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Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2021, 14:00
Replies: 1,565
Views: 1,678,324
Posted By John R81

EGB at Redhill train with Cabri (amongst other...

EGB at Redhill train with Cabri (amongst other things
25th Mar 2021, 15:12
Replies: 37
Views: 4,998
Posted By John R81

If you read the case you will see that the...

If you read the case you will see that the "negligence" finding for the pilot related to the fact that he landed late, not that he hit the Ferris Wheel, or didn't see it.

Basically, this case...
22nd Mar 2021, 09:45
Replies: 37
Views: 4,998
Posted By John R81

I didn't react, it's really just swings &...

I didn't react, it's really just swings & roundabouts.

But I think this is a serious legal point for all pilots. The "negligence" finding was based on an approach that was hot / high. If it...
19th Mar 2021, 12:01
Replies: 37
Views: 4,998
Posted By John R81

Bad landing = negligence

Interesting conclusions of the Australian Court in a case where late touch-down lad to an "unusual" crash (the aircraft hit a Ferris Wheel). The case concerned liability for damages claimed by a...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2021, 07:55
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By John R81

Seconded. Well worth spending time listening to...

Seconded. Well worth spending time listening to this panel session
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2021, 10:08
Replies: 65
Views: 9,389
Posted By John R81

R44 Raven II POH is available online...

R44 Raven II POH is available online (https://robinsonheli.com/r44-ii-poh/) from Robinson. Section 5.5 (Performance) contain the graph of weight / OGE Hover, Take-Off power, Nil Wind at Density...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2021, 15:32
Replies: 65
Views: 9,389
Posted By John R81

My PPL(H) training was into a site surrounded by...

My PPL(H) training was into a site surrounded by trees, requiring OGE hover and about 100ft vertical descent / ascent to leave. Same site was used on my PPL(H) skills test.
12th Mar 2021, 10:29
Replies: 23
Views: 6,365
Posted By John R81

Maoraigh1 - I recall that Safran (turbine...

Maoraigh1 - I recall that Safran (turbine manufacturer) consider any place not more than 60 miles from the coast a "high salt environment" as a result of which regular (weekly) turbine washes are...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2021, 10:12
Replies: 210
Views: 44,249
Posted By John R81

GulliBell - i don't have trouble with piston...

GulliBell - i don't have trouble with piston engines as have been playing with them since I was a kid (first rebuild aged 8 - under supervision of Dad) but with communicating clearly and simply - as...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2021, 06:50
Replies: 210
Views: 44,249
Posted By John R81

It takes time to observe the loss of power in the...

It takes time to observe the loss of power in the engine because this is an indirect measurement which requires time for the lower power to have an effect on what you are measuring.

Each cylinder...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2021, 12:55
Replies: 210
Views: 44,249
Posted By John R81

If it is N322SH ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44 II ...

If it is N322SH ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44 II

Then

NTSB Status (https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-main-public/query-builder?month=1&year=2021) - In Work

Preliminary
"On January 9, 2021, about 1010...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2021, 08:58
Replies: 210
Views: 44,249
Posted By John R81

Crab - the switch changed in Raven II. Earlier...

Crab - the switch changed in Raven II. Earlier models had "off" at 10, RII has "off" at 2 on the clock
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2021, 13:57
Replies: 210
Views: 44,249
Posted By John R81

Crab - you're not trying to redirect attention...

Crab - you're not trying to redirect attention from the fact that this "non-military" person with a self-loading rifle (may or may not be an "assault rifle, many that look like this are not capable...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2021, 13:12
Replies: 210
Views: 44,249
Posted By John R81

Once you get them on your farm as we did (yes, in...

Once you get them on your farm as we did (yes, in the UK) you change your tune very quickly. A herd can destroy acres in a single night. You use whatever you can to eradicate the unwelcome pests,...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2021, 04:53
Replies: 210
Views: 44,249
Posted By John R81

And he must have been doing something odd with...

And he must have been doing something odd with the gun - look where the mag switch is compared to the passenger.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2021, 15:46
Replies: 210
Views: 44,249
Posted By John R81

My GUESS is that gator2 has it. I learned on...

My GUESS is that gator2 has it.

I learned on R44 and flew then for years. My daughter also. We were both taught that in the mag test, if there was no "lumpiness" and RPM drop when you swapped from...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2021, 12:32
Replies: 210
Views: 44,249
Posted By John R81

That was my take also. The mags run with the...

That was my take also. The mags run with the engine unless grounded, so "off" grounds-out both mgs and L / R ground only one. With the key in the "Off" position both mags should be grounded and...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2021, 10:16
Replies: 7
Views: 3,802
Posted By John R81

Hi - EC 120 in the title and 130 in the text. Can...

Hi - EC 120 in the title and 130 in the text. Can you edit?

Thank you for the clarification.
john
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2021, 12:46
Replies: 330
Views: 38,093
Posted By John R81

Makes very sobering reading. And the conclusion:...

Makes very sobering reading. And the conclusion:

"3.2 Probable Cause
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot’s decision to...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2021, 17:05
Replies: 12
Views: 4,657
Posted By John R81

Bell Ringer I have synthetic Vision on my...

Bell Ringer
I have synthetic Vision on my Flymap L. Absolutely fantastic when you don't need it (because you can see). Quite a toy - thought it might be useful for inadvertant IMC - making a...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2021, 13:59
Replies: 1,213
Views: 603,890
Posted By John R81

Sort of embarrassing to be still stuck here....

Sort of embarrassing to be still stuck here. Crash in October 2018. Rapid progress to find the initial facts (SB1/2018 Nov 2018) and to find out what actually failed (SB2/18 Dec 2018), then two...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2021, 10:31
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By John R81

So the whole collective came off? Good that it...

So the whole collective came off? Good that it happened before start (full & free check) but.... WOW!
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2021, 15:01
Replies: 163
Views: 70,593
Posted By John R81

I fly almost exclusively a 120 - fenestron -...

I fly almost exclusively a 120 - fenestron - though learned in a 44.

It has more than adequate thrust from the tail rotor.
However it is a fenestron, not a simple blade, and so the pilot has to...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2021, 16:00
Replies: 1
Views: 2,291
Posted By John R81

AAIB report January 2021

G-ETPJ Augusta 109E (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5fd89bfed3bf7f3059ef3d2d/Agusta_A109E_G-ETPJ_01-21.pdf) Electrical fire, aft equipment bay. The chaffed cable was part of a...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jan 2021, 10:48
Replies: 37
Views: 4,752
Posted By John R81

I played my first game of golf on a municipal...

I played my first game of golf on a municipal course on the edge of Liverpool back in the 1980's. Hacked around digging all kinds of lumps out of the turf. Next day they closed the course, having...
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