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  1. CA 1000 perhaps? http://www.ppg.com/coatings/aerospace/sealants1/ca_1000.pdf
  2. Very sad news, I knew Alex a little having brief chats with him at the hangar, he was a really nice guy and everyone seemed to like him as well. All I can do is offer my sincerest of condolences to his friends and family.
  3. It is a Héli-Excel machine, not from Héli-Inter even though it's the same owner. It is a sad day indeed and my thoughts are with the victim's families.
  4. Indeed. One would think that they would learn from their mistakes but I guess the all mighty dollar rules once again. The moratorium was three months late, and has been overturned this last week by a Louisiana judge. Kinda makes you wonder if it's worth having children sometimes.
  5. I have a buddy of mine that works for Cougar, I hope he is ok. My thoughts are with all the people involved in this terrible accident.
  6. Heh, I showed this picture as well as the one of MQN on the Old Medium thread to my father. He flew both of them when he worked for Okanagan. It brought back some old memories!
  7. The UH-1Y and the AH-1Z's main rotor heads are not similar to the one found on the 412. They will be more like the one that is found on the 430. The 407 drivetrain comes from the 406 (OH-58), not the other way around.
  8. I had this happen to me while greasing a 205 scissor link. The only thing is that the spring came out of the fitting and ended up in the grease. I had to clean out the grease and look carefully for the spring in the bearing area. Make sure your fitting still has the spring inside.
  9. No apologies needed. I also read an online news report that had a picture of an astar. I Found out it was an R44 on another forum.
  10. It wasn't an Astar. It was in fact a R44, probably privately owned. 3 injured including one in a critical state.
  11. Nope, that wasn't Igor Sikorsky. It was an executive at Bell Aircraft who insisted on trying out the helicopter despite Artur Young's warnings.
  12. Well, based on what I've heard abaout this aircraft, the only thing in common with a longranger is the familliar Bell lines. It's supposed to have an open cabin with a flat floor and based on the pictures that I've posted earlier, the tailboom looks alot beefier than that of a longranger. Also, the tail rotor blades look nothing like those of a 206. I wouldn't be so quick at dissing this machine.
  13. Here are some pictures of the first prototype : http://helimat.free.fr/7_Bell429_C-GBLL.htm
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