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New Mosquito Guy Questions
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Hi Fellas,
I am a commercial Helicopter pilot from Cartersville, GA. I was successfully involved in the Mini 500 stuff in 1997-98. I Built and registered 2 for others, and test flew 1 of them. I wound up getting close to 100 hours in them before Revolution imploded. I never felt scared in N25JT. That's not tosay it was the safest thing to be up in, it just never scared ME. I bought my own Brantly B-2B and restored it 1n 1999, keeping it until 2006 and putting 300+ hours on it.[Image: yho3br.jpg]

Even though the Brantly was the cheapest helicopter to fly, I was going broke on avgas. I sold it for double what I paid for it. I got excited when BJ developed the helicycle but when it got a 13GPH turbine... I saw $$$ go down the tube again so it wasn't an option.

Now I see that the Mos seems to be filling the void, the Mini-500 left. Just like the Mini-500 community, back then, I see the Mos folks having a "Boatload" of fun for pennies. I also see the design and maintenance issues coming to the surface. I also see the fatal crashes beginning to occur. AND... I AM STILL INTERESTED!

I feel the Mini-500 could have been a steamroller of success, if Fetters had set the business model right and tackled its' shotcommings instead of doing what he did.

NOW TO THE MOS. Someone like me, who has the money, expertise, and pilot skill, to be a Mos buyer... Really needs to be educated.
Here's some of the questions that are blocking me from buying one YESYERDAY!
1) Is the company straight-up with customers about the cause of mechanical or safety problems?
2) Does the company have the resources to chase down problems, notify owners, and come up with a fix?
3) Are accidents compiled into an easy to access database with honest information that doesn't blame the builder?
4) Does the company have a place for potential buyers to go, to gain knowledge and detailed info on how the helicopter
and it's systems work, so he (me) can make an educated buy decision, or is everything secret?
5) If customers have an idea how to improve something, will the company listen and incorporate the changes?
6) Do people who own the Mos like it? feel like it's safe? feel like it's well-designed? feel like maintenance is not extensive or too frequent? feel like their Mos is holding up well?
7) Are build times and performance figures honest?

I understand the excitement the Mos community has!!! I had it in 97!!! Is the excitement here to stay. I'm watching in anticipation. If it proves to be a well-designed, relatively-safe, durable ship.
I will buy one.

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New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-11-2010, 01:34 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - garyd - 08-11-2010, 04:14 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - ldiebel - 08-11-2010, 05:48 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - Steve - 08-11-2010, 07:26 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-11-2010, 08:46 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - Rob Hall - 08-11-2010, 11:28 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - tyc - 08-12-2010, 07:56 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - JBaum - 08-12-2010, 09:27 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - tcurl - 08-12-2010, 12:05 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - mosquito - 08-12-2010, 01:18 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - tyc - 08-14-2010, 11:54 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-12-2010, 04:47 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - Burl - 08-12-2010, 06:36 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 02:43 AM
Cog Belt - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 02:54 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - JBaum - 08-13-2010, 06:26 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 07:43 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-13-2010, 07:53 AM
Cog Belt III - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 08:26 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rsm - 08-13-2010, 08:40 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 08:45 AM
Cog Belt IIII - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 08:56 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rsm - 08-13-2010, 08:57 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 09:01 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - tcurl - 08-13-2010, 09:12 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-13-2010, 09:32 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 10:21 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 10:25 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-13-2010, 11:01 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 10:43 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-13-2010, 11:11 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - garyd - 08-13-2010, 11:16 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - garyd - 08-13-2010, 11:18 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-13-2010, 12:58 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rv7guy - 08-13-2010, 02:50 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-13-2010, 04:39 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rv7guy - 08-13-2010, 08:20 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - jffili - 08-14-2010, 06:23 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - Pfranc - 08-14-2010, 12:05 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-14-2010, 02:28 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - Operation - 08-15-2010, 12:49 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-14-2010, 12:28 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-15-2010, 04:57 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - tyc - 08-16-2010, 07:43 AM
Mid Air Refueling - bryancobb - 08-16-2010, 09:40 AM
RE: Mid Air Refueling - rv7guy - 08-16-2010, 11:20 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-16-2010, 11:40 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-16-2010, 01:12 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-16-2010, 05:37 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-16-2010, 06:39 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-16-2010, 01:29 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rsm - 08-16-2010, 02:11 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-16-2010, 04:53 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - regis - 08-16-2010, 02:57 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rsm - 08-16-2010, 03:38 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - garyd - 08-16-2010, 03:52 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-16-2010, 05:27 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-16-2010, 04:49 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - rhrocker - 08-16-2010, 05:06 PM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-17-2010, 03:01 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - mosquito - 08-17-2010, 06:35 AM
RE: New Mosquito Guy Questions - bryancobb - 08-17-2010, 06:49 AM

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