Recent content by ahend

  1. A

    Ballistic Recovery System

    I've watched similar experiments. Would like to know what kind of RPM's they have been testing at. Perhaps it's only viable for gyro's?
  2. A

    Ballistic Recovery System

    I was thinking along similar lines. You would of course choose to autorotate in most emergency situations. A major failure in the rotor head could render the recovery system unusable, but would one even survive to active the system if you lost a main blade under power? I see this useful with a...
  3. A

    Ballistic Recovery System

    Doing a quick calculation, at 540 RPM, you have a blade passing by every 56ms. Not a lot of time to allow the harness leader to pass through the rotor disc without being grabbed by a blade. If the slip knot attachment were to tighten suddenly with a tug from the offending blade, the system could...
  4. A

    Ballistic Recovery System

    Has anyone had experience with a ballistic parachute on a Mosquito or other rotary wing aircraft? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIg6E-_3LZE Anyone care to comment on the use of this device on a rotary wing?
Top