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Bell 407 - 25 years lookback

Old 18th May 2021, 17:59
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Bell 407 - 25 years lookback

https://news.bellflight.com/en-US/19...VZDoNYg-8eq3iA

Over the Last 2 decades i have Seen many of the 407 from normal 407 to 407GX, 407AH, 407GT, GXP, GXi (my photos below from likes of Heli Expo, Farnborough over the years including Harrison Fords mount at Heli Expo 2014 Anaheim).

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Old 19th May 2021, 03:12
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I remember being a little boy in the 1980s and being excited about the Bell 400 TwinRanger prototype, what seemed to be the next evolution of the iconic JetRanger. Then I moved away from the big city and wasn't in touch with news, then the 407 arrived.
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Old 19th May 2021, 12:18
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Originally Posted by Tickle View Post
I remember being a little boy in the 1980s and being excited about the Bell 400 TwinRanger prototype, what seemed to be the next evolution of the iconic JetRanger. Then I moved away from the big city and wasn't in touch with news, then the 407 arrived.
Was that not the precursor to the 427?
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Old 19th May 2021, 13:39
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407GA
maybe it was a typo, but I never heard of a 407GA?
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Old 20th May 2021, 11:48
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maybe it was a typo, but I never heard of a 407GA?
Beg your pardon meant 407AH

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Old 21st May 2021, 06:54
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The 407 was a great improvement to the Long Ranger, especially compared to the original 206L we had with the C20 engine and water/methanol injection.

The exhaust from the water meth smelled sweet, but the exhaust from the 407 made my eyes water, it stung for some reason - incomplete burning of the fuel or something? No other aircraft has affected me like that.
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