cap Posted December 17, 2008 Report Share Posted December 17, 2008 Whether factual or not, I remember at the time of the western crash, that something was said about inverters being taken off-line. Whether it was company speculation at the time or something official, I do not remember. I guess it still sits in my memory cells to this day because I remember my immediate thoughts at the time and I said "God no!". Those thoughts took me back to Mineral Wells, TX with the US Army because that was where you got posted for Vertol/Chinook courses and check-outs in those days. Number one thing that you were told about both a/c was that you NEVER took both inverters 'off-line' at the same time for ANY reason. If you did, the a/c would IMMEDIATELY go into extremely severe vibrations and the blades would proceed to eat the fuselage in large chunks. Knew the reason for that also, but they're part of my dead memory cells now. Related same to an ex-CAF Vertol Flight Engineer eons ago and he was more than quite familiar with that for some reason. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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