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SAM Hunter

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    Making videos of flight, restoring old cars, Spending time with family.

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    Directly involved with the development and integration of the core avionics Operational Flight Programs (OFP); AIM-7 with Pulse Doppler; Illumination (PDILL); APG-68(V)8, F503 Radar; Improved Data Modem (IDM); Harpoon anti-ship missile; Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF); Advanced Video Tape Recorder (AVTR); ARC-182 UHF/VHF radio; ARC-190 HF radio; Sharpshooter Targeting Pod.
  1. 1903 to the end of the shuttle era, a brief history of flight... Respectfully: David...
  2. Flying from Perth, Australia to Brisbane, Australia at 15,000ft in the Beechcraft B60 Duke Turbine I lost #1 engine about two hours out of Perth. It turned into a interesting survival flight then, looking for the nearest airport I make my way towards it. Respectfully: David...
  3. Hi everyone here is a great AI shipping package Respectfully: David...
  4. It's finally here at AVSim!, the revised MD-83 into the 717-200 Always free, Always will be.... Respectfully: David...
  5. Hovering is an applied principle of forward flight, just smaller less forceful movements on the cyclic and collective learn not to over control and with easy movements on your controllers and you’ll get the hang of it… See below for basic instructions, with practice you can do this... Respectfully: David...
  6. It’s possible: Don’t know if this is a 206 or 407 didn’t catch the rotor wash but here are the specks below. Loaded correctly with minimum fuel and flight time this could be done… From Bell Helicopter: BELL 206-BIII TURBINE HELICOPTER SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS Length: 39'1" Width: 6'3" Height: 9'7" M/R Dia.: 33'4" SPECIFICATIONS Maximum Gross Weight: 3,200 lbs Average basic weight: 2,000 lbs External sling load: 1,000 lbs Fuel capacity: 91 gal / 618 lbs Fuel consumption: 30 gph / 204 pph Average cruise speed: 104 kts / 120 mph Maximum range: 260 nm / 300 miles with 30 min. fuel reserve Passenger seats: 4 passengers plus pilot POWER PLANT Allison 250-C20 developing a maximum of 420 SHP, derated to 317 SHP for takeoff, 254 SHP for cruise. LANDING GEAR High skid type landing gear, optional lightweight popout floats. LOADING INFORMATION Basic weight: 2,000 lbs Full fuel: 618 lbs Pilot: 170 lbs Operating weight: 2,798 lbs Max. gross weight: 3,200 lbs Total payload: 402 lbs (Full fuel) HELIPORT SIZE 36' x 36' deck size (normal ops) 24' x 24' deck size (restricted ops) ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT VHF Radio Communications GPS Navigational Equipment FM Radio Communications Phone AM/FM Stereo Cassette Cargo Hook PAYLOAD Distance vs. Fuel Required = Payload & Flight Time DISTANCE FUEL PAYLOAD FLIGHT (Round trip) (Required)* (Outbound) (Time) 260nm/300 miles 618 lbs 402 lbs 2:30 217nm/250 miles 526 lbs 494 lbs 2:05 174nm/200 miles 442 lbs 578 lbs 1:40 130nm/150 miles 357 lbs 663 lbs 1:15 87nm/100 miles 272 lbs 748 lbs :50 44nm /50 miles 187 lbs 833 lbs :25 *includes 30 min. reserve CARGO/BAGGAGE Baggage Compartment 20 cu. ft 35" X 35" 250 lbs Maximum Passenger compartment 90 cu. ft Area: length 60" Width 46" Height 34" From Wikipeidia: Specifications (Bell 407) Bell 407 rotorhead. The "box" under the yellow cap contains a Frahm damper which reduces 4-per-revolution vibrations. Data from Bell 407[ General characteristics Crew: 1 pilot Capacity: Typical seating configuration for seven comprising pilot and passengers, with five passengers in main cabin. Max hook capacity 1200 kg (2645 lb).[2] Length: 41 ft 8 in (12.7 m) Rotor diameter: 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m) Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m) Disc area: 962 ft² (89 m²) Empty weight: 2,668 lb (1,210 kg) Useful load: 2,347 lb (internal) (1,065 kg (internal)) Max. takeoff weight: 6,000 lb (2,722 kg) Powerplant: 1 × Allison 250-C47B turboshaft, 813 shp (606 kW) Performance Maximum speed: 140 knots (260 km/h) Cruise speed: 133 knots (152 mp/h, 246 km/h) Range: 324 nmi (372 mi, 598 km) Service ceiling: 18,690 ft (5,698 m)
  7. O.K.: You must try the Cera’ Series out of all four models the UH60L handles and performs the most realistic within FSX program parameters… See Attached Video: Respectfully: David…
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