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Old June 26th 07, 09:33 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Stuart & Kathryn Fields
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Erie Col. Newspaper item about a Helicycle crashed during landing,
collapsed one side of the gear and rolled. A rolled helicopter has a
spinning thingy on top and it usually hits the ground when the helo rolls.
The ride experienced by the pilot shortly after the blade hits the ground
can be remarkable to say the least.
The Colo. pilot received only minor injuries to his body, but major injuries
to his helicopter. Cause TBD.

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Old July 3rd 07, 04:40 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Stuart & Kathryn Fields
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Kevin: Latests reports indicate "Pilot Error" No problem with helicopter
other than the control system positioned behind the seat belt.
"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net wrote in
message ...
On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:33:46 -0700, "Stuart & Kathryn Fields"
wrote:

Erie Col. Newspaper item about a Helicycle crashed during landing,
collapsed one side of the gear and rolled. A rolled helicopter has a
spinning thingy on top and it usually hits the ground when the helo rolls.
The ride experienced by the pilot shortly after the blade hits the ground
can be remarkable to say the least.
The Colo. pilot received only minor injuries to his body, but major
injuries
to his helicopter. Cause TBD.


Man, don't say that. I want to build one of those things someday...




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Old July 10th 07, 11:54 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Stefan Lörchner
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On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 08:48:03 -0700, The OTHER Kevin in San Diego skiddz
"AT" adelphia "DOT" net wrote:

On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 08:40:02 -0700, "Stuart & Kathryn Fields"
wrote:

Kevin: Latests reports indicate "Pilot Error" No problem with helicopter
other than the control system positioned behind the seat belt.


WTF?? How does one do that?

Still wanna build one someday...


I had to read again, too. It is the normal procedure! Otherwise the
helicopter doesn't fly at all ;-)
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Old July 11th 07, 04:43 AM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Stuart & Kathryn Fields
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Kevin: That was a feeble attempt at humor. The control system behind the
seat belt was the pilot.

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Stuart & Kathryn Fields, Publishers
Experimental Helo magazine
P. O. Box 1585
Inyokern, CA 93527
(760) 377-4478 ph
(760) 408-9747 publication cell
(760) 608-1299 technical cell
www.experimentalhelo.com
www.vkss.com


"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net wrote in
message ...
On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 08:40:02 -0700, "Stuart & Kathryn Fields"
wrote:

Kevin: Latests reports indicate "Pilot Error" No problem with helicopter
other than the control system positioned behind the seat belt.


WTF?? How does one do that?

Still wanna build one someday...



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Old July 11th 07, 03:49 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Stuart & Kathryn Fields
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Default Helicycle down

Kevin: Where do you apply for one of those "Vacations"? I'm retired and
can't seem to find one of those "Vacations", unless you count the 13 or so
aviation events that I attend each year.
We leave Saturday to attend Homer Bell's Helicopter fly-in at Hillsboro
Ohio. Homer's is reputed to be the biggest experimental helicopter fly-in
that the World sees. I expect at least 12 Helicycles, a bunch of Rotorways,
hopefully some Mosquitos and I know some Safaris. This is not to mention
the Bell 47s, Bell 206, Enstroms, Brantleys, R-22and R44s and usually a Huey
or two. If you are interested in Helicopters, and I've assumed that you are
based on some of your postings, you would really enjoy Homer's.
There will be some beer drank so I suppose it would partially qualify as a
"Vacation"? Oh I forgot, I have to go to Oshkosh after that.

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Stuart & Kathryn Fields, Publishers
Experimental Helo magazine
P. O. Box 1585
Inyokern, CA 93527
(760) 377-4478 ph
(760) 408-9747 publication cell
(760) 608-1299 technical cell
www.experimentalhelo.com
www.vkss.com


"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net wrote in
message ...
On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 20:43:43 -0700, "Stuart & Kathryn Fields"
wrote:

Kevin: That was a feeble attempt at humor. The control system behind the
seat belt was the pilot.


LOL, ok.. Sorry, I've been on vacation for the past two weeks and I
think the beer and tequila has affected my brain.




 




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