Originally Posted by furex
Dirt Grinder, I am not agree with you concerning the maintenance cost...
Fly some high speed 3D maneuvers and smack the ground. In addition to the usual parts (main shaft, main gear, feathering shaft etc) add the following:
Main Rotor Hub: $48USD
Lower Frame kit: $37USD
Shell-out that cost a few times and, suddenly, you're using the heli to blow leaves off the sidewalk.