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Old 18th Apr 2006, 16:38
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The machine belongs to Derek Mcgarity, according to one of my sources he blows hot and cold on selling it !
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Old 18th Apr 2006, 23:51
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IMO a D will out lift an E. They are lighter, and I personally dont like the panel on the the E, takes up too much room/visibility and I think the instruments are positioned better on the D.

Dont know what an F will lift, though have heard that the transmission becomes the limiting factor.

at sea level a D will lift 1000+ pounds with wind on its nose and cool temps. I have picked a 1300 pound drill piece , with the thing stripped, and MINIMAL fuel. You are not going far with that kind of weight.

For less than 3000> msl and cool temps , you cant beat the angry egg. For anything above that, the need to move loads far, or hot temps go As350B2/SA315.
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Old 22nd Apr 2006, 12:07
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some 600 info

Originally Posted by Choppersquad
guys
can you tell me the following
what is the fuel burn per hour on a 600.
?

why is there very few around in the uk.
are parts easy to get .
any of the above questions answered would be great.
thanks
choppersquad.
what is the running cost per hour extra over a jetranger
210-254 for mx/hour

how fast a they full fuel full pax.
around 125kts

what would i expect to pay for a 8 year old machine ok spec.
high time 620-720, mid time760-910 low time 1-1.1 mio (blue book)
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Old 22nd Apr 2006, 12:12
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how many pax??????

How many passengers really fit in a 500 in regular configuration excl. pilot???
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Old 22nd Apr 2006, 18:28
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Well I did once have 8 plus pilot in a C model...
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Old 23rd Apr 2006, 00:48
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BM,

Did it smell nice afterwards?
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Old 23rd Apr 2006, 01:06
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4 people Pilot + 2 up front and two in the back.


Doing tours in the thing is horrible, fat and old people cant get in and out of it. "Its ok granny, just jump on me ill catch you"
rb
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Old 23rd Apr 2006, 14:18
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3 up front in a 500 series helicopters is extemely uncomfortable and arguably unsafe as it is too tight to allow for freedom of movement of the cyclic because your arm gets wedged up against the middle passenger. the only way around this is to contort your wrist so your hand is almost in front of the cyclic (very uncomfortable and also arguably unsafe) or only allow kate moss sized pax in the middle seat. the choice is yours .
3 pax total is the only way to go, especially during colder seasons as heavier coats make a huge difference in such a small space.
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Old 23rd Apr 2006, 18:56
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I like the squeeze in the front, mind you only attractive women are allowed in the front ! As for touring it may be small but beats the pants off a 206 into a 30kt wind - you are still going faster than the motorway traffic !
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Old 14th May 2006, 22:36
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Question 500's

Does anybody have any good pictures of Hughes/MD 500's in flight?
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Old 14th May 2006, 23:56
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These are for sale by the way.

IŽll add the link http://forsvaret.dk/FMK/eng/Sale+of+Helicopters/here. Maybe not allowed but I am in no way affiliated with the seller! just for your information.
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Old 15th May 2006, 00:43
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Saw my first Hughes 500 photo in the late 60s as a teenager, love at first sight. Anybody know where I could get an endorsement on one in Australia?
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Old 15th May 2006, 02:01
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I think Aeropower use them near Brisbane, you could try there.

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Old 15th May 2006, 02:30
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Thumbs up

Interesting machine the 500. The 500M, the military version, is flown from the right hand seat whereas the civil version is flown from the left. Because of this, in Ireland my boss who only had a right eye, lost the left one in the Isle of Man TT, managed to get the 500M on the Irish civil register as he could only fly in the right seat. He was allowed to fly provided he had a pilot in the left seat to monitor the Ts & Ps!!
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Old 16th May 2006, 21:59
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I quite like this one.... it is my shot, but I still like it!



or try Airliners.net & get some more....


http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0868953/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0885007/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0990985/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1009954/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1034797/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0929778/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0851550/M/
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Old 16th May 2006, 22:26
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Snoop

Nice pic of G-ORRR there. Dont think you'll get to photograph it in flight any more though :

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=225247

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Old 1st Jun 2006, 18:23
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500D Checklist...need one!

I'm looking for a pdf of the start up and shutdown procedures for a 500D.
Thanks in advance-
Rob
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Old 1st Jun 2006, 20:53
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www.mdhelicopters.com go to the publications icon and you have access to every flight manual and maint manual
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Old 24th Jul 2006, 21:13
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MD500 seating layout

Does anyone know what seating layouts there are for the various models of MD/Hughes 500?
I know you can get 3 front 2 back in the E model, but is it possible to get this layout in a D model? The only ones i've found so far seem to have 2 front and 3 in the back - which means a sore neck for whoever gets the middle seat...
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Old 24th Jul 2006, 22:27
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I have been flying both D and E models lately, and both have had the 3 front,2 rear seat config. Same with the old C model and Notar i uesd to fly.
Never seen it the other way round though.
So yes, you can have it like that in a D model.
Hope that helps.
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