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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:47 am    Post subject: Miniumum weight for a JetRanger Reply with quote

What is the minimum solo pilot weight for a JetRanger?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, what if you're too light? I ask becuase I am thinking of getting my JR conversion soon. Mind you, if you've felt the weight of my pilot bag which contains everything but the kitchen sink, that should balance things out a bit! Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pilot weight can be taken as including everything you carry on board. same as pax weight has to include carry on luggage.

If you are flying solo with low fuel dont put anything in the boot otherwise you will scrape the tail...

i think that it just gives you an excuise to take a passenger with you.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SuperF wrote:
pilot weight can be taken as including everything you carry on board. same as pax weight has to include carry on luggage.


Might be different for the JR I guess, but that's technically not quite the case for Robbies - From memory, the baggage compartment has a max of 50lbs. And the total seat limits include that plus the pilot weight.

Therefore, I guess if you were light enough, you wouldn't be able to add enough ballast to fly it. What's the minimum for the R22? 110lbs? So, theoretically, if you were under 4st 4lb (60lbs), then you wouldn't be able to fly. (Probably wouldn't be able to, as you'd quite likely be in hospital at that weight, I'd have thought!)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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u r probably right. was meaning that as long as you get enough weight into it then not a problem. wear a helmet adds a couple of lbs i guess. carry a big flight bag too. I would assume that pilot weight would include helmet, and flight bag weight, as they have to be accounted for somewhere??

Baggage in jr is behind the mast so adds to the problem not helps. 250lbs max i think, would have to look to be certain. if you have that much weight in the back you need a big fat guy to balance in the front seat.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear, looks like I will have to find some 30lb shoes! Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't the bubbles in the champagne counter the weight of the liquid anyway? Wink Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you can't put anything under the seat of a JR?

How do you suggest I make up the extra weight? And no, I do not want to put on 30lbs!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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* Carry ballast.


Put it where though, as the pilot weight limit surely means "sitting in the pilot seat". Putting it on the floor surely wouldn't work as it would get in the way wouldn't it?

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* Take a passenger.


What if that's not an option? Say, when I get my CPL I have just dropped someone off and am flying back alone with little fuel? There must be light pilots out there... surely you're not all big heavy blokes.

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* Get pregnant.


Yeah, right. Very funny. Then I'd lose my medical and wouldn't be able to fly at all!!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the winning numbers in tonight's Euromillions Lottery draw?

And, if you were to win, would the cash put you over the CoG limits in a JetRanger? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There are dedicated ballast attachment stations...
A diagram of these locations is shown on page 10-15 of the Bell Model 206B III Pilot Transition Notebook...



Although I haven't got my JR handbook nearby, I heard that the suffix page 15a specifies that when the Pilot is a 'Heavy Bloke' they use the Blue Weights and for 'Light Lady Pilots' they use the Pink Weights..

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