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  Topic: In a flap over flapping
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 14
Views: 4739

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:19 pm   Subject: In a flap over flapping
Thanks for pointing that out Ascend Cahrlie. My explantion was rubbish, but I was just trying to make the point that it's the flapping that counteracts the roll which you would otherwise get with a r ...
  Topic: In a flap over flapping
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 14
Views: 4739

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:22 am   Subject: In a flap over flapping
Control inputs via the cyclic and swash plate and blade flapping are two different things. Without flapping hinges, tilting the disc by moving the cyclic will result in dissymmetry of lift and the sh ...
  Topic: RT Oral Test - Diversion Procedures
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 4
Views: 2907

PostForum: Ground School   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:36 am   Subject: RT Oral Test - Diversion Procedures
Thanks again for that 3B.

I think I know enough theory, but my main worry is that I will be able to convert the theory into practice and not get thrown by something totally unexpected. Most of my f ...
  Topic: RT Oral Test - Diversion Procedures
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 4
Views: 2907

PostForum: Ground School   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:24 pm   Subject: RT Oral Test - Diversion Procedures
That's vary helpful, thank you.

I wasn't sure how much freedom you have to vary your route. When I spoke to the Examiner a couple of weeks ago he said all the navigation is done for you, but from ...
  Topic: RT Oral Test - Diversion Procedures
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 4
Views: 2907

PostForum: Ground School   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:10 am   Subject: RT Oral Test - Diversion Procedures
Iíve got my RT practical test in a few days and I understand that part of the test involves a diversion to another airfield.

Iíve got examples for most of the procedures involved in the test, but n ...
  Topic: Flicker Vertigo
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 3
Views: 1293

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:39 pm   Subject: Flicker Vertigo
Not sure if its flicker vertigo but I too feel very uncomfortable with the sun shining through the rotor disc. Difficult to describe the feeling exactly, but I found getting a pair of photochromic sp ...
  Topic: R22 vs Schweizer
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 30
Views: 8949

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:17 pm   Subject: R22 vs Schweizer
At last. A good technical discussion.

Ever since I did a practice autorotation with a death grip on the throttle twist grip and inadvertently screwed up the revs I've deliberately flown the 300 wi ...
  Topic: The Rotorway Kit Challenge?
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 11
Views: 7960

PostForum: Private & Personal Flying   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:43 pm   Subject: The Rotorway Kit Challenge?
The silence either means that nobody else survived the experience, or perhaps they're just too embarrassed to own up.

I am waiting to read your report with great interest AB. The Rotorway is a nic ...
  Topic: Interesting Solo Navex
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 10
Views: 2134

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:52 pm   Subject: Interesting Solo Navex
I did my first solo navigation exercise today and it wasÖ.. well, interesting.

Iíve flown the route several times with my FI over the last few weeks, both ways around, and Iíve got to know it prett ...
  Topic: RT Exam
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 11
Views: 2459

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:15 am   Subject: RT Exam
I found that useful, thanks Rookster. I've got to take the RT exam in a few weeks, and knowing what to expect is half the battle.
  Topic: RT Exam
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 11
Views: 2459

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:16 pm   Subject: RT Exam
Apart from the fact that both involve talking on the radio, amateur radio and aviation RT have very little in common. I've held am amateur radio licence (Class A) since I was at school back in the da ...
  Topic: Grounded Again
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 3
Views: 1269

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:19 pm   Subject: Grounded Again
Learning to fly in this country is something of an uphill task when you add the British weather into the equation, but when you have to take seasonal illnesses into account you begin to wonder whether ...
  Topic: Going Backwards!
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 21
Views: 4645

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:01 pm   Subject: Going Backwards!
I guess everyone is different.

Personally I find I canít do more then one two-hour session a week. I seem to hit a plateau and need a few days in between for things to gel. The next week hey pres ...
  Topic: What a way to spend Xmas Eve!
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 3
Views: 966

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:19 pm   Subject: What a way to spend Xmas Eve!
At home in England, +5 degrees C, grey all day, flu for a week, shivering one minute, sweating the next, awake all night with stomach cramps, finally woken Christmas morning by cat fur-balling on bed. ...
  Topic: Metform 215
ExmoorHeli

Replies: 11
Views: 4373

PostForum: Ground School   Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:05 pm   Subject: Metform 215
OK, according to the practice paper the correct answer is c), delay the flight until later.

Thinking about it carefully, I suppose the assumption must be that the rain showers will move away with t ...
 
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