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Old October 28th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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I really, really want a Robinson R22. Thinking about selling all of my shit and buying one. Any pilots on here?

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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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That thing is sweet! I started on my pilots license for airplanes! I really miss flying

My last flight was my solo flight. Man that was the most adrenaline I have ever felt.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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I piloted some rc models.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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this reminds me of the "should I build my bdmt" thread
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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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I want to buy an airplane
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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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I used to drop water on fires from a bambi bucket suspended from a CH47.
That was fun.

Spent a season on Helitack with H525 out of independence.

Eurocopter has all sorts of cool animal names for their birds, ours was a Eurocopter "Squirrel".



As far as driving, no. But after chasing fires with helicopters, just as a passenger in the bus, most other jobs suck.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #8
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I have a Blade 450X, 130X, and a Nano CPX
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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:03 AM   #9
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Man, that sure beats a desk job. Do you still fly now?

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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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I have gone for a ride in boat once before. Not sure if that helps you Scott, let me know if you need any more advise.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:08 AM   #11
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Man, that sure beats a desk job. Do you still fly now?
I wish.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:41 AM   #12
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Good bird but can be touchy. They have a directly controled rotor which means low inertia rotor= no power assist. The controls are a bit sensitive. The o-320 engines are pretty bulletproof but as any aircraft they get spendy to fix. Also with any rotorcraft ther are a few time limited parts that may be perfect but are timed out of service either by calendar time or service hours.

Rent some time in one before you buy. Cool if you can swing it.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:46 AM   #13
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I actually own one of those in GTA V

I would recommend it
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I think shipping may be kinda pricey for that particular bird.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 11:08 AM   #15
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Scott the 1st time u take it to Other white Scotts you will break it and then it will be parted out.....sad experience will be had by all!
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helicopters fly over my house all the time.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 11:17 AM   #17
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huh
Another unfunny comment from BlooMule.
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helicopters fly over my house all the time.
It must be hard to shut off the heat lamps on time.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 11:26 AM   #19
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I know several helo pilots...so if you were really interest I can arrange a meeting
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Another unfunny comment from BlooMule.
huh, another unnecessary post about an unnecessary post from Sol.
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