Gentlemen: My apologies for the tone of my post. However, my personal opinion is that forcasting the value of a helicopter,any helicopter, in 1000 hrs is better left to a fortune teller. Because this site is generally discussing the merits of 40 year old or older machines, it is even more of a crapshoot. The D we have for sale has put on 170+ hours in 28 months, a much higher number than most personal Hillers accumulate is my guess, and its just a guess! The point being, and again I state I've never communicated with Swed, to put 1000 hours on a machine is probably a matter of many months or more likley, years. To accurately place a value on the machine after that is a fools errand. Even a zero timed machine from Pat at Fort Worth, will have gone through a set of TT pins. (I don't know what the new TT pins Soloy is coming out with will cost or have for time limits) In our case, there would be two sets of TT pins. But who is to say not three sets? There are just too many variables to this equation. What is the proposed use of the machine? Timebuilder, cherry dryer, setting air conditioning units in Tibet? Where will it be kept? Will it be maintained by the owner or will he pay a shop? On and on! So Ricky is correct in his implication that the Robinson would offer the best shot of having a ballpark idea of a machines worth in 1000 hours, or maybe he is just stating the obvious, that the newest, lowest time machine offers the best chance of having the highest percentage of a saleable collection of parts at the end of 1000hrs. While Ricky had one of my MRB's gone at 1000hrs, I hope he doesn't know something I don't, they actually would have 151 and 563 left, that is a lot of time left, probably a couple years for most of us, but even if you hauled the machine to the dump after the the hub times out at 773 you would have only spent $103.49/hour for the machine. But we all know that there would be many other checks written before that number was an accurate reflection of what it cost to get to 1000 hrs and then what the value was at the end of that 1000 hrs but even more elusive, what someone would pay. Good Luck!