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  1. Dave Ackroyd was also a tech rep for Aerospat back in the 80's .. Dont know where he is now though..
  2. https://us.airbus.com/en/newsroom/stories/2021-02-airbus-helicopters-inc-recognizes-2-employees-with-50-years-of-service Dunstan recently retired as a Senior Regional Technical Representative, supporting customers on the West Coast. He lives in California.
  3. Transport as far as I know, has not provided a definition of a built up area. Any one else have any info on this?
  4. To save a current location, zoom in real tight to your position and touch in the middle and it will allow you to save that spot. It will be close enough. Its been a few years but I seem to recall that was the process.
  5. FYI. I recently had issue with arrhythmia and it turned out it was caused by Omega 3 fish oil. Everything normal once I stopped taking the daily dose of fish oil. Ya just never know.
  6. The sand filter installation is not the same as the Inlet Barrier filters. Sand filter uses P2 air and has vortex generators that look like the ones used on the Bell 206 inlet area. Haven't seen one of those installed on a 350 in years.
  7. Set yourself up for TIPI (Technical Information Publication on Internet) at Airbus Helicopters. You can access all the Flt Manuals there and SBs, ASBs etc. And you will get them sent to you as soon as they come out.
  8. The flight director may have been trying to increase collective to maintain altitude, if they were losing altitude due to VRS which would exacerbate the situation. Increasing collective is the one thing you don't want to do when in Vortex Ring State. High energy crash could mean going down vertically with a high rate of descent which happens very quickly in VRS as you have no lift.
  9. If and I say if.........................the aircraft was flying slow on the downwind leg and then started a turn for final, its possible the A/C entered into Vortex Ring State. They most likely would have had to pull in some power in the turn to prevent losing altitude. An aircraft in Vortex ring state will not respond to pulling in power to prevent descending and only makes the condition worse. The only thing one can do at this point is to increase airspeed to fly out of it and if possible reduce power. If this was the case, then the aircraft would have failed to respond to the control inpu
  10. As per the Flight Manual please see the following: Flight Manual Paragraph 2-6-B. PRELIMINARY CHECK HYDRAULIC Throttles -Set to idle. NOTE: Uncommanded control movement or motoring with either hydraulic system off may Indicate hydraulic system malfunction. HYDR NO. 1 switch- OFF, then ON. HYDR SYS NO. 2 switch -OFF, then ON.
  11. There is a hyd check at idle and at full rpm on the 212. First check is at idle to ensure that if something was wrong with the system (eg:motoring servo) you should be able to overcome the forces. Also at idle, to be overcome forces if the hyds were not enough to override unusually stiff flight controls (possibly mechanical issues with the flight controls eg: minimum frictions set too high or swashplate issues) You wouldn't want to find out you have these issues at full rpm as you may not be able to overcome the flight forces. Next check is at full rpm to ensure that everything functions n
  12. Self induced LTE While moving sideways (not reason to, other than showing off for the video) an opposite direction of air through the tailrotor caused the tail rotor to enter a vortex ring state.
  13. Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness (LTE) 7.6.1 Aim: For the candidate to identify and react to a loss of yaw control of the aircraft. Loss of tail rotor effectiveness can be described as the tail rotor not having enough authority to stop the aircraft from yawing. This can be caused by the tail rotor physically not having enough control (Such is the case with the 204 and 206. The 204 has a long tail boom and a large vertical fin with small tail rotor blades. When the wind hits the fin at a 90-degree angle there is not enough control to stop the yaw rate.) The other type of Loss of tail r
  14. Make sure that if you have any item on a temporary mount above the dash on the bell mediums , what could happen if it fell off and landed on any of the switches on the centre console. Wouldn't want to have to explain why the engine over sped when the Gov switch was bumped to manual, or a fuel switch was bumped to the off position. I know they are supposed to be lifted to move the switch, but ya just never know!!
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