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Except for the B06 my experience is with 212 and up, but I am wondering about light twins for power though. I am interested in the power margins on machines the size of a Twin Star, BO105 or A109.


Is there a machine out there that could be in a hover, loose a stove and just fly out with the remaining donkey pulling the cart, a torque split but otherwise not be breathing that hard? I know I can read the manufacturers numbers blah blah blah, but I am looking for real world experience from drivers who have flown these types.


Variables abound I know, but lets say just two crew, no cargo but full fuel, in and out of ground effect. Really just curious. :D

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I know diddly about twin engine a/c but I did have the opportunity to test drive a 427 a few years ago. We were able to vertical out of a confined area with 5 pax and approx 750 lbs of fuel on board with one stove at idle. Mind you it was pretty low elevation (Mirabel) and a cool spring day.


my 2 cents worth!

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From experience,


it is NOT the 105 :down:


it is not the 355F1 :down:


drove the 355N, once and it was awesome! Not a Puma but awesome ;)


Talked to some Norgie's in Norgieland last time I was there who drive the 109 doing harbor pilot hoisting and they say it out performs the 335N, there ya go!

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