dont try this at home

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dont try this at home

Postby Quick Release » Thu Jan 3 2013, 11:30

Another R44 bites the dust.
No one hurt... no idea what happened.
Thankfully the hangar doors adjacent were closed and stopped one of the flying rotors from entering, very lucky.
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Re: dont try this at home

Postby bladepitch » Thu Jan 3 2013, 12:20

What airport did this occur?
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Re: dont try this at home

Postby tailrotor » Thu Jan 3 2013, 12:24

99% sure that is VH-RYO belong to THG at Moorabin
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Postby bl@ckers » Fri Jan 4 2013, 04:15

Ouch... accoring to the register it is registered to THG.

Anyone have any idea what happened? Hard landing and bounced on the floats maybe???
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Re: dont try this at home

Postby bladepitch » Fri Jan 4 2013, 05:34

Blackers.

Bouncing on the floats is not an issue as the floats attach to the top of the skid. They are actually bolted on using metal strips and then secured to the struts via rope tie ons. The landing is always conducted on the metal skids to prevent the very issue you suggested. Some fixed float designs still have that very issue. Not sure if its been fixed through the years. I think B206 fixed floats land on the float themselves but I could be wrong. All my time was 44 fixed float.
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Re: dont try this at home

Postby rotors99 » Fri Jan 4 2013, 05:36

Thank God it did not incinerate the crew, sadly this is a far too common an occurrence in the Robinson clan Oc:= Oc:= Oc:=
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Postby Mikado830 » Fri Jan 4 2013, 07:03

Looks like alot of fire retardant foam n so forth sprayed around, i wonder if it had the bladder tanks & how quick they leaked still.

another R44 bites the dust, but at least nobody injured, doesn't even look hard dynamic rollover be my guess
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Re: dont try this at home

Postby kiwiflyer » Fri Jan 4 2013, 09:56

At least the tail rotors ok

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