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They are buckets that they set on the powerlines. Inside are spacers.


I've attached a second image that shows the platform for the worker. As far as I know CHL has developed the only system where the line worker can actually stand. They are also the only one to use a twin engine helicopter. We'll have a feature on HELINAS coming up.

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Not trying to be a jerk here but I hope they're not using twinstars for "twin engine reliability". All the TwinStars I ever worked on ( some of which were CHL's) were useless on a good day, let alone in single engine mode.

I wonder if this isn't a case of some smart *** marketing guy convincing the customer that twin engine is safer than single?? :huh:

Sitting in a hover over power lines, if one engine goes, you're done regardless!

Just my opinion :D

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They operate at 50TQ or less so that if the other donk stops they can arrest the decent and move away from the lines.

It has already occurred once and they landed without fuss.


Helilynks in Stony Creek are "de-IFRing" The Twinstar, fitting a B2 dash and losing all the wiring. Saves a couple of hundred pounds and provides a good VFR twin with DUAL hydraulics..... hmm. Handy thought....

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