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Old 08-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #5416
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I know they have explosive bolts at the rotor mast to cut the blades loose, ....but the whole idea of a ejector seat on a chopper sounds spooky.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:37 AM   #5417
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I know they have explosive bolts at the rotor mast to cut the blades loose, ....but the whole idea of a ejector seat on a chopper sounds spooky.
The Eurocopter Tiger does that too.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:37 AM   #5418
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I know they have explosive bolts at the rotor mast to cut the blades loose, ....but the whole idea of a ejector seat on a chopper sounds spooky.
The A model CH-46s had the "Aft Pylon Jettison Handle"!!


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Old 08-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #5419
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Has anyone flown or know anything about the Cabri G2?

I'm looking to do some more pilot training towards the end of the year and a colleague that has about 150hours in R22's & 44's, suggested these instead of the R22 as a training aircraft. So far there is only one school in Sydney flying them.

It has a proper cyclic so I like them already!

Upside? Downside? No difference?
I'd never seen that aircraft - I guess not so unusual since it's not currently available here in the states, but from reading the specs it sound nice. I'd much prefer that to an R22.

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Old 08-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #5420
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Has anyone flown or know anything about the Cabri G2?

I'm looking to do some more pilot training towards the end of the year and a colleague that has about 150hours in R22's & 44's, suggested these instead of the R22 as a training aircraft. So far there is only one school in Sydney flying them.

It has a proper cyclic so I like them already!

Upside? Downside? No difference?
Everything I've read about it says "quality" all around. Once it's certified in the states I'd seriously consider it as a personal scooter.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:06 PM   #5421
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #5422
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Did some steel setting the other day for the radio build that we've been working on. With a second gopro up the tower it gives a good perspective from the ground.



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Old 08-02-2012, 08:09 PM   #5423
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Man, those boys on the tower (and everyone on the ground, for that matter) really have to trust you.

I imagine there's not much margin for recovery if you have a mechanical or power emergency slinging stuff like that.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:18 PM   #5424
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Man, those boys on the tower (and everyone on the ground, for that matter) really have to trust you.

I imagine there's not much margin for recovery if you have a mechanical or power emergency slinging stuff like that.

We hava a chat about how the pic should go and what my plan for an emergency is. I always tell the crew that I love two words when it comes to technical pics. Predictable and boring. I say to the lads that if anything starts to happen fast, it's because something bad is happening and they should protect themselves at all costs.
At the end of the day, you're right, the boys put a lot of faith in me. I take that with the utmost seriousness.

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #5425
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Outstanding Dave!!
You made it look sooo easy!! I remember trying to get a sling to a pilot with only 50 feet of hoist cable out!!

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Old 08-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #5426
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Outstanding Dave!!
You made it look sooo easy!! I remember trying to get a sling to a pilot with only 50 feet of hoist cable out!!

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Did you get him??
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:56 AM   #5427
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Nice job, you do interesting work.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:08 AM   #5428
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Nothing really new in this video, but I was paying on the computer and added some ground footage and some tunes for the hell of it.
Skills to pay the bills at the end is tongue in cheek, that and I like the Beasties, so there.


Trutch Slinging with Tunes HD from Dave Weir on Vimeo.

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:23 AM   #5429
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Did you get him??
Yes, Sir!....several of them........often when fighter pilots tell me how great fast movers are, I just listen, then at the end of their story, I mention "being cold, wet and scared at the end of my hoist cable didn't seem too great to me!! "

They do buy the drinks though!!

Keep your turns in the green, Weirdo!!

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #5430
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Love your video......brought back so many memories of when I spent a few years flying a Bell 412 SP in the Bahamas.


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