Automatic gearboxes fail too often on the road, without much warning,
for me to want one in a chopper. At least if a fixed wing engine fails
you can attempt to glide.

Giles Robertson

-----Original Message-----
From: Ampere K. Hardraade [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: 12 September 2004 23:15
To: FlightGear developers discussions
Subject: Re: [Flightgear-devel] next release - ac that don't work

Not if the helicopter uses an automatic transmission. =P

Ampere

On September 12, 2004 12:35 pm, Martin Spott wrote:
> BTW, isn't this totally irrealistic ? I've never seen a helicopter
> clutching the rotor with engines at full speed - I assume this would
> break the whole transmission at once !

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