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Here's an operating Cost comparison for The LTS 101-600A3A and Aeriel 1B: Operating_Cost_Comparison_600.pdf

I'm also pretty sure the 600A-3A will outperform the 1B at altitude.

 

Wow, Thanks for all the good information.

 

One final Question, Any ideas on operating cost in US$, CAD$??

 

Conklin & de Decker has the BA at $640 US per hour similar to a L3, Does that sound about right (know the fuel costs are highly variable at the moment)?

 

Any info on this front would be great

 

 

Thanks

 

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The honeywell will out perform the french engine all day, I was on sysmic in pink mountain in a SD1, the machine only had the single point hook so 1660 lbs max. 6 bags at 2000 ft and 6 bags at 7500 ft. no way a Ba would be able to do that. Also the fuel burn is excelent, had the bag runners bitching because they never got a break.

 

The goveners arn't as good as the ariel, but are as responsive as a C20. They do have a tendancy to leak oil, but a good engineer can keep that under control. If you don't keep the bleed band clean, expect to have a compressor stal at some point. I was able to "almost" keep up with a B2 at lower altitude but could out lift one at 7000+ ft. And the best part, the tail boom stays clean, way less carbon than a Ba. If I was running A-Stars, they would all have LTS 101s. Lower cost per hour, better fuel burn, better power High hot and heavy. Throw on a bucket in a DA on a +30 day and there's no need to sinch it up, and no need to spend your day pumpin fuel.

 

You might want to look into a super D2, those things are monster A-Sars, call Mark at Heli-products 604-465-5008, they build top of the line LTS 101 powered A-Stars.

 

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The honeywell will out perform the french engine all day, I was on sysmic in pink mountain in a SD1, the machine only had the single point hook so 1660 lbs max. 6 bags at 2000 ft and 6 bags at 7500 ft. no way a Ba would be able to do that. Also the fuel burn is excelent, had the bag runners bitching because they never got a break.

 

The goveners arn't as good as the ariel, but are as responsive as a C20. They do have a tendancy to leak oil, but a good engineer can keep that under control. If you don't keep the bleed band clean, expect to have a compressor stal at some point. I was able to "almost" keep up with a B2 at lower altitude but could out lift one at 7000+ ft. And the best part, the tail boom stays clean, way less carbon than a Ba. If I was running A-Stars, they would all have LTS 101s. Lower cost per hour, better fuel burn, better power High hot and heavy. Throw on a bucket in a DA on a +30 day and there's no need to sinch it up, and no need to spend your day pumpin fuel.

 

You might want to look into a super D2, those things are monster A-Sars, call Mark at Heli-products 604-465-5008, they build top of the line LTS 101 powered A-Stars.

 

rob

 

 

 

 

Carousel seismic.....yawwwwnnnnn. Who uses those for pick-up.......pfffff Seriously.

 

I remember a pilot from a central alberta company trying to keep up to a more powerful machine from another company, on the same job site. He's DEAD. Ran out of fuel.

 

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Carousel seismic.....yawwwwnnnnn. Who uses those for pick-up.......pfffff Seriously.

 

HA HAa haI am a siesmic pilot and I like to fly with my hands, my favorite conversation topic has to be me! :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carousel seismic.....yawwwwnnnnn. Who uses those for pick-up.......pfffff Seriously.

 

That was a long time ago, we had an auto bag runner but it was still in R&D and would not work consistantly enough, the juggies also couldn't understand "not" to put the balls in a hole.

 

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