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  1. I'm guessing you're referring to the EOS test switch. From what I remember, yes, the Soloy conversion does have one if you get the 700 series engine (aka gold package?). If I remember correctly it was a safety covered toggle switch mounted right where the panel and centre consol meet, so right near your left knee. What don't you like about it? Where was it mounted for yours?
  2. Now THAT'S funny! pilot5: Are you only comparing operating costs or are you also factoring in how much the helicopter can lift? Just curious because it seems like you changed your tune to the L4 when you were originally asking about the 407 and B2.
  3. I think lama's look great... So, out of curiosity, where does the K-max fit on the list?
  4. Need someone to man it once it's installed? I'll even wear my nice khaki pants to keep HJ happy.
  5. York Regional Police's EC 120 used to be like a lullaby at night when they were around my old area. An occasional high banked turn was the loudest thing that came from that machine. I wish I had a nightsun.
  6. I'll go pull the bambi bucket out and make sure it's ready to go
  7. Don't forget that in flight there's centrifugal force acting upon the blades so they're more resistant to 'folding up'. At rest, well, you know, it's a little different. Might it be a bad thing to completely clear one blade then the other? If it was me I'd clear them a little bit each at a time starting at the tips... maybe I'm just too careful. And I'm glad I've got hangars to use.
  8. Quoting FREDDIE "Heard one the other day don't know if it is true but do not use a tiger torch to de-ice blades they don' fly to well after." :shock: Heard a similar story but it was a guy flying a 206 for a company with a less than favourable paint scheme/colour. Also, I agree with other posts. Dress like you might be out there for a while. If passengers want to take their coats off and get 'comfy' then they've got the wrong idea. Let em know. Politely. And even if you're not a smoker, keep a lighter in your pocket (one closest to you body heat), it's way more handy than you might think.
  9. Yeah, come on Old dog, clue us in. I love the 214 story but I've never felt like I've heard all of it. Add what you can. And thanks to Cap for providing more of it (more of it for me anyway). Murdoch
  10. I'm not sure about leasing but E&B helicopters has an ad in Vertical that includes the words "Approved Robinson Dealer" "New and used sales" so you might to get in contact with them. www.ebhelicopters.com or fax:250-287-4352 or [email protected] Almost forgot to mention that they're in Campbell River so your ferry flight won't be as long as from Robinson themselves or National in Ontario
  11. I'm glad you got a kick out of it... and that you weren't offended.
  12. WOAH :shock: That's a lot of questions, I think you scared a few people away from responding. Not to worry though since enthusiam is a good thing. Resesarch is good as well. Take your time picking what's right for you. Is it right for you? Try out an intro flight and see how it feels. Don't spend too much money though... and keep your receipt. Love at first sight? For some, yes, some, no. Some were kind of born into this industry (mom dad aunt uncle used to fly and lil' Jimmy got to come along every once in a while) and others got hooked and it became an addiction (careful, it seriously can become exactly that... and it's about the most expensive addiction out there) For me it was a few incidents that guaranteed it. Attributes a prospective pilot should have? Maturity. A general (at least) knowledge of how things work. The ability to listen and, above all else, a good ATTITUDE (you will hear this a lot), those are a few that stand out in my mind. All that being said; I did notice two words that stood out in your original post: Stoked and Jacked which leads me to believe that (and do not be offended) you may be a little younger... or you're just from the island. There's nothing really wrong with being young in the industry BUT if you decide that this is for you - and if you take out a loan... well then there may be a possibility that your first job might be with a company that will work you on the ground to make sure 'a young guy' (if that's your case) will be responsible and mature enough to fly and that will make paying off that loan (if that will be your case) very difficult. SO, all THAT being said. IF that sounds like that fits your situation then perhaps saving as much money over the next year or two or three will be a benefit in two ways... actually three, you can also use that time to get a head start on learning all that stuff you'll learn in flight school. Take some of load off. Now I don't have a lot of experience in the industry but I thought I'd offer my $0.02 There's others that could offer more or even correct me on a few things... Hope this helps, Murdoch Oh, and all you guys/girls from the island... please don't be offended, I was kind of joking. Kind of
  13. This topic came up in discussion with a few friends recently. Someone suggested "Bring a box or two or 26er bottles and sell them for at least double the original price.... on the day that you leave" Might be bad advice though... I don't know. I'm still figuring out some of my own morals.
  14. I chuckled at the last line, but I laughed out loud at the earlier one.
  15. Good reading people (especially over a morning coffee) Thanks for sharing, everybody, including sh*tshow. Good stories. and, I hate to be 'that guy' but a hanger is something you put clothes on and a hangar is something you put aircraft in. Sorry, my mother is a teacher, I can't help it. Adios, I have to be at work. Murdoch
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