He's good at what he does! And he's a good guy too. There's definitely room in the marketplace for a two-seat American helicopter that is tough, reliable and simple, with good power reserves...that doesn't have all the purchase contract "baggage" and SFAR complications that the R-22 has.... I would consider John Uptigrove the next Frank Robinson...
Yes. For a start it looks like a 2-blade teetering rotor versus a 3-blade rigid rotor.We all know the REAL BIG differences between helicpters is their drive and rotor systems.
Two that appear similar can be a universe apart.
Mylo, hold your breath, you will soon see what I am coming out with!! This ability to "hold hands" while flying is for sissy's......wonder why no tandem 2 seater helis...like some Gyros ? Mosquito...go tandem, kind of like a stretched version of what you already have, very, VERY cool. Mylo
I pretty much agree with you but your view point also depends upon what part of the country you live in too. Here in South Florida I've seen more Bentley s, Lamborghinis and Ferrari s than anywhere I've ever lived. Most of these cars I had previously only seen on TV shows or in car magazines. Within one mile of where I sit there are no less than seven yachts of over 100' in length. What these people do to afford this kind of stuff is a mystery to me. One of these yachts is named "Golden Parachute" - probably one of those idiots that ran some company into the ground and then skated away with all his loot. Should have gotten a Golden Shower instead if you ask me.Have chuckled numerous times about the word "Affordable" used so frequently here.
Anyone that calls 75-100k affordable for a toy, even a quality toy here in the US has hit their head.
There is a world of difference between a reasonable cost for a product and affordable, 75-100K for a two place would be reasonably priced in today's economy, definitely not affordable for most which is what and who "affordable" refers to.
A million dollars or any amount would be affordable if you can afford it, affordable cannot be correctly used in that context.
Would be an interesting poll to see just how many here actually believe these figures are affordable.