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Old 24th Mar 2017, 08:42
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Originally Posted by KiwiNedNZ View Post
Nooby - LinFox's 169 has already been sold back to the UK to another owner and recently arrived at Sloanes for delivery. Seems Lindsay Fox wasn't happy about something with it so he got rid of it - heard he either had another 169 on the way or something else.
Ned,

Not true: Lindsay's AW169 is going strong and actually has the 4.8 tonne upgrade along with RNAV approaches. The undercarriage problems are also fixed.

The sale to UK was another Australian VIP AW169 about 5 months ago
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 18:24
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Thanks John, I think the confusion was Lindsay's friend had his 169 painted the same colours
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 10:20
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Hi all,
Please someone could let me know what could be the max. payload for AW169 O&G configuration?
Thanks
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 15:31
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John, do you know what sort of speed Linfox are getting out of their 169?? How slow are these things?

Is it just slow for an Agusta, or is it actually slow?
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Old 2nd May 2017, 22:48
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Hello all,
Are there any AW169's in the US?
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Old 27th Jul 2017, 17:00
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AW169

Anyone been through the aw169 course here? Pm if so.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 15:25
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Hey guys! I was wondering,... looking through the AW169 manual and not finding any charts, can anyone share a practical crusing speed for MCP at lower altitudes and fuel burn at that setting?

Also, can somebody confirm a clean airframe with external hoist would be around 3000kg?

Thanks!

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Old 21st May 2019, 07:14
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So, whilst starting my typerting in Sesto, I got a glimps into the 169. First impression; it's far from what I knew by now. Flying EC135P2+, A109E, B212/412/206... helicopter is not a hardware part that will not need changing for a while, the software however, it adds new functions and it's now the heart of the whole thing. Phase 4 now, Phase 5 (software) is expected to bring Electronic checklists, ECO mode (cruise NR below 96%) and SAR autopilot modes. I have a feeling of looking at my phone or a computer. Whole different mindset.

And for the guys comparing the EC145 and AW169 - hoist, NVIS, dual controls and some stuff... The 169 has 1650 kg useful load and the EC145 1400 kg. Performance wise (OGE at altitude and in cruise), 169 wins hands down...the useful load drops only 80 kg at 8000 feet but it was never in the class to compete with 145 to start with. But it is an amazing replacement for 212/412.
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Old 21st May 2019, 13:15
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Not sure if you are comparing a T2 or not, but quick glance of your number does not seem right. And after the 5 blade mod kicks in, 169 may not has a lot meaningful load advantage either.
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Old 21st May 2019, 13:44
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Originally Posted by Mee3 View Post
Not sure if you are comparing a T2 or not, but quick glance of your number does not seem right. And after the 5 blade mod kicks in, 169 may not has a lot meaningful load advantage either.
like I said, itís altitude performance we are looking for, and 3800 inprovement on T2 does nothing to that but reduction. From the words of AH Donauwort instructor, H145 with 4-blade rotor could handle 3800 just the same. No change.
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