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2-stroke diesel is the (near) future? by Max Kallio
Proposal for a future (helicopter) engine... 2-stroke diesel 2500cc two cylinder 45 degree V (120-150hp) air cooled (cowlings) common rail direct injection (high pressure) supercharged (Whipple fixed displacement max. 25 psi twin-screw) piston ported (or with LIM-type intake valve) Links...
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July 18th 05 12:39 AM
by ~^Johnny^~ Go to last post
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SOLO flight rules by Gig Giacona
You will have to be signed off by and instructor for that aircraft. Do you already own a flyable Scorpion? You will most likely have to get back in the R22 for your check ride. wrote in message ... Does anybody know for...
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January 25th 04 06:36 PM
by Kathryn & Stuart Fields Go to last post
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Victimizing Aircraft Designers - An American Specialty? (wasFetters) by Dennis Fetters
Poultry in Motion wrote: Dennis Fetters wrote: This is an open challenge, and request to Mr. Agusto Cicare, so will someone in touch please let him know; Try Glenn Ryerson http://www.3cats.com/helicopter/ He knows both you and Cicare well.
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April 3rd 09 11:08 PM
by Barnyard BOb Go to last post
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Is MDHI going to make it? by Matt Barrow
MDHI (makers of the MD500, 600, 900 series) has been dormant for some time and is on the brink of bankruptcy. Replacement parts are unavailable and they're delivering three or four helo's a year. Anyone care to speculate what's going to happen? They have refused two or three buy-outs in the past...
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June 12th 05 05:04 PM
by Helowriter Go to last post
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Too close? Too small? by [email protected]
Was flying a UH13ET recently and hit the tip of a blade on a tree. It tore the end cap and the blades had to come off for inspection/repair. Hmmm...a little too close. Landing on an elevated pad about 10' off the ground and the skids hang off front and back. Sometimes its a little dicey taking off...
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June 19th 05 05:07 PM
by SHIVER ME TIMBERS Go to last post
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number of rotor blades by Rob Fonhof
Just a theoretical question that someone may be able to help with. Alot of helicopters have only two rotor blades, ie:Robinsons, Bells, etc. Others have multiples, ie:dauphins with 4, Hughes etc. If a blade is thrown on a two blade, bend over and kiss your rear bye bye. What would happen if you had...
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December 18th 03 02:29 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Mini-500 parts selling on eBay by planeman
I see Mini-500 helicopters selling on eBay, but much less these days. Is there someone in the marketplace that can sell me parts if I was compelled to buy the incomplete one selling now?
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September 2nd 05 04:44 PM
by enewbold Go to last post
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First 2 1/2 hours PPL(H) today! by Simon Robbins
Today I started an intensive PPL(H) course. (I'm going to fly three times a week, two hours a day.) I did an hours trial lesson last year in an R22 which I enjoyed immensely and cemented my determination to learn to fly these bizarre contraptions. Finally, nearly a year later I've got the...
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September 25th 05 12:54 AM
by Beav Go to last post
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Why did this helicopter crash ? by Iwan Bogels
Hi everybody, This week I have uploaded a video of a helicopter crash on my website (www.dappa.nl/crash.htm). Does anyone have a clue about the failure that caused this crash? It is definately not an engine failure or a tail rotor failure, but it still looks like a spectacular decend. For the...
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September 11th 04 11:48 PM
by MikeWhy Go to last post
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Gyrocopter Speed by Mark
I have some basic questions about speeds of gyrocopters. (Please forgive me if my questions are kind of basic. I'm currently working on my private pilot for airplanes, with long term goal of getting into gyros. I have a few hours time in gyros, but not enough yet to know what I'm talking...
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August 16th 05 11:28 PM
by 10ft. of Decorative Chain Go to last post
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Brantly B2 by Hennie
Please help me with some info on the Brantly B2 Will it be able to be flown safely in South Africa. I live at 4700 ft above sea level with summer temps up to 100F I am worried about density altitude. Thanks
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May 20th 04 08:31 PM
by Stu & Kathy Fields Go to last post
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Need Micro Balancer by Jim
I am looking for a Micro balancer for my Mini-500. While it is very smooth in most conditions I wil want to use a micro balancer in the future as future preventive maintenance will tend to cause changes to current settings. Must be a 100 or so out there now with no use because most Mini-500 owners...
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August 26th 03 01:34 AM
by Stu Fields Go to last post
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Chopper crash by [email protected]
A Russian helicopter crew turned into a real emergency when the chopper crashed. The accident happened today at an island between Russia and Japan when an amphibious helicopter landed in the water and tried to take off again. The chopper tipped over and its rotors hit the water, breaking it into...
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May 27th 06 11:07 AM
by JohnO Go to last post
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Presidential Helicopter by Helowriter
Politics and payback aside, is anyone else upset by the fact that the Navy chose a less-safe, lower-performance helicopter to carry the President of the United States? For starters, the S-92 and EH101 were designed a generation apart as far as flaw-tolerant design and birdstrike and turbine...
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April 9th 05 01:52 AM
by Helowriter Go to last post
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"Pentagon axes development of Comanche helicopter" by Mike
Pentagon axes development of Comanche helicopter The Pentagon announced yesterday that it is canceling the Army's program to build a new helicopter after spending about $7 billion in development costs. http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20040223-105809-1679r.htm
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March 27th 04 05:34 PM
by Micbloo Go to last post
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Groen Bros. DARPA Award by John A. Landry
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November 25th 05 11:07 PM
by Flyingmonk Go to last post
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Flying while deaf by bryan chaisone
How does one communicate with ATC when one is deaf? Bryan "The Monk" Chaisone http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2490607090&category=31853
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September 28th 04 02:47 AM
by G.R. Patterson III Go to last post
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Fast helicopters by George Vranek
In the last weeks, there is a big silence in this NG regarding fast flying helicopters. Please have a look at www.vranek.ch/diskrotor.htm and publish your comments and questions if any in this NG. Geoge
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November 11th 03 12:54 AM
by John Roncallo Go to last post
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In Flight Malfunctions and Emergencies by Rocky
Seems this area hasn't been touched in awhile and the group is getting stale. Well, let me stir the pot and see who is still aboard. My very first feeling of emergency I think, occured when my instructor said, "YOU HAVE IT", but he was also quick to relieve me of the anxiety and settled the...
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January 20th 04 05:12 AM
by Bob Go to last post
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Info on Tilt- Rototrs Needed by [email protected]
Hey guys, I am thinking on giving a seminar on Tilt-Rotor Aircrafts as a part of my Mechanical Engineering Final Year Syllabus. However all the info i found on the net (read Google) deals with the BA-609 and the Osprey specifically and not with the concept of Tilt Rotors. Can anyone help me out?...
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October 31st 05 01:28 AM
by CTR Go to last post
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