Help sourcing timed out R44 Astros?

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Help sourcing timed out R44 Astros?

#1 Post by GSXR951 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:56 pm

Do you have one, or know of anyone that has one sitting around collecting dust?
If so I would like to purchase it!
They don't need to fly, just need to look complete from the outside. They will be used as static displays at an exhibition.


I have been trying to source them from controller/barnstormers and service centers to no avail. Any tips on where else to look?
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Re: Help sourcing timed out R44 Astros?

#2 Post by GSXR951 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:31 pm

Anyone?
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Re: Help sourcing timed out R44 Astros?

#3 Post by PilotDAR » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:03 pm

Call John at ATC in Orillia, he might know. 705 325 5515
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Re: Help sourcing timed out R44 Astros?

#4 Post by Heliian » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:22 pm

<t>Most are already at schools or made into beer cans. It would seem that people are still flogging them and a quick look around didn't come up with any cheap options. You could try calling around to the repair shops that also dismantle like aero-smith out west or skyline helicopter technologies in Ontario or one of a dozen other across Canada. Maybe the u.s.?
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Re: Help sourcing timed out R44 Astros?

#5 Post by GSXR951 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:56 pm

Still searching!
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Re: Help sourcing timed out R44 Astros?

#6 Post by hoptwoit » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:58 pm

Try Ops Mobile in Whitecourt Alberta.
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Re: Help sourcing timed out R44 Astros?

#7 Post by GSXR951 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:45 pm

Thanks for the tips guys. I tried reaching out to the guys over at Ops Mobile, and although they do have a couple timed out Astros, they told me they're not currently for sale.
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