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Heliview??

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Am curious if the Lightwing 'heliview' version is factory/kit built or is it an option available as an aftermarket upgrade to an existing aircraft? Any info (availibility, fitting requirements, approx costing etc etc) would be very helpful in my deliberations. Tks in anticipation.

 

 

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Guest Qwerty

Hi Riley, The answer is, All of the above but retrofitting the heliview instrument pannel would be a painfull and expensive exercise. There are plenty of standard pannel LWs that have had the heliview windows retro-fitted. (I think Majors avatar shows his?) This is a good,easy compromise if you have a standard layouy and want more vision.

 

 

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The Majors is a stock, out of the factory heliview, with heliview dash and windows. I love the windows and dash, but I have flown with the standard dash and they are fine also. It would not be difficult to put the side windows in an aircraft not so equipped, and well worth the effort in my opinion.....The little bit of plastic pipe mounted on the tube against the side window is to eliminate a little prop induced vibration, and works well. Some earlier side windows were smaller than the current ones, but the large ones are nice..............................................................................024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif

 

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Thanks for the pics Maj, nice a/c. Having the oil resevoir inthe cab should keep you nice and warm in Townsville. 049_sad.gif.af5e5c0993af131d9c5bfe880fbbc2a0.gif

 

 

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Thanks for the photos Maj,

 

Takes me back to 2004 when I did 6+ hours of instruction in a Lightwing but couldn't manage the landings so eventually moved on to the much easier Gazelle. Now that I have finished my endorsement on the Thruster (I know its a different type of aircraft:laugh:) I wonder how I'd go on the Lightwing - methinks I'd do ok now:big_grin:

 

Pud

 

 

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Pud, I think if you can tame a Thruster you should be able to do the same in a Lightwing. Just like a good horse they have an individual nature, and you just need to work out the best method with which to keep control. Just like any flying machine really ?....................024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif

 

 

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Thanks Gents for the replies & pics. I'm leaning pretty heavily towards a GR912 upgrade from my rag & tube machinery but until I quit something, I can only just afford the hole that the heliview windows fit into. Knowing that the cook will shoot me if I try the "I bought this because I'm gonna get rid of something else" (reckons she's been caught twice before), I'm presently restricted to collecting info and contact details for a purchase in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.

 

Cheers Riley

 

 

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Good luck with that Riley, there are some nice one's around at the right price, and you won't be dissapointed as they are a very honest aeroplane, a lot of fun to fly, and rugged. Cheers Maj..........................024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif

 

 

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Yeah Maj,

 

You've got me thinking.... Where is there an instructor close handy with a Lightwing? I'll have to keep my eyes and ears open.

 

Riley, You can't blame the cook really - most guys are lucky to have one aircraft to call their own but good luck in acquiring your GR912. Might see you around sometime eh?

 

Pud

 

 

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Pud, Riley,

 

I'm happy to take you up anytime you are over this way.

 

Lightwing Qwerty

 

 

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It appears some of my shots did hit your aircraft last time I saw you major! (the bullet holes on the side window) I'll be sure to finish you off next time I'm up your way!

 

Adam.

 

 

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I found my new lightwing gr 582 very pleasent to fly,much easier than the thruster t500, I found it was very aerodynamic(kill power and she just keeps going) I land it dead stick every time from around 500ft kill power glide at 55 and 3 point her,,.... love it..although would like a lil more ailron aurthority.found out twice so far that when hit by a windgust ailrons are over powered and need to lay in the boot and get her back with rudder aswell. still me no complain.

 

 

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