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  1. Happy Guy,

    My first question about the comp stalls would be how fast do you roll back in power after the auto? Is it faster than you would normaly do it sitting on the groung flat pitch spooling up? How is the power check? Has it been pretty consistant. Did you check your engine for any fod damage? I have seen an engine still make spec power, but would stall once in a while during a power change. I think it was a $12000 bill do dress out and repair the compressor and the 1st stage turbine wheel had 2 blades that were only around 60% there. All that seen it were blown away. I have also seen a few strong engines fresh from O/H stall both on the ground and in the air when rolling in the throttle. If you have an inconsitant torque gauge how do you know how fast the throttle is being rolled in? Look at your log book. Has there recently been a turbine of compressor change? Try to eliminate the easy stuff first before you start changing out parts? Start machine and be a little more agressive than you might normally be when rolling up to flight idle. If it pops on you. Roll it back down and repeat with the Anti-ice open. If the pops go away there is a good chance you have a very strong compressor:} Your engine does not know when you are doing an auto or just sitting on the ground. It does not bark at you because you scared the crap out of it. Try rolling your throttle up and down at the end of the day when your engine is warm. This may make a difference. When your engine does bark is it right when you come up off the ground idle stop around the 70% N1 mark?



  2. Thanks for all the info and oppinions. Keep em comming. I guesse my next question to ask is what is the best aircraft for the job. I gueses it would be a more multi role unit SAR ect. I seems like alot of angencies are going towards the EC120. I dont understand why. Other than all the cargo space it seems very over priced and under powered. What have you guys and gals used in the past? Also none of you mentioned anything from Dillon Areo :lol: ha ha.

    sorry had to put that in.



  3. I don't know how the whole conversion thing works for getting a Canadian liscence. Is there not some sort of minnimal PIC requirement to get it? Say 500hrs or 1000hrs. Why is there no pre-requset like there is with everything else. Would that not get rid of the competition problem between low timers from here and elsewhere. Then would it also not force companies to lower there minimal PIC requrements (thus creating a demand) and help new students from here get there first break. Take away the easy forigen hire card opperators have been useing to put meat in the seat, and force them to put time and money into bringing up junior pilots. I know its not very easy to come to this country and wrench. I have worked with lots of pilots from around the globe, but am yet to work with a AME that has gone through the conversion process. From what I understand the conversion is not the esaiest thing to do and durring it you can make more money driving a cab.

    That being said. I think we all got into this industry because we wanted to travel and see new places. Im sure with the way things have slowed down this year there is going to be a lot of people looking for adventures and opprutunites elsewhere.


    Supply and comand right?

  4. Hi All,


    I am looking for a manufacturer/s for a belly cargo pod to fit to a MD520N. I have seen many photo's on this site of D's and E's with belly pods fitted and am hoping there is someone that can point me in the right direction.


    Thanks in advance



    Fargo manufaturing company should help you out.

  5. Proto makes 1/4" 12pt deep sockets are cut all the way down on the interior wall. They also sell a 1/4" 12 pt swivel set. Both are about 1/2 the price of snap-on.


    If you need machinest wrenches try www.bosstoolsupply.com the cheapest place I have ever seen them 3/4 up to 1 5/8. Less than a $100 bucks and free shipping.



    opps I meant service wrench set or what ever you want to call them. :punk: A must if your going to work on anything MD makes

  6. snap- on deep 12 point 1/4 drive sockets should be avoided. They are not cut all the way down the interior of the socket. for example the 5/16 with a MS21042 nut will not work all the way down the stud it will hit the stud. Might be hard to imagine but if you look at the inside of the socket you will see what I mean. Gray, SK don't have that problem.


    Proto makes 1/4" 12pt deep sockets are cut all the way down on the interior wall. They also sell a 1/4" 12 pt swivel set. Both are about 1/2 the price of snap-on.


    If you need machinest wrenches try www.bosstoolsupply.com the cheapest place I have ever seen them 3/4 up to 1 5/8. Less than a $100 bucks and free shipping.

  7. not sitting at the base.....at home waiting for the next tour scedule for march 23...but .....i think you're an A$$ to post thing like that :down:


    They need a little middle finger Icon from me to you buddy. Be pleased to know that maintenance will have your machine ready to go on the 23rd and maybee this time they will help you tuck your machine away each night. If you read through all the posts its a bit of a 2 way street right? You help me and I will help you and everyone will be happy the job will be done and know one will be pee'd off at each other. The only thing left will be a little bit of ribbin' like this post was initially intended to be.


    Lighten up people

  8. So Heli500 I noticed since you posted this, you haven't had anymore replies. I was just wondering whether you got the effect you were looking for? :down:



    Sorry busy doing an inspection diddn't have time for the internet. <_<


    Theres a lot of #### here to read though. Its funny how when you put a post on here loking for some help you get next to no replies but something that was joke just goes on for pages & pages. Sorry if I offended a few, but if you are the pilot or engineer that sits on his *** all day not helping out around the base or camp then you are the reson that this ****** post keeps going on and on.

  9. If you get trained inhouse, have ACA on aircraft, when you leave and go to different company should that not be as good as an endorsment. The Company doing the training has to have had the course aproved by transport to be able to give it to its employees ACA. I know there are a few companies giving in house MD500 and Bell206 endorsements. Does anyone know if anyone has taken it from one company to the next? If so how did they do it?

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