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Old 12 September 2019, 16:39
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Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
Helicopters are much more expensive both upfront (purchase) and over the long term (maintenance). Also, based on distances in Alaska, not efficient so your operating costs per pound are higher.
Originally Posted by sixgun View Post
Payload-to-power plant ratio = costs...

...or, in another way of looking at it, $ per lb. from Point A to Point B.

Unless you have to hover in and out - the FW will generally be the more cost effective solution. Not always, but most of the time.
Thank you, gents. Now it makes sense.
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