I have been lurking on this site for a while. I have nothing to add to the expertise here so I have not chimed in before.
We are looking for a helicopter for executive transport primarily in Texas. This will be Part 91 only. I am a low time heli pilot but have about 4000 hrs of Multiengine fixed wing time. I will not be the primary pilot.
I have noticed that the 600N seems priced very low for the class of helicopter it is. On paper it is pretty impressive. The folks that I have talked to say stay away from them. Underpowered no tail rotor authority. This sounds mostly like old wives tales to me.
The AS 350 B3 obviously has a much larger user base and fleet hours.
We are trying to stay in the $1MM range give or take. I am looking for for documentable facts one way or the other. Also I would like antidotal opinions from those who fly them.
Thanks in advance and let the flaming begin.