cosync
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Is It MD Or Hughes

Thu Apr 25, 2002 12:52 am

I have something on my mind that is realy bugging me.
hughes and mc donald douglas are 2 different companies right?
the MD 500d seems to be also called teh hughes 500 d sometimes. why the hell does it have 2 makes. i dont undeerstand. its the same with lots of companies. bell and eurocopter? i dont understand. and also sometimes the caption of the 500d on a.net sais hughes/md 500d
how can it have to companies?
 
FordLover
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RE: Is It MD Or Hughes

Thu Apr 25, 2002 3:09 am

Back in the late eightes (or there-abouts) MD bought out Hughes (or their helicopter production at least). So the Hughes 500 became the MD 500. I think it was mid-production on the D model, so both manufacturer's names have been used. When the E model came out, it was strictly, the MD 500E. Sorry for the lack of details, but that's all I really remember of the whole transaction. I'm sure someone will follow with the juicy bits.  Smile
 
flyn
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RE: Is It MD Or Hughes

Thu Apr 25, 2002 3:54 pm

And you got the Schweizer 269 And in my manual it say HUGHES MODEL 269A
 
cosync
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RE: Is It MD Or Hughes

Thu Apr 25, 2002 8:03 pm

its really wierd. i get so confused. hughes and mc donald douglas. who actually made the 500D?
 
L-188
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RE: Is It MD Or Hughes

Thu Apr 25, 2002 8:21 pm

Yeah, apparently Mickey D didn't was the piston powered Hughes 300 or your model 269 sold it sold those types to Schweizer.
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L-188
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RE: Is It MD Or Hughes

Thu Apr 25, 2002 8:23 pm

On a side note, Has everybody seen those MDC embossed wheel caps that go on the wheels of Mcdonnell Douglas products?

I frankly am shocked that Boeing hasn't asked for an AD on them to force operators of those aircraft to replace them with ones that are embossed with the name, "Boeing"
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flyn
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RE: Is It MD Or Hughes

Wed May 01, 2002 5:03 pm

What do you mean L-188

Verry confussing about thes comanies now.
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