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Old 07-09-2009, 04:29 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SixtyDriver View Post
Those must have been factory rejects. As a CW3 UH-60 pilot that squeaked through Maintenance Test Pilot school I can assure you those blades are twisted sisters. I'm not Chuck Yeager and I haven't slept in a Holiday Inn Express lately however, I do know a thing or two about the Blackhawk.

The Army's TH-67 (basically a Bell 206, yes?) has -10 degrees twist from root to tip. Blackhawk has over -13 degrees twist from root to tip.
That would mean the root is at 18 degrees of pitch at 5 degrees at the tip.

Seems a bit much.

But you would know.
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