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  1. Captain Bill

    helicycle vs mosquito 285

    At one time all helicopters were piston powered, but the military went to turbines in the 1960's and never looked back. Awful lot of moving parts in an internal combustion engine!
  2. Captain Bill

    helicycle vs mosquito 285

    The europeans are putting some really impressive efforts on electric motors with the new battery technology. One look at how drones have progressed in the last 10 years shows where we might be heading with LSA
  3. Captain Bill

    What should I build???

    Helicycle has some that go with the kit, I hear that they are getting rarer though!
  4. Captain Bill

    What should I build???

    Helicycle without a doubt, now that they are once again being supported by the factory in New Mexico
  5. Captain Bill

    Solar T-62 turbine

    My other job before I retired included hanging out of an Agusta in force 9 with rain at night 15 miles off the beach
  6. Captain Bill

    Solar T-62 turbine

    It certainly is the best toy I have ever had. It handles so much better than the R-22 and I fly out of a 3700 foot high field. Keith took his to 18,000 feet and still had collective left. I did some recurrent in ABQ and even with a skinny young kid on board, the R-22 was gasping for breath...
  7. Captain Bill

    Solar T-62 turbine

    Stan how old were you when you stopped flying the helicycle. Just asking cause I am 72 and I wonder how much longer I can fly it
  8. Captain Bill

    helicycle vs mosquito 285

    I have a helicycle that was overhauled at their new factory in Southern New Mexico, factory support has been outstanding
  9. Captain Bill

    Looking for Helicycle in Europe

    Helicycle was the centerfold in the EAA magazine a couple months ago, and Keith had a booth at Oshkosh two weeks ago. They are certainly up an running, now based in Southern New Mexico
  10. Captain Bill

    Solar T-62 turbine

    Thanks Stan, I have really enjoyed flying 355BZ it certainly has better response than the R-22's I trained on. Still getting used to the turbine but when I heard of your flameouts I figured I better do some research. Keith and the new Helicycle factory is just 20 minutes away so I have a really...
  11. Captain Bill

    355BZ Helicycle 32 hours 280 hours rotary, 2500 Fixed wing. Retired Columbia River Bar Pilot...

    355BZ Helicycle 32 hours 280 hours rotary, 2500 Fixed wing. Retired Columbia River Bar Pilot, Certified Seaplane, LTA, Rotary Wing.
  12. Captain Bill

    Solar T-62 turbine

    What was the cause of the "flameout". What type of fuel were you using?
  13. Captain Bill

    Solar T-62 turbine

    I know that these turbines are common in the Mosquito as well as the Helicycle and there just is not a lot of updates in recent years. Certainly there are new stories to tell
  14. Captain Bill

    Helicycle with T62 Turbine

    Helicycle with T62 Turbine
  15. Captain Bill

    Solar T-62 turbine

    Can you tell us more about your T62 explosion! I have 400 hours on mine and it is running fine in my Helicycle, seems like all the comments are ten years old and these turbines are in quite a few ships now
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