Hi, I fly the R44 as FI and we tried this exercise may be once every 90 days. At 1500 ft Agl, hold ac steady and reduced forward speed to minimum ( close to zero speed) and maintain Map at 14” down wind. Too bad never experienced the SWP. We just feel the Ac vibrates and loss altitude 100 ft or so....Question how to get it perfectly? I want to see the Ac settling as real as possible....thanks Jok
I am just wrapping up my CFI & CFII. We have been utilizing the Vuichard method now for about a year and now its the only way our school teaches our students. So the way we get set up for SWP/VRS as follows
Now to recover with the Vuichard Method as follows:
At this point the decent will be arrested do as follows
Recovery will be if done properly I have seen 10-40ft which is signifcantly better than 500 plus with the traditional way.
Keep in mind if you are teaching or practicing settling with power be sure you are following what is required in the PTS so recovery must be within 1000ft AGL and to remain safe yourself. Any other questions let me know. Also, check this link out below and keep in mind when you watch this video it is in a clockwise rotating helicopter so its oposite from what we do in a Robinson.
Hope this helps!
Where could I find the article that was talked about above? Im new to the site and not a pilot yet. I have heard about Vortix Ring State and would like to learn more about it. Has anyone experienced it in real life other than training? At what point is it most able to occur at? Thx in advanced.