IgorS Posted March 22, 2005 Report Share Posted March 22, 2005 I have been flying an older (1970s vintage) 300C for the past 30 or so hours of my PPL training. I think that the throttle correlator on this machine works poorly compared to some newer 300Cs that I have flown. Unfortunately, I flew the newer aircraft very early in my training, and for only a few hours, so I may just have a case of selective memory. I have to roll off the throttle during pickup to prevent an overspeed. I've been taught that the correlator "starts working" at around 18 inches MP. Last week, with full dual tanks, I was able to pull 20 inches before the helicopter got light. I put the needle in the middle of the green, pulled enough to lift off, and still had to roll off. Max performance take-offs are even more difficult, since I am required by the PTS to put the needle on the top end of the green before I lift off. I have to roll off about 1/4 turn as I pull to stay in the green. On descents, I have to roll off as I decrease the collective, just like an uncorrelated throttle. If I get busy during an approach -- traffic, or a crosswind -- I'll get out of the green. This is driving me nuts. I'd rather have no correlator than this schizo thing. I tell myself that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. My instructor tells me not to blame the helicopter for my technique issues. Am I crazy, or do the correlators actually work on more recent versions of the 300C? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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