:smack:Once upon a time, a 269-C was parked in a farmer’s field. One blade was tied down to the tail boom. Along comes the farmer in a pick up truck, hauling a haywagon with 2 X 4 stakes, 10 feet high at rear of wagon. Farmer drives by the 269-C too close and one stake hits the leading edge of a prodruding blade, 18 inches inboard from tip. The clutch is of course disengaged. The rotor head rotates in reverse until the struck blade finally clears the stake. Meanwhile, the tied down blade is pushed back in it’s tie down sock until the struck blade has cleared the haywagon stake. Witness says copter doesn’t move, only one tail rotor blade observed turning.
What is your opinion as to nature and extent of damage to drive train? Tail boom? airframe? rear canopy?