October 10, 2009
June 15, 2009
- I've added a section with pictures of an R44
with it's skins off
during a 100 hour inspection, so you can see some of the components
which are difficult to see during a normal preflight.
December 31, 2007
November 30, 2006
- I've developed a pilot logbook application, "QtLogbook". It
is currently only compiled for the Macintosh, although I plan
on a release for the PC in the near future. If you want to check
it out, you can read the info page
here. You can download
the (Tiger 10.4 only) application
April 27, 2006
- I just attended the Robinson safety
seminar for the second time
(the first time was in 1987!). I added a section about my trip,
including a quick photo tour of the Robinson factory. I also
cleaned up some older portions of the web site.
January 13, 2004
- At the request of Kurt Robinson, of Robinson Helicopter
Company, I took down the R22 Pilot Operating Handbook.
I also cleaned up some minor things.
December 28, 1998
- Added some photographs I took with my son Nathan's new
DC260 camera. In this case, they are
pictures of the
turbine helicopters I fly out of Norwood, Massachusetts.
March 28, 1998
- Finally finished the photographic trip from Torrance, CA to
Boston, MA. It took 9 days to fly, and 1 year to put up on
the web! You can check it out
March 26, 1998
- Added the Helicopter Bookstore.
As an associate of
amazon.com, I was able to add pointers to books you
can buy online to supplement the information on this
March 17, 1997
- Re-added the entire Robinson R22 handbook. I had added this
a while back, but IDT Internet took over my ISP and I lost
all that work. I'll be writing a little diatribe about how
IDT treated me. I hope you don't ever use them. In the meantime
my current ISP
(cybercom.net) is working out very well.
December 31, 1995
December 13, 1995
August 1, 1995
October 7, 1995
- Some small changes to reflect the fact that I started my own
helicopter company, "All Star Helicopters".
August 1, 1995
- Split the server to two sites, with world.std.com being a
mirror for the new site.
- Added 3 more instalments to the
The early development, The first serious military interest, and a
July 19, 1995
- Added the R22 Accident Analysis 1979-1994
to the mechanical section. This report was created by
Northeast Helicopters. It was typed in by Mahdad Koosh
(thanks Mahdad!). Given the large amount of bad press the
Robinson helicopters have been getting lately, this is another
viewpoint (One that I strongly agree with). It takes the
unusual approach of introducing some facts into the
June 28, 1995
- Added the next instalment of the
history series, How the Helicopter Flies.
June 5, 1995
- Added the next section of Helicopter History by Dr. Guy Sadler.
May 31, 1995
- Added this What's New page, to keep people informed when I've
added onto or modified sections of this info.
- Added Helicopter History. I
got email from Guy Sadler who offered to write a history
section for me. Since I was not already planning on doing
that myself, and since he's certainly more qualified to do
that than I am, I immediately agreed. Guy will be sending
me a page at a time, so this section will probably grow
gradually (just like the rest of this server).
- Slightly modified the main page to add a little more description
of what each main section is about.
- Did some work on the helicopter components
section. I changed the formatting a bit in the sections on
the R22, F28 and B206 instrument panels, specifically I
right aligned many of the photographs so that the text now
appears beside them. This tends to let you see the text and
picture at the same time. I also added a lot more text to
the JetRanger panel
description, describing some of the limitations shown on the
depicted instruments. I also changed the "quality" setting
on some of the instruments in R22, F28, and B206 from "medium"
to "low" as it didn't seem to make any difference in some of
the simple instrument pictures, and it cut the download time
- Did some work on the tail rotor
section of mechanical components. No new pictures, just changed
the text a bit. Hopefull makes a little more sense now.
- Removed the "Early Rotor System Design", "Powered Rotor Systems",
and "Coning and Gyroscopic Precession" sections from the
main aerodynamics page, since they are discussed inside
the aerodynamics topics, plus their position didn't
make sense. You can see
what was removed
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