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  1. iPad would be simply used for navigation aids like any GPS ....like almost all operators use them . GPS where never included in the COM....it would be great for you to share your input about the TC expectations as im simply trying to not be the stove bolts screwing them to a glare shield type of guy.
  2. They are not specified in the ops manual.
  3. hi there , wondering if anyone has successfully achieved a minor mod to run their ipads on the windshield post GPS mount with a ram ball ( no suction cups) legally on mediums ? or any other way to be legal without using suction cups or going stc route ?
  4. hi Top fuel , I'm not sure what you heard of what you are referencing but the seat-belt package simply bolts on instead of the original one on the back of the seat . The main differences are that the Y that connects both belts into one is stitched much further back on the belt, they are longer and the inertia reel is much more efficient and also the spring tension is less then half as the original one i would say, allowing you to move freely back and forth. You can move the seat wherever you like with no difference since the belt is attached to the seat . The other nice thing is the buckle attachment that is much smaller and doesn't dig in your stomach all the time . definitely not a waste of money but i do believe a cost saving compared to the OEM. I've always thought that the companies that haven't replaced them simply aren't aware of the option and how simple and cheap it is , hence this post to pass the info to those who want to hear it and drastically improve safety and comfort for their crew . They are very popular in the field and i see more and more but still a bit surprised to see some machines without . i can't honestly think of a single reason for not switching unless you really don't like the color black Cheers
  5. have another safe one this summer . quick update https://www.dartaerospace.com/en/comfort-crew-shoulder-harness-d412-702-071.html Net Price: $2,059.20
  6. have another safe summer everyone ....
  7. In these days where safety and SMS is on the forefront of every operation , I'm still amazed that most operators of bell mediums are still using the standard crew seatbelt and that most pilots are willing to spend most of their days in the left seat riding with no shoulder harness on in order to accomplish their task!? Some will say its just the way its always been done ,I'm used to it, etc.....the fact is that there is a perfectly reasonable solution to that problem and its called the comfort seatbelt from DART: https://www.dartaerospace.com/en/comfort-crew-shoulder-harness-d412-702-071.html they are fantastic for longline work and do not hinder the position in any way as they are longer and have a much lighter spring and very efficient inertia reel. I have no affiliation with the said company in anyway but I do have a family and kids....We made the change on all our mediums about 4years ago and if I recall the cost of replacing them was less than the recertification cost for the bell ones. The result is that all of our pilots now use the shoulder harness for all longline operation and everyone feels a lot better about strapping on to go do 8 or more hours of work in the left seat.... the accident synopsis is full of exemples of why this is a good idea, so I thought I would pass on the info to who might want to hear it. Have a great and safe summer.
  8. Yes the leather was very different from the ones available in the states. Much softer and resistant then the ones made in Pakistan with a visible grain on the leather. ..also the cut and stiching slightly different. Just ordered 2 pairs and shipping was free so I'll find out soon if they last more then a summer
  9. disregard i have found what i was looking for.....for those interested here is the link www.uniteddesign.it
  10. Hi there , Im trying to track down a vendor of italian made nomex flight gloves that i saw at HAI in vegas a couple of years ago with no success ....their booth was right beside tiger performance . i know there is an aboundance of gloves out there but those where made in italy ....anybody can point me in the right direction??? cant find anything on the internet thanx
  11. Thanks for the input, our machine does have dual hydrolics
  12. Hello everyone, Just wondering if anyone has an Airbus B3e weight and balance for the computer ? it is relatively new but just tought i'd ask anyway. Thank you
  13. thanx a lot i got what i needed....
  14. hello there wondering if someone has a 205a++ manual I could have ...thanx
  15. I think that the ball had picked up a great amount of momentum thanks to mr Taylor ,for his efforts and mass email thank you
  16. hold the metal tie down bar in one hand nicely and evenly wrap the rope on appropriate holders then clip the hook on the bottom ring of the tie down bar....secure the rope at that length..perfect tension....only works for the sides the nose one is always messed up
  17. And first and foremost the family obviously, sorry for the typo.....
  18. My thoughts are with all of you at Kmh, the crew who is probably closer then ever, and the owners....what a terrible tragedy......sincerely NB
  19. My thoughts are with all of you at Kmh, the crew who is probably closer then ever, and the owners....what a terrible tragedy......sincerely NB
  20. Condolences to Dave family and friends , courage and strength in these difficult times
  21. Well I don't know when is the last time you did an autorotation in a loaded 204 but your reflexes better be as good and fast as your aim not to mention the so revered semi rigid teetering heavy set up.....how many pilots after making a good landing(if you make it back to the ground its good) still lost their life because of the great design of the teetering blade that loves to come visit you to congratulate you, right in the face...oh and don't forget to grease it after cause it came across some moisture.anyways that design is gone for many good reason s......
  22. great replies.... all good advice , especially the one about finding out for yourself .....you can do like i did ingnore everyones words and go there and then come back and answer your own topic ......should have listened lol.....i know i should have listened .....still owed $$ and time i will never get back ......live and learn i guess .....oh and lets not forget : dont sign anything lol
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