R66 - Garden Maintenance

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R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby Hugh_Jardon » Wed Aug 29 2012, 06:32

Check this out - fast forward to 3.30mins and see what this bloke's decided to use a shiny new R66 for ..........not in the flight manual I'd say !!!!!

http://www.foxsports.com.au/Golf/golf-show-getaway/video-e6frf3oc-1226450581932?subcat=1225864537841&site=FoxSports
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby hawk1 » Wed Aug 29 2012, 07:38

Wonder what the boss thought of that??? :x
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby Twin Head » Wed Aug 29 2012, 07:55

Just a flesh wound :D
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby redline » Wed Aug 29 2012, 08:06

I wonder if the 66 blades are any more robust than the 22/44 blades?

I'd be interested to know if there was any damage

Reef up on the handle and these things happen.... the guy only had a whole fairway to take off on!
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby Heliduck » Wed Aug 29 2012, 08:32

I would normally have a few opinionated comments on something like this, but I'll need a few days to get over the visions of Annabel. "Fast forward to 3.30" be buggered, I watched the whole thing twice!!
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby Robrw » Wed Aug 29 2012, 09:21

Agreed, no need to fast forward... Thanks Annabel
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Postby Eric Hunt » Wed Aug 29 2012, 11:45

Ah, the fun of cleaning up the green blade tips.

And Annabel's skirt could be described as a Greyhound - only a couple of inches from the hare.

In a previous life, we ran similar tours, one of which was called "The Four-Club Day". Players would be treated to a visit to 4 different courses around Sydney, playing the best 4 or 5 holes on each one. The kicker was that they could only bring 4 clubs with them.
We did a promotional day, flying the club pros from each course, and visited Camden Lakes, Riverside Oaks (near RAAF Richmond), Long Reef, and finished at The Coast (near Botany Bay heads.) What a hoot, even the pros couldn't agree on which clubs to bring. Most left the putter behind and used their driver to putt. But they all agreed, that 4 courses with intervening flights in a day was too much, even though they loved the thrill of scooting around Sydney's coastal strips. Later tours did 9 holes at 2 courses, but still with only 4 clubs.

Other punters wanted to fly as far as Palm Meadows (Gold Coast, now a housing development) Bonville (Coffs Harbour) a swish club at Mittagong, others down at Wollongong and of course the Hunter Valley was popular.

Thems woz the days. But in my next life I got to take much richer players to a much more exclusive course ... way up in them thar hills...
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby Hello Pilots » Wed Aug 29 2012, 14:30

God damn being in a different region
All that talk about Annabels greys hound got me interested in an R66
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby truthinbeer » Wed Aug 29 2012, 23:04

Heliduck wrote:I would normally have a few opinionated comments on something like this, but I'll need a few days to get over the visions of Annabel. "Fast forward to 3.30" be buggered, I watched the whole thing twice!!


1 minute 30s got my interest.........and yes I had to rerun it. :wink:

p.s. I love the Greyhound analogy........
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby ringstate » Fri Aug 31 2012, 12:39

Cameras can do funny things to pilots - like make them fly like
total twats !!!!

Nuff said !!

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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby kh4 » Fri Aug 31 2012, 23:01

Yep, some of this clip should never have made it out of the cutting room..
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby ringstate » Sat Sep 1 2012, 06:39

kh4 wrote:Yep, some of this clip should never have made it out of the cutting room..


Excellent - "clip" and "cutting" - very drole ........ nice one Centurion !!!!!!
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby 4real » Sun Sep 2 2012, 10:55

hawk1 wrote:Wonder what the boss thought of that??? :x


Isn't he the boss?
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby loachboy » Sun Sep 2 2012, 21:27

His machine, I guess he can do what he likes.

Looked like a pretty tight confined area Brad !

Glad I didn't get a gig with you or your ex-squeeze.

Just a tip, the new Dash 7's (blades) probably won't trim as well, before dinging themselves to U/S.

Happy flying.

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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby Snowcarver04 » Mon Sep 3 2012, 09:47

At the end of the vid it summarises what's included. 27 holes of golf seems a little impossible for a days golfing. Surely this was a mistake and was 9 holes in total over 3 courses.
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby ringstate » Mon Sep 3 2012, 10:43

loachboy wrote:His machine, I guess he can do what he likes.


Sad part is - it's a cross-hire !!

Wonder if the owner got the heads up his "chopper" had been "out bush" ?

If you couldn't be bothered to make sure that evidence of such poor judgement and airmanship was removed from a promo ...... somehow I doubt it ......
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby loachboy » Mon Sep 3 2012, 12:31

Ahhh Cross hire.

Yeah, thought I had seen an Orange 66 out in the sticks the other day parked up.

Get's around then.

Whatever....

Cheers

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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby Ag-Rotor » Fri Sep 7 2012, 22:56

Sadly..... just another good helicopter that happens to get caught with a loose nut between the collective and cyclic.
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby wocawoca » Sun Sep 9 2012, 01:17

How many golf bags can you fit into the boot?
The smartest thing Annabel did all day was getting back into the Beamer.
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Re: R66 - Garden Maintenance

Postby Bedouin Prince » Sun Sep 9 2012, 01:24

wocawoca wrote:How many golf bags can you fit into the boot?
The smartest thing Annabel did all day was getting back into the Beamer.



I disagree. The smartest thing she did all day was wear that skirt. It took me three goes at the video before I even saw why it was posted.
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