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Everything posted by Helirider212

  1. Thanks JL it was the flapper valve. and your scenario is exactly what I diagnosed the issue as myself...prolonged forward flight the fuel all transfers forward, but in short hops or long-lining the fuel has time to level itself out..the valve was not shimmed at all, along with the rubber been deteriorated along the hing area....the ejector pump and line were checked and are clean....putting it back together today..recal and go flying....
  2. Thanks for all your help..seems we had 2 problems...one the fuel gauge was under calibrated by 100# and second upon opening the tanks the baffle in the left tank was found to be faulty...and yes GM you are right very serious problem low fuel light with 70# thinking you have 270 is not a time to be in the air...upon defueling the low fuel prob came on at 300,which because of the fuel guage calibration could have meant 200...all this takes the physiological security in ones aircraft away....this problem has been ongoing for months, the a/c doesnt fly long enough ,or enough in general for the pro
  3. Hello guys..or gal..need to pick the brain of any of you med engineers...I have a fuel problem on a 205 ( the engineering crew I work with is not familiar with the machine enough to figure this one out..another topic please..LOL) heres the issue I was doing a cross country flight..at 1.7 hrs and 400# indicated I got a low fuel light....made it to the airport in good time..the light should come on at 270 # +/- 20...this was a long straight flight...on other occasions doing short hops with low fuel..ie in the 5 to 300 # range ..no light... Upon returning to base and parking for the
  4. The best thing that worked for me was getting what are called "SILK " socks,very thin socks you wear inside your regular socks. A thin "wicking" sock and I mean thin, what you are looking for is thin socks that wick and hold the moisture, Just like the new thin long johns. Marks, Crappy tire or any outdoor store should have them...never where my feet warmer in the winter after I found this trick..change them everyday and your warm feet will thank you..
  5. OK enough of this banter..I'm going back to porn...
  6. Well Wiggins you just started another one..LOL...to me this is what got us all interested in flying helicopters...its fun....I am not saying we should all go out and do it..but its fun.... Again fly safe
  7. Well Kevin yours and my response to each other is what makes this industry go round. The two button system works well when you are trying to manage "accidental " release. It will not work well in a highstress situation , unless you have trained over and over and over for that . Plain and simple the companies dont have the time or expense to train you, me or Billy Bob , enough to over come our instinctive reaction in an emergency. I dont have the information to quote to you, but the "experts" say we have to do a function repetatively 100's of times before it "the new way" becomes our automatic
  8. OH and for you newbies ..always run the belly hook live...
  9. Well another whose right discusion...LOL .Bell 205 grip as stated by others ,lowest button, ALWAYS to release. It has been proven in case and general studies that we will revert in an emergency or stress situation to a quote "Normal or instinctive reaction" no one out there has going to the emergency manual release in their head. Your instinct will point you to the electric release . If you are experiencing an emergency you will not have time to think and move your hand from the collective to the "T" handle in a 206 or reach up to the pull handle on some mediums (VIH) nor take a foot off the
  10. I have been wearing them for years ..love them...very light..hardly know I have it on....make sure you get the extra padded headband
  11. You Guys (and gals if appropriate) need to get a life, if you want to fly around at 30,000 ft go get an airplane lic . This is EXACTLY what drew you to helicopters no matter what age you are or were when you made the fatal mistake of getting your LIC . We have become such a judgmental society. The guy was having some fun. We know nothing of who was or wasnt on board,or if he did or did not do any preplanning of his little ride. The main thing is he came through the other end in one piece. We all have or wanted to do a similar trip in our careers, like I said its why we fly helicopters.
  12. Time to drop it and find a new topic..its done over with ...Brian was good enough to fess up on here and any who was not there has no right to challenge him.....he did not need to come on here owed it to none of use....time for a new waste of time topic...any-one got a new idea...you in the back sitting in camp with nothing better to do....????
  13. TDG IS TDG doesnt matter which company we fly work,drive for...all the training comes from a specific handful of companies offering the training service...there is NO common sense or clear language involved at all...at a practical level NONE of it applies to us..its all BULLSHIT..there is no excuse for the card not to be transferable..other than a money issue..training companies ..and transports lack of insight as to what realy hapens out here in real life. IT all stems from ONe book that is one inch thick and growing ...and ALL companies are bound by that...no helicopter companie I have worke
  14. cjg..check your mail and call me if it interests you..something to think about...
  15. Well said Cap....its about time people in this industry stopped focusing on total time and looked at the inner qualifications of pilots...we (the industry) are way to focused on "TOTAL TIME" .as you said it is hard for a 5-7000hr pilot to look at a 1500hr pilot and admit that the lower time (I have to say Person now) could be equivilant or heaven forbid a better pilot than themselves...We only hold back our charges in fear of been outdone....way too much EGO in this industry. ..there are too many variables to assess ones ability someone getting into this game later in life brings with them an
  16. Forgot to add that the enhancment kit makes them run cooler
  17. The L/R with the enhancment kit on has to be the greatest long ranger out there. It must be enhanced . I used one too fly drills & misc at galore and there was no stopping it . I dont remember the mt weight but it would take 2 drums of jet fuel and a drum of diesel off Bobquin strip and fly into camp with return fuel. All within limits .
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