Where did you go in your Robbie today!

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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by cage » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:31 pm

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Pete wrote:Ah Ha.. =D> and Bell certainly has a better ring than Robbie :D :wink:
Don't humour him. His head is bigger than his headset already #-o
If you cough for a Bose it is quite accomodating, even with a tufty growth covering the dome.. 8-[
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by Pete » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:40 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by bell pilot » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:59 pm

Why is this thread tucked away sub sub forum?
And why only Robinson Helicopters invited?
Can’t the mods move helicopter chit chat to a more “central” and more dedicated forum?
Anyway...kagga kamma on the eastern border of Cederberg and Tankwa Karoo. Pretty much middle of nowhere, small dusty pad on a slight slope.
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by bell pilot » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:05 pm

Photos of Kagga Kamma....
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by Rotor kop » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:33 pm

bell pilot wrote:Photos of Kagga Kamma....
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Love the area...looks like it will have some great snakes there. And the bell is also nice :D
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by bell pilot » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:01 pm

Was weary of snakes, yes I must admit. A paradise for cobras and puff adders...
I was also pretty weary of the L4’s tail and those bushes so I positioned the tail down the access track to avoid them. Made for a cross wind and very dusty landing. Pad certainly felt tight.

They also welcome our fixed wing cousins :)
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by Rotor kop » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:09 am

The snakes i class as nice are the dwarf adders, coral snakes and fisks house snake that are found out there. Did not kbow a L4 had such a low TR :shock: The jetties i have flown have obviously had high skid then.
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by bell pilot » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:16 pm

This L4 has high gear, actually higher than most because she has additional blocks under the cross tubes to allow extra vertical space on the nose for a camera to be mounted. So the fuselage and hence the tail sits higher than usual
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by heliheart » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:18 pm

Hi guys just taking a shot in the dark is there some of you that has a helicopter standing around and want someone to fly it :lol:

Looking to build hours towards my com

You can send me a pm or WhatsApp
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by tanglefoot » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:27 pm

heliheart wrote:Hi guys just taking a shot in the dark is there some of you that has a helicopter standing around and want someone to fly it :lol:

Looking to build hours towards my com

You can send me a pm or WhatsApp
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by tanglefoot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:53 pm

Well here goes nothing. Let's see what bell pilot can come up with next!!

http://www.wakkerstroom.co.za/de-oude-stasie/
27°20'23.96" S 30°07'47.42" E

Flew from Rand to Wakkerstroom and back this morning. 130nm one way. The wife found De Oude Stasie restaurant just next to the wetland area and a quick call to Sharmaine sorted out the parking. Being on the tight side for range, especially after rebuild and with little consumption figures to work with, I decided a 20l reserve would be a good idea. The alternative would be Newcastle or Ermelo but that would eat into my afternoon nap time.

There is a large open field just north of the station and the approach is pretty open from the north. I had just arrived in the hover when the wife piped up. "Do you expect me to climb that fence?". So there went my slope landing practise and we hopped over the fence to park on some nice green level grass.

Sharmaine met us on arrival and showed us to the patio overlooking the wetlands. She offered us a variety of breakfasts and for R122-00 including a just juice and a bottomless cup of filter coffee we did pretty well.
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by Rotor kop » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:18 pm

tanglefoot wrote:
heliheart wrote:Hi guys just taking a shot in the dark is there some of you that has a helicopter standing around and want someone to fly it :lol:

Looking to build hours towards my com

You can send me a pm or WhatsApp
0817944640

Safe flying
RK, shall I tell him or will you?

Thanks bell pilot. Maybe it's time to start posting here again. There are many good memories hidden in the pages. Pity avcom didn't look after them.
You can tell him.....i am tired of sounding like stuck record :lol: :lol:
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by tanglefoot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:01 pm

bell pilot wrote:Why is this thread tucked away sub sub forum?
And why only Robinson Helicopters invited?
Can’t the mods move helicopter chit chat to a more “central” and more dedicated forum?
Anyway...kagga kamma on the eastern border of Cederberg and Tankwa Karoo. Pretty much middle of nowhere, small dusty pad on a slight slope.
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I don't think you were formally welcomed to this thread. Now you are.

The history behind this thread predates avcoms strange decision to separate the technical from the BS part of GA flying. It is likely that someone in a rag and tube contraption with a lawnmower engine decided that it was important. Maybe they were even an avcom mod? Who knows.

Nevertheless you, and to a lesser extent cage, are welcome to post here. Thanks for motivating me to post again.

Pete, who started this thread has unfortunately gone to the dark side and a 130nm one way trip is now beyond his reach.
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by tanglefoot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:07 pm

Rotor kop wrote:
tanglefoot wrote:
heliheart wrote:Hi guys just taking a shot in the dark is there some of you that has a helicopter standing around and want someone to fly it :lol:

Looking to build hours towards my com

You can send me a pm or WhatsApp
0817944640

Safe flying
RK, shall I tell him or will you?

Thanks bell pilot. Maybe it's time to start posting here again. There are many good memories hidden in the pages. Pity avcom didn't look after them.
You can tell him.....i am tired of sounding like stuck record :lol: :lol:
RK, you sound like a stuck record anyway :roll: heliheart, if you want to abuse someone's helicopter go to a school. If you want to own a share in a helicopter i can try to help.
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Re: Where did you go in your Robbie today!

Unread post by Pete » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:45 pm

tanglefoot wrote:
bell pilot wrote:Why is this thread tucked away sub sub forum?
And why only Robinson Helicopters invited?
Can’t the mods move helicopter chit chat to a more “central” and more dedicated forum?
Anyway...kagga kamma on the eastern border of Cederberg and Tankwa Karoo. Pretty much middle of nowhere, small dusty pad on a slight slope.
206L4 with factory high altitude kit
BP
I don't think you were formally welcomed to this thread. Now you are.

The history behind this thread predates avcoms strange decision to separate the technical from the BS part of GA flying. It is likely that someone in a rag and tube contraption with a lawnmower engine decided that it was important. Maybe they were even an avcom mod? Who knows.

Nevertheless you, and to a lesser extent cage, are welcome to post here. Thanks for motivating me to post again.

Pete, who started this thread has unfortunately gone to the dark side and a 130nm one way trip is now beyond his reach.
Just been through this thread again and wow what a privilege it is to fly our wonderful machines whatever flavour they may be..
Welcome Bell Pilot and look forward to some nice pics.. Tanglefoot has certainly shown us how to enjoy the amazing freedoms here to date! :D
The 47 is a tad slower but leave yesterday you will easily make it there by tomorrow.. at least it does not eat while I sleep :lol:
Yup.. time to go touring again 8)

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