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Re: Up, Up and away

Unread post by rickf » July 4th, 2022, 1:28 pm

What's wrong Horst, you don't want to get spoiled? :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Horst » July 29th, 2022, 12:50 pm

one is work, the other one pleasure. Still trying to figure out which one is which...
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1972 USMC M151A2 w/ROPS (ex Barstow) and M416
1962 M201 and trailer
1966 GTO,1982 E350 Skoolie, 1987 SJ413, 1987 911
Gone: 2xM35A2c, Unimog 404S, Hanomag AL28, DKW Munga

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Unread post by Horst » July 29th, 2022, 1:08 pm

But life is not always Instagram, real work is what we did last week, fixing power lines

ground crew is shutting down the power line
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we are getting ready to lift a bucket with 2 workers how will actually repair the damaged parts
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over the power line with the bucket about 80ft below
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only way to see the bucket is with the mirror at the nose of the helicopter
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very intense work (and officially high risk...)
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1972 USMC M151A2 w/ROPS (ex Barstow) and M416
1962 M201 and trailer
1966 GTO,1982 E350 Skoolie, 1987 SJ413, 1987 911
Gone: 2xM35A2c, Unimog 404S, Hanomag AL28, DKW Munga

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Unread post by rickf » July 29th, 2022, 2:04 pm

Wow! I thought you flew rich people around to mansions. Here you are hanging working guys from cables. Over here (and probably there) I have watched them work off of a platform on the side of the chopper on the cables. The arc to the ground wire is always impressive but I can't imagine the pucker factor of having to hold that close to the wires not to mention having another persons life depending on your skills.

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Re: Up, Up and away

Unread post by Horst » July 29th, 2022, 3:53 pm

rickf wrote:
July 29th, 2022, 2:04 pm
Wow! I thought you flew rich people around to mansions…
Not only but also
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apart from that, over here power lines will be shut off when working on them, that’s more a legal requirement than a technical one. Takes a lot of preparation by the power company and is planned weeks and months in advance. Grounding the wire takes typically longer than the actual work.
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1972 USMC M151A2 w/ROPS (ex Barstow) and M416
1962 M201 and trailer
1966 GTO,1982 E350 Skoolie, 1987 SJ413, 1987 911
Gone: 2xM35A2c, Unimog 404S, Hanomag AL28, DKW Munga

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Unread post by csmith » July 29th, 2022, 4:25 pm

Unreal, Your D man Horst. Driving a Mutt must be really chillin after a day of hanging guys over power lines.....
1976 M151A2 4 Color Cammo Mutt, aquired August 09
1976 or 7? M151A2 "Miss Sandy" Driver, aquired May 2010
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Unread post by Mark » July 29th, 2022, 4:29 pm

Wow! Horst I didn't know you was in the lineman trade
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Unread post by Horst » September 11th, 2022, 8:03 am

and back to some more relaxing work, ferrying a H130 from the island of Mallorca back to Germany. As I have done this already a few times, I am not so anxious anymore to fly for 2 hours over water single engine. Have a life raft, life vest and emergency floats on the helo in case something bad happens. Did not see a single boat or ship...

Take-off from Son Bonet airport, an airport with some not so nice history in the Franco era. However today, sitting right next to the main airport, it is a nice regional field.
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Crossing the Mediterranean See...
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1972 USMC M151A2 w/ROPS (ex Barstow) and M416
1962 M201 and trailer
1966 GTO,1982 E350 Skoolie, 1987 SJ413, 1987 911
Gone: 2xM35A2c, Unimog 404S, Hanomag AL28, DKW Munga

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Unread post by rickf » September 11th, 2022, 9:49 am

I would assume that in an engine failure over water the procedure would be the same as on land which is autorotate down but then what? Choppers don't float like planes. Do you try to bail before it rolls or do you stay in until it rolls to avoid the rotors? I am thinking if you bail before it rolls you do not know which way it is going to roll and you could end up with it on top of you. The training we got in the military was wait until it flipped and then make egress using your bubbles to orient your position. Scary drills even though I grew up swimming in fast moving water.
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Unread post by Horst » September 11th, 2022, 10:41 am

The probability that the engine quits is very remote but I can think of many other reasons which could force me to put it down in the water. If the emergency floats deploy as they should, the helicopter should float.
If for whatever reason it does not, it will capsize almost immediately. The most important thing is to stay buckled-up until the airframe comes to a stop. Then, still in the seat, the door is opened und only then the seat belt is opened. Bubbles will not help at all because the cockpit is full with them and you cannot see anything. Therefore the reference of the seating position to the door unlocking mechanism is so important. Once outside you will either float to the surface or inflate the life vest.
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1972 USMC M151A2 w/ROPS (ex Barstow) and M416
1962 M201 and trailer
1966 GTO,1982 E350 Skoolie, 1987 SJ413, 1987 911
Gone: 2xM35A2c, Unimog 404S, Hanomag AL28, DKW Munga

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Unread post by Hambone » September 11th, 2022, 5:26 pm

I've been flying to Florida with my son every couple weeks, he always cuts across the gulf, I tell him "Don't You Know There's SHARKS Down There?, plus, I can't swim very far anymore." :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by rickf » September 11th, 2022, 6:03 pm

What's the glide rate on a Pilatus? And the float time after that. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Up, Up and away

Unread post by Hambone » September 11th, 2022, 6:21 pm

I haven't even flown in the Palitus yet, he's flown right seat some, been waiting on an opening to get type rated, scheduled at the end of the month. He likes the speed of the TBM 850 but I like the size of the PC12.

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Re: Up, Up and away

Unread post by Horst » September 26th, 2022, 11:20 am

Handover procedure for a brand new H130 in Marseille at the factory.
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1972 USMC M151A2 w/ROPS (ex Barstow) and M416
1962 M201 and trailer
1966 GTO,1982 E350 Skoolie, 1987 SJ413, 1987 911
Gone: 2xM35A2c, Unimog 404S, Hanomag AL28, DKW Munga

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Re: Up, Up and away

Unread post by m3a1 » September 26th, 2022, 11:30 am

A very sweet-looking ride. I bet it flies just as good as it looks...

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