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02-11-2008 01:27 AM  10 years agoPost 21
David Blain

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GimbalFan-
Be'n from the south I shoulda "Fiqur'd", I stand corrected!

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02-11-2008 01:29 AM  10 years agoPost 22
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Be'n from the south I shoulda "Fiqur'd", I stand corrected!
You should sit down instead -- after all it's Sunday evening.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

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06-03-2008 02:23 AM  10 years agoPost 23
xan

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UH 1 detailed scheme painting
Hi, guys I'm looking for a very detailed painting scheme for UH1 D actually this model is painting in a navy rescue of 1974, but I want to change it to a more detailed

I look in airlinres.net but can't find a lot of photos about the same heli

somebody can help me...

thanks..

alex..

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06-03-2008 02:40 AM  10 years agoPost 24
artimus

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Buckley WA

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Check this one out......what a fantastic job
http://runryder.com/t435107p1/

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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06-03-2008 03:00 AM  10 years agoPost 25
Topher

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Wheres the heli in this picture? All I see is Tom Selleck's short little boy shorts.

will wash your heli for a quarter

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06-03-2008 03:09 AM  10 years agoPost 26
JAGNZ

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And you're admitting that publicly? I ONLY see a heli in the pic!?!


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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06-03-2008 04:05 AM  10 years agoPost 27
artimus

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LMAO.....dude you fell right into that one. He open the door and you walked right in......

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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12-02-2018 03:52 AM  13 days agoPost 28
OneHoof

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I have done extensive research on the helicopters used on Magnum P.I.

There were a total of four different helicopters that depicted T. C.’s helicopter:

N58243 - S1
N1095A - S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6
N4943T - S6, S7, S8

and possibly
N9267F (500C with fake registration as N58243)

N1095A was THE most used 500D on the show, going into use after N58243 crashed during Season One.

At one point, a 500C with the Y tail, was painted up, with N58243’s (the crashed 500D’s) registration number, after the crash. I have not been able to find this 500C’s real registration number yet. It is possible that it could have been N9267F, in temporary peel paint, until they got N1095A, as a permanent replacement.

N1095A was the most prolific helicopter used on the show, with a tenure that spanned S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, and part of S6.

Towards the end of S6, N4943T (with the white window vent, on the back door) took over and was used for S6, S7 and S8. N4943T was the only Island Hopper Helicopter that had its registration number, on the tail boom.
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The Second Crash

One week after Magnum P.I. ended, on Friday, May 13, 1988, N4943T, crashed into a drainage ditch, because of a runaway trim motor.

Former Magnum pilot, Steve Kux was seriously injured. and would have drowned, if a man nicknamed, “Tiny”, hadn’t lifted the helicopter.

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The N58428 Myth

There has been an erroneous myth going around that N58428 depicted T.C.’s Island Hopper Helicopter!

Apparently that myth has been propagated because people have misconstrued notations in its log book which says, “Mag PI film work” and “MPI equipment trans.”

It was owned by Jetcopters Incorporated, based at Van Nuys Airport, in California.

N58428 was too busy being used extensively in Hollywood, on virtually every t.v. show from the 1980’s (ie. Knight Rider, AIRWOLF, Streethawk, The A-Team, T.J. Hooker, Hardcastle and McCormick, The Fall Guy, Simon & Simon etc.)!

It most famously portrayed the bad guy helicopter flown by Malcom McDowell’s character in Columbia Pictures movie, Blue Thunder.

The Magnum P.I. episode, “Two Birds of a Feather” was mostly filmed in California, and N58428 was used as a camera ship, for that episode and possibly some others. Hence; “Mag PI film work and MPI equipment trans", in its logbook, indicating its use as a camera ship, that people have misconstrued.

But the bottom line is, N58428 never depicted T.C.’s helicopter with the famous orange, yellow and brown, bands. It was just used on Magnum as a camera helicopter and to haul equipment around.

If you don’t believe me, borrow the DVD’s from the library, and watch all 8 seasons, (fast forwarding) to the helicopter scenes, a majority of the time, you can clearly see the registration numbers when they show the various helicopters... and N58428 was never one of them.

It is unfortunate that people presumed, and assumed that N58428 depicted T. C.’s Helicopter, on Magnum just from the camera ship references in its logbooks.

People who owned it mistakenly told people, without doing any research, that it was used as T.C.’s helicopter when in reality it was NOT. It was just a camera helicopter and used to haul equipment around.

Furthermore they ignore its famous use on AIRWOLF and Blue Thunder, and dozens of other, stateside 80’s tv shows.

N58428 is a very famous Hollywood helicopter, but contrary to popular misconception, it was never used as T.C.’s helicopter.
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Other research references that back up my research:

https://books.google.com/books?id=N...%20500d&f=false

http://magnum-mania.com/Articles/The_Chopper.html

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12-02-2018 06:03 AM  13 days agoPost 29
banshee rider

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Talk about an old dead zombie thread

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

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12-02-2018 03:08 PM  13 days agoPost 30
OneHoof

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Cold Spring, Kentucky

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Since CBS revamped Magnum P.I. it seems appropriate to revamp some life back into this post!

There are new Island Hopper Choppers buzzing around Hawaii now.

Hence; modelers will want to start building rc model’s of T.C.’s iconic Island Hopper 500D helicopter.

So, this post is still very relevant.

Mahalo!

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12-03-2018 02:05 AM  12 days agoPost 31
THX1138

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I dig it.

Lou

Just give me five dudes and two flashbangs...

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12-10-2018 02:02 PM  5 days agoPost 32
OneHoof

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Cold Spring, Kentucky

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It looks like N1095A is the only surviving helicopter from Magnum P.I.

C/N 500701D N1095A
Here are some of its other registration numbers over the years:

N31AS, N700DG, N3TJ, N3NT, N503SH, N717MA

N1095A is currently registered as N717MA, flying for Air 2.

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