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Getting over my Ferrari Depression

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by FastTalk, May 8, 2004.

  1. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2002
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    Adam Alexander
    Ok, so I have been a little depressed about letting my 360 Spider go, but I received a wonderful phone call yesterday telling me that the helicopter that I ordered will be available for pickup on May 19th. I will have to wait a few days longer as I will be in Boston until the 21st.

    I will be keeping it at Van Nuys and can't wait to start zipping about. When you are on your next FDC drive you might just have to look up as well as in front.

    Adam
     
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  3. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Hey, congratulations - any specs on the chopper or particular reasons why this model was the one?
     
  4. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    First, congratulations. :) Second, Van Nuys is only 15 mintues from my house. Adam, is it possible to come check it out in person once you have it in your possession?

    Ferraris seem dime a dozen in LA, time to see some true exotic toys. :D
     
  5. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2002
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    Thanks, I am getting a Robinson R44 Clipper II with Popout Utility Floats (So I can fly over water) It is the best performing 4 pasenger piston helicopter on the market. Here are some specs:

    Weights
    Gross Weight ... 2,500 lb
    Empty Weight Equipped (incl oil & avionics) ... 1,506 lb
    Standard Fuel (30.6 gal) ... 184 lb
    Auxiliary Fuel (18.3 gal) ... 110 lb
    Passengers and Baggage w/standard fuel ... 810 lb
    Passengers and Baggage w/auxiliary fuel ... 700 lb

    Performance
    Cruise Speed ... 135 mph (117 kts)
    Maximum Range (no reserve) ... approx 400 miles (348 nm)
    Hover Ceiling IGE @ 2500 lb ... 8,950 feet
    Hover Ceiling OGE @ 2300 lb ... 7,500 feet
    Hover Ceiling OGE @ 2500 lb ... 4,500 feet
    Rate-of-Climb @ 2500 lb & 6000 feet ... over 1,000 fpm
    Maximum Operating Altitude ... 14,000 feet

     
  6. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2002
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    I am sure we can work something out.

    Adam

     
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  8. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    That would be great! Never seen a helicopter close up. I sound like some backwards hick, lol. Well if you ever have some time, just send me a PM. :)
     
  9. 911Fan

    911Fan Formula 3

    Apr 15, 2004
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    Congratulations!

    Please don't tell us you also own a yacht big enough to land your new helicopter on!

    btw, how do you get it in and out of the hangar - are there wheels hidden in the skids?
     
  10. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2002
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    No Yacht... Yet :)

    You use a dolly that attaches to the skids to put it in the hangar.

    Adam

     
  11. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Hey Adam - When you're good and ready and feel confident enough to fly 30 feet above the wave tops - let me know. I'll hire a vidoegrapher and take out a couple of the Ferrarichat guys for a high speed run to Catalina in the Cigarette. You can fly right above us and shoot footage. It would be even more awesome if we had a second copter shooting footage of you 30 feet above us flying in tandem or sideways. :)
     
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  13. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    How about some copter footage of a Ferrari run? Now that would be all time!
     
  14. EVartanian

    EVartanian Formula 3

    Mar 19, 2002
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    No way! Awsome. If that happens, you would have to post video here. That'd be way cool.


    ...And footage of an FDC run. That would be awsome too. Yippee
     
  15. msage355

    msage355 Formula Junior

    Feb 8, 2004
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    Hello all,
    I fly a r22 (a 2 passenger verstion of a ravin)
    I fly photo shoots with my instrutor every now and then
    were are you keeping it ?
    I fly out or Orbic @ Van nuys with George Marciniw ...

    Lets do this soon...

    Mike
     
  16. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

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    Sounds like a blast. I want to get at least 50-75 hours on this bird before I would do that but sounds like a lot of fun. Hopefully before the end of the summer.

    Adam

     
  17. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2002
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    Mike,

    I will probably be keeping it at Group 3 Aviation at Van Nuys (Next to Helinet) Do you have your license, or are you still learning? My wife just past her written and is about ready to solo. I had to learn on a Schwiezer because I am over the 240lb cap for the R22.

    Ho wlong have you been flying? I noticed you are also in Woodland Hills.

    Adam

    P.S. Nice web page :)

     
  18. msage355

    msage355 Formula Junior

    Feb 8, 2004
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    I'm in for it any time , I just left you an eMail on how to get ahold of me
    I have had my fixed wing for about 20years

    new to rotocraft around 20hr
     
  19. msage355

    msage355 Formula Junior

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    Me and my toys
     
  20. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    Shouldn't you invite your biggest fan along for the trip? I don't mean Ms. McCloud either ;) :D
     
  21. jdb

    jdb Formula Junior

    Nov 16, 2003
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    You can be better than radar -- fly a few hundred yards in front of the lead driver on the next FDC drive and radio down to us if there are any lurking CHP waiting up ahead!
     
  22. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2002
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    Nice photo :)

    Adam
     

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