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  1. Anyone have the operating limitations for the S-76b? I think I read once the 76 needs 2 pilots for IFR operations.
  2. Does anyone have any information on the S-76b? Type of rotor system? Is it approved for low G flight?
  3. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/10/pilot-texting-contributed-to-copter-crash-ntsb-says/
  4. I know it sucks but the fact is the helicopter belongs to Robinson until you take delivery of it. My advice is take the factory training course, and move on with life. The only one who is going to win is the lawyers. Sorry man.
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb-y7vtw9Z0
  6. Who here would fly like this in front of an FAA inspector? And explain why please. I need to be educated. RW
  7. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mini-500-He...=item2558cf10ca
  8. If you have never been in a helicopter before how do you know you want to be a pilot?
  9. It is based on the Sikorsky S-52 production helicopter. http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/sik_s-52.php
  10. "on use of things & helis"? WTF?! OK I ask again where is your DATA that "The 66 better sell or Robinson will be in deep dodo...."? I too saw the 5 month old AIN article; Frank basically said the R66 production will save the company from having to down size it's work force; also he put on hold the planned expansion. Where does the article say he is in "Deep dodo"? Many companies are downsizing their workforces, that doesn't mean they are in deep trouble. If Frank never brings the R66 to market the 400+ helicopters you keep pointing out are for sale; are still going to need to be overhauled every 12 years or 2200hours. They will still need service, parts, and accessories. If you read the rest of the article he is also quoted as saying “Demand for the R44 will always be there,It has more appeal to private individuals because of initial and operating costs.” The article also says one if their markets is not slowing down "ENG".
  11. Might want to try the spell checker out............... What do you have to back up that statement? RHC is a sole proprietorship owned by Frank Robinson. He is funding the development with his own money. What data do you have that RHC will be in trouble if Frank never brings the R66 to market?
  12. Why do we have to be labled "Rich Bastards" if we can afford to own our ships?
  13. http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/GenPDF.asp?id=ERA09FA417&rpt=p
  14. http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_...ia/K_0724_N.txt
  15. http://www.smartbrief.com/news/aopa/storyD...F4-720FB28C0E61
  16. http://www.stophelitours.com/ http://www.sierraclub.org/planet/199412/ftr-copter.asp
  17. http://www.aircrane.com/ I've seen these guys in action, they kick butt!
  18. Does anyone know what happend to Van Nevel helicopters? Are they still in business? RW
  19. I'd get my private in the Robbie; if you can fly an R22 you can fly anything. The hiller is much easier to fly with the rotormatic rotor head. I wish I had more Hiller time, they are awesome machines. RW
  20. The controls are the same in the left seat. You still hold the collective in your left hand and the Cyclic in your right. Also it would be difficult to start the R44 solo from the left seat, the starter is on the right hand controls. RW
  21. Any place else in southern CA offer turbine time like this?
  22. Tom22, that is a very good article; thank you for posting it! Trap 5 "common propose" speaks to the original question in this thread. You can NOT make a flight of this type with out violating 61.113 Romeo Whiskey
  23. OK here is one case where you are wrong on that point. Private pilots fly passengers for free every week and the FAA has no issue with it. http://www.angelflight.com/
  24. http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/GenPDF.asp?id=ERA09LA139&rpt=p
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