The Moscow club AeroSoyuz holds helicopter competitions that are called the Carlson’s Cup. Today we’ll visit this place and take a fly over Moscow.
The main helicopter used in the club is Robinson R44. In general, Robinson helicopters are the most mass in the world, the company has produced more helicopters than all other helicopter manufacturers in the world put together.
These helicopters got their popularity first of all due to their simple devices and high safety. And because of a relatively low price. The price for a helicopter is about 450,000 dollars in the USA, in Russia its cost increases due to Ñustoms ( 600,000 dollars).
Helicopters use gasoline engines.
Inside a cabin of R44. Control devices areÂ rather simple as well as the helicopter itself. Controls are doubled, it is possible to control it from any of front seats. But more often helicopters are controlled from the right seat as it is more convenient for right-handeds. By the way a control lever on the left can be removed if a passenger sits here.
Variations of inner decoration can differ and can be ordered individually.
The capacity of this model is a pilot + 3 passengers. Headphones are used for talks. The cabin is quite cramped.
A new helicopter arrives unassembled and in boxes.
The club stores helicopters in this hangar. They are very compact, we may say.
A helicopter is moved on the territory using such trolleys. A helicopter weighing 1 ton can be easily moved with it by one person.
There are no tricks, a trolley has an accumulator and a motor.
Inside the club building. There is a billiard table, a place for meetings and a museum of fans.
The museum of fans has very interesting items, such as one of the first hand-operated fans or a fan that probably belonged to Hitler.