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Old 04-09-2011, 07:11 PM   #4876
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But, AMC isn't buying it because its cheaper to operate single engine aircraft in the US, not because there are "better" single engine aircraft out there. That isn't to say the aircraft could fail, but if it does it will be because it couldn't find a market vs being an inferior aircraft.

If the US goes the route of Canada and mandates twins for all EMS opps, I bet we'd see alot more orders faster.

Supposedly they are buying two in the Emirates for VIP work, the pilot who test flew the 429 was very impressed.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:14 PM   #4877
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AMC still operates more twins than anybody else, and they don't intend to buy anymore 429's, just like they didn't want to buy this one. They didn't want the MD902 in MO either, but again the hospital insisted.




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But, AMC isn't buying it because its cheaper to operate single engine aircraft in the US, not because there are "better" single engine aircraft out there. That isn't to say the aircraft could fail, but if it does it will be because it couldn't find a market vs being an inferior aircraft.

If the US goes the route of Canada and mandates twins for all EMS opps, I bet we'd see alot more orders faster.

Supposedly they are buying two in the Emirates for VIP work, the pilot who test flew the 429 was very impressed.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:18 PM   #4878
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AMC did not buy this one, check your facts
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:27 AM   #4879
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Which one? Des Moines Iowa is where the AMC 429 is, could be the hospital bought it and AMC is just operating it, but either way, they would of rather the hospital went with something else.

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Old 04-10-2011, 02:16 PM   #4880
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Kinda wondering the same thing. We tested her against the EC145 at our base at 5500. Also into the san Juan mountains testing her in situations between 11 and 14k. The 429 was the clear winner. Both tests in July last summer.
I wonder how the 145-T2 will compare.

They put more powerful engines and transmission in it.

Basically upgraded everything powerwise and added a Fenestron.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:36 PM   #4881
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eurocopter just bought our company (vector aerospace) and we had a little "welcome to the fold" talk by lutz-bertling.
have to add him (along with the irish bloke) to the list of managers that we cant understand.

though to be honest, it could be the cheapest mickey mouse PA system in the world, allied to the acoustics in an empty aircraft hanger?
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:41 PM   #4882
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eurocopter just bought our company (vector aerospace) and we had a little "welcome to the fold" talk by lutz-bertling.
have to add him (along with the irish bloke) to the list of managers that we cant understand.

though to be honest, it could be the cheapest mickey mouse PA system in the world, allied to the acoustics in an empty aircraft hanger?
You guys are lucky, ours is in the dirty old warehouse with enough seating for about 2/3 of the people.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:46 PM   #4883
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Running down sea would've had the ship pitching a lot more, and taking the sea broadside would've had it rolling like crazy. The course they're heading looks to be one that minimized both. A rolling deck is actually much easier to land on than a pitching deck (since height of the deck does not change with roll). Regardless, you just wait for the lull when the deck settles out for a few seconds, and authoritatively land the sucker - which is what they did.

Good times.
To me that still doesn't make sense. They were going 45 into it. If they would've turned 45 to starboard they would've been right into it. Rule of thumb is whenever something major happens that needs to be addressed or fixed on board the captain turns it directly down sea as to prevent any harsh pitching or sudden movements. The boat rides smoother. At least that's what we've done.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:55 PM   #4884
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To me that still doesn't make sense. They were going 45 into it. If they would've turned 45 to starboard they would've been right into it. Rule of thumb is whenever something major happens that needs to be addressed or fixed on board the captain turns it directly down sea as to prevent any harsh pitching or sudden movements. The boat rides smoother. At least that's what we've done.
Could it be that they were testing some sort of semi-automated landing system or something related?

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Old 04-19-2011, 09:02 PM   #4885
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Thats One of the sweetest Pics I have every seen

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I love to see helos in the snow. I am CFI rotorcraft in southern oregon. I also Ride alot. Whats it take to come up and Fly in Canada? Looks like fun
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:05 PM   #4886
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Stealth helicopters.


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Old 05-05-2011, 06:55 AM   #4887
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:57 AM   #4888
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I was reading about that this morning in another forum... Interesting...
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/top-se...ry?id=13530693
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:02 AM   #4889
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Looks like it's just a quick cob onto an existing illustration to make it fit the situation. Not much sense to work on the tail that way and nothing much else.


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Old 05-05-2011, 08:59 AM   #4890
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Very curious to know how the engineers made it quiet.
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