Comments Expect to receive groups three and four on June 21st, 2004. Currently training for private ticket at W29 on Kent Island MD. Hoping to be certified and airborne mid 2005.
UpgradesSpurling Cog drive, 40 MM Shaft on order. Avionics KY97A, KT 76, AK 350, Garmin 196.
This ship was sold in 2003 to Scott Anderson in Athens Tennessee
Upgrades:Pro-Drive Cog Belt and Pro-Drive Clutch,Al Behuncik's coolant diverter,162F coolant system,new cylinders and skirted pistons,new upgraded cam gear,and a new 35mm secondary shaft with my own 35mm two bearing design pillow block.
William CoppAddress: 117 Davis RoadCity: BedfordState: MAZip Code: 01730Country: USAE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 781-275-5243Model of Ship: 162FRegistration # N241WCDate Purchased: 6/11/2001Date Ship Certified: 2/8/2002
Chris YuleCity: Newton CenterState: MAZip Code: 02459Registration # N3YD
Craig A. MoranAddress: P.O. Box 1104City: SturbridgeState: MAZip Code: 01566Country: USAHome Phone: 508-347-9241Cell Phone: 508-326-3543Model of Ship: 162FDate Purchased: January 1, 1998Date Certified: Still under constructionRegistration # N162EFFrame Serial # 6105
Comments: Received kit June 25, 2001 and stated work immediately. First hover was on Dec. 8, 2001. Didn't get airworthiness until Feb 2002 because of flight test area problems. Have flown 241WC 190 hrs. since Feb. 2002. I own and operate a small helicopter flight school in New Hampshire with two R-22 helicopters and I really prefer the 162F to the Robinson. I think the Robinson is probably a little easier to fly because of the throttle governor and not having to move a ballast weight. I am also a A&P/IA and do all the maintenance on the R-22's and find the amount of work to maintain the 162F or R-22 about the same. The 162F fuel burn averages 6-7 gph @ 105 mph, have had it up to 130 mph @ full throttle. I consider the 162F to have a little smoother ride than the R-22.Updated: 2/2/2003
Fred R. Elias Jr.Address: 2372 Cardigan Ct.City: WarrenState: MIZip Code: 48091-1617Country: USE-mail: email@example.comPhone: 800-837-9200Cell Phone: 586-755-1245Home Page: http://users.bignet.net/~feslope/kabcam-3.htmlModel of Ship: 162 EXECRegistration # N162EDate Purchased: 11/1/2000
J. Mark WolfCity: Pinckney (near Ann Arbor)State: MIEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.ucosm/helicopter/Date Purchased: Took delivery of Exec 162F in November of 1998Status: First flight May, 2001Comments: 1500 hours to build
Dan WilkinsonAddress: 84 S. Skyview DriveCity: KalamazooState: MIZip Code: 49009-6958Country: USAN# N52988Model 1994 Exec 90Registration Date 4/13/94
Mitchell PricePurchase Date: April, 2005Aircraft Model: Exec 162FState: MichiganEmail: mrp272 at netscape.com
Mike MazarAddress: 6373 Scott RdCity: Mt. MorrisState: MIZip Code: 48458Country: United StatesE-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Home: 810-631-6348Work: 810-230-6430 ext#300Cell: 810-516-1233Model of Ship: Exec 162FRegistration # N162SM "Soaring Spirit"Date Purchased: 6/14/1998Date Ship Certified: 9/9/2002
Don GiackinoAddress: 145 Sandy LaneCity: MarquetteState: MichiganZip: 49855Phone: 906-249-3930Model: Exec 162FRegistration # N556DGHobbs Hours: 12 as of 12/19/03Date Purchased: 10/20/01Date Certified: 9/10/03
Glenn FloodAddress: 1815 Arrow Head TrailCity: GaylordState: MIZip Code: 49735Country: USAE-mail: email@example.comModel of Ship: Scorpion 133Date Purchased: 8/15/2002
Comments: Planning first start up end of January 2003. I am not too proud of my body work but will put the mechanical build up against any.Updated: 12/8/2002
Upgrades:ACISSpurling Cog, Clutch and tail rotorDiverter thermostat from Al BehuncikCyclic clevis, lateral peddle and cyclic shaft bushings all upgraded to bearings.Aurora rod ends throughoutTub splitChopco slider rail and sliders
Comments: I purchased the ship 80% complete. I am researching the different upgrades so I can finish my first project.
Comments: This is my second ship. The first was involved in a crash in June 2002 after the main belts became contaminated with coolant from a defective coolant cap and power was lost to the mains. The ship was destroyed but no one was hurt. Rivers and helicopters don't mix.
Upgrades: Main drive type: Pro-DriveClutch type: Pro-DriveSwing arm: Pro-DriveSwing arm breakage: NoSecondary shaft: 35mm sphericalKLX135AKT76A Transponder w/encoderPosition, strobe and landing lightsLeather interiorCargo Pod
Comments: I bought a slow build kit. First flight 06/1993.550 hours to build, but will never be totally finished.330+ hours on the hobbs.
Upgrades:35mm spherical shaftCog-Beltinflight adjustable horizontal trimcabin heat that will roast youthrottle friction lock, etc.
Comments: I began work on my kit in June of 1998. Being my first endevor in aviation, I took what seemed to be an extreme amount of time double checking every aspect of the construction. Construction was pretty much completed by January 2002. I then disassembled it for painting, reassembled it, and completed final rigging. I was able to finally get it inspected in September 2002. After 14 hours of hovering to build my confidence about her proper assembly, I finally made my first flight at altitude with her on November 17, 2002. Everything is performing great! I am currently building a custom 40' tri-axle trailer (complete with living quarters) to travel with the ship to fly-ins and on vacation.Updated: 10/31/2004
AwardsHomers 2002 Grand ChampionHomers 2002 Builders ChoiceSun n Fun 2003 Grand ChampionPRA 2003 Grand ChampionOshkosh 2003 Reserve Grand ChampionOshKosh 2004 Grand Champion I'm pretty sure MIke has racked up even more awards then are listed here.
Comments: I have just ordered my rotorway, pick-up in April.I have been to the factory twice and have been impressed so far. I plan on picking up the boxes my self in Chandler to save some $$$ on freight. (a friend of mine has a semi and trailer). I should also mention that I am a commercial/cfi-rotorcraft/helicopter. Have around 850 hours in Hughes 300's.