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I saw this on PPRUNE a while back. The pilot was surprised that the video was making the rounds on the net, he had no idea.

 

Which video is this? Youtube doesn't work here at work.

 

 

Which video is this? Youtube doesn't work here at work.

 

Oh ya, I remeber this one. Good one though! Dunno anything about this one.

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Ha, that was cool! I wonder if any of the heli-skiing pilot's in here can sympathizes with what those guys had to do. BTW, I've seen that helicopter a lot: same paint job, same helicopter, and probably the same area (Germany), is there just one or do they have a few (meaning 5 or 6) of those flying around Europe? Sorry for the hi-jack.

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Ha, that was cool! I wonder if any of the heli-skiing pilot's in here can sympathizes with what those guys had to do. BTW, I've seen that helicopter a lot: same paint job, same helicopter, and probably the same area (Germany), is there just one or do they have a few (meaning 5 or 6) of those flying around Europe? Sorry for the hi-jack.

 

Actually this particular helicopter is an austrian one (that are the guys who live in the alps! <_< ). Due to my own curiosity I found out that their automobile club ÖAMTC (like AAA in america) has 17 bases (and I don't know how many ships based on these).

 

The reason why you have seen so many of these yellow helicopters is - as you've suspected correctly - that the major EMS provider of germany the ADAC (again: a automobile club like AAA) has exactly the same corporate design (don't ask me why- they must be connected somehow)...

 

The ADAC operates (got the info from their webpage):

 

2 EC145

21 EC 135

12 BK117

3 BO105

 

(I thought, that they already have one or two MD 9xx's in service - I might be wrong or their web is not uptodate)

 

...later, Phil.

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Yeah, and upon landing at home I'd immediately have the wrench turners looking at the fenestron after sucking a bunch of snow through it. :D

 

Nice save, though! I'm curious how he got stuck in that position in the first place.

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That is a fully articulated rotor system therefore mast bumping is of no concern.

Richard

 

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I would be curious to hear what Eurocopter has to say about the rotor head. It can't be good to start a helicopter with rotor head leaning over like that. To me, it looks like it's starting up in a mast bumping configuration.
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That is a fully articulated rotor system therefore mast bumping is of no concern.

Richard

 

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No, its a rigid rotorsystem - Eurocopter calls it "bearingless", which pretty much is "rigid", right?

(all flapping and lead/lagging is absorbed through bending not like the fully articulated system, through different hinges - the only hinge is to feather the blades)

 

But nonetheless mast bumping is definitely no issue.

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No, its a rigid rotorsystem - Eurocopter calls it "bearingless", which pretty much is "rigid", right?

(all flapping and lead/lagging is absorbed through bending not like the fully articulated system, through different hinges - the only hinge is to feather the blades)

 

But nonetheless mast bumping is definitely no issue.

 

My bad. I should have looked up the specs on that ship before running my mouth.

Richard

 

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