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For some of us not in the know, what are the difference between the Mil OH6 and the Civi 500's? Just wondering is all.

 

 

OH6 and the civilian 500C share 85% of the same parts. The OH6 is flown from the right seat, and has an entirely different pedestal that has a radio rack between the front seats. The 500C is flown fron the left seat, and can seat 3 across the front.

 

The OH6 has smaller rear doors, and the blower assembly is larger,, creating a larger "hump" between the rear seats. Typically the OH6 is slightly lighter than a 500C.

 

All OH6's were low skid, and the 500C's were either low skid or high skid. The OH6 has the T63A700 engine (which is essentially a C18) and the 500C's had either the C18 or C20.

 

Other differences are very slight.

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Does anyone know of a flight school that uses an OH6? I have found several that use MD500s, but I am looking for OH6 specific training.

 

You are not able to use an OH 6 for primary flight training and count the hours towards a certificate rating.

The aircraft does not have a standard airworthiness certificate.

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You are not able to use an OH 6 for primary flight training and count the hours towards a certificate rating.

The aircraft does not have a standard airworthiness certificate.

 

some OH6's have standard airworthiness certificates. the one that i owned was certified.

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ahhh, the confusion of military/civil aircraft.

All OH-6 aircraft were produced as FAA type certificated aircraft... 369 and 369A models. Because the military is so special and doesn't have to follow any rules but their own, those aircraft did not need airworthiness certificates and thus did not receive them after production and testing at the factory as aircraft do that are destined for civilian use. ALL of those aircraft can receive a standard category airworthiness certificate, you just have to apply for it and meet the type design as stated in the tcds'.

 

Unfortunately all of the waters have been murky about military aircraft mostly due to bell helicopter and their refusal to allow military aircraft the type design of their civilian models (if applicable). The military has seen this problem as they try to get rid of old aircraft and are now procuring type certified aircraft primarily so they can have some value when they sell them to the civilian market. Gee, now bell sees all the money that can be made by supporting their military aircraft in the civilian world and are offering conversion programs and such.

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OH6 and the civilian 500C share 85% of the same parts. The OH6 is flown from the right seat, and has an entirely different pedestal that has a radio rack between the front seats. The 500C is flown fron the left seat, and can seat 3 across the front.

 

The OH6 has smaller rear doors, and the blower assembly is larger,, creating a larger "hump" between the rear seats. Typically the OH6 is slightly lighter than a 500C.

 

All OH6's were low skid, and the 500C's were either low skid or high skid. The OH6 has the T63A700 engine (which is essentially a C18) and the 500C's had either the C18 or C20.

 

Other differences are very slight.

 

OK, what is the diffence between the OH-6 and the 369A? I understood they were the same aircraft. :blink:

 

RDW

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