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New Safari - Safari 500

  • Thread starter Sandstream
  • Start date Aug 11, 2018
  • Aug 11, 2018

I’’m happy (and somewhat surprised) to see that the new Safari 500 is in production. What do you think about it? My understanding is that the new 500 is a 400 with a new shell. I think it’s great looking. The engine is a Titan 370-series. Form what I’’ve read (mostly on Van’s Air Force community) this engine seems to be solid. Looking at the Safari 400 safety record it seems that the recent years accidents are related to the tail rotor area. Has this problem been throughly looked into and taken care of?  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A1P0TbVlA0  

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  • Aug 14, 2018

I hate to say it but I don't think any of the helicopter guys frequent this site anymore. Wish I knew where they went. Personally I prefer the looks of the 400 over the 500. I suppose I'm Ol' fashioned that way. Doesn't really matter tho, they're both well above my price range.  

  • Aug 18, 2018

Barney, I've wondered the same thing, guess there just were not that many by comparison, used to watch Brian's progress with great interest but he has stopped posting on his build. There have been a number of accidents as well but more then anything I suspect mean spirited and/or nonconstructive criticism has played the larger role as the real deterrent, people get gun shy. Hopefully not so but that's my guess. EDIT: I like the old school look as well :smile:, that is the style I am working on now.  

  • Aug 25, 2018

Do you know if there is a owners group or builders forum for the Safari? Safari seems to be a popular kit, must be a lot of builders out there.  

I don't know of any current, even the Safari builders forum is silent, there are still a few older build logs that are interesting to look at. http://www.mykitlog.com/Rick  

Say what you will about Rotorway, at least there is an active owners forum. There may only be a handful of the group that's familiar with the Scorpion but when I have questions I can get answers. May not always like the answer but their honest and experience based, rather than the old "I heard somewhere" answers. Mine may not be hovering without the help of and what I learned thru reading ROG. It is a shame the Safari (Helicom, Baby Ball) crowd can't do the same. I would love to know more about them than "I hear the tail rotors like to fall off." Oh, and by the way, last time I talked to Brian he was having some trouble with his main gearbox. Been a while now and I don't know that he's been motivated enough to address the issue.  

I like the Rotorway, but like the openness of the Helicom (in my case)/Safari style, nice for preflight inspections and general nosing around looking for any issues. The nay-sayers I'm familiar with, for legitimate reason or not seem to have a personal grudge going on. They all have and/or had their problems including certified, none seem to step up and admit fault, who in the world could blame them for that when you think about it. I just don't believe any of them deliberately sell kits with known to be unsafe parts. Hate to hear that about Brians ship, goodness knows how hard he has worked to make it as perfect as possible.  

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Barney Bahle;n1136775 said: I hate to say it but I don't think any of the helicopter guys frequent this site anymore. Wish I knew where they went. Click to expand...

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  • Sep 16, 2018
Ken_Shea;n1137315 said: Hate to hear that about Bryans ship, goodness knows how hard he has worked to make it as perfect as possible. Click to expand...
  • Sep 20, 2018

Glad to hear you're back at it Bryan. Hope you get it all sorted out. If all goes well my Scorpion will get it AW cert within the next month. Fingers crossed.  

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  • Sep 21, 2018
Ken_Shea;n1137315 said: I like the Rotorway, but like the openness of the Helicom (in my case)/Safari style, nice for preflight inspections and general nosing around looking for any issues. The nay-sayers I'm familiar with, for legitimate reason or not seem to have a personal grudge going on. They all have and/or had their problems including certified, none seem to step up and admit fault, who in the world could blame them for that when you think about it. I just don't believe any of them deliberately sell kits with known to be unsafe parts. Hate to hear that about Brians ship, goodness knows how hard he has worked to make it as perfect as possible. Click to expand...

I built a Helicom Commuter II in the early 70's, T/R drive shaft was a center-less ground shaft then, today they simply use a standard section of 4130 tubing, I have wondered if that may cause high frequency vibration. I have seen the pics with the lack of radius issue, should never had been an issue but at least it is now a corrected issue. They enlarged the radius on the main spindle as well. Yeah, the speed is not impressive at all. Your Rotorway does an easy 100mph doesn't it?  

Barney Bahle;n1138541 said: Glad to hear you're back at it Bryan. Hope you get it all sorted out. If all goes well my Scorpion will get it AW cert within the next month. Fingers crossed. Click to expand...
  • Sep 22, 2018

I don't want to hijack the thread but thanks Bryan. So did the spindle issue go all the way back to the original Helicom or did it appear later? If it started with the titanium spindles when did they come into play?  

  • Sep 23, 2018
Ken_Shea;n1138569 said: I built a Helicom Commuter II in the early 70's, T/R drive shaft was a center-less ground shaft then, today they simply use a standard section of 4130 tubing, I have wondered if that may cause high frequency vibration. I have seen the pics with the lack of radius issue, should never had been an issue but at least it is now a corrected issue. They enlarged the radius on the main spindle as well. Yeah, the speed is not impressive at all. Your Rotorway does an easy 100mph doesn't it? Click to expand...

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I spent the a few hours wandering the warbirds area this morning looking in vain for a Sea Fury, my favorite of that era, but a couple of Spitfires kept me happy. After a bit of break it was off to the kit manufacturers area in search of a plane for my girlfriend. She quite liked the Panther and Lightning so perhaps I will be roped in for some builder assistance sometime in the future.

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They have mated a composite tailboom and fuselage shell to the existing chrome moly tube-frame center section structure of their Model 400. The new Model 500 uses the existing engine, transmission and rotor system of the Model 400. Although I am a fan of the Bell-47, a legacy of watching too many MASH episodes as a kid, the new Model 500 has a much sleeker and refined appearance. The helicopter is still in development, but I was afforded the opportunity for a short flight and was able to do some basic hover maneuvers. I look forward to seeing the aircraft develop as it is one of only a few in this market segment.

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The Safari Helicopter Company, which manufactures the widely used piston-engined 400 variant, has launched its new Safari 500. This two-seater prototype, registered N15BB, has an all carbon fibre fuselage and a dualskid undercarriage.

It uses the dynamic components of the Safari 400 with power from a 180hp Lycoming O-360-C2C engine. The cabin will be air conditioned, have dual controls and a large central console with space for a substantial avionics package. Rod Simpson

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Moscow / 18 July 2013 - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will host the 39th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), a landmark event for the global helicopter industry that convenes to analyse current trends in state-of-the-art rotorcraft manufacturing and identify technological prospects for innovation in the industry. The ERF be held at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel on 3-6 September.

The European Rotorcraft Forum has been held annually across Europe since 1975. Hundreds of experts specialising in different areas of helicopter construction and representing leading industry innovation centres of Russia and the EU will join representatives of global manufacturers to discuss advances in research. Traditionally, the forum plays a key role in the global helicopter industry as it establishes development trends and helps researchers to discover new technological solutions for creating new VTOL rotorcraft.

Delegates to the ERF in Moscow will present on current aerodynamics and material engineering trends, and discuss the latest technology and production opportunities for next-generation helicopters, including high-speed models. Participants will discuss current issues in aerodynamics and integration of on-board systems, advanced new structural materials, flight performance and other key topics. Speakers will include specialists and helicopter technology developers from leading global manufacturers and design bureaus.

The holding of the forum in Moscow this year will reinforce Russia's image as a country that supports aviation science and develops high-tech production, and that actively participates in international collaboration and cooperation in helicopter production.

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Summary: The V-22 Osprey, a unique tiltrotor aircraft of the U.S. military, combines the vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a helicopter with the speed and range of a jet. It serves as a primary air assault platform for the U.S. Marine Corps and supports special operations globally.

-Capable of carrying 32 troops or 10,000 lbs of cargo, the V-22 Osprey has significant transport capabilities and is armed with defensive weapons like .50 caliber heavy machine guns and 7.62mm miniguns. Despite its operational success and over 600,000 flight hours since 2009, the Osprey has a troubled history, with 50 servicemembers lost in accidents.

-Plans are underway to replace it with the Bell V-280 Valor due to ongoing maintenance challenges, particularly with its engine nacelles.

The V-22 Osprey: A Revolutionary Aircraft with a Complex Legacy

The V-22 Osprey has a unique profile among the U.S. military’s roster of aircraft. A tiltrotor aircraft, the different versions of the Osprey can take off and land like a helicopter but fly like a jet. 

This rare capability makes  the V-22  ideal for carrying large numbers of troops on the battlefield.  The Osprey  is the U.S. Marine Corps’ main air assault platform, and it also serves with the Air Force Special Operations Command, supporting  American special operators  around the world. 

The V-22 Osprey: A Unique Aircraft 

The tiltrotor aircraft comes with a combat radius of approximately 500 nautical miles, or 575 miles.

It can operate up to 25,000 feet and reach maximum speeds of 280 knots, or about 320 miles per hour. In terms of capacity,  the V-22 Osprey  can carry 32 troops seated on the floor, 24 troops seated in seats, or 10,000 lbs of cargo.

 This lift capacity is important – the Osprey can put almost an entire Army platoon on the ground when needed. In other missions, it can carry almost three Army Special Forces A-Teams, or about two Navy SEAL platoons. 

Beyond its transport capabilities, the V-22 can definitely defend itself when needed. The aircraft packs several heavy and light machine guns, including M2 Browning .50 caliber heavy machine guns, GAU-17 7.62mm miniguns, and M240 7.62mm light machine guns. The GAU-17 is part of a self-defense system Bell Boeing installed on the belly of the aircraft that can take out threats when the aircraft lands and takes off—the two most vulnerable points of its missions. 

The U.S. military has around  400 Ospreys  in service with the Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force. These aircraft have clocked more than 600,000 operational hours since 2009.

A Unique Aircraft With a Troubled History 

Although the unique aircraft brings important capabilities to the table, it has  a troubled past . 

Since the V-22 entered the production phase in the early 1990s, 50 servicemembers have been killed in a series of deadly accidents. Despite the military’s decades of experience operating the aircraft, accidents keep happening. In the past two years alone, 20 servicemembers have been killed in four accidents.  

The Pentagon has had to ground the aircraft for  several weeks or months  following each mishap, adversely affecting operational capabilities and putting stress on the platforms that have to pick up the slack. 

The V-22’s nacelle, an outer casing on the engine that enables  the V-22  to take off and land like a helicopter, has been an area of constant trouble for Air Force, Navy, and  Marine Corps  maintainers. 

The Pentagon  plans to replace the V-22 Osprey with the Bell V-280 Valor. But that aircraft is still some years out. Until then, the problematic Osprey will have to remain operational, with everyone hoping that its unfortunate streak of mishaps will stop. 

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S-400 Deployment Elektrostal

In the next part of our series on Russia’s strategic integrated air defence system, we look at the kinetic ground-based air defence systems it deploys.

In part-6 of our series on Russia’s strategic Integrated Air Defence System (IADS) we examined the command and control architecture it depends upon. The IADS’ role is ultimately to provide a response to air threats approaching or entering Russian airspace. In Russian air defence doctrine this response is provided using kinetic and/or electronic effects.

The kinetic side of the IADS depends on the Russian Aerospace Force’s (RASF’s) fighters and Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) systems. Sources have shared with Armada that both the fighter and SAM force would be deployed in wartime to protect key Russian strategic targets. Typically, these could include politico-military targets like the Kremlin, the seat of the Russian government in Moscow. Other potential strategic targets include hardened facilities believed to be earmarked for use by the Russian leadership in wartime. One of these facilities is thought to be located at Mount Yamantau, southwest Russia. A back-up facility may exist at Mount Kosvinsky Kaman, western Russia. Russia’s industrial city of Elektrostal, on the eastern outskirts of Moscow, was one of the first locations where the RASF deployed its S-400 (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler) high-altitude, long-range SAM systems in 2010.

The SAM Systems

Moscow itself is ring-fenced by the RASF’s 53T6 (ABM-3 Gazelle) anti-ballistic missile system. The 53T6 employs SAMs equipped with a ten kiloton (one kiloton is equal to 1,000 tonnes of conventional explosive) nuclear warhead. These missiles would detonate at altitude in proximity to incoming salvos of ballistic missile warheads or formations of hostile aircraft. The logic is that this ‘shotgun’ approach will vaporise, or at least badly damage, these targets.

The S-400 is the mainstay of the RASF SAM force. A typical S-400 battalion includes two batteries. A battery comprises between eight and twelve individual launch vehicles, each equipped with four missile tubes. Thus, an S-400 regiment could have between 56 and 84 individual missiles ready to launch if fully loaded.  Each battery has a command post, a 91N6 (Big Bird) S-band (2.3 gigahertz/GHz to 2.5GHz/2.7GHz to 3.7GHz) 324 nautical mile/nm (600 kilometre/km) range surveillance and tracking radar. The 91N6 is joined by a 96L6E (Cheese Board) C-band (5.25GHz to 5.925GHz) early warning and target acquisition radar. This radar has a range of up to 162nm (300km). A plethora of SAMs can be launched by the S-400 with an array of engagement ranges from 21.6nm (40km) using the active radar homing 9M96E missile. Engagement ranges can reach up to 216nm (400km) using the 40N6E missile which has a reported engagement altitude of 98,425 feet/ft (30,000 metres/m).

Legacy systems used by the RASF include the S-300PS (SA-10B Grumble-B) and S-300PM (SA-10D/E Grumble) which have subtle differences. An S-300PS battery has three Maz-543 launch vehicles each with four launch tubes. The battery is also equipped with a single 5N63S (Flap Lid-B) X-band (8.5GHz to 10.68GHz) fire control radar. An S-300PM battery has a single 36N6E (Flap Lid) X-band/Ku-band (13.4GHz to 14GHz/15.7GHz to 17.7GHz) fire control radar with a 162nm (300km) range. Joining the 36N6E is a 76N6 (Clam Shell) X-band (8.5GHz to 10.68GHz) search and track radar with a 70nm (120km) range. The rest of the battery is comprised of up to eight Kraz-260 launch vehicles each with four tubes. Both the S-300PS/PM are thought to deploy 48N6/E SAMs which have a reported 81nm (150km) range. The S-300PS/PM’s 5V55R missile has an engagement range of up to 48.6nm (90km).

Sources have shared with Armada that RASF SAM batteries are not routinely deployed but may deploy from time-to-time to support exercises or training. The batteries would only be deployed in anger to protect key strategic targets like those discussed above. The sources continued that the task of the SAM units is to provide a protective ‘bubble’ above these targets. Air defence coverage up to 54 nautical miles/nm (100 kilometres/km) altitude and a range radius of 189nm (350km) around the target would be provided. The SAM units would work to attrit any incoming air attack as much as possible. Russian air defence doctrine focuses on safeguarding as many strategic targets as possible in anticipation of an eventual counterattack.

One crucial part of the RASF’s SAM force is its 96K6 Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound) combined medium-range SAM and anti-aircraft artillery systems. 96K6 units would deploy with S-300 and S-400 batteries. Their role would be to destroy air-launched weapons like anti-radiation missiles or attack helicopters engaging the batteries Armada’s sources added.

Over the longer term, the RASF is looking to introduce new SAM systems to enhance the strategic IADS in the form of the S-350E and S-500 Prometey long-range, high-altitude SAM systems. The S-350E is mooted as a replacement for the RASF’s S-300PS/PM batteries. Open sources state that a S-350E battery has one 50N6A X-band ground-based air surveillance radar with a range of 215nm (400km). The 50N6A is joined by a single 50K6A mobile command post and up to eight 50P6 launch vehicles. Each launch vehicle can fire 9M96/E or 9M100 SAMs with engagement ranges and altitudes of up to 65nm (120km) and 98,000ft (30,000m) respectively. It was reported in January 2020 that the first S-350E battery had entered service, although a developmental system may have been deployed to support Russia’s military presence in Syria. The VKS could receive twelve S-350E batteries by 2027.

The S-500 is mooted to have a longer engagement range than the S-350E. The S-500 ensemble includes a 91N6A(M) air surveillance and battle management radar. This radar is an enhanced version of the 91N6A radar accompanying the S-400. The S-500’s 96L6TSP target acquisition radar is an enhanced variant of the S-400’s 96L6E. These two systems are accompanied by the 76T6 multimode fire control radar, itself thought to be a derivative of the 92N6. Also forming part of the S-500 ensemble is the 77T6 anti-ballistic missile engagement radar the capabilities of which remain largely unknown in the public domain.

Open sources say that missiles equipping the S-500 could hit targets at ranges of up to 270nm (500km). Russian sources have claimed that the S-500 could engage targets at up to 656,168ft (200,000m) altitude. Russian media, seldom the most reliable source, claim that the first S-500 regiment went on combat duty in October 2021.

The long-term prognosis for the S-500 and S-350E systems remains uncertain. As documented by the Royal United Services Institute, a London-based thinktank, the Russian defence industry is dependent on clandestinely-sourced Western microelectronics for sophisticated weapons systems. Will Western efforts to clamp down on Russia’s access to such technology have an impact on the fortunes of the S-350E and S-500?

Stay tuned for more analysis on Russia’s strategic air defence capabilities in the next instalment of our Russian IADS Redux series.

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  1. Safari 500 Helicopter doing a demo at AirVenture!

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  1. Buy A SAFARI 500 Complete Kit!

    Buy a SAFARI 500 complete ultralight helicopter kit. SAFARI 500 experimental helicopter kits start at $154,700. Licensed and experienced builders. Call Us 1-850-482-4141 Follow Us on Facebook ... SAFARI 500 COMPLETE KIT STARTING AT $154,700. CONTACT US TODAY AND GET YOUR NAME IN THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE! 1-850-482-4141 Owners Area ...

  2. SAFARI 500 Specifications, Cabin Dimensions, Performance

    SAFARI 500 manufactured by Safari. Specs, range, speed, operating weights and performance for the SAFARI 500 here. ... Helicopter R44; G450 Gulfstream; CRJ700; G36 Bonanza; Pilatus PC 24; Boeing 767 Seating Capacity; Challenger 604 Range; Sikorsky S-76C; Twin Otter Plane; Gulfstream G650 Top Speed;

  3. Safari 500 at Sun 'n Fun

    The Safari is powered by a Lycoming (or clone) that runs at 2750 RPM which is reduced by the transmission to 500 RPM at the main rotor. A nice feature for a helicopter in this class is a main rotor governor (a stepper motor that adjusts the throttle position to keep the main rotor speed constant. Big news for Safari Helicopters is the ...

  4. Two-seater helicopter safari 500

    Find out all of the information about the Safari Helicopter product: two-seater helicopter safari 500. Contact a supplier or the parent company directly to get a quote or to find out a price or your closest point of sale. Exhibit with us ... Range 300 - 500km. Description.

  5. Safari 500 test flight

    https://www.safarihelicopter.comHere is a 10 minute video of our new Safari 500 all composite experimental helicopter. It has a Lycoming O-360 engine, and,...

  6. New Safari

    My understanding is that the new 500 is a 400 with a new shell. I think it's great looking. The engine is a Titan 370-series. Form what I''ve read (mostly on Van's Air Force community) this engine seems to be solid. Looking at the Safari 400 safety record it seems that the recent years accidents are related to the tail rotor area.

  7. Safari 500

    For a couple of hours, I visited with Safari Helicopters crew, one of small number of helicopter kit manufacturers. They have mated a composite tailboom and fuselage shell to the existing chrome moly tube-frame center section structure of their Model 400. The new Model 500 uses the existing engine, transmission and rotor system of the Model 400.

  8. Live the dream with the Safari 500

    http://www.safarihelicopter.com This is a video of the new Safari 500 two seat and possible three seat personal helicopter. It has a Lycoming O-360 180 hor...

  9. Safari 500 test flight

    http://www.safarihelicopter.com More flight testing of the Safari 500! Cooling worked out, air conditioning underway, controls tweaked and she's back in the ...

  10. Safari Helicopter

    Safari Kit Helicopter at Sun-N-Fun 2013. Safari 500. Safari Helicopter is an American kit aircraft manufacturer located in Hendersonville, Tennessee . The company was originally known as Canadian Home Rotors and then Safari Helicopter and was founded in Ear Falls, Ontario, Canada. It was purchased by the Marianna, Florida-based company CHR ...

  11. Safari 500 Unveiled

    Safari 500 Unveiled; USAF's Big Safari Program receives TC-135W, prepares to divest last NC-135W; USAF retires final 'Big Safari' NC-135W to the Boneyard; L3 Technologies to provide Compass Call replacement

  12. SAFARI 400 Specifications, Cabin Dimensions, Performance

    SAFARI 400 manufactured by Safari. Specs, range, speed, operating weights and performance for the SAFARI 400 here. ... interior, engine, avionics and accessories to create a helicopter that is uniquely yours. Finished at the level of quality you would expect from the producers of the Safari Complete Kit, your new Safari will be flight tested ...

  13. Safari 500 for Sale

    Quick Contact. Price: Please Call. TT: 430 hrs. SN: 54668. RN: N30BW. COMPARE. Safari 500 Helicopters Safari for sale - Globalair.com, The Market Place for Serious Buyers and Sellers of Aircraft around the Globe.

  14. Tankride

    The tank is armed with a 125-mm smoothbore gun (firing range up to 5 km), the ammunition includes 40 shells (in later versions 38 and 45 shells), both sub-caliber and cumulative and high-explosive. ... The platform is equipped for landing up to 4 helicopters. Waiting for helicopters up to 3 hours is free. ... (landing at Heliport Moscow) 500 m ...

  15. SAFARI 500 Complete Kit

    Buy A SAFARI 500 Complete Kit! SAFARI 500 Complete Kit Includes Everything You NeedNothing Else To Buy! To buy a flight ready SAFARI 500 call us 1-850-482-4141 or email us at [email protected] CONTACT US TODAY TO START MAKING YOUR PERSONAL HELICOPTER DREAMS A REALITY! 1-850-482-4141 SAFARI 500 Complete Kit IO-360 Lycoming Engine Fabricated and Powder…

  16. Mil Design Bureau (Moscow Helicopter Plant) aviation photos on JetPhotos

    Note: Prototype of long-range anti-submarine helicopter Mi-26NEF-M, had the ability to carry on an external sling a hydroacoustic search and detection station for submarines. Subsequently sold and converted to Mi-26T. ... Note: The Mil Mi-38-2 is a transport helicopter designed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. Originally intended as a ...

  17. Moscow to Host 39th European Rotorcraft Forum

    Russian Helicopters will host the 39th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF) at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel on 3-6 September.

  18. The V-22 Osprey Is the U.S. Military's Problem Child Helicopter

    Summary: The V-22 Osprey, a unique tiltrotor aircraft of the U.S. military, combines the vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a helicopter with the speed and range of a jet. It serves as a ...

  19. Russian IADS Redux Part-7: The Effectors

    Their role would be to destroy air-launched weapons like anti-radiation missiles or attack helicopters engaging the batteries Armada's sources added. The future. Over the longer term, the RASF is looking to introduce new SAM systems to enhance the strategic IADS in the form of the S-350E and S-500 Prometey long-range, high-altitude SAM systems.

  20. Safari 400 Complete Kit

    Buy A SAFARI 400 Complete Kit! SAFARI 400 Complete Kit Includes Everything You NeedNothing Else To Buy! To buy a flight ready SAFARI 400 call us 1-850-482-4141 or email us at [email protected] CONTACT US TODAY TO START MAKING YOUR PERSONAL HELICOPTER DREAMS A REALITY! SAFARI 400 Complete Kit IO-360 Lycoming Engine Fabricated and Powder Coated…