Fish Posted January 5, 2007 Report Share Posted January 5, 2007 Hey guys, I got a question... I was was working a Longranger LR and the thing just didn't have the jam of the good ol' L4. Boy are those LR's ever pieces of sh@t, not worth the flight manual paper they are written on, you can't even take 6 pax up to 12,000 feet on a +30 day..... :down: :down: Come on you guys, lets compare A/C in the same category. I've got a fair chunk of hrs in a Twinstar and they perform great. But this drivel is like someone climbing in an R44 and saying "Boy this thing is no Jetranger hey? What a piece of crap." Well Derrrrr? THEY ARE NOT THE SAME MACHINE. Look at the performance charts, compare them, the Twinstar will do what the chart say it will. It's performance is between a BA and a B1. Not a B3. Yes, I agree the maintenance is high on it, but like any A/C out there, if you fall behind on it, you will be chasing problems. In my opinion, since they do need extra TLC, they should be situated on a base where the maintenance can be kept up. They are not good pool A/C. I also agree the electrical is a nightmare, but if you stay on top of it, it works. I think the FX is the best option for a 355 over factory, I think they would keep up in the pool just fine. But please, please, guys, either have experience on the A/C or know the performance charts before you start spouting off about how one A/C sucks compared to another. And compare A/C of equal performance levels. Phil, the twinstar engine cowlings I've seen deal with the heat just fine, unless you try to open the cowling while the engine is running and lift it right into the exhaust gas...that's not good for any cowling. You have a great point about the hydraulics, they are the best I've seen. There are alot of other great ideas on the 355 that get overlooked too. Jetbox, how is the Twinstar horrible for slinging? I've done lots, and it feels just like any other A-star body I've strapped into. Please, back up your statements with specific problems, otherwise chalk it up to a bad day on the top of the line. And T55, I know for a fact that the Twinstar will cruise OEI at gross weight. And even though it will be a fast landing, it can be done safely and at the time you choose. mountainflier, your question was a valid one, but as you know already, you are still comparing two A/C from two different performance classes. As most of you can tell, I am a fan of the Twinstar. I've flown it, it's fun and challenging, I like it, and I'll also be the first to agree it's no B2 or B3, but it has other advantages that seem to be overlooked quite often. So in trying to keep things constructive and open... open fire on me, bring it. Fenestron, what do you know of an N2? Fill me in, or are you just out pullin' chains again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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