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Old 01-31-2012, 04:00 PM   #5311
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #5312
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:01 PM   #5313
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Do the rotors really need to be blanketed?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:09 PM   #5314
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #5315
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Do the rotors really need to be blanketed?
It sure as hell makes mornings a lot easier.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:01 PM   #5316
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It sure as hell makes mornings a lot easier.
Due to ice build up or ?
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:48 PM   #5317
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Due to ice build up or ?
Yep. Just like the wings on a plane, you want the rotor blades kept clean. Any ice accretion changes the airflow over the blade and results in a loss of lift. Cleaning the blades in the morning gives you plenty of opportunity to damage them, so best to cover them overnight.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:22 AM   #5318
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The blades being covered saves much time. As mentioned ice or snow on them is bad and they are pretty fragile.

While working in the arctic the cooks helper used a metal spatula unknown to us to "HELP" chip the ice off of the blades and grips. One set of blades and a head later we were set to go. That and about 25,000$
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:58 AM   #5320
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The blades being covered saves much time. As mentioned ice or snow on them is bad and they are pretty fragile.

While working in the arctic the cooks helper used a metal spatula unknown to us to "HELP" chip the ice off of the blades and grips. One set of blades and a head later we were set to go. That and about 25,000$
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:34 AM   #5321
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The blades being covered saves much time. As mentioned ice or snow on them is bad and they are pretty fragile.

While working in the arctic the cooks helper used a metal spatula unknown to us to "HELP" chip the ice off of the blades and grips. One set of blades and a head later we were set to go. That and about 25,000$
Y'all got off cheap!

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Old 02-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #5322
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Yep. Just like the wings on a plane, you want the rotor blades kept clean. Any ice accretion changes the airflow over the blade and results in a loss of lift. Cleaning the blades in the morning gives you plenty of opportunity to damage them, so best to cover them overnight.
that is what i thought and it made sense in the way i was relating it to fix wing.

would love to be working up there...
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #5323
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For real fun try putting fabric wing covers on a DC3 when it's snowing and blowing 30mph
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:34 AM   #5324
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:51 AM   #5325
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