N67087 1959 Hiller UH12D Owned and flown by Ricky May

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N67087 1959 Hiller UH12D Owned and flown by Ricky May

Postby administrator » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:44 pm

She's much better looking than the one running for President don't you think?


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Re: N67087 1959 Hiller UH12D Owned and flown by Ricky May

Postby swed » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:42 pm

Hi Ricky-
Ive read you once owned the piston hughes 300/269/Th 55 I cant remember. Any way I was wondering what again your take on owning those machines
were.
Thanks, no rush.
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Re: N67087 1959 Hiller UH12D Owned and flown by Ricky May

Postby Plumberpilot » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:45 am

Oh well Better late than never. I have owned 269As and had fun with them till the ADs got to be too much for me. I hated to open mail from the factory because it could easily cost me 10k and ground my bird. I like my Hiller much better even though parts are hard to find, I never liked dealing with the friction dampers or the landing gear dampers and even after I started flying elastomeric dampers I was always on edge about the tests they have to be put through. Mine was a TH55 so the newer models might be better on the ADs but my feeling was the factory designed all these parts and they should share the pain when a brand new part was deemed unairworthy but no such luck. Hillers are just simpler and more robust its a shame someone's not building new ones now.
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