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So that's how its done...highwind start B214ST

Postby FerrariFlyer » Sat Mar 3 2012, 13:06

Still looking for volunteers to help with the shut down...

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Re: So that's how its done...highwind start B214ST

Postby ballslapper » Sat Mar 3 2012, 15:48

We used to have the loady hold the blade on start in the Huey......one big kiwi could hold the blade for a long time! Then there was catching it on shut down.......
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Re: So that's how its done...highwind start B214ST

Postby Eric Hunt » Sat Mar 3 2012, 20:02

Our biggest crewman (sadly deceased in a 1974 crash) could hold the Huey's blade until 30% N1.

Stopping it? Saw one groundie climb the right-side cabin step toward the roof and grab the blade near the root - obviously wasn't going to have much mechanical advantage there - he got dragged across the roof and let go just before the head-first drop on the other side.

Also watched a tall junior Bog-rat grab a blade about two turns too soon, and perform a cartwheel in mid-air to land in a heap in the South Australian dust. Have never laughed so hard that it hurt. :shock: :D
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Re: So that's how its done...highwind start B214ST

Postby bangequalsbad » Sat Mar 3 2012, 21:57

Does this practice cause hot spots on the power turbine?
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Re: So that's how its done...highwind start B214ST

Postby chopperdavo » Sun Mar 4 2012, 01:14

was talking to a former huey engineer last week and he said 41% N1 was the record he had....
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Re: So that's how its done...highwind start B214ST

Postby Eric Hunt » Sun Mar 4 2012, 01:37

Have watched a competitor (opposition) get to 61% N1 in a B206 before he realised the blades were still tied down. Big laughs at his expense.
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Re: So that's how its done...highwind start B214ST

Postby chopperdavo » Sun Mar 4 2012, 02:09

Eric Hunt wrote:Have watched a competitor (opposition) get to 61% N1 in a B206 before he realised the blades were still tied down. Big laughs at his expense.


Woops.... and big expense at his expence
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