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Old September 8th 05, 04:58 AM
tom pettit
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What is the best homebuilt helicopter in terms of reliability?
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Old September 8th 05, 05:12 AM
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mini500,

You can rely on it to fail.

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Old September 8th 05, 05:59 AM
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"tom pettit" tompetatpeakdotorg wrote:

What is the best homebuilt helicopter in terms of reliability?
tom


I would venture to say that the words "reliable" and "helicopter" have
only a passing acquaintance in the best of circumstances (commercial
manufacturer and regular *professional* maintenance).

Homebuilt? No.

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Old September 8th 05, 07:18 AM
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Flyingmonk wrote:
mini500,

You can rely on it to fail.

OK, now you did it, fetters will come out of his coffin for this.
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Old September 8th 05, 07:21 AM
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Alan Baker wrote:

In article
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"tom pettit" tompetatpeakdotorg wrote:


What is the best homebuilt helicopter in terms of reliability?
tom



I would venture to say that the words "reliable" and "helicopter" have
only a passing acquaintance in the best of circumstances (commercial
manufacturer and regular *professional* maintenance).

Homebuilt? No.

He didn't specify it had to fly.

Dan, U.S. Air Force, retired
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Old September 8th 05, 08:48 AM
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"Dan, U.S. Air Force, retired" wrote

OK, now you did it, fetters will come out of his coffin for this.


Not quite accurate. Only his unfortunate customers are in coffins.

Besides, I can't believe I am saying this, but it would be a welcome
distraction from the Katrina threads. :-)
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Old September 8th 05, 08:51 AM
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"Dan, U.S. Air Force, retired" wrote

He didn't specify it had to fly.


True, because the true definition of reliable is that is repeatable, and not
flying _is_ repeatably reliable, or is it unreliable? Humm.
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Old September 8th 05, 12:10 PM
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You're quick Dan. I thought I'd removed it fast enough before Al
Mohamed Bin Fetters change persona and come in here to talk to himself
again.

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Old September 8th 05, 12:13 PM
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Boy! That makes me miss my buddy Gil Armbruster. Almost religiously I
would find him in his hanger playing with that dang POS. Don't get me
wrong, he did a great job on it, it look fabulous. He bought an APU
with intention of installing it. He never got around to that. I
wonder who took that thing, the APU. I should have asked Genie.

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Old September 8th 05, 06:50 PM
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Why can't people just answer the question if they know or be quiet if they
don't...

Although I do not know the answer I am wondering what the list of practical
helicopter is..

Maybe we can list them and order them qualitatively

Something like...





Rotorway models

Safari

Scorpion

commuter

G-1

Skylark

kesterl

choppy

hot rod

A/W-95

Mini 500





Can we rank them in terms of reliability and draw a line at.. everything
below this line is pretty scary (IE rotorway/safari have the oportunity to
be above the scary line)













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