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Everything posted by Nacreous

  1. Open, looking at the diagram with the red marks, to me it looks like an error in the last 2 gears, #13 at the bottom of the figure 8 belt should be and looks to be counterclockwise so #14 should be clockwise and # 15 counter clockwise causing it to open.
  2. Very little information so far.. It was down about a week ago in Ontario and they are reporting 1 person with injuries. Hopefully the injuries are not too severe... Does anyone else have any more info?
  3. Well it was good to see the two people walking away on their own after they got out.. It will be interesting to see what happened. I agree that it does look like an accidental take off as It kind of looks like what you might expect to see after pulling up on the collective at fight idle if the gross weight wasn't too heavy. I have never read any reports about that so I'm not sure what would happen if that occurred for some reason..
  4. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/markus-dyck-polar-bear-biologist-remembered-1.6006459 So sorry to hear about this accident..Condolences to all the friends and families for their loss. There is a real allure to flying north of the Arctic Circle as I'm sure others know as well. It's a real shame when these tragic accidents occur.
  5. A BUCKET!! Some guys get all the perks! That's a step up from "the shovel" and the dark cloud of insects just waiting for their feast the second you drop your drawers...
  6. That's an interesting design they are working on here... https://verticalmag.com/press-releases/bell-showcases-electrically-distributed-anti-torque-demonstrator/?utm_source=vertical-daily-news-todays-news&utm_campaign=vertical-daily-news&utm_medium=email&utm_term=todays-news&utm_content=V1
  7. FYI: 206 trans oil level, I had a machine once that the sight glass would keep filling up and after telling an engineer about the problem he was yelling "NO WAY! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!" so we drained it below the dot and sure enough after a test flight the sight glass was again full on level ground. Engine oil down too. Now we were "both" convinced. As it turned out, the problem was a bad seal in the freewheel unit that allowed oil to transfer from the engine to the transmission.
  8. Thanks for your keen observation, maybe try reading the initial post again.
  9. I started looking through my log books and found the highest day was a 13.3. That was on a tree planting job and part of 43.2 in 4 days. I found 4 or 5 different weeks in the 50 - 60 range on either large fires or tree planting but the busiest was 68.9 in 7 days and I ended up with 99.5 hours on the 12th day, It was a large tree planting job with about 50 planters and a lot of distance between the various blocks so there was always work to do. I was happy to be that busy with a Bell 206 at the time.
  10. I generally worked straight through from May to Sept and I would average somewhere between 350 - 450 hours.
  11. I'm sure many pilots have had some exceptionally busy periods during their careers that may have likely contributed to the flight duty limits we have today. What was your busiest day, week, month or year prior to the current limitations?
  12. I had picked up a load of tree planters and a girl in the backseat asks.... "Do you carry a parachute?" "uhhh No, I don't.." I couldn't stop laughing to myself! Looks like we have a big problem here folks... BYEEEEEeeeee!!! lol
  13. Thanks for the photos! I was flying bags around that area and time too.. I've always enjoyed that 206 configuration, especially when there's lots of water around.
  14. Hello, I was reading that TC recently changed some regulations concerning the previous requirement for actual flight time to recertify your license and new changes were brought in to make simulator time acceptable.. Is this just for group 4 IFR recertification or does it also extend to the 5 year requirement. Has anyone run across any more detailed information on this topic? Thanks
  15. Yes, I was referring to the available modification options on the Daily Cadors Reports subscription service and not to a specific Cadors search request. Despite a few words from TC that changes maaaaaay be forthcoming... I have not seen anything yet.
  16. Sorry to read about this as well... My condolences to his family and friends. Lost touch with him through the years but I remember he was well liked in a group of about 20 of us taking our commercial helicopter course at Niagara Helicopters during the late seventies and I know he continued on to have a long and respected career in the industry.
  17. Sorry to read about these accidents as well... One thing that may not help matters is that Vertical Daily News recently removed the link to these forums from their webpage..... Why? I sent an email to the editor regarding this but have yet to receive a reply. On a related topic, I have sent several emails to TC regarding the settings for Daily Cador's Reports, it would be nice to see a few more options like "Aircraft Category" (Helicopters Only!) instead of scrolling through a gazillion other repots everyday.. Fly Safe!
  18. Anyone have any idea why logged in members get the "Sorry, you do not have permission to view this" message when trying to open attachments on posts? Thanks
  19. I'm not sure if my tinnitus is related to 6000 hours of flying but I suspect it is. It was only after many years of flying that I saw somebody insert plugs in their ears before putting on a headset or helmet. Something to think about if you don't want to "hear" ringing in your ears for the rest of your life..
  20. I think you have to be very careful in the interpretation of 'blocking exits.' I believe those rules came about after fatalities with A/C on their sides and people were unable to exit the opposite door due to obstructions. Strap something large and heavy in the rear center seat of a 206 + 2 rear passengers and then imagine that A/C on it's side, partially submerged or on fire. If the person on the bottom was trapped and perished, or was unable to exit the A/C because the other passenger was standing on the obstuction and trying to exit the A/C..... You could find yourself in a very poor legal
  21. Sorry to hear that news. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who got their first turbine job with Heli-Voyageur... Sincere condolences to friends and family.
  22. So sad to read about this accident. Bob was a classmate in the 1976/77 group of students at Niagara Helicopters and unfortunately, not the first one lost while flying. He was a 'one of kind' individual back then, and I'm sure he'll be missed by everyone who knew him. Sincere condolences to his family, ( Aug 14.....****, we lost another helicopter pilot on the same date last year.......) Still hoping....
  23. A grease gun whip, a few zip lock bags and tiewraps makes a clean job of regreasing a 206 head.
  24. I like the 296, and I also like the old Trimbles as well, preferably both.. It's nice to have the download capabilities of the Garmins at times (and the maps of course.) "Here are the 500 waypoints you will need next week" don't laugh, it can happen. I think the one thats best is the one that "you" know how to use the best... If the Wx is turning crap and your client informs you we will be needing UTM today... Is that a problem...? What I like to see the most, is GPS standarization within a fleet, and installed high enough
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