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02-09-2006 05:00 AM  12 years agoPost 61
albatross

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Texas, Houston area

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PP SEL-I; not current.

About to build a Zenith 601XL quickbuild and operate under Sport pilot regs.

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02-11-2006 12:06 AM  12 years agoPost 62
Mike Rojas

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I Just got my first unofficial lesson last week in a 172 and am completely hooked. A friend of mine owns it and is training to be an instructor. He takes me up anytime I want and teaches as much as he can. I just pay for fuel. I am trying to talk him into buying an A-36 that's for sale a couple of hangars down so that I can buy his 172. Somehow I think convincing my wife that I'm buying an airplane is going to be the hard part. Right now I tell her that I'm just going up for fun,but I'm pretty sure she's smarter than that,oh well a guy can dream can't he?

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02-11-2006 03:51 AM  12 years agoPost 63
Ctimrun

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Southern California

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I fly this to pay for my RC helis!

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02-11-2006 04:03 AM  12 years agoPost 64
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Big Coppitt Key, FL

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I thought the NOTAR setup was going to be the latest, greatest thing. Why do we see so few of them in service? Yours is the first I've seen outside of demo footage.

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02-11-2006 04:48 AM  12 years agoPost 65
canardman

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Waco, TX

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I fly this...

Enrolled full time A&P school... No time for flying :-(

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02-11-2006 05:16 AM  12 years agoPost 66
Ctimrun

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Southern California

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Gimbalfan,

The MD 500 line has had a very rocky road for the last several years, including a couple ownership changes. There are very deep issues at hand here, but the biggest thing is marketing, then demand. Tey put all of their time and money into the other little birds for their military contracts, which is totally understandable.

The Notars serve their purpose well. They provide a quiet (less/different noise) heli for us to use at low altitudes flying over residential neighborhoods. I believe the price is a bit more so if noise is not a concern then their is not many other reasons to buy one, except maybe the safety factor of not having tail rotors back there.

I could go on and on but I won't. I like the Notars alot but then again I would love anything they would give us to fly, besides something that is piston powered.

I am pretty confident that the "Explorer" or their "900" line is very popular in Europe with Police agencies and Medivacs. It too has the Notar setup but is a very large helicopter and is very expensive to operate. All helis are very expensive to operate!

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02-13-2006 12:29 AM  12 years agoPost 67
donlynn

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New Zealand

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Gidday

Pterodactyl Ascender 2

approx $15 hr
32 stall
35 cruise
55 derated to 45 vne
approx 800 ft / min climb at sea level

calm weather machine

awesome fun and cheaper to run than my r50v2

Ultralights rock

Regards Don

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