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Old 5th Jan 2020, 01:52
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VF great to have this thread going again !! few ?'s What altitude was that B3 with the busted tail at ? and how will it get removed ? Also, curious how does the L model work at altitude ?? What levels are the L's good to ? Thanks for sharing all the great posts !!
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Old 5th Jan 2020, 03:25
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Post #5603, I'm rather surprised to hear that Simrik are selling their 407GXP because it "...didn't work up high & cargo space near zero." I know of this helicopter and despite it's stated "VIP config" it does not have a heater or air conditioning therefore the empty weight can't be that great! So why doesn't it work "up high"? As for cargo space - the baggage compartment is generally sufficient for a VIP helicopter - so what are Simrik carrying, or attempting to carry, in theirs? Remember, VIP helicopters should not be used as "cargo" carriers, particularly in the cabin. I suspect there's more to this "sale" than performance and cargo space
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Old 5th Jan 2020, 08:29
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Originally Posted by coochief View Post
VF great to have this thread going again !! few ?'s What altitude was that B3 with the busted tail at ? and how will it get removed ? Also, curious how does the L model work at altitude ?? What levels are the L's good to ? Thanks for sharing all the great posts !!
G'day coochief..........~8,000'. Good question? The L4; not sure but won't work at eXtremes like Nepal, it'll work OK to around 12,000' especially if she's equipped with the high alt. tail rotor..there is only one for that sort of work; the B3. Welcome Brother


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Old 5th Jan 2020, 08:53
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Post #5603, I'm rather surprised to hear that Simrik are selling their 407GXP because it "...didn't work up high & cargo space near zero." I know of this helicopter and despite it's stated "VIP config" it does not have a heater or air conditioning therefore the empty weight can't be that great! So why doesn't it work "up high"? As for cargo space - the baggage compartment is generally sufficient for a VIP helicopter - so what are Simrik carrying, or attempting to carry, in theirs? Remember, VIP helicopters should not be used as "cargo" carriers, particularly in the cabin. I suspect there's more to this "sale" than performance and cargo space
Hey there SJ......with the aux tank the 407 ain't got much loading space. It's all about PAX & their backpacks, Porter packs etc, so not real practical for the Himalayan trekking/mountaineering bussiness. There's diddly VIP exclusive work up there so sh's a PAX/cargo horse to be used as such For further details please contact Capt SG

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Old 5th Jan 2020, 20:39
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Was the Warragamba Dam picture included because the air quality in eastern Australia makes Kathmandu look pristine?
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Old 8th Jan 2020, 06:53
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Was the Warragamba Dam picture included because the air quality in eastern Australia makes Kathmandu look pristine?
Morning SRFred...Naaaar it's 170 in KTM today, seen it as high as 244 Sydney is 104 on the same day All the very Best


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Old 8th Jan 2020, 13:02
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Old 8th Jan 2020, 21:42
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Morning SRFred...Naaaar it's 170 in KTM today, seen it as high as 244 Sydney is 104 on the same day All the very Best
Check Canberra out, 608 on the 6th according to the Health Department.

https://aqicn.org/city/australia/canberra/civic/

Almost see blue clouds today so the aircraft might be able to get at some of the fires in the Snowy Mts, well hills compared to Nepal.
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 07:30
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Check Canberra out, 608 on the 6th according to the Health Department.

https://aqicn.org/city/australia/canberra/civic/

Almost see blue clouds today so the aircraft might be able to get at some of the fires in the Snowy Mts, well hills compared to Nepal.
Nice...SRFred...608 is massively toxic, yet rare is a day in KTM that's below 150, 168 today


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Old 9th Jan 2020, 07:36
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Talking Krikey Mate...looks a tad high


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Old 10th Jan 2020, 03:04
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Old 10th Jan 2020, 04:01
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Old 10th Jan 2020, 12:18
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Nice to see you back VF, have a great new year!
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 09:05
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Nice to see you back VF, have a great new year!
Thanks a bundle geo10....have a great 2020, all the very Best


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Old 19th Jan 2020, 09:01
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 19:18
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I always marvel at these wonderful photos and then reflect on how totally unforgiving this environment is if the weather goes bad or the mechanicals have an off day.
Does one always have a plan B and a Plan C?
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Old 20th Jan 2020, 04:13
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I always marvel at these wonderful photos and then reflect on how totally unforgiving this environment is if the weather goes bad or the mechanicals have an off day.
Does one always have a plan B and a Plan C?
G'day Etudiant....thank You Sir. Unforgiving, that it is; any & all flying is, with a sprinkling of extra added masala when up in the mountains As for an plan B/C/D, sometimes yes, but some extreme missions.....afraid not



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Old 20th Jan 2020, 21:38
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Thank you for sharing your so impressively beautiful pictures Vertical Freedom, I'm sure I'm not the only one that you make feel jealous!

Again, did you ever think to compile them and publish a book?
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