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  1. 2200 Hour Engine Overhaul ($19,500 RHC exchange)

     

    2200 Hour Aircraft Overhaul Parts Kit ($69,000) (Includes new bearings, seals, belts, etc., and life-limited components with less than 2200 hours remaining.)

     

    Labor (180 Manhours @ $60 per hour)

     

    Total cost = $99300.00

     

    This is the estimated overhaul cost of a Beta II by Robinson as of January 07.

     

    OUCH! :mellow:

    ouch is right, I was just trying to consider the best option,

    -buy and a/c that has 400 hours left on it and add 100 hours then sell OR

    -buy a run out a/c, overhaul it, fly as much as I please and sell it without loosing too much money

     

    I don't have a CPL so it would be a training machine.

    Thanks for the info tho, greatly appreciated.

  2. Can anyone comment on how accurate this is for operating costs.

    Ya, good luck with that!

     

    12 gals per hour (or 48 ltrs) (1.50 per ltr) = $72.00

     

    instructor = $80.00

     

    insurance = +/- $70.00 per hour

     

    maintainence = $80 per hour

     

    Add it up and you are 2 bucks an hour in the hole for every hour and you haven't even paid for the machine yet.

     

    I may be off on some of the costs but I'm betting I'm pretty close. Any instructors out there that can shed more light?

    I found this in this tread

    Im mostly wondering about fuel and maintainence costs for a R22

    Thanks

  3. Im wondering if someone could shed some light on this for me. I'd like to know if a private license would allow one to fly his own machine in service for others? I don't imagine carrying passengers but flying solo, doing surveying or scouting work.

    Does it make a difference if the pilot is the owner of the helicopter(and the business) offering it's services?

    Sorry if this is a ridiculous question, Im too new to know any better.

    thanks

  4. I realized how badly I hi-jacked this tread so I started a new one here

    Thanks for the response tho, I guess Im not really thinking of multiple endorsement types but just getting a turbine endorsement opposed to paying for a lot of turbine time.

    Please check out the new thread and let me know.

  5. QUOTE(heli206212 @ Jun 2 2007, 08:12 AM) *

    A Turbine Endorsement on a 206 is good, no need to do 20 hours. Save your money, it is the endorsement that counts. *

     

    this quote was taken from here.

    I don't want it to be taken out of context but didn't want to hi-jack that thread either.

     

    How many of you out there would agree with this.

    I had been thinking that 10-20 hrs. of turbine time was essential for my 1st 100 but now that statement has me thinking. I keep hearing "100hrs is 100hrs" so it seems more logical to get the CPL as cheaply as possible and then get what endorsements could be afforded.

     

    So What's the general consensus, is it more valuable to increase your "turbine time" or the number of endorsement types?(assuming the available funds were the same)

  6. This is a bit of a side note but....

    A Turbine Endorsement on a 206 is good, no need to do 20 hours. Save your money, it is the endorsement that counts.

    How many of you out there would agree with this. I had been thinking that 10-20 hrs. of turbine time was essential for my 1st 100 but now that statement has me thinking. The thought of going to a school that flies only turbine seems even more overkill (I know there are other benefits but Im speaking generally)

     

    So What's the general consensus, is it more valuable to increase your "turbine time" or the number of endorsement types?

  7. Cole,

     

    Here is what I did. I did a 80 piston, 20 turbine course. I then went and built time on a Jetranger.

     

    I know EB heli does a R22 @ 90hrs/ 206 @ 10hrs course

    but how else offers this kind of course. Or is it ok with most schools to let the student decide how many hours will be on which machine (obviously if it's an available)

     

    I really like what I've head about OMH, but I really would like to have turbine time in my 1st 100

    any input?

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