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  Crash In Wabash, Indiana
Posted by: jessica.warren - 02-24-2020, 02:20 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

We have been made aware of a crash last night involving one of our helicopters in Indiana. We are working on this now and will update as information is available.

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  Surviving the wires
Posted by: Dick Campbell - 02-18-2020, 10:36 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Mosquito pilots,  I thought this video was particularly relevant to us considering our history and that most of us fly pretty low most of the time.


And if you haven't found it, please check out the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team on Facebook.


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  Possible Liability Insurance
Posted by: FlyGuy - 02-18-2020, 08:12 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Hey Gang,

There is a chance to get liability insurance at a discounted rate through the PRA (Personal Rotorcraft Association). You can check it out by signing up at their FB page (PRA Chapter 38 Colorado Gyronautsor at PRA.Org. [url=https://www.facebook.com/groups/332477193981258/?ref=group_header][/url]


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  Posting an image
Posted by: FlyGuy - 02-07-2020, 06:05 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (10)

Aloha Gang,

A member asked for tips on how to post an image. I use to be able to post images to a thread but it did now work for me. The next best way is to post to your personal Gallery. The Gallery will allow you to ad a larger image (image no larger than 1.25 GB). I posted an image to my Gallery and will include a link so it is easy to find. There are other ways to post images, so chime in and tell us your way! 



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  New member introduction and ask for help
Posted by: Valy - 02-04-2020, 03:56 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (17)

Hi everyone,
I'm new here and to helicopters, and would like to introduce myself.
I'm in the SF Bay area, California. I've been doing a lot of mechanical work on cars, completely rebuilt several motors and pretty good with mechanics in general.
This is my first adventure supporting flying machines. In my military service I was trained to take them down, so hope that instinct goes away ?

I found an XE for sale locally and wondered if there's any local (SF Bay area) member that could help with an inspection?

Thanks and looking forward to flying with you soon.

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  Cruise Speed
Posted by: TkTrevoR - 02-04-2020, 01:46 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (9)

I am still in the learning phase about these helicopters.  I think I have watched just about every youtube video I could find.  (wish there were more)  I don't think I have seen anyone go over 70mph in their mosquito.  I mostly see 40's and 50's with the occasional 60mph.  I know the Vne is 95 on the 285 and 100+ on the XET.  Does anyone cruise at 75 to 85 mph?  I have watched a few Helicycle videos and those have indicated 90 to 95 mph with a 110 Vne.  Is it just not comfortable at those speeds?  Please enlighten me.


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  Flying an UL out of a towered airport?
Posted by: Animosity2k - 01-31-2020, 07:51 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Does anyone know if you can fly an UL out of a towered airport as long as you have a Transponder/ADSB?

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  XEL Engine Availability
Posted by: Animosity2k - 01-30-2020, 11:32 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

I contacted Composite FX the other day as I was interested in purchasing an XEL. I was informed that the company that produced the engines was sold to another company and they have yet to start any production. I asked about the possibility of purchasing a used XEL but was told I also will not be able to get the 50hr maintenance parts. Is there another type of engine that can be used and still qualify as an ultralight?

Looking for any and all suggestions. Cannot get a Medical so that direction is out and I really do not want to purchase a Gyrocopter. 

Thanks in advance.

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  Calling all owners ?
Posted by: jessica.warren - 01-20-2020, 08:47 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Are there any owners on here with in a day trip distance of Los Angeles, California? We have a customer who is looking to purchase a helicopter and would like to see one in this area. Please let me know if you would like to show off your beautiful helicopter to him.

Also, I am compiling a list of all owners that are interested in showing off their helicopter to prospective owners. If you would like to be on this list, please send me an email. This list will only go to dealers and the dealer will contact you to Give you the information for the customer. We will not share this list publicly.

Thank you for your continued support of Composite-FX!

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Photo XE285 cooling fan problem
Posted by: michael900 - 01-19-2020, 01:15 AM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (12)

Hi guys, here is the problem I encountered with the XE285.
the cooling fan is broken several times recently, I guess the reason is the vibration of the engine is too big.
do you have any good solution?

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