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gmcmachz last won the day on April 4 2019

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  1. Universal Helicopters Began life in 1963.
  2. usually a sign that the internal battery is past its life expectancy.. when that battery loses all its charge the GPS loses its last known position and has to do a complete scan of the skies to try to locate itself
  3. Very Clear and well defined.. lets see if we can initiate another 70 pages of conversation around this....lol
  4. I will just throw this out there for everyone to Digest..While I agree that there are some instances where the pilot sits at the controls of an aircraft for longer periods than they are actually in the air. this is not the norm, and I would think that if you were to average the amount of time a pilot spends behind the controls but not in the air you would find that it is below 10%.. I could be wrong, but from my time in industry this is what I see.. So I will ask all those that believe that "flight time" should go in your personal logbook this question...... Would you want someone who just rec
  5. From the wrench side of things both aircraft are not bad, coming off of 206's they are both excellent. I like the a-star for accessability, and the fact that you need minnimal tools to perform standard servicing and inspections, where as the 407 still requires more tools and more expensive ones at that to keep it in the air, however the big advantage the 407 has is the books, because no matter how easy the helicopter is to work on if it takes you 5 times as long to find and interpret the procedures in the manuals you end up saving no time whatsoever. and yes you have to take the splines apart
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