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  1. Was the mgb input seal leaking a lot. Lots and lots ! Fixed now
  2. Thanks for the great info greyhorizons After you showed the limitations for oil usage/leaking I saw how much more we were adding from the leak. Lip seal has been changed now and I told them I would like a balance done so we are in the process of doing that today. Thanks again!!
  3. After I wrote up the movement in the book, I was happy to see them act fast. They changed the bushings and dust seals the next day and the following day was just waiting for it to set. They said the bearing was fine, unfortunately they did it all so fast I never got a chance to see it apart. Managed to get a few photos from one of the guys though. The roughness I felt on the bearing while applying my weight to the spider seems to have disappeared after they regreased it and what not. I really have nothing to compare this to so hopefully you guys can chime in. They didn'
  4. Hey, ha ha nope not yellow lol. Trying to figure out what company that is. Have a couple in mind.
  5. The heli is still under warranty, there really is no reason why they shouldn't change everything that is needed so we see what happens. Yes! Im interested to see how it looks so I'll do that. I felt ”roughness” in the spider bearing at 2 different points while applying weight with my hand and turning the tail slowly. Thanks
  6. Thanks for that. Yeah I sent it to a few buddies and they said the same thing basically. Mechanic here said it can go another 50 to 70 hrs with no problems... 😑 I flew it back to base today and said its getting changed and wrote it up in the book. Glad you confirmed my initial hesitation (conflicting answers) but then realistation that it definitely should be changed. 95% of my flying is slinging 6 to 7hrs a day with max loads at high altitude. Not something that should be left as is. Thanks.
  7. Thanks for posting, had no idea this was played across the whole of Canada until friends from Vancouver to Halifax were in touch ha ha. Thanks for the kind words from everyone! Top tip, stick to the ”Nak” milk/cheese as it's the female. Ha ha.
  8. Hey guys, I'm working in a 3rd world country and wanted opinions on the tail spider assembly. When I shut down the last days, I heard a clunking near the tail. After the blades stopped I saw that the spider housing or pitch link support tube has a fair amount of play. Obviously very technical terms here ha ha, can you tell I'm the pilot... 😂 Anyway let me know what you guys might think of this. The noise you hear in the video is the same I hear after shutdown with blades spinning. Dunk dunk dunk dunk kinda deal. Thanks. video-b67b2145a0b56c5ff36bf0eae0cd8d
  9. Finally got the new Onboard hook and full weigh system installed and Ive been back to my normal route the past week and half. Performance with the Nr at 394 vs 400. Is been colder so its a little difficult to tell but I would give a good estimate that I am loosing about 150 to 200lbs of load on the line possibly up to 300 lbs. It's hard to tell as all the cargo is weighed before and the airbus weigh scale was giving much higher numbers then what of the ground staff were telling me. I also feel that I'm having to put more pedal in for the same load weights which makes sense. I'
  10. It sure does! The angle you see in the photo is how it sits, the bungee cords are at the front and they really aren't doing much since the frame can't really move to the back anyway (it can but not like the on-board). The onboard one as we know, the bungees hold it back while no load, not the case here, this is how it looks with or with out load. I even messaged engineers from previous company and they said it looks wrong as well. However, the engineers here assured me it is correct and after looking at other helicopters with the airbus swing, they look the same.
  11. Hey Heli500, I should be able to get a good idea of the change since I'll mostly be doing the same route with same approximate sling weight and the same fuel weight every flight. (refuel every load) At the destination for the loads, I am right on the limit to what I can carry as I am NG'ing out rather then TQ out so I won't be able to demonstrate max loads as far as TQ goes. (My TQ is 62% with FLI at 9 in forward flight) Previously I'm taking off with 220 lbs fuel and 1550 - 1660 lbs of load at ~9560 ft. I'm not pulling max as I'm taking the loads higher but I'm usually at ~9
  12. Ah okay, thanks for the further information. I think it will be hard to find specific information about the performance increase with Nr especially in Canada as this is the first as350 I have flown with an actual airbus swing and weigh system. Our B3e also has the newest VEMD so I'm not sure if older B3e's even have this Nr increase capability to 400? You can tell the airbus swing because the whole swing assembly is at an angle unlike the dart and onboard swings. (it looks totally wrong and i questioned the install a few timesl, was assured it was correct lol) To clarify, its
  13. Hey Ray, I realise the system is variable Nr but in my previous experience I believe it only increased to a maximum of ~394 while using the onboard system that doesn't talk to the computer or with full load in cabin (as needed). That was in the summer however and now I'm flying in totally different circumstances and altitudes where it would be impossible for me to compare what I was doing in the summer to where I am now with weight and performance. Yeah as soon as the computer detects a load on the hook, it just bumps up the rpm to 400, but only on the airbus system for now.
  14. Hey, The last month I've been flying cargo on the longline non stop with a B3e fitted with the Airbus cargo swing and weigh system. When the VEMD detects a load on the hook it automatically increases the Nr to 400. It turns out we were borrowing the airbus swing system from another company and now we are getting the onboard system installed which doesn't have this Nr increase feature (Onboard are in the process of developing the VEMD connection to get this increase) I'll find out soon enough but I thought I would ask if anyone has experienced the difference in performance fr
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