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07-19-2002 03:59 PM  16 years agoPost 1
JSaleska

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Has anyone ever Teamed up on a heli? Say two people split the cost and the flying? Kinda like a rental type thing. Or has anyone ever bought a heli and told everyone they can fly it as much as they want for a fee? Like say -- you pay 5 or 10 bucks per flight plus fuel and you pay for repairs if you crash it.

Sounds like it might even be considered a business at that point and maybe a tax write off.

Comments please......

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07-19-2002 04:24 PM  16 years agoPost 2
BladeRunner

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Co-Ownership???
Ya.....hmmmmm.....I guess you could say my wife is the co-owner......hehehe....she dosen't like it much and she could care less if she ever got any stick time.......so it's a win~win situation......WE split the cost and I have ALL the fun.....hehehe.........

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07-19-2002 04:28 PM  16 years agoPost 3
Heli-Driver

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Bad idea.... IMO.

Potentially a good way to break up a friendship.

Maybe you should rent one???



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07-19-2002 04:48 PM  16 years agoPost 4
Doug

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Rental, $10 a tank, insurance $500 per day

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07-19-2002 04:59 PM  16 years agoPost 5
toyman241

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You Crazy !!!!
Sounds like a very bad idea.So when your buddy crashes who pays for the rapair? Both of you seeing how you both own it?You crashed it so now i can't fly. No , no way not me man.This type of situation just screams trouble.There is no cheap way to get into helis just take the plunge and don't look back..........


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07-19-2002 05:36 PM  16 years agoPost 6
Hughes500Pilot

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So what happens if he crashes "my half" of the heli?

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07-19-2002 06:20 PM  16 years agoPost 7
elad

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mmm.....
it's an idea .....
there is a potential for many problems.
if you will do it eventually d o n ' t do it with your friendes
because the will not be your friendes any more .... after some time.

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07-19-2002 06:46 PM  16 years agoPost 8
JSaleska

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Whoa whoa whoa --- Simma down now.

I've been at it awhile and have three birds of my own. I just wondered about it and thought I would post the idea to see if anyone else had ever considered it.

Whoever crashed it would repair it though -- yes I understand the down time caused by a crash, but that's why I have three now.

How much airtime does your bird get? Maybe 6 or 7 flights a day on the weekend? Even at 15 minutes a flight that's only 1 1/2 hours in the air. How many hours are you at the field for those flights? The bird sits there not being used for like 6 or 7 hours to only fly 1 1/2 hours. Seems like a waste to me.

Example -- 5 people live in a large house. 4 of those people are always home at any given time. Should those 5 people own five different cars? Or would it be more cost advantagous to go in on one car and all share that one car? Remember that only 1 person can leave the house at any given time anyway right? Each person would pay for their own gas -- then slip the maintenance and repair costs.

Now -- I really am not planning on doing this -- it was just a thought that made it to the Forum. hehehe

Keep the comments coming though.

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07-19-2002 07:27 PM  16 years agoPost 9
Angelos

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Co-ownership why? If you can’t afford to buy one alone, you probably can’t afford to maintain it either.

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07-19-2002 10:45 PM  16 years agoPost 10
Rotor

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JSaleska,
Great idea! As often as we crash I'm sure we would both just be taking turns crashing!!! However, I think we would need two of them to get much flying done and then if you have two of them well then that's like each buying one apiece. Oh, forget it we will just each have to buy one!! hehehe.

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07-19-2002 11:36 PM  16 years agoPost 11
Secret Squirrel

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I'd say it's a bad idea. What happens if someone wants to upgrade something but the other owner doesn't?

I'll stick with full ownership thanks.

Si

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07-19-2002 11:44 PM  16 years agoPost 12
Kurt64

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I cant see it going well...unless all "owners" were expert pilots and really knew what they are doing. If that is the case, they wouldnt need to jointly own a heli anyway unless it was one of those $40,000 crop dusters.

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