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Everything posted by InspectorGadget

  1. So from what I can gather as far as STC SR095531RC-D goes, it isn't so much an increase in "power" at all, it is is just a piece of paper saying you can take another 400lbs and a new HIGE chart. Am I missing something?
  2. YVR security has pretty good restraints. Put some drugs in your butt and waddle through the xray scanners. I have a feeling you will see lots of restraints and bars. Let us know if they are any good.
  3. If you READ what he said, he is inquiring because he thinks a machine he saw had a HOMEMADE line that was not the correct material or part. If a machine were to land in front of you with some oddball thing have not seen before, it might be tough to figure out if the part is in fact, legit. Lay the foxtrot off. He was just trying to find some info out and I am not sure how, but actually found one person on this site who helped him instead of being a prick.
  4. We allegedly use HHS Software's Program. It allegedly has a free trial version too for a few tries. Very allegedly simple and easy to use. Allegedly nothing too complicated. You allegedly purchase each machine/engine combo. http://www.hhssoftware.com/powercheck/ But as I am sure this thread will go to 32 pages of arguing about it not being approved, I should also say that it is not approved. But it does work... But its not approved... But it works... The decision is yours :bleh: Edit: I should admit that the Maintenance Forums are usualy pretty civil and we share some good info. At least some of us can get along.
  5. It's great to see questions asked, talked about, and solved. What a novel use for a forum! The maintenance thread is the only thread worth it's megabytes in my opinion. Not like the gigantic episode of Degrassi Junior High that General Helicopter Ops is. Thanks for posting some great helpful info for everyone.
  6. Ya its for the boost pumps. Maybe don't buy one and then make the guy who has one do it for you! Hahaha! Isn't that right Helimat!
  7. Anyone notice TNH is represented very well on the cover, but they forgot the whole territory inside! TNH, Fireweed, Heli Dynamics? I would try calling them but I keep getting Airborne Energ- Oh wait that was a couple issues ago Good looking 100hr phonebook otherwise!
  8. They are from Peugeot arn't they?!?
  9. What? It's not what he asked. What the #### guys. He asked what a cheap and easy tracking system is. Say CALM. Say a spreadsheet. For all you know he is running one R22 and all he needs is a spreadsheet. Take a pill folks and for those of you who have a zillion posts doesn't make you king #### of turd island.
  10. Baaahahaha. I love the video of the Double Deuce hovering... "If you can fly in the chair, you can do this too!" I really hope no one buys this thing thinking it will teach them to fly. They clealy know nothing about real helicopters if you read the website a bit... Scary stuff... As a toy this would be lots of fun, but for training... Really?
  11. From Revenue BC: http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/business/Income_Taxes/ttc/ Training Tax Credits provide refundable income tax credits for apprentices enrolled in programs administered through the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The ITA oversees British Columbia's industry training and apprenticeship system, including the administration of Red Seal (Inter-provincial) and B.C.-recognized (non-Red Seal) training programs. There are three main elements to the training tax credits: Basic credits for the first two levels of non-Red Seal training programs Completion credits for level 3 or higher of both Red Seal and non-Red Seal training programs Enhanced credits for First Nations individuals and persons with disabilities The following chart shows the amount of the Basic and Completion (Regular) Training Tax Credits an employee can claim for each level completed. *The federal government (Service Canada) offers an Apprenticeship Incentive Grant of $1,000 to apprentices for completing each of the first two levels of a Red Seal program. More information can be found here. Non-Red Seal Red Seal Level Regular Enhanced Red Seal Enhanced Basic 1 1000 1500 Federal* 500** Basic 2 1000 1500 Federal* 500** Completion 3 2000 3000 2000 3000 Completion 4 or higher 2500 3750 2500 3750 **This amount can be claimed in addition to the federal grant. An apprentice can claim more than one tax credit in a year provided the apprentice completes the requirements for each level in the year. Levels completed before January 1, 2007 are not eligible for the credits. This is the one I claimed last year. As it references the ITA, which references AMTs which is really an AME if you know what your talking about. http://www.itabc.ca/Page44.aspx I will have to look at my 08 taxes to see if I claimed the federal grant.
  12. Thanks 212! That's really good to hear. Last year they gave me the "ya tough luck" kinda thing. I am glad they realize the predicament we are in and are on it.
  13. No effing clue. Drove me up the wall this time last year. My accountant agreed because AME is "under review" by the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and we claimed the applicable apprentiship grant and I got the cash. I didn't go back and claim for my first years of apprentiship grants mostly out of fear. I will be claiming the apprentiship completion grant this year as well. F U C K that noise. I want my money. If they only knew how much that money means to a starving (and I mean starving) AME apprentice. Keeping my fingers crossed that the audit man stays away though. Claim tools, and the apprentiship grant and just duck and cover. Thats what I did and will do again this year. Very frusterating isn't it?
  14. Every SINGLE active helicopter company I know of has Meat servo's outnumbering wrenches almost 2 to 1! And if you take into account everyone else out there in Canada who buys a pilots license at thier local corner store, I bet the number would be more like 10:1. Ask a pilot how many machines he is responsible for. 1 Ask an engineer how many he is responisble for. Probably at least 1 if not more like 2 or 3. Its pretty simple math though. Every machine takes at least 1 pilot to drive it. But every engineer get at least 1 machine to take care of.
  15. On the back of a current issue of an unamed competing magazine, Eurocopter has an add showing a coast guard cutter up in the arctic, and C-FLIE flying in a coast guard paint scheme front and center! It is definitly not a real photo, but just wondering whats up? CCARCS has it still registered to the HIV...
  16. Oh and these two are awesome too: For the tranny cowls: http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P6...amp;dir=catalog For all the panel clips: http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P6...amp;dir=catalog
  17. Totally agree. I find the paper manuals horribly confusing. The disc is the way to go for sure. The Turbomeca disc is a bit of a joke (one giant PDF file), but if you just use the search funtion for key phrases it goes along way. Snap-Off 7mm universal socket with a speed handle for engines, and the allen key socket for the china hat removal are a must along with what the other guys have posted. I personally havent had to grind down any wrenches for access though. I have a rediculously hokey double ended ratcheting wrench from Mastercrap that has 8 and 10 on one side, and 13 and 14 on the other. People laugh but with that and a pair of 6" Knipex, you can **** near take apart the whole machine. The 12 point deeps are an absolute, along with 6,7,8 ratcheting wrenches. Fluke meter that does Hertz with aligator clips is a need too. And Heliian is right, bring a set of standard sockets in 1/4 and your standard wrenches (1/4-3/4 with be enough) for all the STCs. Your 3/4 can also double as your second 19mm for your pitch links. If you have the Snap-On offset wrench set, the 3/8 is the perfect tool to take the front seats out for medivacs. A threaded bolt to pull out the gimble ring studs. Ask your company to buy you some .028 lockwire too. You can leave the .032 and the .025 at home that way if your short on space. Next time a bell guy is busting your balls about french machines, just open up the tranny cowls and climb on up. Engineers dream machine!
  18. BUT those headaches come with a paycheque that allows you to pay rent on time, buy food that was grown instead of manufactured, and put gas in your rust bucket that allows you to get to work to enjoy unplugging the toilet when your non flying. Pushing brooms may be peacefull, but it doesn't feed the family. Just a thought from a former apprentice who really enjoys the stress involved with being licensed while making some money.
  19. The third part is that a HUGE portion of the potential power is used up in the gas generator stage to turn the compressor. So in essence, it requires most of its power to run itself. What little is left over is split up between turning the blades and covering the tailboom soot and wasted heat.
  20. Throw this cat into the Astar vs. 407 bag. I am a metric guy myself, but this thing sounds mean!
  21. Well she is for sale on The Controller if you would like to purchase some nostalgia. She is a BA flying the VIH colors now here in Campbell River.
  22. If it was so easy why doesn't Bell do it? :up: Even in a low cost B or BA you can fly circles around any jetbuggy or longdog. I agree with WTF's money maker math! 2 trips DOES make more money than one....lol
  23. Just read a "meat servos wanted" add for HTS with this job description so maybe them?
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