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Bell 206 B3 or Robinson R44 ?

Old 12th Dec 2018, 08:28
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In most Hollywood post production studios the sound libraries they have access to and probably the first helicopter sound bytes returned by the software query (startup, inside, outside, turn-off, etc) come from a trusty JetBanger, except when it dives in which case it sounds like a Stuka.

Back to topic. I'm not an operator just a user.
R44: If your tall and don't have little short feet your right foot will be angled inwards which becomes uncomfortable. T-bar cyclic is hard to love.
BIII: If your tall your head may touch the overhead, also high skids are nicer. Front seat is crap but can be replaced with aftermarket ones. Not sure if install/removing pax side pedals still needs to be performed by licensed engineer.

Prefer the BIII anytime money isn't an issue, unfortunately most pax think they are much the same thing.
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Old 12th Dec 2018, 08:44
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Originally Posted by Bell_ringer View Post
Go pick any movie, which one has a Robbie in it?
Busy watching the rock being shot at from a helicopter.
Is it a 44? Nope, good ole JetBanger
Yes, and is usually shot down or crashes
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Old 12th Dec 2018, 18:00
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Not sure if install/removing pax side pedals still needs to be performed by licensed engineer.
Buy the optional pedals where the pilot can disconnect two small levers and turn them into a footrest for the pax, without removing or interfering with the control runs.
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