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MD Helicopters MD500E

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General Specifications

manufacturer

MD Helicopters

configuration

N/A

condition

Used

year

1988

time

2380

helicopter location

N/A

Description

There are few differences between the MD500E born in 1988 and one from 2014 but if you look closely at this remarkable 1988 model, you quickly see clues to its originality and unmolested history. The telltale is the original upper cowls with the "surfboard" wings on the dog box. Most 500E's from the '90s had those cut off after the first oil change and that suggests this is one special 500E. I would actually suggest that this is the lowest time and most original E model from this era with top-shelf pedigree showing a history of care and respect. The trained eye notices that the blades show no sag and the static pitch angles look linear. It sits tall on its gear, the windows could've been installed yesterday, there is a visible lack of oil canning in the airframe and (I think) a very smart "retro" paint design. They aren't making the MD500's in any volume these days and if you are looking for a helicopter that keeps your head up and attention outside more than looking at magenta lines and managing the autopilot... then take this opportunity because they won't be around forever.

Call Steve Reyna from IHS based in DFW +1 (214) 755-3122

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