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  1. It's an aerodynamic process. We don't control the winds, it only takes a small puff to go from maximum efficiency to none. As we know from basic theory, the most lift will be created right before the stall.
  2. Ya, that's not the drones we're talking about here and nor are they commercially viable. Hop aboard this contraption: https://www.scmp.com/video/technology/3024769/reporter-rides-chinas-ehang-flying-taxi-square
  3. No, it's the "drones" that need to catch up to the regs. Sure, you can strap yourself to all types of flying contraptions and zoom around. Doesn't mean that it's commercially viable or economical or safe. The regs have been put in place over the decades after someone else paid the price. Having a ballistic parachute is a good start, but someone still needs to make the decisions.
  4. Not much of a pilot if he thought he could hide from a surveillance aircraft. I'd love to see the video.
  5. I'm going to say that the system will have to be drained and filled and inspected for carbon in the strut/scavenge and filter. I would call a turbine shop to find out more though.
  6. I liken it to pilot/ gas plant operators. Doing 2 jobs but paid for one. Do 1 job at a time, be a pilot in the summer and an engineer in the winter or whatever. You are 100% correct about pilots wanting to jump on the first stick they can get. You need good maintenance staff that are focused on the job, not some part timer.
  7. Even massive corporations with seemingly endless budgets can't get an oversized quadcopter to fly safely or reliably without billions in development. How is every joe tech guru going to? Try to make something that can be certified too, not just these pipe dreams and investment scams.
  8. We used 4d or 8d truck batteries. They have a higher amphr rating and can handle multiple crankings. The bigger, the better but you want to keep it portable.
  9. We had one that was 2 large truck batteries, standard maintenance type that worked great. Nice thing is that you can still charge the batteries with a 12v charger.(more convenient with 24v charger) NOTE: use good heavy cables, keep them short and ensure really good connections on the batteries. Use solid wire to connect the 2 batts in series( or parallel if using 24v batteries). Charge after every use once they've cooled and weekly if not used. Cheers
  10. Have someone test your helmet and check the aircraft system. You might just need to adjust something. Most new comm systems have no issues blowing your ears out.
  11. You're here!! You can also find jobs through company's websites, indeed and other government sites.
  12. Having a good maintenance schedule altogether will save you time and effort. In a perfect world you would do your 3rd 100hr check at the same time as the 2nd 150hr check.
  13. Thanks Ray, That makes sense, did the single hydraulic b3 have a boot? Cheers, Ian
  14. Just grease and clean with an acid brush. Wrap some electrical tape on the sharp edges of the brush and bristle end to prevent scratches. I'm not sure if they had to delete the boot due to heat buildup but I thought it was odd.
  15. Load er up and go, you should be able to get it below 8000 feet with 3-4 pax and a warm day. Otherwise, it's 8000-10000ft, which is really high when you takeoff at sea level.
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