WTB R22 LH door

Got something to sell? List it here for free.
Hawkeye68
Silver Wings
Silver Wings
Posts: 14
Joined: Jan 2015

WTB R22 LH door

Postby Hawkeye68 » Thu Sep 20 2018, 23:21

looking for a standard LH door for a R22 beta 2.
User avatar
Eric Hunt
3rd Dan
3rd Dan
Posts: 785
Joined: Sep 2006

Re: WTB R22 LH door

Postby Eric Hunt » Fri Sep 21 2018, 07:10

We almost needed one a few years back - instructor took student over to Hoxton for a hovering sortie - stinking hot day, so he landed, took off his door and parked it way up the top of the airfield in the grass against the fence. Did the sortie, and then flew back to KSA, only realising he was missing a door when the student did the pre-landing chex:
"Hatches, harnesses... err.. hatches?"
User avatar
Twistgrip
4th Dan
4th Dan
Posts: 1035
Joined: Sep 2006

Re: WTB R22 LH door

Postby Twistgrip » Fri Sep 21 2018, 07:36

Eric,
Another anecdote, A colleague training with his instructor at the time in mid 90’s (you’d know the instructor) flying over tiger country west of Warnervale and the instructors door departs stage left!. Needless to say a change of underpants was had and the story ended well :).... however I think door pins were inspected as installed every flight thereafter!
"You can watch things happen, you can make things happen or you can wonder what happened"
bj225
Silver Wings
Silver Wings
Posts: 18
Joined: Nov 2016

Re: WTB R22 LH door

Postby bj225 » Sun Sep 23 2018, 11:41

pop;
User avatar
Eric Hunt
3rd Dan
3rd Dan
Posts: 785
Joined: Sep 2006

Re: WTB R22 LH door

Postby Eric Hunt » Mon Sep 24 2018, 07:17

Bj225 wants some more.

A new operator from Bankstown, lots of money and qualified from the famous Brothers, bought a couple of B206, which were up on the Hawkesbury covering the bridge-to-bridge.

Dude in left rear seat wants to wriggle his backside forward a bit to see better through the piddly sliding window, so grabs the LH door pillar and gives a heave. The swiss cheese holes lined up. The 206 was fitted with an ambulance kit, which has a removable door pillar, a rearwards-hinged left rear door, and a handle on the door pillar that is supposed to be fitted in a way that precludes it being operated while the front door is shut. The handle had been fitted the wrong way around, and not lockwired shut.

Dude turns handle, door pillar and rear door depart the scene into the Hawkesbury. Without the door pillar (a structural item) the fuselage wobbled like an unset jelly. And the dopey pilot flew it all the way back to Bankstown like that, white-faced left rear pax leaning as far as possible to the right, and the left front door flapping in the breeze, untethered.

They had other misadventures too, but that would be for a "sling load" thread.
bj225
Silver Wings
Silver Wings
Posts: 18
Joined: Nov 2016

Re: WTB R22 LH door

Postby bj225 » Wed Sep 26 2018, 01:04

Flying with nervous passenger who grabbed door handle and opened door on herself right as we where taking off )c/

Return to “For Sale”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests