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  1. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Actually they do glide. It's called auto rotation.
     
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  3. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    But they don’t float, or so I hear

    and is gliding down really gliding?
     
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  4. Opus

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    It's more about potential energy due to altitude. The blades will keep spinning if you lower the collective pitch. At near the bottom you increase pitch to slow your descent and finally you go full collective and flair to cushion your landing.
    Did it a bunch of times at Ft. Rucker.
     
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  5. Numb

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    auto rotation ain't fun. lol

    it's more of a semi-controlled crash, sort of.

    been there done that.
     
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  6. broke down plumber

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    Their trajectory seems to be more straight down . Take piper cub or what im familiar with a Citabaria they'll glide for a while depending on altitude and air temperature. .
     
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    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    From what I've seen you post previously, I never would have pegged you as a WO. Pleasantly surprised would be a slight understatement. Lol
     
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  8. Opus

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    Yeah. In a helicopter you have a very limited time to do the right thing and figure out where you're going to land. But you don't just fall out of the sky if you loose power. Now, if you loose your main rotor, you're dead.
     
  9. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    I guessed as much based on your posts

    my problem is I generally try for a laugh or sarcasm and it doesn’t always translate
     
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    Loose Tail roter as well you're well f'd . Aint no good landing rotating at 40 rpm
     
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  11. Frank Speak

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    I already have fixed wing and instrument rated. My favorite pilot quote is:

    “Every time you fly you’re going to crash. You just hope they’re all controlled.”
     
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