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500E last won the day on May 13 2021

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  1. We bought an ex Mexican border patrol one 15+ years ago it then went back to states into private hands where work was done, everything was just ok it ate money. Have you priced parts MGB TGB how meany hours on blades & cost of replacements (I think $ 5k to just re fit dis-bonded erosion strips), shocks, hockey sticks, trim motors,
  2. The problem is scale one machine = disaster on contract work, one big break down =hire in machine & poss pilot + big bill say $110k gearbox $120k engine rebuilds blade12k last time I think this is for MD500 smaller bits still scary
  3. Flew one Once, before that I thought the 300A was under powered
  4. Why not list here ? there are people on here who maintain 300s & Robinson I expect
  5. Headset plug wiring.pdf Have come across different configurations though
  6. Been there Rise 😎 but mine looked at his No2 & said "I new this would happen one Day" as he handed My UK licence back & explained you did not stop in the centre reservation on dual carriageway, think he could see a lot of paperwork PS I am always polite to policemen they can seriously impact your day
  7. Have not heard from him for a long time
  8. 500E

    Scary bits

    Since we sold our 500 have not been very active But here are some scary bits found over the years
  9. Brian why don,t you have a word with Steve Sennit at RPX they might help with balance for some feedback steve@rpxtech.com A friendly Co always returns calls & does what it says it will we cannot fault them. Say Peter & Tony suggested you had a word We have had a very slow year due to other commitments & have not used the RPX enough to get a handle on it, hoping to ramp up next year
  10. Have an Eagle like it the helmet once the pads were set up is comfortable. the ear cups take a fair bit of adjusting to seal well without adjusting your head , jell seals were the first mod I did. Wish All machines had 1 standard connector Like the magnetic catch idea more info please? Fitted headsetsinc ANR kit to the Eagle not that taken with the mod, I use Pilot ANR head sets in another machine, friend modified a 3M Type 2 hearing protector head set with the electronics from a set of damaged Pilot ANR they are the quietest I have flown with. Have a Lightspeed Mach 3 with custom inserts not impressed with those either, the cups on standard head sets stop bone transfer Check the passive protection of the head set first then the added ANR, I also understand the ANR helps clarity rather than protection across the hearing range, I think there is a Swedish or Norwegian paper setting out the pros & cons, also read a report that fast jet protection ANR is tailored to individual aircraft types. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-8wOd2fQZ2IC&pg=PA967&lpg=PA967&dq=anr+headset+reports&source=bl&ots=8P69BGRuI-&sig=ACfU3U0PvUK9jNQ60PcuU8w8ulU9o6nXOg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjc2KS2mbboAhWioVwKHYiuCk0Q6AEwD3oECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=anr headset reports&f=false
  11. I have Lightspeed in ear with custom moulds had 2 sets made by different Co neither feel comfortable, tend to use Pilot ANR A friend had some moulds made by one of the Co I used & borrows the Lightspeeds, love them I think it is down to personal preference. The ones I use on Bike annoy me after 1\2 hour as well different mould Co again
  12. Never had one of these crack or spit bits out
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