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Old August 2nd 08, 07:48 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Dennis Fetters
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Default Mini-500 helicopter Mast Support Program.

This is a news announcement for Mini-500 owners.

It is not meant to be a tread for personal comments or attacks. It is to
help people.

As you may know, Revolution Helicopter manufactured the Mini-500 from
1990 to 2000, and then closed their doors forever, putting to rest the
best kit built helicopter there has ever been to date.

The Mini-500, as all new designs, had a few technical problems along the
way. Before closing the factory, Revolution Helicopter sold at their
cost an upgrade package called the Mast Support Kit, which included
fixes for all the problems the Mini-500 had ever experienced. But, only
about 100 or so of these Mast Support upgrades were purchased by the 500
Mini-500 owners, because most of them were experiencing no problems and
didn't think they needed it.

After Revolution Helicopter closed their doors, all the Mini-500 owners
later found out that the factory was correct, and they all ended up
needing the upgrades, but then it was too late. The result is that any
Mini-500 that does not have the Mast Support upgrade is now worthless as
a safe flying helicopter, at any price. Any Mini-500 helicopter that
does not have the factory mandated Mast Support upgrade and the other
upgrades that came with the kit will forever have problems with frame
cracks and flight vibration, which could lead to a crash. But, the lucky
Mini-500 owners that did upgraded with the Mast Support kit, are flying
well and their aircraft are still retaining their value.

The designer of, and owner of all rights to the Mini-500, Mr. Dennis
Fetters, has moved on to other interests, but has decided to help the
Mini-500 one last time do to the large amount of requests he is
receiving to provide this vital upgrade. He is compiling a list of
people that would be interested in a Mast Support upgrade, and if enough
are, he would manufacture only that amount of units, with no extras.
It's a one last time, last chance deal.

Although Mr. Fetters has recommended that no helicopter should be flown
without factory support, he realizes that it is unrealistic to expect
people to follow that advice, and this upgrade was the most important
one that corrects all known problems.

This is good news for the Mini-500, and will revive many back into
operation and increase their value. For anyone interested, please
contact Mr. Fetters and get on the list. His email address is:




This is what the letter from Mr. Feters said;


Subject: Mini-500 Mast Support Upgrades

Consistence: 1 page

Sent on: June 25, 2008

Dear Mini-500 enthusiasts,

Although I no longer do business concerning the Mini-500, I have had
people contacting me wanting to know where they can buy the mandatory
Mast Support upgrade for their Mini-500 helicopters. I have also had
many people say that they would consider buying a used Mini-500 if they
could upgrade it.

Any Mini-500 helicopter that does not have these vital upgrades is
virtually a worthless aircraft. Even though it fly’s well enough new, in
time you will have permanent and uncorrectable trouble that could lead
to an accident. The Mast Support and included upgrade kit took care of
all the growing pains of the Mini-500 and turned it into a trouble free
and well flying helicopter.

If there were enough people to come together that would be willing to
purchase this vital package, then I would consider building a limited
number of Mast Support upgrades, along with the other mandatory upgrades
that came in that same package. To do this, I would need anyone
interested to contact me to be added to the list. The price can only be
determined once I know how many I need to make. The more I make the less
they will cost.

This is a one time deal. Those that did not purchase the package back
when RHCI was in business surly regretted not doing so later. If you do
not get it now, you will never get one, so please let me know this time.
I will not build them again after this, and I will not build extra. I
can be contacted at the email address above. Once I have the names of
everyone that needs one, then I will let them know the price, which will
be affordable.

Most sincerely,

Dennis Fetters
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Old August 4th 08, 07:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
Stuart & Kathryn Fields
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Default Mini-500 helicopter Mast Support Program.

Dennis: This is an interesting announcement and with your permission, we
would like to mention it in our Septemeber edition of our magazine. I'm
aware of the additional effort required to do what you are proposing. I
doubt if it is a real profit maker, but it could be a big help to Mini-500
owners that do not have the upgrade package.
While we have yet to see an operational Mini-500 at any of the 13 events we
attend each year, we do hear about some still out there that could use your
offer.

Stu Fields
Experimental Helo Magazine.

(760) 377 4478


"Dennis Fetters" wrote in message
...
This is a news announcement for Mini-500 owners.

It is not meant to be a tread for personal comments or attacks. It is to
help people.

As you may know, Revolution Helicopter manufactured the Mini-500 from 1990
to 2000, and then closed their doors forever, putting to rest the best kit
built helicopter there has ever been to date.

The Mini-500, as all new designs, had a few technical problems along the
way. Before closing the factory, Revolution Helicopter sold at their cost
an upgrade package called the Mast Support Kit, which included fixes for
all the problems the Mini-500 had ever experienced. But, only about 100 or
so of these Mast Support upgrades were purchased by the 500 Mini-500
owners, because most of them were experiencing no problems and didn't
think they needed it.

After Revolution Helicopter closed their doors, all the Mini-500 owners
later found out that the factory was correct, and they all ended up
needing the upgrades, but then it was too late. The result is that any
Mini-500 that does not have the Mast Support upgrade is now worthless as a
safe flying helicopter, at any price. Any Mini-500 helicopter that does
not have the factory mandated Mast Support upgrade and the other upgrades
that came with the kit will forever have problems with frame cracks and
flight vibration, which could lead to a crash. But, the lucky Mini-500
owners that did upgraded with the Mast Support kit, are flying well and
their aircraft are still retaining their value.

The designer of, and owner of all rights to the Mini-500, Mr. Dennis
Fetters, has moved on to other interests, but has decided to help the
Mini-500 one last time do to the large amount of requests he is receiving
to provide this vital upgrade. He is compiling a list of people that would
be interested in a Mast Support upgrade, and if enough are, he would
manufacture only that amount of units, with no extras. It's a one last
time, last chance deal.

Although Mr. Fetters has recommended that no helicopter should be flown
without factory support, he realizes that it is unrealistic to expect
people to follow that advice, and this upgrade was the most important one
that corrects all known problems.

This is good news for the Mini-500, and will revive many back into
operation and increase their value. For anyone interested, please contact
Mr. Fetters and get on the list. His email address is:




This is what the letter from Mr. Feters said;


Subject: Mini-500 Mast Support Upgrades

Consistence: 1 page

Sent on: June 25, 2008

Dear Mini-500 enthusiasts,

Although I no longer do business concerning the Mini-500, I have had
people contacting me wanting to know where they can buy the mandatory Mast
Support upgrade for their Mini-500 helicopters. I have also had many
people say that they would consider buying a used Mini-500 if they could
upgrade it.

Any Mini-500 helicopter that does not have these vital upgrades is
virtually a worthless aircraft. Even though it fly’s well enough new, in
time you will have permanent and uncorrectable trouble that could lead to
an accident. The Mast Support and included upgrade kit took care of all
the growing pains of the Mini-500 and turned it into a trouble free and
well flying helicopter.

If there were enough people to come together that would be willing to
purchase this vital package, then I would consider building a limited
number of Mast Support upgrades, along with the other mandatory upgrades
that came in that same package. To do this, I would need anyone interested
to contact me to be added to the list. The price can only be determined
once I know how many I need to make. The more I make the less they will
cost.

This is a one time deal. Those that did not purchase the package back when
RHCI was in business surly regretted not doing so later. If you do not get
it now, you will never get one, so please let me know this time. I will
not build them again after this, and I will not build extra. I can be
contacted at the email address above. Once I have the names of everyone
that needs one, then I will let them know the price, which will be
affordable.

Most sincerely,

Dennis Fetters



  #3  
Old August 5th 08, 05:08 AM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
plankton
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Posts: 1
Default Mini-500 helicopter Mast Support Program.

Stuart & Kathryn Fields wrote:
Dennis: This is an interesting announcement and with your permission, we
would like to mention it in our Septemeber edition of our magazine. I'm
aware of the additional effort required to do what you are proposing. I
doubt if it is a real profit maker, but it could be a big help to Mini-500
owners that do not have the upgrade package.
While we have yet to see an operational Mini-500 at any of the 13 events we
attend each year, we do hear about some still out there that could use your
offer.

Stu Fields
Experimental Helo Magazine.

(760) 377 4478


The sad Mini-500 saga played out here years ago, Stu. When this was an
active group. Guys like Gil Armbruster used to post here.

I'd suggest a look back at what happened, long before you showed up.
It's in the archives. Google has a long memory.


"Dennis Fetters" wrote in message
...
This is a news announcement for Mini-500 owners.

It is not meant to be a tread for personal comments or attacks. It is to
help people.

As you may know, Revolution Helicopter manufactured the Mini-500 from 1990
to 2000, and then closed their doors forever, putting to rest the best kit
built helicopter there has ever been to date.

The Mini-500, as all new designs, had a few technical problems along the
way. Before closing the factory, Revolution Helicopter sold at their cost
an upgrade package called the Mast Support Kit, which included fixes for
all the problems the Mini-500 had ever experienced. But, only about 100 or
so of these Mast Support upgrades were purchased by the 500 Mini-500
owners, because most of them were experiencing no problems and didn't
think they needed it.

After Revolution Helicopter closed their doors, all the Mini-500 owners
later found out that the factory was correct, and they all ended up
needing the upgrades, but then it was too late. The result is that any
Mini-500 that does not have the Mast Support upgrade is now worthless as a
safe flying helicopter, at any price. Any Mini-500 helicopter that does
not have the factory mandated Mast Support upgrade and the other upgrades
that came with the kit will forever have problems with frame cracks and
flight vibration, which could lead to a crash. But, the lucky Mini-500
owners that did upgraded with the Mast Support kit, are flying well and
their aircraft are still retaining their value.

The designer of, and owner of all rights to the Mini-500, Mr. Dennis
Fetters, has moved on to other interests, but has decided to help the
Mini-500 one last time do to the large amount of requests he is receiving
to provide this vital upgrade. He is compiling a list of people that would
be interested in a Mast Support upgrade, and if enough are, he would
manufacture only that amount of units, with no extras. It's a one last
time, last chance deal.

Although Mr. Fetters has recommended that no helicopter should be flown
without factory support, he realizes that it is unrealistic to expect
people to follow that advice, and this upgrade was the most important one
that corrects all known problems.

This is good news for the Mini-500, and will revive many back into
operation and increase their value. For anyone interested, please contact
Mr. Fetters and get on the list. His email address is:




This is what the letter from Mr. Feters said;


Subject: Mini-500 Mast Support Upgrades

Consistence: 1 page

Sent on: June 25, 2008

Dear Mini-500 enthusiasts,

Although I no longer do business concerning the Mini-500, I have had
people contacting me wanting to know where they can buy the mandatory Mast
Support upgrade for their Mini-500 helicopters. I have also had many
people say that they would consider buying a used Mini-500 if they could
upgrade it.

Any Mini-500 helicopter that does not have these vital upgrades is
virtually a worthless aircraft. Even though it fly’s well enough new, in
time you will have permanent and uncorrectable trouble that could lead to
an accident. The Mast Support and included upgrade kit took care of all
the growing pains of the Mini-500 and turned it into a trouble free and
well flying helicopter.

If there were enough people to come together that would be willing to
purchase this vital package, then I would consider building a limited
number of Mast Support upgrades, along with the other mandatory upgrades
that came in that same package. To do this, I would need anyone interested
to contact me to be added to the list. The price can only be determined
once I know how many I need to make. The more I make the less they will
cost.

This is a one time deal. Those that did not purchase the package back when
RHCI was in business surly regretted not doing so later. If you do not get
it now, you will never get one, so please let me know this time. I will
not build them again after this, and I will not build extra. I can be
contacted at the email address above. Once I have the names of everyone
that needs one, then I will let them know the price, which will be
affordable.

Most sincerely,

Dennis Fetters



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Old August 6th 08, 10:16 AM posted to rec.aviation.rotorcraft
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Default Mini-500 helicopter Mast Support Program.

The sad Mini-500 saga played out here years ago, Stu. When this was an
active group. Guys like Gil Armbruster used to post here.

I'd suggest a look back at what happened, long before you showed up.
It's in the archives. Google has a long memory.

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