Torfinn Posted October 19, 2004 Report Share Posted October 19, 2004 I believe that in some situations it's common for the pilot to just tighten the control frictions and leave the helicopter with the engine running and the rotor engaged. I've been told that this is done because it takes too much time and money to keep shutting down and powering up the helicopter all the time if the pilot has to exit the machine often. To me, this sounds incredibly dangerous, and I would never do it. I've always been taught never to let go of the controls before the engine is shut down and the rotor is turning so slowly that nothing can happen. It would be interesting to hear your opinions on this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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