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    204 and UH-1 heli's have pusher T/R's like a jet ranger and 212 and 205's have tractor T/R's. A fast fin on a 2x4 would be a great way to get a little more performance out of the T/R because it would allow the air to reach the blades with out being disturbed as much by the vertical stab.



    sorry i was typing ahead of my brain, thanks for the correction.

    we noticed the machine used less tq to pull the same hook load before the fin mod,i suspect due to the fact the tr is more effective with reduced fin area and robs less engine power. also less "shudder" when making petal turns in ground effect. no hard numbers, sorry.

  2. 60 days on fires as of today in 2010. (not kidding) Shaping up to be a $25000 :angry: dollar year if it keeps going this way till October!!!!

    hmmmmmmmmm, i would be quite happy if i had 60 days on fire so far this year, 60 days x 4 hrs min per day = 240 hours. maybe i dont understand what your trying to say?

  3. just fill out your hours and get both, who cares if you ever use it. you can never be overqualified as a wrench. by the way i use the privilages all the time. scott


    Anyone out there have your M1 and M2? I was wondering in what ways has it helped you with your past or current employment. Has anyone used the E or S license privilege that comes attached with having both licenses?


  4. i totally agree with you, but i am still looking for a reasonably priced copy of that manual, hint hint. thanks scott




    I got a generic SMS manual from Bell at their training facility in Ft. Worth- seems o.k. No cost and FAA seems to like it- set it up like our old manuals that Transport Canada inspectors used to help us with.


    We have tried the safety meetings- Sunday morning over coffee and crumpets and it isn't a big deal- just go over things that you normally talk about and write a few things down. (we only have 4 employees however) Sometimes nothing is wrong and just eat the crumpets and go.

    If this is all that is needed for SMS, this is o.k. with me.




  5. some companies have been compliant with sms for years before it was introduced, now its just another paperwork nightmare to add to the stack. i agree if you work at a company that does NOT train employees on safety or other ops matters sms is a great thing. but for smaller dare i say professional outfits the paperpile is just another way of bullcrap spending where minds, time and money could be used on maintenance and training. kind of self defeating for some of us. my 2c

  6. i guess we need a quote for the tc type cert regulations to answer that question. i believe the steel instead of titanium is a huge upgrade due to fatigue, but i have not seen the s-92 installation to form an oppinion, i wonder how many ips the transmission sees to cause these studs to shear. or is it improper torquing during filter change? or do the studs take a side load some time during mtce. lots of questions need to be answered before anyone should say this machine is a pos. im sure the insurance companies will find any outstanding issues before their payouts.

  7. GWK, in a round about way i was trying to suggest if you had room for pax in the side facing seat, could the cargo have been put aft in the cabin to allow a forward seat available? i do agree on following rules concerning pax at emerg exits. i have reorganised the cabin to accomodate the pax(without breaking any rules), since they are the ones paying.

  8. cargo restraint net? better re read the cars on pax plus (restrained) cargo. maybe those rules are from your companys ops manual. ps if you are flying unrestrained cargo, YOU are yourself breaking the cars rules. if its not safe for your pax, its not safe for you. and yes i have been across canada in a loaded medium. maybe you should play tetris more. lol

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