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Old 29th Dec 2016, 08:58
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Well said Hughes500, You took the words right out of my mouth; their not called Crapinson Robinson for nothing
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Old 29th Dec 2016, 09:15
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There has been one inflight fire few months ago (we talked about it in this thread) and Ian is well aware of it because he was the pilot and he managed very well the situation.
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Old 21st Jan 2017, 21:07
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Cabri G2

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Does anyone know of any flying schools in the North West that have a Cabri? Have recently been rated on the G2 and have moved so Elstree is no longer practical for flying.
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Old 22nd Jan 2017, 07:28
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Cabri G2 in North West England

The only Cabri G2's operating in the North West of England are privately owned. Cotswold Helicopter Centre would be delighted to hear from any flight training schools in the North West who might be interested in leasing or owning a Cabri.
UK Aviation Services at Blackpool are an approved Guimbal maintenance facility so the aircraft can be maintained locally.

Regards,

Andy.
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Old 22nd Jan 2017, 08:28
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Multi flight Flight Training (as was) had gone down the Cabri route. Somebody bought the training school so under a different name now. I thought Helicentre in Liverpool were Cabri users also but that might be a defective recollection...

https://www.multiflight.com/countdow...g2-helicopter/
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 12:41
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I know it's not exactly the North West but Northumbria Helicopters based at Newcastle International Airport use a Cabri G2 for training.
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 03:55
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Arrives in Canada next month!

HeliHub.com BC Helicopters to be first Canadian operator of Guimbal Cabri G2
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 07:45
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Also a couple of nice videos of the handover on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ViobqC6ti4

Nice comment about Bruno still feeling like he's selling his children! Poor soul!
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 03:15
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Yes their YouTube channel is excellent. More schools should be doing the same regarding videos!
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Old 12th Feb 2017, 23:51
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Thank you will take a look

Originally Posted by helicopter-redeye View Post
Multi flight Flight Training (as was) had gone down the Cabri route. Somebody bought the training school so under a different name now. I thought Helicentre in Liverpool were Cabri users also but that might be a defective recollection...

https://www.multiflight.com/countdow...g2-helicopter/
Thank you, will have a look at them.
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 07:47
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The G2 is certified in Canada

The two first are on the way to British Columbia and Alberta.
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Old 21st Feb 2017, 14:17
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Things evolve in UK :

The UK distributor for the French-built composite two-seat Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter is expanding into new facilities. HeliGroup is establishing a Centre of Excellence at Oxford Airport, to include a new sales office and training centre. The company is launching a new sales office at Britainís civil helicopter hub at Oxford Airport, home to Airbus Helicoptersí UK headquarters, as well as a dedicated Guimbal Cabri G2 pilot training centre.

From HeliHub : HeliHub.com UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 12:57
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A new version of the G2 with a 160 hp engine is on the way.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 13:18
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Come on, don't tease! Tell us more...

Are they squeezing more out of the O-360-J2A or is it a more capable engine?

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Old 9th Mar 2017, 13:47
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Hello CRAN,

I heard that the Lycoming engine will be a derated one, does that answer to your question ?
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 00:00
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I wonder if that is the same basic engine with a dual Plasma ignition system providing much better efficiency and output.........
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 06:53
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A new engine may well be based on the Lycoming O-390 series, which according to Lycoming's website is currently being certified for helicopter operation. https://www.lycoming.com/engines
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 12:56
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That would be my guess and a significant improvement in performance. Altitude performance still wouldn't match the R22 B2 though.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 15:28
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Cabri Altitude Performance vs R22 B2

In 2006, the Cabri G2 set three world records in the sub-500 kg helicopter class. Altitude without a payload 6,658 m (21,844 ft); time to climb to a height of 3000 m (9840 ft) in 6 min 42 secs, and time to climb to a height of 6000 m (19680 ft) in 22 min 6 sec.
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 01:42
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This Yank is going to be in the UK in about a week or so, and have got an appointment, weather permitting, to fly the G2. With all my time so far on Robinsons, I am looking forward to a very interesting and educational experience.
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