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rotorsport

Senior Heliman

St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

any one have a good picture of TC's Hughes 500

charlestye@shaw.ca


thanks

09-22-2004 Over year old.
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Hoverup

Elite Veteran

Golden Gulf Coast - USA

Work in progress for a Zoom/Shogun E-chopper. Reference pics were taken from TV video off the Magnum P.I. show...............

Cheers - Boyd
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09-22-2004 Over year old.
rotorsport

Senior Heliman

St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

Thanks guys I'm having very little luck getting a detail picture I may have to watch a couple of shows

09-22-2004 Over year old.
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Hoverup

Elite Veteran

Golden Gulf Coast - USA

Nice heli, but the third color is really dark brown not black.

Cheers - Boyd
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LSF 853
Major USAF
Retired

09-23-2004 Over year old.
ASW*SK*

Heliman

Blountstown, Fl

Yes a Dark Brown Metallic actually!... here's mine, different color though.

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t142697p1/

Cheers!

12-10-2004 Over year old.
Boyd-Hoverup

Elite Veteran

Golden Gulf Coast - USA

Very sanitary !!

Cheers - Boyd
AMA 80393
IRCHA 3355
LSF 853
Major USAF
Retired

12-10-2004 Over year old.
JoeB1

Senior Heliman

Ireland, Wicklow

I may be wrong but I remember seeing a program a few years ago and the heli used in magnum crashed. I cannot remember the full story but it landed on its side in a swampy area. Then this big guy actualy lefted and tilted the chop from the skid area and it was all caught on cam.
Anyone see it?
Am I dreaming?

12-12-2004 Over year old.
sjferrozzo

Senior Heliman

minnesota

HELI

I SEEN IT IT WAS NOT THAT HELI BUT HE DID LIFT IT UP OFF THE GUY SO HE COULD GET PULED OUT,,,

06-20-2005 Over year old.
Copter Doctor

rrProfessor

Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

i saw that, it wasnt the same heli though. the big dude (tiny) lifted it up so they could pull the pilot out. pretty cool. the pilot recovered but lost the use of an arm so he didnt fly anymore after that. the scheme used on the magnum PI heli is actually a standard factory paint scheme, that why it was so popular and seen in different color combinations. the machine used in the tv series(at least one of them) had the "n" number N1095A so if you see that anywhere, you'll know

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

06-20-2005 Over year old.
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bcopters500

Senior Heliman

Texas

The Helicopter that crashed was T.C.s It was hauling suger cane for a company to make ends. It had I high speed motor trim set up on the cyclic and had a runaway movement. It takes one second from full left to right. Ours are a little slower. The pilots arm was so tired when he landed it flopped over from center and all hell broke loose.! Ouch!

06-23-2005 Over year old.
BlakeMcBrayer

Elite Veteran

Georgetown, Ky

I can tell you for a fact that that wasn't TC's bird that crashed. That particular helicopter is still in service, as of 2 years ago.

It is/was owned by a company called Minute Man Helicopters and is used for express freight and personel movement.

I was doing some sign work at the local regional airport while a heli service company was working on an all black Hughes 500. I got to speaking with the mechanic and he stated this was the Hughes 500 used in the TV program Magnum P.I.. I quess I raised an eyebrow in a funny way, He looked at me and said "Don't believe me?? Hold on, I'll get the log books".

And I'll be darned, there it was in black and white. Line after line, book after book of "Mag PI filming" and "MPI equipment trans".

We have a Toyota Motor Manufacturing Plant here in Georgetown, Ky. We key suppliers have problems and need to get small parts or people to the plant ASAP, they are planked to the airport and whirly birded out to the plant in TC's old Hughes 500.

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Don't come off the throttle untill you see your GOD!

06-25-2005 Over year old.
barracudahockey

rrMaster

Jacksonville FL

You both could be right. There were several scenes where it was obvious that a chase helicopter was being used so that could very well have been a/the camera ship.

Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com

06-26-2005 Over year old.
bcopters500

Senior Heliman

Texas

The Helicopter could be rebuilt very easy and return to service! I talked to the mechanic who maintained the machine in Hawaii, He is the chief of maintenance for ERA helicopters in Reno Nevada now.! They also used a 500c helicopter in the Magnum series also when one was down.
Did you know somebody also died filming magnum !

06-26-2005 Over year old.
fritzthecat

Key Veteran

Virginia Beach, VA

If I remember right the production crew lost one heli doing the filming for the intro credits. When you see the low flyover the waves along the coastline. Heli got too low and impacted a wave and crashed.

Fritz


'Send Money, Women and Guns!'

06-27-2005 Over year old.
bcopters500

Senior Heliman

Texas

The camera guy was seated in a position that led to even greater disaster when the machine A hughes 300c hit the water and shot him into the rotor system,he exploded and never was found.

06-28-2005 Over year old.
barracudahockey

rrMaster

Jacksonville FL

Oh my that would suck!

Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com

06-28-2005 Over year old.
fortdogg

Heliman

ky

N58428 is the actual helie used in magnum PI. and it is based in georgetown, KY. It was all black about 3 or 4 years ago and is now red,white and black. all the 337's are still in the ships logs as proof. This ship stops in and sees us at least 8 to 10 times a year. It still holds the same "N" as it did in the series. It's owned by minutemen helicopter. She's given up the lime lite of the movies and now makes a living flying power line patrol for different companies. I'll get some current pictures to post when he comes back in.
Ron

07-01-2005 Over year old.
Pullin' Pitch

Heliman

Florida

TC's Heli

If you really want some detail shots of the bird, pick up seasons one and two of "Magnum P.I." on DVD. If I had a video capture device I could post all the pics you could handle as I have both seasons. Just a thought.

Chip

07-02-2005 Over year old.
bcopters500

Senior Heliman

Texas

I have a picture of a hughes 500D N58243 used in the series of Magnum p.i. circling in on magnum and a kung fu dude,,,Its the episode china girl check it out!

07-04-2005 Over year old.
RCtaz

Veteran

Leander, TX

Time to open up an OLD thread!

I am going to build a scaler and I want it to be a 500 done up in the color scheme of T.C.'s from Magnum PI.

I think Im going to go with the TT version and have a buddy of mine shoot the paint to it.

~Texas Renegade Rotorz~

12-10-2006 Over year old.
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