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05-02-2010 10:25 PM  8 years agoPost 1
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05-02-2010 10:27 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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Ouch

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05-02-2010 10:48 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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dang! how did that happen!?

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05-02-2010 10:59 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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Good question.

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05-02-2010 11:04 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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There is a tow bar on the nose wheel. My first assumption would be they were towing it and one of the main gear collapsed and it fell over on its side..

Can you imagine...

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05-02-2010 11:37 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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It was a lid for an underground box that couldn't hold the weight of the heli.It was lifted up and the gear was locked in the down position.

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05-03-2010 12:11 AM  8 years agoPost 7
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i wounder what the damage cost is. I bet not a $100 dollor fix like are birds.

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05-03-2010 12:24 AM  8 years agoPost 8
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I wonder what they would do to fix it?

I'm not sure at all on full size aircraft but I know for sure they are very picky (rightly so), I wonder if they will scrap most of the heli, or all of it. Maybe they will strip it all down and check every part.

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05-03-2010 12:51 AM  8 years agoPost 9
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The landing gear went down the hole, they got a crane pulled it out, checked that it was locked and put the aircraft back on its feet. Amongst the more important things that were damaged were the Rotor Head Starflex, Blades, and I hear the XMSN mounts, XMSN itself, mast and the whole rotorhead is under scrutiny, other than the obvious.

The owner had replaced his previous N2 with this N3 because he likes new things, so I am sure he is going to have a hard time accepting his repaired helicopter.
And just to update, the helicopter was supposedly fixed, but it always kept some weird vibration, which I am told comes from the transmission coming in contact with the fuselage, so it wasn't repaired properly by Eurocopter and it's now being shipped to France to be repaired, the owner has spent more than half the time he's had the helicopter waiting for the helicopter to be repaired, and now he has to wait even more.

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05-03-2010 02:10 AM  8 years agoPost 10
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Good thing it didn't do that when it was spooled up.

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05-03-2010 02:28 AM  8 years agoPost 11
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I'm sure any owner of a heli like that can afford to maintain it. I wonder who is responsible.

JoJo
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05-03-2010 03:48 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Aaron29

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I saw it. It happened during a piroflip.

At least it didn't bend the tailboom!

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05-03-2010 04:01 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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I wonder who is responsible.
Eurocopter is,It hadn't even been delivered yet.

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05-03-2010 12:38 PM  8 years agoPost 14
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Ouch, those main rotors are at least 50k a piece Im guessing closer to 75k-100k since they look heated.

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05-03-2010 02:47 PM  8 years agoPost 15
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someones losing their job

Velocity 50 "99.9999999999999% of an atom is empty space." also 01001000 01001001

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05-03-2010 02:55 PM  8 years agoPost 16
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sounds like a "friday-chopper". i think i'd want that one binned, if i were the customer.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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05-03-2010 03:28 PM  8 years agoPost 17
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Maybe they need a kickstand

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05-03-2010 04:59 PM  8 years agoPost 18
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And they say skids are for kids.
Good PR for Eurocopter

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05-03-2010 05:03 PM  8 years agoPost 19
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a kick stand that swinges out past the wheel on all 3 when they goes down wouldnt be a half bad idea since these seem to be failing alot lol

Velocity 50 "99.9999999999999% of an atom is empty space." also 01001000 01001001

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05-03-2010 06:46 PM  8 years agoPost 20
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And they say skids are for kids.
Good PR for Eurocopter
quoted from above
The landing gear went down the hole, they got a crane pulled it out, checked that it was locked and put the aircraft back on its feet.
I think it was towed over an access in the ground that could not support the weight of the aircraft, and it fell in. From that quote it does not appear to be an issue with the gear since they found it to be down and locked.

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