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Old 22nd Feb 2014, 23:43   #81 (permalink)
 
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My money is on JetRanger IV.
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 13:06   #82 (permalink)
 
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What would you pick... ~$1M SLS with Garmin G1000 glass vs. ~$900k R66 with Aspen Avionics glass?

Bell Short Light Single Helicopter Price Pegged Near $1 Million | Aviation International News
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 18:18   #83 (permalink)
 
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505 JetrangerX it is!
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 20:43   #84 (permalink)
 
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Interesting... you can build your own here:

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Old 25th Feb 2014, 22:10   #85 (permalink)
 
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Oh dear. That just looks wrong.
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 22:54   #86 (permalink)
 
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It's just... wrong...
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 05:14   #87 (permalink)
 
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Here is a pic of the inside...along with specs.....





But I really want one of these:



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Old 26th Feb 2014, 05:22   #88 (permalink)
 
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Shortly after the unveiling Eurocopter was there to check the landing gear.
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 05:58   #89 (permalink)
 
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New Nickname

In the long tradition of animal nicknames for helicopters (squirrel, dolphin, puma) I hereby propose "coati" for this one.

Compare for yourself:
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 09:45   #90 (permalink)
 
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It was touted the JRX back in 2003 as part of the MAPL (modular affordable product line) design.

http://http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/bell_jrx.php
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 10:52   #91 (permalink)
 
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Well at least that looks like a Jet Ranger...

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Old 26th Feb 2014, 12:18   #92 (permalink)
 
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Why would they do that to the best looking helicopter out there?

You would think that the designs would look better as the years go on, not get worse!
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 13:18   #93 (permalink)
 
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I dont know....compared to an R66, its somewhat of a beauty queen.

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Old 26th Feb 2014, 13:33   #94 (permalink)
 
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The 505 is a looker, when i come to buy my first heli i might skip the G2 and go with this.

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Old 26th Feb 2014, 13:49   #95 (permalink)
 
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Better in the flesh??

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Old 26th Feb 2014, 13:53   #96 (permalink)
 
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Better in the flesh??
Nope.
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 14:24   #97 (permalink)
 
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Can the skids be extended 2-3 feet for towing in to a slope? Its worse than an AS350 as it sits.
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 15:19   #98 (permalink)
 
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so ugly
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 17:55   #99 (permalink)
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My god, horrible looking!
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 18:14   #100 (permalink)
 
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Well, some people think they are ugly, but they have sold 94 of them already.

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