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Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2022, 12:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By 212man

What normally happens when the disc attitude...

What normally happens when the disc attitude changes? Isn't that the whole basis for changing direction and speed?

For the original poster, you may find this interesting reading -...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2022, 10:49
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2022, 16:35
Replies: 166
Views: 46,779
Posted By 212man

Glad it wasn’t just me!

Glad it wasn’t just me!
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2022, 14:50
Replies: 166
Views: 46,779
Posted By 212man

I’m not sure how making the tail rotor appear to...

I’m not sure how making the tail rotor appear to be stationary, or slow moving, will help things!
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2022, 11:42
Replies: 86
Views: 21,348
Posted By 212man

It's been a while since I used it (17 years), but...

It's been a while since I used it (17 years), but I'm pretty sure that in the EC155 the GA function levels the wings. I think it also automatically brought in the 4th axis, if in 3 axis when...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2022, 23:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By 212man

curious about the wheelchair with one leg? Not...

curious about the wheelchair with one leg? Not looking for a flaming, just curious in the context of many recent combatants
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2022, 15:38
Replies: 86
Views: 21,348
Posted By 212man

Surely it only jumps if you press the FTR while...

Surely it only jumps if you press the FTR while holding the cyclic against the force?
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2022, 18:37
Replies: 9
Views: 2,920
Posted By 212man

per aircraft minimum is how I read it.

per aircraft minimum is how I read it.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2022, 16:43
Replies: 241
Views: 58,612
Posted By 212man

I assume the GFS 175s are Ms in all but name?

I assume the GFS 175s are Ms in all but name?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2022, 20:06
Replies: 166
Views: 46,779
Posted By 212man

Well, that’s certainly one perspective! I’ll...

Well, that’s certainly one perspective! I’ll send a note to the NTSB/AAIB//ATSB et al to remind them that “shit happens”. Should save a few dollars in overheads.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 08:39
Replies: 86
Views: 21,348
Posted By 212man

I never flew th B412 but did fly B212s, with...

I never flew th B412 but did fly B212s, with three different AFCS systems, and our SOP was to 'turn off' for every landing - onshore or offshore. It was using the right 'pinky' on a cyclic button...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2022, 15:29
Replies: 15
Views: 3,098
Posted By 212man

Clearly a helicopter from the background noise -...

Clearly a helicopter from the background noise - turbine whine, gear meshing and blade slap.
25th Jul 2022, 12:34
Replies: 54
Views: 8,909
Posted By 212man

Do they have any planned - I wasn't aware we are...

Do they have any planned - I wasn't aware we are at war with anyone right now?
24th Jul 2022, 11:48
Replies: 36
Views: 19,350
Posted By 212man

Normally spelled 'coaming' though - surely?

Normally spelled 'coaming' though - surely?
24th Jul 2022, 11:41
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By 212man

Interesting that in Belgium there does not appear...

Interesting that in Belgium there does not appear to be any published caveat for flying over congested areas, other than at a minimum of 1000 ft above the highest obstacle. Whereas, in The...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jul 2022, 22:37
Replies: 32
Views: 9,749
Posted By 212man

the Kevlar curtains were fine, but you could...

the Kevlar curtains were fine, but you could still get shot in the arse!
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jul 2022, 09:18
Replies: 32
Views: 9,749
Posted By 212man

not quite as extreme, but had a very similar...

not quite as extreme, but had a very similar experience where the combination of “helicopter pilot, oil and gas industry and living in Nigeria” resulted in some sucking of teeth and hand wringing!
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2022, 22:50
Replies: 6
Views: 3,115
Posted By 212man

Well the condition of the pilots is known and it...

Well the condition of the pilots is known and it isn’t good: https://mynorthwest.com/3573069/2-pilots-die-after-firefighting-helicopter-crashes-in-idaho/amp/
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2022, 07:39
Replies: 20
Views: 1,980
Posted By 212man

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/hughes-md-500--36648...

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/hughes-md-500--366480488408348974/
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2022, 08:11
Replies: 5
Views: 2,790
Posted By 212man

looking at the photos of the wreckage, I think...

looking at the photos of the wreckage, I think it’s a fair assumption
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2022, 14:31
Replies: 17
Views: 2,835
Posted By 212man

Probably better than having to wander across the...

Probably better than having to wander across the campsite to the communal ablutions!
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2022, 06:25
Replies: 17
Views: 2,835
Posted By 212man

I’m curious about the “classified equipment “!

I’m curious about the “classified equipment “!
16th Jul 2022, 22:18
Replies: 100
Views: 22,370
Posted By 212man

I may have shot with your son - used that range...

I may have shot with your son - used that range regularly from 80-83
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2022, 08:59
Replies: 79
Views: 15,825
Posted By 212man

Quite - not always recognised. I have contributed...

Quite - not always recognised. I have contributed to one entry directly, and seen narrative in the same incident that came from a post I made on Pprune!



The video of the AS350 ditching into...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2022, 16:18
Replies: 10
Views: 2,558
Posted By 212man

I cannot possibly imagine why anyone is getting...

I cannot possibly imagine why anyone is getting upset with you - you sound like a paragon of sound airmanship.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2022, 15:39
Replies: 79
Views: 15,825
Posted By 212man

That's where my money is too and I'm not sure...

That's where my money is too and I'm not sure what people are suggesting will happen if you pull more than the rated power - i.e. what the smoke will actually be caused by? Engine certification is...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2022, 15:44
Replies: 35
Views: 7,359
Posted By 212man

The Collings Foundation B17 and Thunder City...

The Collings Foundation B17 and Thunder City Lightning accident reports give an insight into some of the horrendous practices out there.
5th Jul 2022, 12:18
Replies: 15
Views: 5,784
Posted By 212man

1746 pages! A sobering read - especially the...

1746 pages! A sobering read - especially the interviews with the survivors. It's clear that STAS was a lifesaver in some cases. I hope the crew chiefs received awards?
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2022, 10:50
Replies: 107
Views: 28,145
Posted By 212man

The video that gets trotted out every time...

The video that gets trotted out every time someone tries to push the '1g barrel roll' myth.......
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2022, 15:56
Replies: 35
Views: 7,359
Posted By 212man

No big surprises there! Cause or MO

No big surprises there! Cause or MO
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2022, 10:16
Replies: 107
Views: 28,145
Posted By 212man

I have looked at one of the many displays on YT,...

I have looked at one of the many displays on YT, and I'm not convinced there is any negative g. Being upside down doesn't mean you have to be zero or negative. Apart from early FW Aerobatics, I...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2022, 19:51
Replies: 26
Views: 4,605
Posted By 212man

was that XZ179?

was that XZ179?
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 18:02
Replies: 26
Views: 4,605
Posted By 212man

Funny - I was looking through the UK AAIB report...

Funny - I was looking through the UK AAIB report for a reference to that as I recalled reading it. Obviously I saw it in a report on the US accident. Memory is going!
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 14:29
Replies: 26
Views: 4,605
Posted By 212man

Spot the CH-46 Sea Knight in there! ...

Spot the CH-46 Sea Knight in there!

Interesting that they show G-BKZE (Super Puma) at then end - that was the one that rolled over on the West Navion in 2001.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 13:53
Replies: 26
Views: 4,605
Posted By 212man

Much like the Super Puma, this was the last straw...

Much like the Super Puma, this was the last straw after a number of incidents (including ditchings) and a general dislike of travelling in it.

It was the direct catalyst for the development of...
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