What is a ”tail paddle” and what is the inspection about?I'll be curious if the TH-119/TH-73 has "solved" the 100-hour tail-paddle inspection. That will be fun.
Apparently they have to remove the tail rotor every 100 hours for inspection. A buddy of mine flies Koalas out west and I visited him at work during the holidays. He also isn't too happy with its power, although he's starting at a 5K DA. There were some other interesting aero things he was telling me, but I'm guessing a lot of that won't be an issue for the Navy since they'll have a full 4-axis system.What is a ”tail paddle” and what is the inspection about?
Also, it's located in Enterprise. That's what keeps me from getting too interested. They were also hiring for the AF a couple of months ago, which seemed like it might be a better gig, as you get to play AF instead of silly Army games. But still...Enterprise.Also as an anecdote of the pilot shortage, URS in Fort Rucker is hiring non-military helo CFI’s to teach Army primary training - they are unable to recruit qualified military trained folks (probably to all the RTP programs).