

Pot. Kettle. Black.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2018, 21:14
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By helicopter-redeye

R44 Raven I CHT Reading

30 hours from an annual, when one cylinder was found to have a compression problem (the one with the CHT probe in). Since this date the CHT gauge has shown a continually higher the normal (higher...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2018, 22:47
Replies: 201
Views: 25,663
Posted By helicopter-redeye

The guys in red were probably glad of the lift...

The guys in red were probably glad of the lift home. Could have been a long walk.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2018, 07:28
Replies: 30
Views: 5,864
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Is that £225 per refuel?

Is that £225 per refuel?
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2018, 22:17
Replies: 20
Views: 8,492
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Was said saleswoman wearing a yellow vest, helmet...

Was said saleswoman wearing a yellow vest, helmet and safety boots? Did she approach said helicopter with the rotors still running?

If not, then she was indeed in mortal danger.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2018, 20:04
Replies: 18
Views: 4,680
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Next Bond movie....One R44 Astro is Not Enough....

Next Bond movie....One R44 Astro is Not Enough. :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2018, 12:42
Replies: 421
Views: 159,405
Posted By helicopter-redeye

I think there is a Dart hook for the 66 now.

I think there is a Dart hook for the 66 now.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2018, 20:16
Replies: 18
Views: 4,680
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Why not look for a timed out R1 and get the Astro...

Why not look for a timed out R1 and get the Astro trim decals. More chance of success.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2017, 17:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Same skids for a Dart equipped ship. The point...

Same skids for a Dart equipped ship. The point about Dart floats is 2x2 packs so there is some space to allow articulation around the mid point is using a Dart Paw. Also newer 44 ships have the 66...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2017, 16:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Dart Aerospace are the main producers of...

Dart Aerospace are the main producers of aftermarket parts for the 44. I think the challenge would be the paws fit around the skid and there’s s delicate Bag in the way which could be compromised if...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2017, 00:08
Replies: 65
Views: 24,690
Posted By helicopter-redeye

Now I don’t feel quite so old

I was one of Q’s first customers when his dad asked him to quit competing with him and take over Denham. One R22 tucked into a blister hanger (G-BRHN), a phone and a desk in a cupboard. Nothing...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2017, 21:54
Replies: 23
Views: 6,552
Posted By helicopter-redeye

With the “more forgiving” R44 ~91% is as low as...

With the “more forgiving” R44 ~91% is as low as you would want to go in rotor droop. Mid to Low 80%. Might recover (maybe). 80% and below. Tricky.

R22. Less forgiving.

Some flare may help...
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