Joined: Jul 26, 2004 Posts: 490 Location: How do I know...The map is on the back seat!
Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 4:45 pm Post subject:
Here's the answer having owned 44's for donkeys years....
1) If at home in the garden, use a soft headed broom to push (Gently) on the underside of one blade - pushing the oposite one down (DON'T push near or on the balance tab). Fit the tie down and do the same in reverse for the other blade.
2) Buy a gadget from "Jara Aviation" (John) on: 01255 830 055. A simple but very effective tool that is carried under the seat of the machine. Simply put the tie down on the gadget and extend the handle to the blade to slide it on (or off). It weighs next to nothing and folds up quite small.
3)Get someone else to do it
Joking aside.. before I had my hangar, keeping the machine outside during the winter gave me plenty of sleepness nights. I used to wake up at all hours to check the machine, and during storms I wouldn't go to bed!
Here's a tip that John Mic at Heliair taught me years ago.
When it's very windy (30kts or more) leave the blades (Tied down obviously) with the front blade as low as possible ie; pushed up from the rear to the stops, THEN secured by tie downs. Most damage is caused by the rear most blade striking the boom, and guess what? it's more than likely a "back to the factory" job
Be careful NEVER to pull down a blade on any Robinson and only use approx 10lbs of force when securing.
Excellent thanks for the tips, I know what its like having your machine exposed to the elements. Very stressful! I am due a decision from the planning authority on Tuesday about my application to build a hanger at home. Fingers crossed
Joined: Jul 20, 2004 Posts: 3702 Location: Birmingham, UK
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:28 am Post subject: Engines - 1 vs 2
Now now chaps, time out!! We don't want all this squabbling on here do we!!
Can't you just put it down to a difference of opinion?
By the way, was your other thread about someone who was somebody actually flying over Birmingham in an R22 or was it just a hypothetical question? _________________ CPL(H) / FI(H) - Cabri G2, R22, S300, R44, B206
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