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  1. I received the information I was looking for, thank you
  2. Is Campbell Helicopters still in business?? I've tried calling the only number I can find for a couple days and I get a message that they are closed for the day ( at 10 am and 3 pm????). Just need to get a hold of their DOM.
  3. I am in charge of hiring maintenance personnel and I can confirm we are still accepting applications for all positions advertised on our website. Christian Dallaire Director of Maintenance OpsMobil
  4. Or work at least one year for a Canadian operator that has work in the US with Canadian registered A/C and you'll get your visa.
  5. We have had similar symptoms with some of our Raven II's but only in temperatures approaching -30C. It has been very difficult to troubleshoot as it only happens in very cold weather and unless we do the trouble shooting outside, we can't reproduce the symptoms. Not to mention -30 weather is not as common as it used to be. We think something either in the fuel control or the spider valve is causing the fuel mixture to be excessively rich, until the engine warms up and the symptoms disappear. Will keep you posted.
  6. I wouldn't mind getting in on that too!
  7. "This method means you do not have your own "company inspection check sheets" to have to approve." The check sheets, weather they are custom made or taken right out of the manual, are not part of the schedule and do not have to be approved, you just need to refer to them in your inspection schedule. When done correctly, custom made check sheets are far more simple to use than the manufacturer's as you can include everything in one document, AD's, STC's etc. Much easier on the guy preparing the inspection paperwork and also for the end user on the hangar floor.
  8. It doesn't have to, we don't use unapproved parts.
  9. Although it's common industry practice, if it's not in the IPC and doesn't come with an STC recognized by Transport Canada, you can't use it. Seat cushions are an aircraft part the same as a main rotor blade or any other.
  10. Aeronet is very user friendly and does everything all these other programs do and more but for much less $$$$. http://www.aeronet.co.nz/
  11. How are you getting snow past the filter if the doors are closed?
  12. Doesn't hurt to have a gun with you in the tundra either........
  13. Ha Ha! Wait until you get metal on your chip plug, what a nightmare! You're grounded for a week!
  14. I've installed both in the past, can't really say one is better than the other. Are you saying Eurocopter actually has them in stock?? Wow! Amazing!
  15. Well x per vibes are inherent in all helicopters to a certain degree, beyond that it's usually something loose on the airframe. I can't say that I've ever heard of an R44 2 per that was bad enough for the pilot to complain. If you're dealing with a private guy then double whammy for you!! The Astar 3per troubleshooting list is like 10 pages long. Could be anything, loose landing gear, doors, cowlings, windshield etc. Could also be defective blades (not likely). Otherwise, I'm out of ideas. Did you ask the techies at Robinson?
  16. Are there any worn rod ends on pitch links or control tubes? Swashplate shimming loose? Flapping hinge friction? I assume 2per is vertical?
  17. If you already live in Fort Mac, you would be far better off (economically) getting a job in the oil sands! More money, home every night.............etc........
  18. Yep, the clamps are considered "fixed provisions" and their weight is accounted for in the configurations that don't include the basket IF they were added to the empty weight of the aircraft at their initial installation. Those baskets were designed for quick install and removal for operational convenience along with easy ground handling.
  19. The ski/cargo basket does qualify as elementary maintenance under the "operational equipment designed for quick install and removal", if it's installed with quick pins.
  20. One could assume from your post that VIH's rates are and have always been on the high end of the scale and that they have never "given machines away". Is that correct? Also, Mustang's pay is actually very competitive, at least for engineers.
  21. Wow that was quick! I compared a few scenarios against the Flight Manual chart and they seem to be bang on! Thank you! What would it take to make it work on a Mac?
  22. Are you able to make some for the LTS 101-700D2 in the 350FX2 and SD2 Configurations with FDC inlet barrier filter? I can e-mail you scanned copies of the charts if need be.
  23. C-GMEY, serial number 1004 getting refurbished in Edmonton after it came back from Africa, circa 1992 I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong but is this not the oldest AS350 Airframe in the world? As the legend goes, number 1 to 3 were prototypes and this was the first sold commercially?
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