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Old 19th Mar 2019, 16:50
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Golfing in a Cabri....

A little bit of a different question re the Cabri.....has anyone ever thrown their golf clubs in one and gone and had a round? I was told that the baggage compartment, was designed to do just that?!
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 17:10
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It's a bit difficult swinging the club in the hover.....
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 17:26
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Originally Posted by Triple Nickel 8 Ball View Post
A little bit of a different question re the Cabri.....has anyone ever thrown their golf clubs in one and gone and had a round? I was told that the baggage compartment, was designed to do just that?!
Based on the video I saw, you'd have to bend your clubs in half (maybe more) and even then there's still probably only enough room (weight wise) for half a set,...no shoes, balls, or bag of course.

You may be thinking of the R66,...or at least an R44 Cadet?
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 18:25
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You would have to remove the passenger side controls and strap your bag into the passenger seat. You have enough room in the "baggage compartment" for a gym bag for shoes and such.

BTW, I've never measured it, but my Mark One Eyeball says that the total volume in the Cabri baggage area is commensurate with the volume underneath both R22 seats together.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 09:09
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Thanks guys....I'm sure i read it somewhere....

So where do they go in an R44?!
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 10:47
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The compartment was never designed for a golf bag!! It was designed to take a "normal" size cabin baggage piece of luggage.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 11:54
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Just so you know -

1/ Remove dual controls and stow in forward space in console provided.

2/ Remove LH seat

3/ Observe limitations in RFM

Seating

The cabin features two high-energy absorbing, stroking-seats, improving occupants protection in case of a crash.

Note : The left seat pan can be removed to carry large cabin luggage. Specific optional brackets are available to secure them. A cap is provided to cover cyclic root, as copilot controls are removed.

Max weight 80 kg

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Old 20th Mar 2019, 12:06
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Originally Posted by Triple Nickel 8 Ball View Post
Thanks guys....I'm sure i read it somewhere....

So where do they go in an R44?!
Across the rear seats. You can pile a bunch of stuff back there, although if AC is installed it can be a little tricky because of the way the AC unit protrudes. And I suspect really big bags won't fit. Also lots of room under both rear seats for medium duffle bags or the like. The 44 is a good travelling machine for two people.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 14:52
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Originally Posted by Triple Nickel 8 Ball View Post
Thanks guys....I'm sure i read it somewhere....

So where do they go in an R44?!
An R44 Cadet has no back seats, so just put them in the back.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 18:12
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Can you imagine any design bureau of any respectable helicopter manufacturer, ever designing a helicopter to take golf clubs!!!! How financially suicidal would that be?

Thin end of the wedge if you ask me.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 19:12
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Can you imagine any design bureau of any respectable helicopter manufacturer, ever designing a helicopter to take golf clubs!!!! How financially suicidal would that be?

Thin end of the wedge if you ask me.
Is there something about golf clubs that you would like to share with the group?
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 19:36
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Up here in the home of Golf we constantly had problems with golf clubs. With a JetRanger and LongRanger, charters from Edinburgh to Gleneagles etc, with four or five pax all with a set of clubs, needed a car to transport the clubs and luggage leaving the players frustrated waiting to play golf.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 22:29
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Originally Posted by Thomas coupling View Post
Can you imagine any design bureau of any respectable helicopter manufacturer, ever designing a helicopter to take golf clubs!!!! How financially suicidal would that be?
My BK117 had a Kawasaki made insert for the boot which carried eight golf bags. In ten years I think we used it once: easier to just load the golf bats into the boot and net them down
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 05:13
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The helicopters were designed to save lives not to play at being millionaires
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Up here in the home of Golf we constantly had problems with golf clubs. With a JetRanger and LongRanger, charters from Edinburgh to Gleneagles etc, with four or five pax all with a set of clubs, needed a car to transport the clubs and luggage leaving the players frustrated waiting to play golf.
We designed a fix for that, creating the "Four Club Day", whereby the players could only bring 4 clubs of their choice (in small carry bags), and we would fly to 4 different golf courses, play 4 holes / 5 holes / 4 holes / 5 holes. It was good in concept, but the players would just be getting into the feel of the course and would then have to pack up and move on. After a few runs, we changed it to play 9 holes at 2 courses, but still only use 4 clubs.

The Pros used their driver for a putter.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 15:42
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Outrageous - one spends zillions flying to Royal Birkdale only to find that upon arrival, one has left one's golf clubs behind.
Note to PA: rent me a bigger chopper next time.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 18:29
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
We designed a fix for that, creating the "Four Club Day", whereby the players could only bring 4 clubs of their choice (in small carry bags), and we would fly to 4 different golf courses, play 4 holes / 5 holes / 4 holes / 5 holes. It was good in concept, but the players would just be getting into the feel of the course and would then have to pack up and move on. After a few runs, we changed it to play 9 holes at 2 courses, but still only use 4 clubs.

The Pros used their driver for a putter.
Hmm, so,...driver, 7-iron, 9-iron and sand-iron, I guess that could work?
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You may use cargo baskets from Aerodesign in Canada. They are EASA certified.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 21:21
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Snipped from their brochure



That soft shelf has quick release connectors, for more continuous space you can disconnect two corners and let hang down against back far wall or disconnect completely.
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