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  1. I got my last one from aircraft spruce... Might have been a little cheaper some where else but it came asap out of canada
  2. I've used one now for about 4 years and wouldn't go without anymore... I had a issue this year with the Blue Tooth picking up my mike on a phone call... but got that resolved... One of the biggest +'s is that the unit squelch's out a lot of background noise like Inverters and pulse lights... It works great and has actually got me some extra hrs due to the fact the customer could call me direct.. It would pay the companies to supply a few I think.
  3. I am glad you had a good experience... Wish I could say the same. I bought one last year and it took 3 months to get it... When I did I had to rewire it completely ... A five year old with a glue gun could have done better... The people at safecom (Joe) said they would send a blulink as a "gift" for all the trouble and after repeated lies about loosing my address and " oh the secretary " forgot I have given up.. They lied to me directly many many times through this whole ordeal..
  4. I've used CEP's with moulded ear plugs for years now... work well but expensive and they seem to break the CEP wire after a while... anyhow I tried little rubber ones from www.earplugstore.com they work great and you get a bag of them for a few bucks. They are designed to take the CEP screw in ear piece and you just need to trim the length to fit your comfort level... they are cheap and comfortable and so far I haven't broken any wires... Cheers
  5. Well that didn't take long to turn personal... Anyhow Tree Top I've known Heli Log around this site for a long time... I have never detected anything but full support for the Canadian pilots on this site... It seems to me you questioned his credentials in regards to his position on this issue... Bob filled in the gaps... quite effectively I think. I'd say he has had a great career and is justifiably proud.. I think most on here took it as a statement of fact... not something that warranted a personal attack... and Rico "WTF" .....that makes no sense!! Cheers
  6. i have used the 696 and the 796 extensively over the past few years... Both are great and of course expensive to keep up to date and to have the XM online to get all the good WX functions working. The complaint I have with the 696 is the Battery... It it very sensitive to charging at higher temps (like in the summer while sitting in the windscreen) and the worst part is that the Batt is very heavy and slides in from the bottom which puts stress on the lock mech. and eventually wears out the contacts. It would be fine for fixed wing but doing RHL work the vibration kills the battery connection.
  7. Anyone have any info on Wood Buffalo Helicopters and specifically how they are treating their pilot staff... Are they people of their word?
  8. I have used my blulink for a year now... Works great not too hard on batteries, but buy good ones. It links up every time and in two pilot cockpits its great so you can listen to your music without having others listen in on your call or the tunes... if you are using the "key" function on your ICS (as opposed to VOX) then you can talk on the phone without others hearing because your mike goes live to the blulink as soon as there is a call... The auto mute function works well... but hopefully the radio and pax keep quiet so you can listen. I use CEP's with custom ear pieces and have wired my mo
  9. A little off the "Helicopter" topic... this is an interesting show. http://video.pbs.org/video/1412744270 Hope the link works
  10. L3 DRIVER "I think it's better to plan for the worst and your fly your best than not have a plan and fly on the premise that if you enter cloud that you made a serious error in judgment and not have the skill or wherewithal to come out of it alive. I always think that more knowledge is better than less and having the capability to do your mentioned steep descending turn while using the DG and the airspeed indicator and the artificial horizon make the maneuver a lot safer. Sure you are supposed to keep visual reference but what if you loose it? then for the 4 seconds it takes to make that tur
  11. 76B will give you 100 or so feet per min at 30min power 20c and 4000' at its max gross weight of 11700lbs. Not too shabby.
  12. Bob was one of the good guy's. Was always a pleasure.... Cheers Man
  13. Coulson has CLM and MAY in Victoria Australia on fires and XEC is in Darwin Australia on an offshore contract. The camp is in hibernation waiting for better wood prices.
  14. So far just the A manual Thanks
  15. Has anyone heard of a electronic S-76 manual? If so what are the chances of getting one? Thanks
  16. No sweat man.... Didn't hurt my feelings one little bit
  17. Lets try it this way. If you want to fly in the rock pile in Canada in a Jet box, Astar, 120, 204, 205, 500 etc... get the mtn course best training you will ever do (if you get the right course). If as you say you don't want to fly a bus... 212, 76, 61, 332, 92... don't bother with the IFR its a waste of time and it won't help you become a good mtn pilot all that much. Learning how to do a good contour crawl is not a big priority in the IFR world! No need to get your tit in a ringer about my first reply, don't forget you asked for opinions in your original post, I just happened to give yo
  18. Strange question really... It all depends on what you want to do! A mountain course is not gong to help you in the IFR world if that is what you are interested in. And certainly an IFR is not going to really help in getting a job in the Western VFR market.
  19. Duhhh I realize that.... But for many years the cubans supported the rebel movement as a proxy to the Russians many believe. I guess I should have been more specific. "In November 1975, on the eve of Angola’s independence from Portugal, Cuba launched a large-scale military intervention to defend the leftist liberation movement MPLA from US-backed invasions by apartheid South Africa and Zaire in support of two other liberation movements competing for power in the country, FNLA and UNITA. Following the retreat of Zaire and South Africa, Cuban forces remained in Angola to support the MPLA-
  20. Angola..... yikes!!!! how well do you speak cuban?
  21. Wish I could find RDM's discription of "Drillogams" from the old site. That was entertaining.
  22. Looking for an downloadable 206 flight manual? If anyone has one they could share it would be much appreciated. Thanks
  23. For us old guy's that don't see so good any more! http://www.airplanegear.com/avmap.htm
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