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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is true, the hanger at my school holds all 6-7 R22's and a couple 44's and a B206. So that will hopefully become the case! ill need to be sure to keep myself from overheating as i tend to moisten up when i become stressed out! likely going to be a issue when first learning to hover! Is there a defrost vent of some kind in the 22',44's?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep both the 22 and 44 have a demister but they re not that great usually.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: training times Reply with quote

Two small comments:

Keep a vent window open during flight. This keeps the cabin drafted and will reduce the "misting" on the side bubble. Remember that your breath is warmer than the plastic. Try keeping the cabin a bit cooler.

As for conducting preflight inside the hangar. Be very careful that you have sufficient rotor clearance. Two 300s were damaged and put out of service for two weeks when someone apparently turned the shaft to check the alignment mark and cracked the other ships rotor blade. Both ships had to have their blades sent out and rebalanced after repair.

If I do an inside preflight, I never more the rotors, or tailrotor blades. That is for last and outside!

I too like winter weather flying.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: training times Reply with quote

afterburner wrote:
Two small comments:

Keep a vent window open during flight. This keeps the cabin drafted and will reduce the "misting" on the side bubble. Remember that your breath is warmer than the plastic. Try keeping the cabin a bit cooler.

I too like winter weather flying.


No need to keep the vents open on the R22s I fly. Sad I was up this lunchtime; stunning scenery over Gloucestershire (fast jets nipping underneath especially good) but OAT indicated only 5C at 2000'. Howling draft round loose doorframes means no need for additional ventilation and no risk of anything misting up; had heater on full and was still 'chilly'. Not sure I am looking forward to winter flying; may have to invest in some thermals, gloves and a woolly hat. Surprised

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like i have alot less to be worried about! thanks for the insight and replies! any suggestions on a good set of sunglasses for winter flying?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Howling draft round loose doorframes"

It can get quite muscial during autos Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jen wrote:
"Howling draft round loose doorframes"

It can get quite muscial during autos Laughing


I'm sure, accompanied by my chattering teeth. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: autos Reply with quote

hahahaha,

You guys crack me up! Laughing That's why I don't fly R-22s. They don't leave you with that warm and fuzzy feeling on the way down. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: autos Reply with quote

afterburner wrote:
hahahaha,

You guys crack me up! Laughing That's why I don't fly R-22s. They don't leave you with that warm and fuzzy feeling on the way down. Laughing


Well, I don't think I'm going to transfer to the 300 just because its' got a better heater. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Howling draft round loose doorframes"


One advantage of training/flying mostly in California - no doors on to make a gap for it to howl around!

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(PS Did someone mention howling?!)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I should swap the cushion I use to help me reach the pedals for a hot water bottle
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The heater in the R22 i flew to the Pyreanees and back with WG had a great heater, it got freezing starting up at half 7 in the morning and that got you lovely and warm, sometimes too hot!

Although i do agree on the doors on an R22 don't fit the holes for them lol. Its very drafty!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: training Reply with quote

Windswept,

I think Whirlygirl was on that trip also. Right?
She said it was absolutely beautiful.
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Yea she was my instruct'... i mean minder Twisted Evil Or was that the other way round hehehe.

It was just stunning and had a truely amazing time! I thinks she did also! We shall wait to hear it from the source though!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im going to move this thread to a post on sunglasses! what works the best and why! (sizes and tints)
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