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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:09 am 
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I know what a lot of you are thinking. "I wouldnt buy any helicopter, there is better things to spend money on"
or something to that effect.

BUT if you where going to buy a small helicopter, what would be the best one to get?

Schweizer 300
Enstrom F-28
R44
R22
Bell47---
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:11 am 
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What's your favourite colour?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:33 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:07 am 
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The 22 and 300 are in a different league than the 47 and 44. They are basically training machines with just enough payload to perform that function. The 47 is a wonderful, classic machine, but parts and maintenance are an issue now after all of these years. The Robinson’s are the easiest to maintain and support is excellent! If you are in the Edmonton area and want to sit in and see a nice new R44, PM me.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:11 am 
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Thanks culver10,
I dont think I have anything going on in the Edmonton area for the next little while but things change by the minute (will maybe hour) where I work so I might take you up on the offer.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:37 am 
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You haven't said anything about what you want to do with a small helicopter, so how can anyone give you proper advice? Or were you talking about a helicopter for MSFS?

It's hard to take seriously a request about purchasing expensive equipment when the person asking cannot spell "helicopter". :smt031



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:03 pm 
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Yes I guess you are right. BUT I can not seem to figure out how to edit that out.
Maybe one of the mods could help me out (thanx)

...never push any button too fast :oops:
I have been thinking about buying a 'flying machine' for some time. It most likely will be of the fixed-wing kind.
But you never know so I thought I would ask.

-MSFS?- ??


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:07 pm 
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2.5milefinal wrote:
BUT I can not seem to figure out how to edit that out.
Well, somebody fixed it. Carry on... :)



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:39 pm 
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How about a Rotoway Exec? I've always thought those are pretty good machines and they've had good reviews.

Never seen one in the flesh though.

They built their own engine which is quite a feat for an A/C manufacturer.

Pricing's not too unreasonable either.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:23 am 
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yup
I like the Rotoway Exec.
BUT if you talk to the high time rotor guys they do not seem to like them.
AND I do not have the room (hanger or garage) to build one.
Or the time. Maybe some day.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:18 am 
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I have just the thing! Very economical and doesn't need much space!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:16 pm 
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2.5milefinal wrote:
-MSFS?- ??


MicroSoft Flight Simulator.

I use X-plane. I find the bigger machines are easier to fly. I last about 15 seconds in the R22, 30 in the 206, but I can fly (and land!) the Sea King or the Blackhawk all day.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:05 pm 
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My pick is the hughes 500. Always loved the look of that machine. But I guess a $500k machine is out of the league of the list at the start of this post.


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