- Mar 1, 2021
- Total Flight Time
looks nice at least. however, it need the mast support system AD#031599 and AD#092299 transmission pinion bearing retainer.Hi there guys hope you are all doing well. Im very happy to read about the guys involved with the Mini 500. Mr Fetters, it is really nice to be able to chat to see that you are involved in this thread about your Mini 500!! I have always wanted a Mini 500 as a kid and now i finally found one but they change the engine to a Hirth F30E....But it only did 30hours
One issue I would have if buying a 2nd hand helicopter, no matter of brand, ask my self: "is it assemblied according to manual, are the AN nuts&bolts used only once, has correct torque been applied?"
i remember that rhci offered to go through the M5's if brought to the factory, and every one they checked differ from the manual (correct me if i'm wrong), it was mentioned in the paper "reaching the customers".
one guy in sweden bought a exec 90, it had logged something like 20 hours. he said to me " it was impossible it could have been flying a single minute since the transmission was incorrect assemblied". one should also remember, it was origionaly assemblied by a doctor, propably with limited mechanical skill. okay, not everyone is like that, but it should been considered.
also remember, you should invest in a microbalancer too.
i can see that it has EIS, great! better monitoring of the engine, even though it has a hirth instead of the rotax. some owner reported that egt probes failed (don't know how many), started show incorrect values. now i'm speculating... maybe it could be a indirect cause of some of the seizures on the rotax.
the owner of kit #15 280+ hours wrote that after 60 hours westberg egt probes started fail. he replaced them with 712-4D2KEHT.
before that, he allready had 2 sets failing