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Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - pilotarix - 09-27-2017

http://wfla.com/2017/09/25/plane-crash-reported-in-odessa/

Hope the pilot is going to be OK.


RE: Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - mosquito - 09-28-2017

We are investigating and will let you know when we find out more.


RE: Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - jimwitkowski - 10-23-2017

You tube vid of it 2 months ago
https://youtu.be/tqnyzDc0lh4?t=1s


RE: Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - pilotarix - 11-12-2017

FYI

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20170925X93607&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=LA

quote from the report:
Quote: however, there was no indication of main rotor rotation at impact either on the main rotor blades or the roof surface.

Huh


RE: Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - Frederic Moreau - 11-12-2017

(11-12-2017, 02:33 PM)pilotarix Wrote: FYI

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20170925X93607&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=LA

quote from the report:
Quote: however, there was no indication of main rotor rotation at impact either on the main rotor blades or the roof surface.


Huh
Looks normal to me... when levering after the flair, you pull positive pitch to stop the descente and this stop the main rotor rotation... May be if he wasn't short he could have land his mosquito without any damage or minors ones. A roof isn't quite a good place to finish an auto but in this case he saves his life and that is the most important.

The thing to know now is why he lost engine rpm...

Thank's for the link !


RE: Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - pilotarix - 11-15-2017

I am just a low time student and we only do power recovery autorotations (Schweizer 300.. drops like a stone ... argh Cry  ..) hence I can't say anything to rotor RPM at the end of the flair but would assume you should have at least some,  since at the end of the flair you set the heli on the ground with the last energy that has remained in the rotor system, so after the skids have touched the ground the rotor is still spinning. In this case there was no energy left in that rotor system what so ever so that he probably fell the last couple of feet onto the roof.

Anyhow, you are right, the most important question is still why the engine lost power. 

Thanks
Chris


RE: Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - RotorTim - 11-17-2017

"when levering after the flair, you pull positive pitch to stop the descente and this stop the main rotor rotation..."

That is extremely dangerous. If you are in a flare and your goal is to "stop" the rotor system, what do you think will happen? Please review proper autorotation procedures before you fly again.


RE: Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - Frederic Moreau - 11-17-2017

(11-17-2017, 05:22 PM)RotorTim Wrote: "when levering after the flair, you pull positive pitch to stop the descente and this stop the main rotor rotation..."

That is extremely dangerous. If you are in a flare and your goal is to "stop" the rotor system, what do you think will happen? Please review proper autorotation procedures before you fly again.
This is when you are going to touch the ground... You begin your flair around 15 fts then the levering and finally pitching up to slowly land and yes this slow down rotor rpm. You don't do this at 80 fts. Just common sense here.


RE: Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - Nolen95 - 12-12-2017

Very curious about the final verdict in this incident. Please update us, thank you


RE: Mosquito accident in Odessa Florida - mosquito - 12-14-2017

Still waiting for the NTSB to allow us to go look at the machine. Speed is not their forte.