Randy_G Posted April 2, 2003 Report Share Posted April 2, 2003 We've had strakes (a.k.a. the great soot collectors) on our 205's for almost 2 years now. I've found that when hovering, pedal movement is even less than before, and the a/c is more stable while hovering. We've also noticed a decrease in the power required when hovering. Our results parallel BLR's in that a 2 1/2 psi reduction was noted. As per the 'rule of thumb' that equals about 60 hp saved. 412, you flew JTG with the strakes what did you think of them ?? I jumped from the 205 to the 204 (it doesn't have them) and noticed one heck of a difference in pedal displacement. They also keep the left side of the tailboom cleaner. So they really reduce the workload when cleaning the tailboom. Hey V-ref, I just leave the wallet at home, that offsets the extra 15 lbs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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