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#61 SBuzzkill

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 14:39

It looks pretty damn good in the air.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:54

Definitely not doing any toe-ins


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:36

Has anyone heard any high and hot numbers since that testing was completed about a month ago? Their brochure states:  

 

Hover Ceiling IGE MGW @ 14,000 ft

Hover Ceiling OGE MGW @ 12,000 ft

 

Are these the real numbers are are these the original estimated numbers?

 

I didn't realize how big the footprint of the 505 is. Overall length appears to be 2 ft longer than an EC130 and 4 ft longer than an R66. The main rotor diameter is also larger, again its 2 ft larger than an EC130 and 4 ft larger than an R66. It looks like you'll need plenty of room during those off-airport landings in the 505.



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 12:28

Update: Bell told me the 505 will hover OGE MGW @ "around" 6000 ft at ISA +20°C.



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Posted 26 September 2015 - 23:47

No official gross weights yet, but the useful load went from 1500 plus pounds on the brochure to 1458 pounds on the build specs......damn things are always heavier than the engineers think. I like mine better as red with the white lightining stripe...

 

So the numbers that I am working off of looks to be 3,750 max gross with a empty weight of around 2292 pounds.....but what do I know, only time will tell for sure.


Edited by Goldy, 27 September 2015 - 00:12.

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 08:38

What's that about 10 minutes of fuel?  Bummer!

 

That's about what the 206B3s useful load was right?



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Posted 27 September 2015 - 18:47

What's that about 10 minutes of fuel?  Bummer!

 

That's about what the 206B3s useful load was right?

Well it's based on the 206LR which is 4450 max gross, so I keep questioning if the new ship will use the same max....but either way, the useful load is still only 1458 pounds.

 

Sure seems like it should be more.....


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 14:19

Has anyone here flown one for these? If so what are your thoughts? I think it might be my next helicopter.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 08:37

There was a private one that would stop by my airport. The guy quickly sold it for an astar because it couldn't handle Wyoming altitudes. I wasnt impressed... It looked unfinished and tht horizontal stab looks like an after thought. Nice avionics though.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 08:43

Oh also the cabin was large and comfortable compared to a 206b3, but he did have balance issues and kept a sand bag in it and even with the longer skids it was precariously balanced on them. He said the skid length was a major issue for worrying about it tipping on any kind of slope.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:55

Thanks Fred, that's good to know.

 

Anyone else?



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 14:19

Well if you ask Mark at Rocky Mountain Rotors in Montana, he has a very opposite opinion. They have one and fly it in high altitudes around the Bozeman area and love it. The recent article and cover of Rotorcraft Pro has the pictire of his.
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 15:49

Well if you ask Mark at Rocky Mountain Rotors in Montana, he has a very opposite opinion. They have one and fly it in high altitudes around the Bozeman area and love it. The recent article and cover of Rotorcraft Pro has the pictire of his.

 

Yes I read that article and was thinking the same thing.






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