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Is There A Benefit In Putting Low Skids On A Helicopter?


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5 bucks to the first one to post a picture of a 206 with no skids. But it has to be in the air!

 

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i remember an episode on worlds most amazing vids or some show like that of a 206 that lost the entire skid gear and was set down on a snow pile, i think... was pretty wild... :shock: :shock:

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i remember an episode on worlds most amazing vids or some show like that of a 206 that lost the entire skid gear and was set down on a snow pile, i think... was pretty wild... :shock: :shock:

 

 

I don't know about a 206 on a snowpile, but a number of years ago, a Bell medium (2x4 or 2x5, can't remember) on a vineyard warming job in Northern California I believe, lost it's skid gear on takeoff, at night. The pilot found that the machine was flying "kinda funny", but couldn't figure it out, so he asked the ground crew to have a look for him as he coasted by. When they realised what was missing, they prepped a pile of hay or straw bales and the pilot landed the machine, while a whole bunch of people stabilised it from both sides as the rotor decelerated.

 

Can't quite remember where I read that. But it's a documented true story...

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Quote from Splitpin,

"All I know is when you have a humongous beer belly like me, it's a real bit-h getting under a machine!!

 

Yeah, that would be tough.

My BMW (Bavarian Monkey Wagon) mechanic has a similar problem...........

 

A blond with integrated SRS...

 

:jerry:

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