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Mar
19
2018

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - March 2018

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After years of speculation, a new study released during Heli-Expo has confirmed there will be a shortage of helicopter mechanics over the next 18 years. I don’t know if that means “experienced” mechanics or just a head count, but with stated numbers of over 40,000 mechanics, now might be a time to brush off your resume. [Read More...]



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Oct
16
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - October 2017

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The next time you run across a pilot who complains about the navigation equipment in his aircraft—right after he enters his coordinates into the panel mounted Garmin 430, the backup windshield RAM mounted Garmin 695, and the backup-backup glare shield mounted I-Phone—ask him what he would have done during the time of the Transcontinental Airway System. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcontinental_Airway_System [Read More...]



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Jul
19
2017

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - July 2017

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Looks like we got a couple “new” aircraft types entering the market place within the next year or so. The first production Bell 505 landed at a Bell Training Center recently, where they will begin training instructors and eventually the initial pilots and mechanics. [Read More...]



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Oct
24
2016

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - October 2016

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Battery powered helicopter* Who would have thought? For those who didn’t read about it, a company in California replaced the conventional powerplant on an R44 with lithium batteries and two electric motors. And flew it for 5 minutes. I wonder if my A&P certificate covers the maintenance on it. Or, maybe I will need to get an endorsement and have an AP&B certificate. With all these electronic gizmos on the horizon, we’ll have to add reciprocating engines, hydro-mechanical systems, and pilots to the “back-in the-good-old-days” list along with dope & fabric, wooden M/R blades, and Loran C. [Read More...]



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