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10-09-2005 02:45 PM  12 years agoPost 41
Eury

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Dover NH

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Hey Peter, good for you, I've always thought that if I came into the money to buy something like that I would. Sure, it's a luxury, but it's one of the only practical ones. I never even considered the heli hauling possibilities, man how cool would it be to have your whole hangar and tools with you and be able to go anywhere with it.

Snapy, I love the ghost flames, that looks inredible.

Nick Crego

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10-10-2005 03:42 AM  12 years agoPost 42
CobraJock24

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Northern California

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Peter,
Darn good for you.... you have worked hard, and have earned the "Supreme R/C Heli Hauler."

Enjoy the journey Peter.
Cheers,
Grover

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10-10-2005 04:41 AM  12 years agoPost 43
RCHAMP

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Peter, How bout some pics of that "custom"interior.

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10-10-2005 05:00 AM  12 years agoPost 44
nap_tan

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Santa Clara CA, USA

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Wow. I hope get to that level of financial success someday.

People who work hard have every right to play hard.

Congratulations Peter, very nice indeed.

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10-10-2005 05:13 AM  12 years agoPost 45
JKos

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Redondo Beach, CA

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I've got a 2004 Toyota Prius that's getting about 55 MPG. While not purchased solely for heli hauling, doing so was most definitely a criteria when I was looking for a new car. Helis HAD to fit nicely and easily.

I could get at least 10 90-size helis in the back very easily. The rear seats fold down flat and make a nice big cargo area. My 12'x12' canopy fits very nicely across the floorboard behind the front seats with folding chairs and table on top of it; all without interfering with the folded down rear seats. Very nice. No complaints.

- John

RR rules!

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10-10-2005 06:02 AM  12 years agoPost 46
Unbalanced

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Melbourne, Australia

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MGB - 50 across the parcel tray (short boom), a 90 nose down on the passenger side with the flight kit on the boot rack.

It has a lot to do with the law that "if you have the space you will use it".

I have graduated to a mazda station wagon which is absolute luxury !!

Good for you Peter, love the heli's of yours I've seen in MHW - masterpieces.

Jeff

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10-10-2005 07:16 AM  12 years agoPost 47
pudge

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Kentucky

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This is my hauler, I keep an extra bed mat in the back to pull out and use as a heli pad when flying off of dirt.

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10-10-2005 12:49 PM  12 years agoPost 48
Peter Wales

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Orlando Fl

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Interior of my heli hauler

The front office. There is now another 10" monitor for the GPS system mounted on the windshield post and a 42" plasma monitor above the driver

Main salon. The laz e boy recliner is now gone. It took up too much room.

Dining room, power table and seat of course

Kitchen with dishwasher open, note the glass divider

1/2 bath, for visitors so I dont have to keep mine clean!

Bedroom with 42" plasma tv/ computer monitor

En suite bathroom. Note the very tasteful rubber duck

Washer dryer

Home away from home

Peter Wales
http://scalehelicopters.org

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10-10-2005 01:00 PM  12 years agoPost 49
mrNoodles

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Borlänge, Sweden

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Impressive!

Btw. does it get thru the McD drive thru??
Or is McD out of question, private chef maybe?

Real sweet bus Peter!

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10-10-2005 02:22 PM  12 years agoPost 50
Pelos

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Bizkaia (Spain)

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Peter, so where is/are your heli/s?
Don't tell me you have missed them at home
That is sure a true home anywhere you are.

Is there a life outside the sim?

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10-10-2005 02:43 PM  12 years agoPost 51
midwestpilot

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Crystal Lake, IL

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it aint no peter bus!!!

I wish I had real money to play with!!!
I know those busses have expandable sides and stuff...well here is my poor mans version

In life there is no spacebar!

Rich Erikson AMA 6175

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10-10-2005 03:45 PM  12 years agoPost 52
Peter Wales

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Orlando Fl

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If the private chef says we are having McDonalds tonight, she can go and get them

The helis go in the bays underneath or in the trailer with the car and the workshop. Or at least they will go in the trailer when I get it built. Thats this winters project. At the moment I can get 3 big scalers in the bays plus a bunch of small electrics together with all of the support equipment. No helis inside. That will do me for this year.

The trailer will take the car and have a small workshop area at the front with 110v, fluorescent lighting, a pillar drill, vice etc, plus I will have shelves set up around the car to take more helis, but getting them on the floor in front or behind the car will be difficult due to the maximum length restriction of 65' overall.

It will be an interesting project.

Now if I was a real show off I would have the double trailer with a lift which could take 2 cars, one on top of the other. Then I could fill the top bay with a complete workshop with mill and lathe, but being British, I should show a little reserve eh?

Actually, you know, thats not a bad idea.......

Peter Wales
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10-10-2005 03:49 PM  12 years agoPost 53
Eury

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Dover NH

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Peter Wales = My New Hero!

Nick Crego

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10-10-2005 11:42 PM  12 years agoPost 54
gigi

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Port-au-Prince,​Haiti

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Hey!

Peter Wales = My New Hero!
Say, Eurylokhos, I don't know if there's room for the two of us on this tree branch All right, what the hell, I'll make you a little room.

Peter, bless your heart for making the rest of us live vicariously through you. And I can tell from your description,
14.5 liter twin turbo diesel running 25lbs of boost at 1800 rpm to make 515HP and return 6mpg with a following wind.
that you know how to enjoy your new toy... Congratulations.

I love riding in these big coaches, and watching the boost needle come up, and count the gears shifting. It's amazing how modern and refined these new 6-speed transmissions are! Tap the brakes, and you get a throttle blip and a downshift. Unreal...

Peter, feel free to send a turbine heli (two-shaft, of course!) to your keenest admirers. I think you know two already

Godspeed,

Gigi

My heli spending has gone way down since I got a Honda 919 :-)

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10-13-2005 01:39 PM  12 years agoPost 55
rstacy

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Rochester, NY

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Peter,
Cool heli silhouette in the splash guard next to the sink.

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10-13-2005 02:50 PM  12 years agoPost 56
Rotor

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Springfield, MO ​USA

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That's cool Peter! It beats my Chevy Astro van with 160,000 miles on it. I think I'll start saving up to buy one like yours to replace it. Let's see....if I start saving today I should have enough to buy it in let's say......hummmm. Maybe by the year 2075 or so......

My motto is this..Fly...Rebuild...Fly

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10-14-2005 01:01 AM  12 years agoPost 57
ScaleBrad

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Longwood, FL USA

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Another fine "ship" Peter !!!!

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10-16-2005 04:35 PM  12 years agoPost 58
Will B

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Bicester, Near​Oxford, UK.

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Pete: Only this smiley can really convey what I think of that truck of yours.

Cheers, Will.

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10-16-2005 07:36 PM  12 years agoPost 59
heligoole

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yorkshire,uk

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but out of pure curiosity....was it seriously only bought for the hobby?
if so i'd like to see your tourer for holidays...maybe 4 story high?

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10-16-2005 09:27 PM  12 years agoPost 60
Peter Wales

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Orlando Fl

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I have changed the picture of the interior to better show how much room there is in there. You can also see the extra monitor I had fitted to the windshield post for the GPS system.

I did actually buy this purely to carry helis around the country. I do enjoy going to fun flys and one of them is circumgyration which, for me, is a near 6000 mile drive. With a coach like this, you can drive til you are tired, stop anywhere and sleep or make a meal and you have all of the facilities you need with you.

Truck stops are great for filling up and getting essential supplies and although most truck drivers are very scornful of these coaches and dont have a high opinion of them and their drivers, I have always found them very helpful at a truck stop.

You can only use one of these in America. This country is geared up for them and getting around is easy. I couldn't get it within 5 miles of my house in England, but I am thinking about a smaller version for my trips back to blighty, driving backwards and forwards to fun flys is not much fun in England and staying on site would be a much better idea. I just can't bring myself to buy a caravan though.

Hey Will

I see you found that piece of fuel tubing I put in your Fury to slow you down some

Peter Wales
http://scalehelicopters.org

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