Why so upset? Can't you have a healthy peaceful discussion? Are you upset because I asked simple questions? You're very good at the mechanics of aviation, but that is but one part of the equation. And what is amazing is that you claim you've answered all my questions. You haven't. You've mostly supplied answers to questions I did not pose. But that doesn't matter. What did I say that provoked the following ? "but on this forum I am the aviation expert!!!". Do tell.Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
In 1990 when I was flying in the Gulf of Mexico PHI had some A-Star helicopters with the Lycoming LT-101 engine but at the time they had high failure rates so we started to call them "Falling-Stars"!
The LT-101 engines have matured into a reliable engine and are now make by Honeywell.
I am very well aware of that. Have you forgotten I have been in aviation my whole life? My father was a Master Army Aviator. My father-in-law was a Master Army Aviation Crewman and crewed L-5 Stinson Sentinels during WWII, L-19s in the Korean War and C-7 Caribous in Vietnam!!!
And Lycoming sold it's gas-turbine engines to Honeywell DECADES ago!!! Just as Allison (General Motors) sold it's gas-turbines engines to Rolls Royce!!!
I was not born yesterday!!!
I do not claim to be a brain surgeon but on this forum I am the aviation expert!!!
Oh, do you know who is making Franklin aircraft engines? POLAND!!! The original engines for the OH-13 (Korean War MASH helicopters) where Franklins!!! The OH-13s did not switch to the Lycoming engines until the late 1950s that on the H-model OH-13 that they switched to the Lycoming engines!!!
Oh, the Tucker car used ..... Franklin engines!!!
A mentor of mine once told me : "It's not the statement you make on any subject that will stump an opponent, it's the nature of the questions". Bingo, touché.