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Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2018, 20:01
Replies: 41
Views: 13,970
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

The same could be said for virtually anything :}

The same could be said for virtually anything :}
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2018, 02:05
Replies: 20
Views: 5,256
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

Apparently the pilot also survived per this...

Apparently the pilot also survived per this report:
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/hawaii/articles/2018-10-23/3-injured-after-helicopter-crashes-on-hawaii-sandbar
but there's no details as...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2018, 03:13
Replies: 70
Views: 11,606
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

I think the on-looker's comment on the audio sums...

I think the on-looker's comment on the audio sums it up pretty well...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2018, 23:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

206 jock- Yep, I edited my post to add the name....

206 jock- Yep, I edited my post to add the name. The creativity of the excuses actually got to be amusing after the 6th or 7th delay, but the entertainment value was submerged by the frustration....
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2018, 20:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

I have a friend with a 206-L4 who has a Paravion...

I have a friend with a 206-L4 who has a Paravion Heliporter (http://www.paravion.com/products/heliporters/) that he likes.
It seems to be very well built, albeit kinda expensive.
I DO NOT recommend...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2018, 02:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,931
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

Cool just another example of how helicopters are...

just another example of how helicopters are discriminated against, and I'll bet you can name several more. We should march on Washington, or Brussels, or somewhere...:E
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2018, 00:55
Replies: 615
Views: 221,750
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

Some highlights from the HAI expo with particular...

Some highlights from the HAI expo with particular emphasis on the Enstrom booth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5EVYc8q-HE
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2018, 19:36
Replies: 615
Views: 221,750
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

Enstrom vs. R-44

Another video from Kenny Keller comparing the Robinson R-44 to the Enstrom F-28/280. You may be surprised- :eek:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tInMe5Wt36w
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2018, 02:57
Replies: 129
Views: 56,185
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

BTW- I'm not endorsing that attitude, just...

BTW- I'm not endorsing that attitude, just mentioning that it's not unusual nor necessarily unethical, it's just how we are...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2018, 02:54
Replies: 129
Views: 56,185
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

I believe I've heard a saying attributed to the...

I believe I've heard a saying attributed to the Japanese but applicable worldwide:
"Business is War"
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Feb 2018, 21:53
Replies: 129
Views: 56,185
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

sunset time

FYI/ FWIW
According to the US Naval Observatory website, sunset in that area on Feb. 10 was at 1814. The crash reportedly happened at around 1720, so there was about an hour and a half of daylight/...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2018, 04:35
Replies: 615
Views: 221,750
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

Owning an Enstrom

A few months ago while I was considering various options for a personal helicopter, I ran across this clip on youtube from Kenny Keller who really likes Enstroms:...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2018, 03:00
Replies: 421
Views: 160,970
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

ruebensmurphy- I'm not bashing the R-66, but...

ruebensmurphy-
I'm not bashing the R-66, but you really should consider the Enstrom for high altitude flying. If you feel the need for turbine power, the 480B is an alternate to the R-66. If...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2018, 20:07
Replies: 12
Views: 2,648
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

It may be more difficult to answer than you think...

It may be more difficult to answer than you think once the lawyers get involved:ugh:

91.113 Right-of-Way rules:
(g) Landing. Aircraft, while on final approach to land or while landing, have the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2018, 18:06
Replies: 15
Views: 3,320
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

There's still the issue of retreating blade stall...

There's still the issue of retreating blade stall which limits Vne, so what would be the point?
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2018, 16:19
Replies: 12
Views: 2,648
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

And, BTW, it sounds like both pilots were aware...

And, BTW, it sounds like both pilots were aware of the other aircraft but screwed up the timing- the R-44 didn't clear the runway as quickly as the Bonanza pilot expected. Gonna be some...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2018, 16:14
Replies: 12
Views: 2,648
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

First time I've seen (heard) CTAF audio attached...

First time I've seen (heard) CTAF audio attached to a news article like this- wish the coverage of aviation accidents was more often this good.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2018, 14:52
Replies: 24
Views: 6,934
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

Deja Vu?

Dare we hope that RSG is as successful at reviving a Sikorsky orphan as Erickson has been?

I too, really like the 300C and would hate to see it fade away...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2018, 20:26
Replies: 615
Views: 221,750
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

MPI cost

The FAA has estimated costs for compliance with AD 2018-02-01 as follows:

Costs of Compliance

We estimate that this AD affects 323 helicopters of U.S. Registry. We estimate that operators...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2018, 01:42
Replies: 615
Views: 221,750
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

Arrow flylow- Thanks for the update on the STC cost. ...

flylow-
Thanks for the update on the STC cost. I haven't been closely following the pricing since the ship I'm buying has already been converted.
True about the 5 year life and 1200 hr...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2018, 01:06
Replies: 615
Views: 221,750
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

Gaseous-Thanks for the "heads up". The good...

Gaseous-Thanks for the "heads up".
The good news is that this issue is finally going to be officially resolved and we'll all know what the costs are. I talked with Eric at Airwolf a couple months...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2018, 00:24
Replies: 16
Views: 3,497
Posted By Helicodger Pilot

I'm no R44 expert, but in general the condition...

I'm no R44 expert, but in general the condition of your induction air filter can cause a significant loss of MP. Likewise the routing of any scat hose between the filter and the throttle body. ...
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