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15th Oct 2021, 01:29
Replies: 75
Views: 23,291
Posted By The Sultan

Regardless of the guilt of others, this guy was...

Regardless of the guilt of others, this guy was the FAA designated pilot to represent them and the aircraft operators. He lost sight of that and now he needs to pay in such a way that no one in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2021, 14:17
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

That is exactly what the Marines are doing with...

That is exactly what the Marines are doing with their RFP for a new medium vertical lift. It is similar to the FLRAA except faster and longer range.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 21:39
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/a...

https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/ausa/2021/10/11/post-afghanistan-the-us-army-wants-to-carve-out-its-role-in-the-pacific/

If you want to play with the professionals in the Pacific...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2021, 19:51
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

John Remind me how many $billion the...

John

Remind me how many $billion the development portion of the Comanche was projected to overrun the original budget when cancelled? Wasn't the projected recurring unit cost $70m in 2005...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2021, 03:49
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Heli All the types mentioned are 50+ year...

Heli

All the types mentioned are 50+ year old designs developed when Sikorsky and Boeing had competent engineering and management. The latest string of problematic designs from both companies...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2021, 16:10
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

SB Admits Technical Defeat

The latest Sikorsky-Boeing printed infomercial (attached) spends the whole "article" minimizing technical requirements/capabilities and initial cost by emphasizing the current boogieman of long term...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 03:25
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Didn't SB get millions $ more than Bell to fund...

Didn't SB get millions $ more than Bell to fund this phase? Don't they have to account for this money? Time to check SB leaders 1offshore accounts.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 03:17
Replies: 68
Views: 10,716
Posted By The Sultan

Why take the risk?

Why take the risk?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2021, 15:42
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

SB-1 FLRAA Proposal Submitted

It has been rather boring in the waning days of summer (coming not too soon) until this gem dropped on Verticalmag:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 14:37
Replies: 53
Views: 21,745
Posted By The Sultan

For the 46's I've seen a shortage of hydraulic...

For the 46's I've seen a shortage of hydraulic fluid will do nicely. On a 46 you know it is out of hydraulic fluid when it stops dripping on your head.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Aug 2021, 18:06
Replies: 301
Views: 34,768
Posted By The Sultan

So now it comes out that the airport gate where...

So now it comes out that the airport gate where the suicide bomber struck was supposed to have been closed, but remained open to allow the withdrawing British forces to check out of their hotel...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2021, 15:31
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

FLRAA RFP

Article in Defense News:

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/07/12/us-army-triggers-future-long-range-assault-aircraft-competition/

Finally new stuff to talk about.

Recently read an...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2021, 20:33
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Both programs were lucky the rotor collision...

Both programs were lucky the rotor collision events occurred on, or near, the ground or this "feature" of the ABC would not be so amusing.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 15:05
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Noneo wrote: You are correct in...

Noneo wrote:



You are correct in identifying one of the few performance points the 97/SB-1 programs demonstrated which was the ability of the rotors to collide in moderate roll reversals. You...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2021, 00:56
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Bell Dismantles SB Offering

Bell has announced the retirement of the V-280 after it has demonstrated all original FLRAA requirements in a three year/214 flight hour campaign. During this effort the aircraft demonstrated...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2021, 08:37
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

The parallel Marine Corp effort for a new medium...

The parallel Marine Corp effort for a new medium lift which is paralleling the FLRAA has the speed requirement broken down into a required cruise speed of 280kts and a desired of 320kts, both of...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2021, 01:33
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Also notice they never mention range. LR in FLRAA...

Also notice they never mention range. LR in FLRAA is for long range. Remember when the Sikorsky program manager said they were proposing both a high speed config or a "long range" config and pressing...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2021, 22:34
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Just Dropped

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5UHb6qmHCM
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2021, 14:02
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Casper The first time they used the UH-60 in...

Casper

The first time they used the UH-60 in an airborne assault into contested territory (Grenada) they lost three aircraft at one LZ. The 280 has demonstrated that it meets all of the Army's...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2021, 17:02
Replies: 54
Views: 10,836
Posted By The Sultan

I was told the trucked in story by the Bell XV-15...

I was told the trucked in story by the Bell XV-15 team. So apologies if not true. Just to be clear, you are stating that the S-69 was flown from West Palm to Rucker with the jet engines installed,...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2021, 01:22
Replies: 54
Views: 10,836
Posted By The Sultan

From Sikorsky press release: ...

From Sikorsky press release:



Impressive! Two demo flights in 3 days. I found it interesting that in the article I saw Sikorsky did not mention a 700 mile ferry flight from West Palm to...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2021, 12:38
Replies: 864
Views: 72,579
Posted By The Sultan

From Rupert’s insurrectionist loving outlets: ...

From Rupert’s insurrectionist loving outlets:



VP Harris is not in the military chain of command and is not suppose to return salutes.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2021, 02:55
Replies: 0
Views: 921
Posted By The Sultan

CH-47F Update

A recent article in Defense News covering development of the CH-47F Block II
...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2021, 18:21
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Spline noted: You are correct I...

Spline noted:



You are correct I falsely attributed the 211 knots speed to the 205 kt June press release. I am sure the customers have taken note of the great advancements made from June to...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2021, 16:33
Replies: 348
Views: 115,198
Posted By The Sultan

Defiant X article. ...

Defiant X article.

https://verticalmag.com/news/defiant-x-is-the-meaner-pointier-sikorsky-boeing-pitch-to-replace-black-hawk/

From the article:



While this may just be the article's...
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