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Brantly Milestone

Postby Ron Spiker » Wed May 09, 2012 6:08 am

I passed 900 hours in Brantlys this past weekend. Most of that is doing flight instruction. What a great training machine, but it is a bit weak when its loaded up and the density altitude starts going up. Hopefully when the factory starts producing them again we'll also get an engine with some more horsepower. I'm shooting to pass 1,000 Brantly hours this year. So far it is looking very much within reach.

Check out our web site for more information on our flight instruction and other helicopter services, especially for Brantly.
http://www.spikerhelicopters.com
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Re: Brantly Milestone

Postby kickstartit » Wed May 09, 2012 6:50 am

Great web site for your business, I really like the paint on the Enstrom. If the powers that be in China could put a turbo engine like the Enstrom's in the B2B that 225 H.P. might just solve any power issues.
Good luck on you 1000 hrs.
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Re: Brantly Milestone

Postby Ron Spiker » Wed May 09, 2012 7:22 am

I think that in the past they did try a turbo on the engine and they had overheating problems, with not enough room for air to keep it cool enough.
Just adding 20-30 HP, even without a turbo, would make a huge difference in performance.

Thanks on the web site. Will be adding more photos of the latest purchase soon.
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Re: Brantly Milestone

Postby 9121u » Wed May 09, 2012 8:07 pm

RON congratulations .you brought out what a brantly is... that hidden secret and prove these are good helicopters for the new guys on here.hope that you continue the great job you have done over the years with these things....and again good job.... and with BILL M. knowledge to keep these fine birds in the air safely he also is doing a great job.......tom
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Re: Brantly Milestone

Postby Ron Spiker » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:33 pm

This evening I now passed 1000 hours in the Brantly. As fate would have it, it was while training with my son. Perfect weekend for flying.
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Re: Brantly Milestone

Postby seneca2e » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:13 pm

1000 hours in any specific helicopter is a lot of time. In a Brantly it's truly impressive. Can't be over a few people in the thousand hour Brantly club. Congratulations on that milestone!
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