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Fun Day at the Farm

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:54 pm

Aerial Solutions out of NC is using our farm for a couple of days to stage their MD500 helicopter for power line tree trimming.



The saw is operated by a two cylinder Kohler gasoline engine in the pod just above the saw. The blades are 18 inch circular saw type blades. Engine start, stop and blade engagement are controlled remotely from the cockpit by the single pilot. Aircraft fuel is provided from a tank on the truck and is hot refueled. The truck carries a spare saw engine, pulleys, belts, blades and numerous other parts.
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Re: Fun Day at the Farm

Postby Bill V in Md » Mon Jun 03, 2024 8:52 pm

That must require a very skillful pilot. Are they trimming near you?
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Re: Fun Day at the Farm

Postby Peter Person » Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:15 am

Don,
Did you ask them if you could give it a try?
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Don McCombs
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Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MD, Deep Creek Lake

Re: Fun Day at the Farm

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:56 am

Bill, yes, trimming close by.
Peter, no, because I know what the answer would be. :D
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Re: Fun Day at the Farm

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:32 am

A couple years ago, we watched as one of those trimmed around the power line, just south of our house. Don, thanks for the info on the setup and operation.


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