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Renfru
12-12-2008, 06:05 PM
haha.. Reminds me of my 1st flight in an R44.. Did a full down, picked back up and did a 180 pedal turn and set it back down again - all on inertia. Can't do that with an R22.

Out of interest, was that with the torque or against?

Skiddz
12-12-2008, 06:25 PM
I guess "lack of pedal" turn would be more apt as I went "with" the torque. The flare brought the RPM to just a hair under the red line on the tach and the skids JUST touched before I pulled pitch and turned around with the low RPM horn blaring away. Second setdown was right at +/- 80% on the tach with the collective in my armpit.

Renfru
12-12-2008, 08:33 PM
Having never auto'd a 44 I was just curious as to how it would go against the torque on a relift. 47 takes some beating.

Skiddz
12-12-2008, 11:34 PM
I didn't even want to try to the left. :) Autos in the 44 are almost a non-event. A 90knot, 90% auto has a glide ratio extremely close to a heavily loaded Cessna 172 and there's quite a bit of hang time at the end for set down. I just wish I could afford to fly one more.

I'd love to get some time in a 47, but I don't know of anyone around here operating one...

Bell Bloke
12-13-2008, 05:43 AM
'Good Hang Time' on the 44? Are you useing V blades on that?

Skiddz
12-13-2008, 01:12 PM
'Good Hang Time' on the 44? Are you useing V blades on that?

hehe, I'm not sure. I'll ask Frank Robinson when I see him at Heli Expo in February. :)