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Old 10-06-2018, 08:54 PM   #71
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:43 PM   #72
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It is heavy stuff, not a Gazelle. Flying is not so easy. You need to have patience and predict many things. Experience is the key.

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Old 10-07-2018, 01:43 AM   #73
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Originally Posted by Cik View Post
^ making vertical landings is a sucker's game. you can actually come in fast in ground effect with a slightly elevated nose at low collective, stop and land at the same time. minimizes time of vulnerability and gets you on the ground faster.
As long as you don't have to, lets say, clear an obstacle right in front of the LZ. At some point you're going to have to deal with hovering out of ground effect. But it's true that there's no point in making every landing a vertical descent from 200m.
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:48 AM   #74
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sure senpai, it's not a cure-all. but generally speaking in coming in low with a nose-high brake is best practice just imo.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:00 AM   #75
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To be a good Mi-8 pilot you need to be versed in multiple types of approach profiles. Steep approach, pinnacle landings, low approach, quick stops (don't let the word quick fool you), high altitude/high gross weight etc. Use that vibration to your advantage. We called it "the burble" and it is an excellent indicator that you are going through translift. You can make any angle approach you want as long as you can ride the burble to the ground.

Same with takeoffs and transition maneuvers. Try hover maneuvers where you start in a stable hover then slide left or right while doing a pedal turn. Complete a 360* turn then reverse it. Pick a point on the ground like a taxi light and pedal turn the nose around it. Then the main gearbox. Then the tail.

This airframe takes a long time to master but I'll say it has a lot in common with other heavy helos like the 53.
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