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That is the first I heard of it, It might be some Client companies requirement like Shell in the past has required 212's for that work, but for the most part unless things have taken a turn in that direction Lately, I believe anything goes single or twin, I'm sure there are some folks here that will answer that quustion for you that are working in that department at this time.

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The last I heard is that all drill companies in 2006 and forever in the near future will require a minimum of either the EH101 or the Super Freelon both of which have three engines. :shock: :shock: :shock:

 

Take care and fly safe all.Mini

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Actually I was thinking more along the line of having one 407 with a good swivel on the belly hook and a 100 ft. longline going to a real good swivel on the rotor head of another 407 hovering at the end of the line with a real good swivel on its bell going the real good swivel on the head of the bottom 407 and a longline on that machine going to the load. If yall pulled at once....holy shite :up: :up:

 

Fly safe Mini.............

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akadriver,

 

In Canada there are 10-15 drill crews operating in the busy season, of that about 4-6 crews will use a 212......the rest all use a 205. Havent seen a 204 moving drills much in the last 10 years or so. The 205/212 also allows you to move the entire crew of 14 guys (6 drills) to/from the job each day. Some crews only use 5 drills so thats 12 guys...Tight squeeze in a 204!

 

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