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    Default Hughes 500 uni lock failure. Flyable?

    I've got a mate flying on a tuna boat in the Pacific.
    His wife passed me a message asking if he could fly with a u/s unilock. I advised against it.
    The POH only states to reduce to 100knots and avoid excessive forces.
    I currently have no access to 500 manuals. Can he fly within these restrictions or is he grounded?

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    Default Re: Hughes 500 uni lock failure. Flyable?

    What does the MEL say.....?

    It's the only thing he can use legally......




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    Default Re: Hughes 500 uni lock failure. Flyable?

    I'm waiting on access to online pubs being granted, so can't get into it yet.

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    Default Re: Hughes 500 uni lock failure. Flyable?

    Hi Kinger
    I'm a bit late on the pickup here, I've been offline for some time.... life ...
    I certainly hope he has this fixed and is back flying by now. Which makes my response a bit pointless but it may help someone in the future

    Actually the MMEL doesn't mention the One way lock, he'll have to check his own MEL. The RFM does state to reduce airspeed to 100 knots and that the operator will experience increased force required to move the cyclic aft which kind of implies that you could carry on. However my opinion (and I think that of any qualified person) would be that any continued flight is only to return to base or perform essential ferry flight etc. I'd certainly not recommend continued daily operations with a faulty one-way lock, especially when you have to land on a boat every day....

    Why is his wife conatcing you
    If I agree with you, we'll both be wrong!

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    Default Re: Hughes 500 uni lock failure. Flyable?

    All good mate, I told him he could, but shouldn't, so I recommended not to.
    He seemed quite happy to be advised against it.

    I was round their place doing a couple of jobs while he was away.......

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    Default Re: Hughes 500 uni lock failure. Flyable?

    Quote Originally Posted by kinger View Post
    His wife passed me a message asking if he could fly with a u/s unilock.
    Quote Originally Posted by kinger View Post
    I was round their place doing a couple of jobs while he was away.......
    Eat more pies....M0NCL


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    Default Re: Hughes 500 uni lock failure. Flyable?

    I agree with Dunny.......




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    Default Re: Hughes 500 uni lock failure. Flyable?

    My thoughts exactly

    Kinger, check your private message.
    (thinking out loud) 'I need her number'
    Last edited by Kiwichuck; September 23rd, 2015 at 16:14.
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