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01-15-2010 03:39 PM  8 years agoPost 21
Bundian

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Can I do a piro tic toc with it?

Than I'll go and fly it

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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01-15-2010 06:45 PM  8 years agoPost 22
Jandis

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Hesperia,ca-USA

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Tachyondriver
Yeah the R44 is a much better ship....people of course learn out of the R22 because it is half the cost of a R44 per hour. As you probably know whether you get your license in an R22 or R44 you are legally allowed to fly any helicopter up to 12,500 pounds! I've already had an partial engine failure in the R44,Which is better then the R22 to have. But the R22 I have over 800 hrs in so i feel more comfortable in it. I also fly the 300cbi which is better for weight and has more power then the R22. and bigger!

Turbine conversion is almost pointless. you dont even need it... the people that hire you will train you in turbine. it just looks good on a resume sometimes.. but really what is a couple hours in a turbine that you may have flown a year ago? if you get your license in a R22 you can "legally" fly a turbine....... but i wouldn't recommend it!!!

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01-16-2010 01:13 AM  8 years agoPost 23
Yug

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There is something quaint, old fashioned and low tech about flying the R22. But it's cheap and an easy heli to fly which is, I think, why so many use it as a 1st heli and trainer. The difference in feel between the R22 and R44 is night and day as the R44 gives you more heli and power to fly. Was allways tempted to try some RC type manouvers but it's an R44 Shame full size are so damn expensive, even the elastic band driven ones.

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01-16-2010 04:29 AM  8 years agoPost 24
Jandis

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Yeah it is cheaper. I've always been told though that the R22 is one of the hardest helo's to fly. The 44 is a really good bird. I've done some advance manuevers with it. Yeah 800-100 per hour for a turbine .. no thanks!

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01-18-2010 09:28 PM  8 years agoPost 25
TachyonDriver

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Didn't Mr. Robinson even say that the R22 is NOT the ideal trainer heli, but it's a nice, cheap heli for pilots with experience?

I'll have to save up more, but I'll take lessons in an R44.

HEY that's not a bad slogan!

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01-18-2010 10:40 PM  8 years agoPost 26
A. Bundy

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01-18-2010 11:21 PM  8 years agoPost 27
TachyonDriver

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Nice instrument panel Mr. Bundy, but your flying field's a bit of a mess!!

Tach.

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01-19-2010 01:24 AM  8 years agoPost 28
A. Bundy

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I flew out there too.Nothing over 100 ft though.

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01-19-2010 01:29 AM  8 years agoPost 29
Yug

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I've always been told though that the R22 is one of the hardest helo's to fly
Dunno who would have said that, it's a breeze albeit a little underpowered.

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01-19-2010 03:35 AM  8 years agoPost 30
500Driver

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Burlington, IA

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Disregard

When in doubt...auto out

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01-19-2010 04:44 AM  8 years agoPost 31
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Big Coppitt Key, FL

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I've always been told though that the R22 is one of the hardest helo's to fly
Dunno who would have said that, it's a breeze albeit a little underpowered.
I found 'em twitchier on cyclic than expected at first, but by the end of the first lesson I was comfortable with it. Sensitive but predictable.

I thoroughly enjoy flying Frank Robinson's designs. If I lived in SoCal and was looking for a career in aviation I'd be giving some serious thought to his outfit.

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01-22-2010 02:06 AM  8 years agoPost 32
Jandis

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Every time I go in for a job interview for turbine they ask what I flew....then they say that an r22 pilot is the easiest to train.... one company even knocked off 200 hrs because they say that a R22 pilot can fly better because the R22 is a harder ship to control. But like i said i only flew R22's for years so I'm unsure if it is.

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01-22-2010 04:01 PM  8 years agoPost 33
scott s.

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Orange, Ca.

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How about a trade
I`ll buddy box you on my heli and you train me on yours?

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01-22-2010 05:02 PM  8 years agoPost 34
mlevings

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I spent an hour in a R44 just this past weekend for the first time. What a blast. It was my more responsive on cyclic than I would have guessed. I can't wait for my next flight.

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