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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Helicopter Tug Reply with quote

I had a phone call yesterday from someone who is desperate for a helicopter tug - the on where it can be hitched to a vehicle.

Does anyone out there know of a UK based company that makes these?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use Shoguns which the aircrafts towbar hitches on to a hitching point on the front. What aircraft is it for?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R44 and R22
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HH, hilarious Laughing Laughing

Just noticed your extra rating Cool That's classic Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry to go off-thread CatWoman, but in no sense of the word is the VW Polo a "classic" Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean't that HH's rating was classic, in a "tongue in cheek" sort of way - not the car!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are looking at shifting R22/R44 I recommend the JARA Helimover. A quick Google will bring up the website. Check the R22 before purchasing one, older ones don't have the ball mount under the belly for the Helimover. RHC do one, but it will probably cost 10 fold.

Leave my Polo out of this, she a beauty, got her up to 120...

...km/hr the other day!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey HH

Thanks for that, but we have those already. This guy wants one to actually tow behind his vehicle, not just from the pad to the hangar. I have the pics on my e-mail. I will try and download them to show you what I mean.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if it's to transport between locations then he needs to check the MM, Robinson have recommendations for transportation of their aircraft by road, ie. removing the tail boom and main rotors which will require duplicate inspections to reinstall, becoming very expensive.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy obviously does not know the regulations. And I, for that matter, didn't realise there were consequences. Thanks for letting me know. I will contact him.

Once upon a time, a few years ago now, our erstwhile, previous, Heli Air owner, transported a heli, albeit on a trailer, from WAP to W'bourne. Quite an easy task, one would think!!! Nooooooo!! Half of the heli ended up on the M40!!!! WHOOPS!!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of the Super Puma that ended up on its side at a roundabout in Aberdeen, loaders didnt tighten the strops well enough, oooops! Luckily the water damage was enough that it was a right off anyway!

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