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Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2018, 08:47
Replies: 1,174
Views: 545,101
Posted By FlimsyFan

Ah, Iím a mechanical man, not a software guy, so...

Ah, Iím a mechanical man, not a software guy, so youíll have to excuse my ignorance that software can now overcome the established laws of physics.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2018, 08:06
Replies: 463
Views: 142,869
Posted By FlimsyFan

Pretty damning report. Sounds like a ghastly...

Pretty damning report. Sounds like a ghastly company with a very misguided culture driven from the top.

The ďfake newsĒ thing along with ďsomethingĒ happened that slowed our progress (ie a...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2018, 17:56
Replies: 371
Views: 53,333
Posted By FlimsyFan

Iím not taking the p1ss, but are these flights...

Iím not taking the p1ss, but are these flights not subject to the 500ft rule (assuming the cab was within that distance of the car)? Are military aircraft automatically exempt?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Aug 2018, 16:27
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By FlimsyFan

I would strongly recommend the guys at Arcus...

I would strongly recommend the guys at Arcus Helicoters based at Nottingham. Relatively new outfit, but with very expericed FIs who strike a brilliant balance of professionalism and a relaxed...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2018, 21:56
Replies: 806
Views: 540,856
Posted By FlimsyFan

Cautious

I’ve been watching this thread with some interest. No secret that I’m an R66 owner, and standard Robbo bashing aside, I’m genuinely interested to see how this ship performs.

Maybe questions best...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2018, 15:50
Replies: 463
Views: 142,869
Posted By FlimsyFan

Maybe I am overly sensitive, but I find it...

Maybe I am overly sensitive, but I find it surprising that the company involved is busy posting on social media its busy ongoing tour flight schedule. Something along the lines of media causing a...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2018, 12:53
Replies: 230
Views: 61,176
Posted By FlimsyFan

As usual, watching the Robbo bashing from the...

As usual, watching the Robbo bashing from the sidelines...

I think thatís a fair question, but I reckon it says more about the pilots than the helicopters.

Thereís a very high percentage of...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2018, 19:08
Replies: 806
Views: 540,856
Posted By FlimsyFan

Itís not a bad article. Iím definitely not brave...

Itís not a bad article. Iím definitely not brave enough to take sides in this argument, but 110-120 at MCP with 2 POB seems quite a way off a claimed 125+ at MAUW?

The performance described in...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2018, 08:58
Replies: 17
Views: 7,595
Posted By FlimsyFan

Thanks

Cheers for all the responses and PMs. Hadnít even thought of the A119, but must admit that I find some comfort in the sheer number of 407s in service.

Iíll get my act together and sort a flirt...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2018, 13:29
Replies: 17
Views: 7,595
Posted By FlimsyFan

Thanks Paco. That seems to be quite a widely held...

Thanks Paco. That seems to be quite a widely held view on the after sales front.

FF
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2018, 12:08
Replies: 17
Views: 7,595
Posted By FlimsyFan

Thank you for that!

Thank you for that!
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2018, 07:13
Replies: 17
Views: 7,595
Posted By FlimsyFan

407 versus 130

Morning to All,

Firstly thanks very much to those who have already responded to PMs about either of the machines above.

Whilst Iíve loved our R66 (really!), it was always a toe in the water...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2018, 07:26
Replies: 806
Views: 540,856
Posted By FlimsyFan

Nigel. We do vehicle wrapping as part of our day...

Nigel. We do vehicle wrapping as part of our day job. Whilst we didnít do a wrap on our heli we have applied some graphics and clear vinyl as protection for the paint in many areas.

If you want...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2018, 05:24
Replies: 421
Views: 160,454
Posted By FlimsyFan

Not a job for R66

Reuben, Iím an owner and lover of the R66, but have to agree with the comments above. Two bladed machines, and the Robinsons in particular need extremely careful handling in any kind of turbulence,...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2018, 18:55
Replies: 18
Views: 4,686
Posted By FlimsyFan

Must be some exhibition stand...

Must be some exhibition stand...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2017, 14:30
Replies: 65
Views: 24,896
Posted By FlimsyFan

This may be so, but from my experience with HQ...

This may be so, but from my experience with HQ the selling point is their knowledge and expertise on the maintenance front. Dave Cross (and his team) excels not only with an exemplary standard of...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2017, 16:31
Replies: 806
Views: 540,856
Posted By FlimsyFan

Disappointed by the reviews

As a 66 owner/operator looking for the next step up, Iím quite disappointed by the real world performance of the 505. Payload not great, especially when you add a few choice options to it, and a...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2017, 15:07
Replies: 18
Views: 4,888
Posted By FlimsyFan

Lovely to see RHC get a day off

Lovely to see RHC get a day off
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2017, 09:35
Replies: 52
Views: 9,364
Posted By FlimsyFan

Remains the case, and applies equally to the R66

Remains the case, and applies equally to the R66
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2017, 18:48
Replies: 69
Views: 18,217
Posted By FlimsyFan

Yellow arc now added to ASI with mandatory...

Yellow arc now added to ASI with mandatory reduction in VNE in turbulent conditions, but I take your point.

I hope to be in something more substantial before long, but I will steadfastly refrain...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2017, 14:29
Replies: 69
Views: 18,217
Posted By FlimsyFan

R66

The SFAR and associated SB and ADs have raised awareness for sure.

Iíve got to say, I hate flying our R66 one-up and low fuel. I dropped some pax the other month and headed off 15mins each way...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Sep 2017, 10:06
Replies: 11
Views: 2,471
Posted By FlimsyFan

Very much winging this one: theoretically not...

Very much winging this one: theoretically not able to write off a cost if that cost has not yet been realised. There is an argument that it could be accrued over the 12 year period.

Typically, a...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Sep 2017, 10:00
Replies: 11
Views: 2,471
Posted By FlimsyFan

Pre-approval

As MD600 says, the problem with HMRC is that it depends who you get on the day and what mood they are in.

As long as the usage of the machine is demonstrably 100% for the use of the business, then...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2017, 15:30
Replies: 99
Views: 25,869
Posted By FlimsyFan

In the R66 it's part of the shutdown checklist....

In the R66 it's part of the shutdown checklist. Look for positive split of needles when you pull the fuel.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Sep 2017, 20:34
Replies: 282
Views: 62,511
Posted By FlimsyFan

http://sendvid.com/wemap6we A further video...

http://sendvid.com/wemap6we

A further video from last year's training. In spite of all the arguing, I've actually found this thread quite informative.
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