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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2022, 14:11
Replies: 552
Views: 139,014
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Yes, that's why I'm saying it'll be a kit...

Yes, that's why I'm saying it'll be a kit helicopter for quite a while. When their target market is private owners flying 1-4 people flying in VFR conditions... this aircraft is designed exactly for...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2022, 21:17
Replies: 552
Views: 139,014
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Nearly two decades at an OEM working with PMs...

Nearly two decades at an OEM working with PMs pursuing multiple certifications... some based on updated variants and some completely new.

Again, I'm not hating on it. I think the design is...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2022, 15:46
Replies: 552
Views: 139,014
Posted By PhlyingGuy

It's not that we're not supportive, we just...

It's not that we're not supportive, we just heavily punish unrealistic timelines and statements based on experience and knowledge of the industry. Especially anything requiring new certification.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2022, 15:15
Replies: 17
Views: 3,898
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Yeah... they're astronautics on the 429 and 412...

Yeah... they're astronautics on the 429 and 412 Astronautics...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2022, 19:47
Replies: 20
Views: 3,340
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Because him calling professional women "chick...

Because him calling professional women "chick pilots" isn't?
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2021, 14:48
Replies: 26
Views: 7,036
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Here's an old topic... I was wondering if there...

Here's an old topic... I was wondering if there are any industry solutions/apps that you've found that publishes fuel flow rates? I have a friend that is evaluating a few different helis, but it...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2021, 13:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,808
Posted By PhlyingGuy

maybe it was a typo, but I never heard of a 407GA?

maybe it was a typo, but I never heard of a 407GA?
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2021, 15:17
Replies: 10
Views: 3,419
Posted By PhlyingGuy

I would maybe give a shout out to Air Zermatt.......

I would maybe give a shout out to Air Zermatt.... they have extensive experience with lots of aircraft including having both the 429 and the 135 in their fleets. But they did replace their 135s with...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2021, 01:58
Replies: 226
Views: 204,839
Posted By PhlyingGuy

They talk about the spacing at around 5:30 in the...

They talk about the spacing at around 5:30 in the video... 20" seats with a pretty big dude in it. I do know some offshore cajuns and nords bigger than that though! Always funny to see them squeeze...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2021, 02:10
Replies: 27
Views: 20,955
Posted By PhlyingGuy

It's the same 206L part number blade, but the Van...

It's the same 206L part number blade, but the Van Horn blades have to be STC'd and that hasn't been done (yet).
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2020, 13:39
Replies: 10
Views: 3,006
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Thank you... I saw "operation permitted only in...

Thank you... I saw "operation permitted only in accordance with FMA 11-11", but since I don't have access to the RFM it's really hard for me to understand the details. The flight envelope...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Dec 2020, 17:39
Replies: 10
Views: 3,006
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Dec 2020, 14:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,006
Posted By PhlyingGuy

H135 "Alternative Gross Weight"?

AGW Certified (https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2020/01/airbus-helicopters-boosts-capabilities-of-its-h135-helicopters-through-new-alternate-gross-weight.html)

Can anyone explain...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2020, 21:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Calendar Post

Calendar Post
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 23:35
Replies: 34
Views: 10,432
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Heard it's about $100/hr for unscheduled coverage.

Heard it's about $100/hr for unscheduled coverage.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 23:12
Replies: 34
Views: 10,432
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Exactly John's point.... even for new aircraft. ...

Exactly John's point.... even for new aircraft. A Bell 505 doesn't really have any calendar limits (other than TT straps), but it's more expensive than a used 120 or R44/66.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2020, 20:42
Replies: 77
Views: 26,581
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Definitely look at the Bell 505 then!

Definitely look at the Bell 505 then!
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2020, 00:24
Replies: 552
Views: 139,014
Posted By PhlyingGuy

designing their own airframe, engine,...

designing their own airframe, engine, drivetrain... that's going to be quite an accomplishment if they can do all of that. Especially in the timeline that they're suggesting!
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2020, 01:27
Replies: 22
Views: 6,801
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Here's AZ just recently talking about how much...

Here's AZ just recently talking about how much they really like the 429 for the missions: article 1 (https://www.militaeraktuell.at/hoch-hinaus-im-bell-429/) article 2...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2020, 01:23
Replies: 2
Views: 2,606
Posted By PhlyingGuy

All composite rotor blades for the Bell 206 would...

All composite rotor blades for the Bell 206 would likely be made by Van Horn (https://vanhornaviation.com/products/206-b-main-rotor-blade/). They just upgraded to a version 12....
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2020, 16:46
Replies: 552
Views: 139,014
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Aeronautical Accessories has been selling these...

Aeronautical Accessories has been selling these types of windows for years for Bell 206s and 407s and have saved a lot of lives already because of it: 407 Polycarbonate Windows...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2019, 07:02
Replies: 841
Views: 658,082
Posted By PhlyingGuy

rated for 2000 lbs.

rated for 2000 lbs.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2019, 09:16
Replies: 388
Views: 191,945
Posted By PhlyingGuy

It says you're in Iran... so I think almost any...

It says you're in Iran... so I think almost any of us would get in trouble even giving you this advice!
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2018, 21:02
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Like Leonardo for the 609 and Bell for the 525.

Like Leonardo for the 609 and Bell for the 525.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Apr 2018, 22:44
Replies: 841
Views: 658,082
Posted By PhlyingGuy

pubs

Pubs are digital, but can be downloaded for offline access. You have to pay extra for printed.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2017, 12:42
Replies: 13
Views: 16,204
Posted By PhlyingGuy

You're in a good part of the world for the 429...

You're in a good part of the world for the 429 then. You can operate at 7500 lbs in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2017, 01:31
Replies: 13
Views: 16,204
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Big question is are you in a region with 7500lbs...

Big question is are you in a region with 7500lbs exemption. The 429 will be much more competitive if you are.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2017, 19:54
Replies: 841
Views: 658,082
Posted By PhlyingGuy

:D I'm pretty sure you already promised to...

:D

I'm pretty sure you already promised to eat your hat as it is.... the market for these ships isn't so much US or EU HEMS operations, but more MEDEVAC for Africa/China/Emerging helicopter...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2017, 13:14
Replies: 841
Views: 658,082
Posted By PhlyingGuy

As stated before in this thread and many others,...

As stated before in this thread and many others, the problem with the 351 concept is that the price of it would be significantly higher than the market is willing to pay now.

There have been...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2016, 17:49
Replies: 487
Views: 251,653
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Compared to the Agusta support you've likely had,...

Compared to the Agusta support you've likely had, Bell support can't be beat.

The aircraft is performs really, really well... the question I would pose is where you plan to operate it out of. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2015, 10:13
Replies: 76
Views: 7,029
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Funny how the vast majority of US police...

Funny how the vast majority of US police helicopters are single engine and there isn't much of an issue there. Sure... If you can afford it, go twin... But that's more because of all the equipment...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2015, 21:42
Replies: 841
Views: 658,082
Posted By PhlyingGuy

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Bell isn't the one who awarded it... So why not get a little extra publicity in a high growth market? I don't think it deserves it because it's no where close to bring certified yet.... But this...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2015, 00:09
Replies: 25
Views: 6,271
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Unless you're somewhere desperate to always be...

Unless you're somewhere desperate to always be ready to go... I wouldn't go with a 412 at all.

I agree... I'd go with a AW139 (pricey) or find a nice used S-76.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2015, 13:23
Replies: 42
Views: 50,950
Posted By PhlyingGuy

X4

It looks like the X4 is finally going to be released to the public:

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.... ummm... that looks kind of familiar....

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I guess there are only so many ways to introduce a...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2015, 14:47
Replies: 41
Views: 10,482
Posted By PhlyingGuy

Robinson has sold a lot of R44's for a reason! ...

Robinson has sold a lot of R44's for a reason!

Just out of curiosity... not being sold on the engine... does it have to do with the engine itself or Turbomeca's reputation for support?
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