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USMC Huey Crash Photos by Mike \Rotor\ Nowak
Hey All, I just came across these photos and am curious if anyone knows the story of what happened. Weather sure looks clear so I doubt that had anything to do with...
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November 5th 09 02:18 PM
by zgerm01 Go to last post
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Injuries by Ol Shy & Bashful
Curious thought while noodling early on a Sunday a.m. (0600). Anyone else here ever been injured while flying a helicopter? Perhaps its splitting hairs but twice now I've broken a finger getting out of them. Landed my Hiller 12E crossways on irrigation rows to wait for my loading truck and was...
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April 30th 07 08:49 PM
by The OTHER Kevin in San Diego Go to last post
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Helicycle by Stu Fields
Well, advancing age brings with it some clear thinking and some not so clear. I have purchased a Helicycle Kit and still own my Baby Belle. People with more than one helicopter that aren't in some commercial business are at least suspect. My wife is probably just patiently waiting for me to...
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July 30th 09 05:27 PM
by The OTHER Kevin in San Diego Go to last post
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Open letter to Sikorsky by Dave Jackson
Quote from ~ Flight International, Feb 8-14, 2005 "Sikorsky has decided not to bid for the US Army's Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and the Light Utility Helicopter programmes and is instead looking further ahead. "With the business growing, we have the luxury to look at what is the next big...
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April 4th 05 06:55 AM
by Kevin O'Brien Go to last post
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Is this for real? by JohnO
Landing a heli on Everest at 29,035 ft? And it's a regular single turbine AS350???? http://www.eurocopterusa.com/Media/News/NewsDetail.asp?ID=329 I didn't think they could get that high, let alote hover or take off.
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May 30th 06 03:49 AM
by Guy Alcala Go to last post
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control failure by Stuart & Kathryn Fields
aluminum control tube failed causing helicopter crash. The helo had an anodized aluminum control tube that failed in fatigue with less than 400hrs. The loading was low producing stresses in the area of 460psi. Discussions with anodizing folks say "Never anodize flight critical components" ...
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April 25th 07 07:42 PM
by Don W[_2_] Go to last post
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Rotor Balancing by Stuart & Kathryn Fields
I just had a strange one. I have been balancing my rotor system using a DSS balancer where I would get the ips and phase angle measurements, turn the rotor to the angle with respect to the photo cell described by the phase angle information, then sight over the velocimeter and add weight to the...
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April 16th 08 10:52 PM
by JohnO Go to last post
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Clean up news group by [email protected]
Is there anyway to clean up this news group? We used to have some "rockstar" helicopter guys contributing! But as of the last few years the newsgroup has become a place for selling watches and complaining about instrument companies. I miss the useful information exchanged!
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May 28th 08 02:43 PM
by Stuart & Kathryn Fields Go to last post
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Victimizing Aircraft Designers - An American Specialty? (wasFetters) by Dennis Fetters
Poultry in Motion wrote: This is as clear as I can make it: "Ask Dennis to identify *the Mini-500 prototype* for you." Ok, ask me. What do you want to know about the "Mini-500 prototype". It was the first Mini-500 I built, so it was a prototype. What point are you trying to make? Please just...
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April 1st 09 06:32 AM
by Poultry in Motion Go to last post
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Heli-Chair helicopter flight training device by Heli-Chair
Just want to introduce my helicopter flight training device to the group. It is something that I created to teach myself how to fly a helicopter (which I sucessfully accomplished!) and now I have made a business out of it. Basically you sit in a chair with cyclic, torque pedals and a collective...
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January 30th 05 06:57 PM
by Simon Robbins Go to last post
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Too much fun.. almost.. by Steve R.
Wow, sounds like such a great day! Congrats Kevin! :-) Isn't it wonderful when everything comes together? Ok, so you had a sloppy one. The important part is that you reacted properly and didn't bend the bird. It's all part of the learning experience. Question: Maybe I'm reading you too...
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October 30th 04 06:43 PM
by hellothere.adelphia.net Go to last post
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schwiezer 300 aerobatic video ?? by jad
Hi Guys, Im after a video link that was posted on this newsgroup sometime ago.. It was a long video (approx 30mb) of a Schwiezer/Hughes 300 doing aerobatic manouvers at low level at an airport! I remember it had a sound recording also including Robbie William :( Anyways, anyone know the link for...
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September 14th 04 11:17 AM
by Beav Go to last post
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mast bumping r22 questions by PJ Hunt
So it's been almost a year now since the last post and I'm dying to know, What ever happened to this clown? PJ =================================== "Murphy's law" wrote in message ... Dennis Fetters...
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May 4th 04 03:41 PM
by Murphy's law Go to last post
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New Robinson R66?? by Eric D
Anyone seen or heard anything on the new six place Robinson? I understand it will be Turbine powered.
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June 17th 04 02:55 PM
by Davdirect Go to last post
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Ground 350 run without blades? by Sla#s
Has anyone ever run a AS 350 or 355 without the Main rotor blades fitted? We do it all the time with our 315 but I've never heard of it with a Squirrel / A Star. It would make tail rotor balancing a lot easier for a start - i.e. no pilot needed. That's what we do with our Lama and use to do with...
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February 18th 04 05:36 PM
by Sla#s Go to last post
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Helicopter Jobs by John
I've been hearing very contradicting statements about helicopeter jobs. Some sources say that there just aren't any and the ones that are there are very low. Say 20-30k a year. However, other sources claim that pilots are becoming scarce, and that new pilots aren't coming along quick enough to...
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August 21st 04 03:27 PM
by SelwayKid Go to last post
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Scorpion 133 by ABS
Hi I am looking for cheap helicopters, on the web, and I like the little ugly Scorpion 133 So, I am curious, how they a to fly? And also compared to a Robinson 22? Regard Anker Denmark
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May 27th 04 12:47 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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March 19th 04 11:59 PM
by Terry Spragg Go to last post
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Rec License Requirement Question by [email protected]
Below is a quote from the FAR AIM Section 61.99 which lists the minimum "Aeronautical" experience required to get a REC Helicopter license. Notice that it never really says anything about helicopters. Paragraph (a)(2) and (b) are the only two that specifically say "in the aircraft for the rating...
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January 7th 04 01:06 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Addon heli rating, does it require a written? by Eric D
If you have a private pilot fixed wing license are you required to take a written test of some type for adding helicopter rating? If yes, what is the written and is it different then what a non-license student would have to take? Eric D
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November 14th 03 12:23 AM
by John Roncallo Go to last post
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