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Today I flew down to New Jersey in the Comanche to get an insurance checkout to resume flying the Aerostar (after sitting for over a year). It was a very interesting day, we feathered the left engine and made an extremely steep single engine landing. The pilot, Bob Pinto, has 22,000 hours and owns several Aerostars. Needless to say it was a learning experience that is fueling our Accu-Sim Aerostar in development. At the end I showed part of my logbook that I use for instructor based training and sign offs.

Today was the first time I flew in a different Aerostar, so it was great to have something to compare mine too.
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Scott: You're killin' us, man! That was a cool video, but my old ears couldn't make out most of what you were saying. Need NetFlix subtitles! Meanwhile, I really dig what you are doing. Running a great business, providing us ground pounders with Accusim quality flying experiences, and flying real airplanes that will someday be available in our Accusim hangars. A few comments:

1. I sure hope that red paint job will be available when A2A releases the Aerostar.
2. Would it be possible to get the minimalist interior that you have in N6229P?
3. I would pay for you to get a ride in a B-25 Mitchell if A2A would give us an early model B-25.

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BK-117C...that is a very fine helicopter. Had the pleasure of working one with a fellow instructor of mine from Tampa General Hospital. Aeromed 1 I believe it was. Though they are using EC-135s/145s now and a B407, can't recall if they are still using any of the BKs or not.
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ImpendingJoker wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 02:38
BK-117C...that is a very fine helicopter. Had the pleasure of working one with a fellow instructor of mine from Tampa General Hospital. Aeromed 1 I believe it was. Though they are using EC-135s/145s now and a B407, can't recall if they are still using any of the BKs or not.
Isn't EC145 basically a refresh / rebrand of BK 117C?

The current H145, just certified with new main rotor, seems to be a result of more evolution.

-Esa

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Congrats!

That paint job. The red. Yes. Please! :-P
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Paughco wrote:
23 Jun 2020, 21:35
1. I sure hope that red paint job will be available when A2A releases the Aerostar.
2. Would it be possible to get the minimalist interior that you have in N6229P?
3. I would pay for you to get a ride in a B-25 Mitchell if A2A would give us an early model B-25.
1. Yes, I agree, the red is pretty nice looking on the Aerostar
2. Yes, we are making my aircraft exactly as it is
3. Doing this twin with the latest accusim code opens up all kinds of possibilities for other twins. I'm still trying to get a situation where we / others are able to create high quality aircraft, maybe not to the extreme of a full in house accusim plane, but something that is deep and real to fly

BTW sorry about the audio of the YouTube vid. I can understand it and someone posted they can't. I am setting up a professional video cam system in our Aerostar so I will be able to capture and share experiences with it once it is up and running.

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Transcript of the video:

"So, I'm on my way to get my Aerostar checkout for insurance purposes - the insurance companies requires training to happen. It's legal to fly it, but you have to fly it without insurance, which is actually legal, but I don't wanna fly without insurance.
But anyway, when I was leaving the airport a guy came up to me asking all these questions about the Comanche, and he goes:
- "How's the shoulder room?" "
- It's beauuuutiful in here!" I said "the shoulder room couldn't be better, it's 46 inches across"

I know this because we if modeled this we measured these things.
So he goes:
"Yeah, because that's my Cherokee 235 over there and I'm always cramped in there."
And I say:
"Yeah, that's about 41 - and a half - inches, if I remember correctly."

So it's just wonderful to talk about the Comanche, because, come on, look at this plane!

I'm cruising to New Jersey, I'm flying just VFR over the Class Bravo airspace...

I love this airplane."


We do too, Scott! :-D
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AKar wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 04:30
ImpendingJoker wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 02:38
BK-117C...that is a very fine helicopter. Had the pleasure of working one with a fellow instructor of mine from Tampa General Hospital. Aeromed 1 I believe it was. Though they are using EC-135s/145s now and a B407, can't recall if they are still using any of the BKs or not.
Isn't EC145 basically a refresh / rebrand of BK 117C?

The current H145, just certified with new main rotor, seems to be a result of more evolution.

-Esa
You are correct and not a the same time. The EC-135 was supposed to be the successor to the BK-117(the BK stands for Blom un Voss and Kawasaki so it is closer in lineage to the Bo-105 and you can see the same design elements between the two) but, a lot of companies didn't like the fenestron of the 135, so Eurocopter made the EC-145 which is basically a 135 with a conventional tail rotor, so, in a round about way, it is a newer BK-117, and the H-145 is pretty much just Airbus rebranding everything but, it too is more advanced than the original 145. It's like saying that the UH-60L is the same as the UH-60M. There are so many differences between the two models that it is almost a new helicopter, about the only thing that is the same is fuselage. It has newer more powerful engines, electronic vibration dampening, new rotor blades, and full glass cockpit among other things too numerous to list here.
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We need to set up a crowdfunding to get Scott a new headliner for the Comanche. :D :a2a:

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Congratulations, Scott! Looking forward to more updates!

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Nice video... can't wait to get the Aerostar in some sort of flightsim. I'd upgrade to p3d v5 for that lol. (or be happy with it in the new sim!)

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Great video. Been away and no internet, so I've missed this. Hope to see more updates soon.

One question. If you're modelling the A2A Aerostar on your plane, does your plane have fuel injection or carburettors?


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Hobart Escin wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 09:29
We need to set up a crowdfunding to get Scott a new headliner for the Comanche. :D :a2a:
If A2A were to give us an updated P-47 and B-17, I'd be happy to give my support. But I won't be buying an aerostar I fear
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On the same boat

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Dogsbody55 wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 23:44
One question. If you're modelling the A2A Aerostar on your plane, does your plane have fuel injection or carburettors?
All Aerostar models that came out of the factory had fuel-injected engines.

-Esa

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