Moggy’s Tunaboat Helicopter Manual Ch.3-H-1 “Drawings “
Posted on October 8, 2009
Here are two drawings that attempt to illustrate two different possible roll-over scenarios.
They illustrate parts of the story described in
“Blip on the Radar(8) ” “Eyes of Dead Man “.
(note: for an interesting discussion on Dynamic Roll-over, see Vertical Reference.com Here is the link)
You can imagine wobbling about, big rollers coming through, buffeted by the wind, with NO references to orientate yourself relative to the invisible (heavy) vertical log. To which you are firmly and immovably anchored.
In practice, you will “feel ” when you are at either limit, when the rope goes tight, there are a series of increasingly powerful “tugs ” felt, and your controls no longer respond normally. It’s a case of making “small movements ” and analyzing what the aircraft response is telling you. In the second example, an abrupt “panic reaction “, the instinctive application of up collective and left cyclic, will be utterly disastrous in a fraction of a second.
Yep! I screwed up. I hope you never make the same mistake…
Last edited by Francis Meyrick on April 22, 2014, 10:07 am