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Sceadu Flyer

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Horseheads, NY

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So, in an earlier message stream I mentioned that I was giving full scale heli flying a try. Several have asked what Helicopter I am flying. Well, its a Rotorway 162F. Main blades were removed for trailering it to my hangar. Here she is:

Fly it like you stole it!

12-18-2016 06:58 PM
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tommytt1

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Mercerville, NJ, USA

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Wow!

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

12-18-2016 07:05 PM
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RappyTappy

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How cheap are the parts and whats in a crash kit? lol

12-18-2016 07:18 PM
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Sceadu Flyer

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Horseheads, NY

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ROTFLMAO.....

Well, I have never seen a crash kit for one.

However, the parts are not as bad as you would think. The routine mx parts are mostly spark plugs, oil, and belts. It doesn't get pricey till you break stuff. Nothing is really life limited on it.

Main rotor blades are $8000.00 (2,000 hour life)
Landing gear (complete) is $3200.00 (on condition)

You should never need any of them....

Here is a video I took while practicing autos in a friends 162:

Watch at YouTube

SF

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12-18-2016 07:39 PM
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ErichF

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Gainesville, FL 32606

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I hope you got the belt drive conversion because the chain drive/oil bath systems have a nasty habit of catching fire (not to mention make a nasty, oily messy under the hood.)

12-18-2016 08:38 PM
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Mikerobe

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Green Turtle Cay,Abaco, Bahamas.

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Wow! Really neat!

I was thinkin the rate of descent would be faster. Obviously there's good translational lift with forward airspeed.
What's the engine sound at the bottom...are you applying torque before touch down?

The lot I got is not a lot, but I thank God a lot for the lot I got!

12-18-2016 10:42 PM
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Sceadu Flyer

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Horseheads, NY

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Mike,

Correct, that was an auto to a power recovery. If I had taken it all the way to the ground then it would have been a "full down" auto.

Stabilized it is decending at about 1000-1200 feet per minute and 70kts forward speed. Autos are much more controlled if you slide them on with 5-10kts fwd speed. Keeps a lot more inertia in the rotor and therefore some controllability.

SF (RWF?)

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12-19-2016 12:11 AM
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