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Any military helicopter techs?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Confedneck79K30, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    so a customer of mine, who is a heavy truck tech, used to be in the army as a helicopter mechanic.... shared some scary info with me...


    they duct tape bullet holes in the rotor(at least when he was in iraq they did), until the rotor gets 3 holes in it, then it is changed out...


    SKEERY......
     
  2. readymix

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    Helo's are all F'ed up.

    They all leak, most have bullet holes in them, and defy logic in order to fly.


    Any Navy guys ever been on the Desert Duck? What a scary POS:eek1:
     
  3. GotLabs

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    It would depend on where the hole was in the blade. However,if the plane was on medevac out of a fob I could see it happening regardless. If they were homebased I wouldnt think they would fly them that way. Of course it also depends on the supply system, AC availability etc. I have seen more than one:rolleyes: shady fix in my short career, some temp some that lasted 50+hrs. There are so many variables when you are concerned with mission accomplishment that a lot of "by the book" stuff just doesnt work.
     

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