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Old 20th Feb 2014, 16:37   #81 (permalink)
 
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I don't think Bell is chasing Robinson. I think Bell is chasing customers, of which Robinson seems to have a lot.
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Old 21st Feb 2014, 23:03   #82 (permalink)
 
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Bell SLS = 505 Jetranger X ????

Anyone know what Bell is planning to officially call the SLS? I've heard it will be called the Bell 505 Jetranger X. Not sure if the that "X" is roman numeral 10 or for the X factor.
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Old 23rd Feb 2014, 00:43   #83 (permalink)
 
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My money is on JetRanger IV.
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 14:06   #84 (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, 19:18   #85 (permalink)
 
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505 JetrangerX it is!
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 21:43   #86 (permalink)
 
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Interesting... you can build your own here:

Design Your Aircraft | Bell 505
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 23:10   #87 (permalink)
 
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Oh dear. That just looks wrong.
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 23:54   #88 (permalink)
 
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It's just... wrong...
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 06:14   #89 (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, 06:22   #90 (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, 06:58   #91 (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, 10:45   #92 (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, 11:52   #93 (permalink)
 
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Well at least that looks like a Jet Ranger...

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Old 26th Feb 2014, 13:18   #94 (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, 14:18   #95 (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, 14:33   #96 (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, 14:49   #97 (permalink)
 
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Better in the flesh??

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Better in the flesh??
Nope.
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 15:24   #99 (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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so ugly
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