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#1 rick1128

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 10:30

Hey guys,

 

The book I have been working on for the last 2 years is finally done and is in the final phase of publishing. I would like to thank all of those who assisted me in this effort.

 

Here is the link.

 

http://www.lulu.com/...t-21944974.html


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#2 Mikemv

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:24

Richard and I have been in agreement for some time that this book/information was lacking for pilots in training.

 

I am happy to see he has taken it to completion and provided a training resource.

 

I still want my signed copy!

 

Mike



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 21:29

What will this book tell me that the regular training books don't?

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 22:51

Astro,

 

What this book does is go into details about the various systems of the Robinson R22. It is not a rehash of the flight manual. All the R22 and R44 books I have seen in the market place are basically a rewrite of the flight manual. It is set up like the system manuals for large turbine aircraft. It discusses each system and the whys of how the systems are set up. It also discusses variations of different systems that a helicopter pilot could see in other helicopters. After all they are studying to be helicopter pilots, not Robinson R22 pilots.

 

Over the years as a flight instructor and a Chief Instructor, I have noticed that students are not really getting s solid background on systems. I would ask a simple question and they would get  totally lost.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 00:32

Double posting is really annoying and spammy.

 

The book sounds awesome, I'd like to have a copy, but $68?  Value is subjective, and maybe I'm alone in this, but that price point is about 3x more than what an R22 systems book is worth to me.  It does sounds like you put a lot of work into the book, though.  I hope it sells well for ya.

 

Beautiful picture on the cover! 



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 06:29

Double posting is really annoying and spammy.

 

The book sounds awesome, I'd like to have a copy, but $68?  Value is subjective, and maybe I'm alone in this, but that price point is about 3x more than what an R22 systems book is worth to me.  It does sounds like you put a lot of work into the book, though.  I hope it sells well for ya.

 

Beautiful picture on the cover! 

TV,

 

Only read one post and cut down on half of your being annoyed. There are some industry resources that need to appear in more than one place.

 

You have discounted 2/3's of the value of the book without having it as a resource in front of you.

 

$68 compared to life long helicopter systems knowledge and reference? Value and worth? I can understand anyone not wanting to spend $'s on a book when pressed for financial resources.

 

Many pilots in training and CFI applicants will be educated by the material offered in the book.

 

Mike



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 10:54

Prices college textbooks lately?  $200-300 for each engineering textbook, I have a kid in school and I'm the wallet. 

 

Richard, it might be helpful to post a bit more of the actual text copy.  More than just the intro section currently available. 



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:22

Double posting is really annoying and spammy.

 

The book sounds awesome, I'd like to have a copy, but $68?  Value is subjective, and maybe I'm alone in this, but that price point is about 3x more than what an R22 systems book is worth to me.  It does sounds like you put a lot of work into the book, though.  I hope it sells well for ya.

 

Beautiful picture on the cover! 

 

TV,

 

By double postings you mean my post in press releases, it was not intended as spam. That posting was strictly a press release that was sent to several media outlets. The posting in this forum was intended to reach those who do not read press releases.

 

As for cost, I am sorry you feel that way. Yes I did put a lot of effort into the book. I also put a lot of color photographs in the book to illustrate it, which drove the price up. It is set up like one would see a Flight Safety manual setup. A chapter for each system, with the limitations for each system and the emergency procedures for each system.

 

Because of the market that I aiming for, I discussed not just the R22 systems but also variations of that system one could see in other helicopters. After all their pilot certificate reads/will read Rotorcraft-Helicopter, not Rotorcraft-R22.

 

Besides there will also be an ebook version shortly. I do not which format yet, but probably either be Kindle or Adobe Digital Editions.


Edited by rick1128, 12 December 2014 - 11:22.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 19:23

I would ask a simple question and they would get  totally lost.


Like what?

#10 Tom22

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 11:39

I agree with Hobie, it would be nice if Lulu.com provided a better preview of the book’s content. 



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 13:08

Just like Nancy Pelosi said,... You have to vote
For the bill to see what's in it :).

No disrespect to the book or the author.... I just have way to much free time right now.

#12 rick1128

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 12:20

Guys,

 

It is now available in ebook format now.

 

Here's the link.

 

http://www.lulu.com/...t-21956009.html



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 17:27

Just got the ebook version.  $12.95.    Absolutely worth the money.  

 

Every page has a color pic or a drawing.  Clearly written and covers everything.  Remember it's a system's book not a flight manual.  Has pics of disassembled engines, etc.   



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 22:43

I can do 12.95 for an informative eBook.  I'll have to pick this up sometime soon.



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:55

Just got the ebook version.  $12.95.    Absolutely worth the money.  

 

Every page has a color pic or a drawing.  Clearly written and covers everything.  Remember it's a system's book not a flight manual.  Has pics of disassembled engines, etc.   

The book is based on the R22?



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 09:56

Yes.  

 

It is a fast read and as the author has mentioned, it is for new helo pilots to get familiar with R22 systems.  Skip it if you are an A&P already.  

 

You can download the ebook and convert it to a .PDF so you can simply read it on your computer.  



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:11

I was blessed enough to pretty much bypass the R22 for the most part.  



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:10

Beyond the R22 or specific aircraft, -system components, their purpose, functions, protections, weaknesses & over rides, etc. can be learned, understood and correlated in future airframes.

 

Could this correlate to a better pre or post flight, comprehension of suggested operating limitations and industry best practices?

 

So much to learn beyond just the R22.

 

Mike



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:51

So a book about an R22 that transcends all future airframes a pilot may get into?  Epic!



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 19:16

I was blessed enough to pretty much bypass the R22 for the most part.  

 

Funny, having flown a few other models, I feel blessed to not only have used one to become a pilot, but to still fly one as a casual renter.  Its an awesome little machine!...but to each his own.

 

That being said, I feel like I got a pretty good handle on R-22 systems from the trips I've made to the RHC Safety Course, so I'll pass on the book.

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