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rotorheadrob last won the day on November 23 2018

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  1. As a CP I look at experience, not hrs. 1000 hrs of challenging flight time has more meaning than 5000 of non stressful work.
  2. If the blades are turning, Im earning. so once the machine is running, Im charging If the disk is loaded or its off the ground it goes in the log book As far as my personal log book, Well lets just say I may have misplaced that.
  3. ya, what he said!! i just got mine before i was properly informed. I should have thought to come get the scoop from the experts on vertical. lol
  4. I use an i pad mini with a ram mount for the A-star and just put it on my knee like a map with a bell. I dont have wifi on mine, so i picked up a bluetooth external gps antena, i think it was 100$. disadvantage, I cant get wx unless im on wifi, advantage, no monthly data bill. when you get foreflight, if you have an iphone, you can get wx reports on your phone. Foreflight is the best nav and flight planning tool i have ever seen. Get it, you will love it
  5. I dont wear a helmet, but i have a senhouser headset with noise reduction and blue tooth. Its awsome, much quieter and I can blue tooth my phone, make calls, answer calls and listen to tunes while customers talk about things Im just not that interested in. If I wore a helmet I would have the electronics installed. With foreflight on my phone, i can look up an FBO and with one push of the button call and have them ready. PS: Ive had 2 engines go quiet on me, didnt need the sound to tell me. But the ANR in my headset doesnt completely remove the engine, just tones it down.
  6. Its says the pilots weigh 270 lbs each, i would say that could be the problem
  7. FOREFLIGHT is the coolest thing ive seen since the AS 350 B3!! I cant imagine flying without it. I use garmin Basecamp to load coords from files to my old 296, still trying to figure it out for the Ipad
  8. HAHAHAHA, Ya I think this guy should do it as cheep as posible, who cares about quality!!
  9. I put 300 hrs on a B3 moving drills this summer, all I can say is AWSOME!
  10. Hyd check on Astar are now done at 100% nr, not for this cowboy though. It cant fly at idle, and gov will not be active so nr would just droop. rob
  11. Robinson helicopters, and I mean all of them are pieces of S H I T and deathtraps. I think Frank should be charged with manslauter! rob
  12. I read over my last post and realised it may sound judgemental, I didnt mean it that way. I was only stating the obvious. We all make mistakes, i would hate to have had youtube watching mine. I have a fair bit of PIC time now, and wish I had a buck for every time things didnt go as planned. Im not saying things like this are exceptable, but they happen. Power lines or not, it's a blade strike, I KNOW Im not the omly other guy who's had one! Learn from the mistakes you live through as you will probably not get to live throgh them twice! Live and learn, do it better next time.
  13. if you look carefully you will see that was a turn around the nose. The mast starts on the left side of the center line and ends on the right side. Not sure why the PIC let it drift toward the only obstruction there, but he did. Precision hovering and tail placement are 2 of the most important skills a working pilot can have. In that video I dont see either one! rob
  14. Maybe they should be longlining in hoses to attach to pumps instead? rob
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