500E I saw that ship at HEI in 2017. I will be surprised if it ever gets to production. They are making their own turbine and everything else. I'll believe it when I see it. I won't buy it however until it has a lot of time and parts distribution etc.
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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:45
As you say @Discap time will tell but as I said "but you never know till you see & fly them" the concept is good it seems to be a thought through project
As you have seen one what was your overall impression.
Some major helicopter manufacturers parts supply leaves a lot to be desired it cant be much worse, over the last 5+ years we have torn our hair out.
The hours flown i totally agree with you lets see a few, the electric back up (dynastart) concept seems feasible, parts pricing could be an issue.
It would seem that someone has put a fair amount of time & money into the project I wish them luck,
They need to get on top of sales, I know someone in France has not had a response to an email enquiry
Posted 13 May 2019 - 22:33
On the rigid rotor head the “spring plates” for lack of a better term are actually a stack that allows for more than one to fail and the ship keeps going. Very few casting mostly items machined from billet.
Posted 16 May 2019 - 15:28
The head seems to be a bit of 500 strap pack technology with the multiple redundancy.
The lack iof castings seems to be a feature of Eastern European design same as the AK3
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