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Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2022, 04:19
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

Nope, MD500C turbine model. I was just...

Nope, MD500C turbine model.

I was just cruising along, looked at the tach, and saw the rpm was low. I rolled it back up, which caused the nose to yaw, waking up the instructor, who then said to...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2022, 15:38
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

When I was getting checked out in the 500 the...

When I was getting checked out in the 500 the instructor regailed the fate of their other 500 (which was sitting in the hangar in two pieces) the last time he checked out a Robby pilot.

Seems this...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2022, 13:40
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

You want a term that will chop the tail off? ...

You want a term that will chop the tail off? Yell out "add power" to a Robby pilot when you really mean "roll on throttle" as your 500 is approaching the ground while its rpm is decaying.

Anyway,...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2022, 03:42
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

Time to let it go.

I've been waiting a week to say this.

Calling overpitching/being too heavy to HOGE/waiting too long to put on the brakes/or any other situation where you find yourself running out of power,...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2022, 21:14
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

​​​​​​Maybe you shouldn't get so hung up on other...

​​​​​​Maybe you shouldn't get so hung up on other people's conversations.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2022, 19:33
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

Fear not, I have known the difference since 2003...

Fear not, I have known the difference since 2003 when I passed my PPL checkride.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2022, 17:20
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

If that's the road you choose to follow, then...

If that's the road you choose to follow, then knock yourself out.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2022, 16:42
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

,... because it isn't a reasonable term to...

,... because it isn't a reasonable term to describe it. You are crashing because you were simply too heavy for max power to stop your rate of descent (or in Canada because you waited too long to...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2022, 15:44
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

If I were on a descent at max available power and...

If I were on a descent at max available power and the RRPM was decaying, I'd say I am clearly too heavy to HOGE and am overpitching.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2022, 13:39
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

I have never understood why you insist on calling...

I have never understood why you insist on calling situations where you "run out of power" (like overpitching and being too heavy to HOGE without a headwind) Settling "with" Power? So, I'm guessing...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2022, 03:41
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

Yes, I know the description mentions it. My...

Yes, I know the description mentions it. My point is that SWP has been removed from both the glossary and the indext (as well as in the Robby POH). Thus it no longer has a definition in our FAA...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2022, 22:12
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

Its not "the wrong terminology" its just...

Its not "the wrong terminology" its just different cultures using the same words to describe different things.

,...and the FAA hasn't "caught up" they just gave up and removed the term SWP from...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2022, 19:49
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

If you know what country a guy is from, you'll...

If you know what country a guy is from, you'll know what he means by SWP.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2022, 02:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Robbiee

Haven't tried that. Honestly it really doesn't...

Haven't tried that. Honestly it really doesn't happen enough for me to need to find a way to stop it.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2022, 15:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Robbiee

Doors off in the R22 my Zulu makes a popping...

Doors off in the R22 my Zulu makes a popping noise whenever the wind hits it from a certain angle. Its not annoying enough for me to switch back to my old passive DC though.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2022, 05:10
Replies: 5
Views: 2,856
Posted By Robbiee

Gee, thanks John Oliver for yet another, "You're...

Gee, thanks John Oliver for yet another, "You're being ****** over and there's nothing anyone can do about it" story.

Anyway, guess its time to get one of those Life Alert bracelets with "Do not...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2022, 16:25
Replies: 41
Views: 9,140
Posted By Robbiee

Yes, I know those local positions exist (I was in...

Yes, I know those local positions exist (I was in one at Fedex) but if you're home every night, its not OTR, and those Walmart positions they advertise state, "Home one day a week". So, they must be...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2022, 15:29
Replies: 41
Views: 9,140
Posted By Robbiee

Yes, I'm well aware that helicopter pilots often...

Yes, I'm well aware that helicopter pilots often work 12-14 hour days. "Standand to other occupations" was referring to just that, other occupations. Here in the US we have a thing called the 9 to 5,...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2022, 14:35
Replies: 41
Views: 9,140
Posted By Robbiee

As with much of the helicopter industry, I don't...

As with much of the helicopter industry, I don't have enough experience to drive for Walmart, so all I know is from their job ads.

If Walmart truckers aren't sleeping in their trucks much, then...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2022, 03:22
Replies: 41
Views: 9,140
Posted By Robbiee

Maybe, but they don't beat a real bed in a real...

Maybe, but they don't beat a real bed in a real home. I'll take a $50k tour job and a studio apartment over $110k, Flying J showers, and lot lizards any day!
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2022, 15:00
Replies: 41
Views: 9,140
Posted By Robbiee

Hmm,...and I'm an 800 hour pilot driving a truck...

Hmm,...and I'm an 800 hour pilot driving a truck because they want 1,000 hours just to take people in a straight line over the Vegas Strip for five minutes at a time.

Oh well, maybe in the next...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2022, 14:33
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

The only way I can wrap my head around this...

The only way I can wrap my head around this concept of running out of power even though I'm not too heavy to hover is that I must be coming in like a screaming banchi and just wait too long to put on...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2022, 21:39
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

Is this a problem only common to large...

Is this a problem only common to large helicopters, because the situation seems strange to me?

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Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2022, 18:05
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

If the rpm droops as he pulls pitch, then doesn't...

If the rpm droops as he pulls pitch, then doesn't that just mean he was too heavy to hover?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2022, 16:49
Replies: 41
Views: 9,140
Posted By Robbiee

So how'd he get caught? Was this guy a crappy...

So how'd he get caught? Was this guy a crappy pilot, or just some dude too poor to afford the type rating fees?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2022, 15:13
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

How do you know there isn't enough power...

How do you know there isn't enough power available here? Isn't it possible that the power he had couldn't stop his decent because he was in the vortex ring state?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2022, 17:37
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

Sorry, all I know is from the discussion on the...

Sorry, all I know is from the discussion on the video. I don't remember what year it happened, or in what city. I only know that I first saw the video in 2005 and that they still showed it at the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2022, 17:07
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

Its from video footage of an R44 accident they...

Its from video footage of an R44 accident they show at the Robinson Course. They were downwind to get the best angle for a photo shoot (they were the ones being videoed making an approach to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2022, 15:41
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

You're making an approach to a rooftop. You have...

You're making an approach to a rooftop. You have maybe 30kts showing on your airspeed indicator and a high rate of decent. You are making this approach downwind and the heafty tail wind has caused...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2022, 14:41
Replies: 59
Views: 16,590
Posted By Robbiee

My ppl instructor was a former corporate jet...

My ppl instructor was a former corporate jet pilot. I was his first helicopter student and we both made it through my training unscathed.

,...and he used to chop the throttle on me all the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2022, 14:36
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

Its a rising star in the training world. I...

Its a rising star in the training world. I wouldn't be surprised if it replaces the traditional recovery technique in a decade or so.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2022, 16:49
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

In my personal experience with the only time (in...

In my personal experience with the only time (in the real world) I've ever experienced vortex ring,...no. In fact my first thought was, "How does that new thing go again?" Then I lowerd the...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2022, 15:19
Replies: 59
Views: 16,590
Posted By Robbiee

Didn't this thread have three pages yesterday?...

Didn't this thread have three pages yesterday? :sad:
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2022, 14:25
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

So, are you saying that the Vuichard method isn't...

So, are you saying that the Vuichard method isn't all its cracked up to be because it doesn't allow you to recover with less altitude loss, or because it can lead to some issue with the pedals in...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2022, 02:18
Replies: 196
Views: 12,946
Posted By Robbiee

So far all I see there is some arguing over SWP...

So far all I see there is some arguing over SWP vs VRS terminology, not the answer to my question as to what is wrong with the Vuichard Recovery technique?

,...and I'm not sifting through all that...
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