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Old 10-19-2017, 06:21 PM   #31
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I would say Rainer is one of the best pilots you can get to test your product. It could be a nice label for the BO „proved by Rainer“. And for sure he started his career as an army pilot.
On the other hand, it coudn‘t be to difficult to get some real good information about the FM, I know that the German Aerospace Center did a lot of research based on the BO. There should be many scientific papers available, dealing with the rotordynamics. Because pilots can give you only an intuitive feedback of the actual behavior.
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:30 AM   #32
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That's an interesting behaviour. Did Wilke learn to fly the Bo-105 at RedBull or was he an army pilot or something like that before?

He flew a lot of thousands of hours in the German Army aviation.
I met him in the '90:s when he performed aerobatics with the Bo105 at my home base.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:13 AM   #33
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I'm sure Rainer Wilke would be keen to see a very accurate Bo-105 sim, cheaper to practice with. Would be awesome to set him up to fly the Bo-105 similar to Heatblur Simulations F14 trip, imagine him flying his stunt routine, great promo vid right there.

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Old 10-20-2017, 11:06 PM   #34
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I remember Rainer Wilke also supported the training missions for the old helicopter simulator "Das Hexagon Kartell". Some of the voice-overs in training were also provided by him.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rMrsZ_W_0w
Rainer Wilke appears at 6:35
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:38 AM   #35
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Nice find Pilot Ike!
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:51 PM   #36
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https://youtu.be/sHhflBB_VpA
Some nice flying by Rainer Wilke back in his old Heeresflieger days (Heeresflieger= German Army Aviation)
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So was this a strengthened up special heli or was it a line bird??.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:32 PM   #38
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So was this a strengthened up special heli or was it a line bird??.
AFAIK there were no beefed up Bo-105 in the German Army; this was the off-the-shelf helicopter!
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:36 PM   #39
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IIRC there was no special strengthend Bo-105. But AFAIK the bird was stripped off all unenecassary equipment and therefore it was quite light. Furthermore, after those aerobatic flights, there were some extensive maintenance checks required. Unfortunately I‘ve got no source for this... just a hearing several years ago


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Old 11-15-2017, 12:33 AM   #40
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Furthermore, after those aerobatic flights, there were some extensive maintenance checks required. Unfortunately I‘ve got no source for this... just a hearing several years ago
Well, I heard the same thing from the guys who did perform said maintenance at the Heeresflieger Waffenschule in Bückeburg, when I did a two week internship during High School, so I'd say your information is pretty spot-on.
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