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New helo trainer at Rucker?

Gatordev

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From what I remember, lots of the AF folks live out east in Dothan, or geo-bach commute from Florida and live in an RV/trailer during the week.
Unfortunately that doesn't help with the wife's job. I spent a decent amount of time looking into it. For me, geo-bach'ing just seems to defeat the point of having a good deal job like that.
 

Waveoff

"Just be better"
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AT 6'4" I was wavered for butt-knee length in the TH-57 - what a pain! I sat in the TH-119/TH-73 production representative aircraft at Heli-Expo and was pleased with the ergonomics.
Very jealous. When anthro remeasured my sitting height at API I exceeded the 57 req's by <1/4" and they wouldn't let me do a sit check. Curious if the bigger bird becomes that precious "second pipeline" available to those awaiting SNA redes in the NAMI whammy pool due to CNATRA guidelines.
 

ChuckMK23

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Airbus is notorious for it's large and we'll funded gov/legastlative affairs org - rivals Boeing and LM and the Airbus culture is very aggressive when it comes to lobbying/influencing (bribery & corruption is the norm within French industrial companies), which is why I predicted earlier that the 135 would win the contract award. Their appeal isn't surpring.

But honestly Leonardo has the deal firmly in hand I think and I heard there is applause on all corners of NAVAIR and CNATRA.

You future HT IP's gave some good times to look forward to! The poor guy who has been making lumbar pads for the TH-57 will be SOL. The TH-73 seats are comfy and anthro friendly 👍

So every CNATRA aircraft that's not a jet will be PT-6 powered - that's cool.
 

TexasForever

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You actually believed that story?

What common parts would those be? How exactly would that work? Parts are either RFI or they aren’t.
Something along the lines of if it barely meets tolerances it goes to the MV-22 line. I think this was in regards to blade tip weights or whatever you hybrid types have
 

phrogdriver

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That’s absolute nonsense.
Something along the lines of if it barely meets tolerances it goes to the MV-22 line. I think this was in regards to blade tip weights or whatever you hybrid types have
That’s absolute nonsense. Again, how would such a scheme even work? What does “barely meets tolerances” even mean? There are factory specs. They’re all binary.

The aircraft all get inspections and full cards from government pilots before delivery. Any deviations from spec get formally written up and have to get accepted by the government. Often the company has to refund money if its significant or delays the delivery to fix.

Besides, there are 52 USAF V-22s and 360 Marine V-22s. Most of the parts are going to MVs by numbers alone.

Somebody was trying to create an urban legend.
 
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