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DaveC426913
2014-Mar-16, 10:14 PM
Just saw a helicopter fly overhead twice, probably out of Hamilton ON.

Very deep thump, like a Bell Huey makes. This was ... I dunno how to categorize them. This was in the same class the Ornge choppers around here, but it wasn't one of them.

Like an AW139 but not.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=AW139


It has retractable landing gear, and a V-shaped tail - one vertical fin, one off to starboard about 45 degrees from vertical. I did not see a tail rotor, but I can;t be positive.

Belly was protruding laterally, as if for landing gear.

DaveC426913
2014-Mar-16, 10:29 PM
I just scanned about a thousand helicopter pics, and found not a single one with a \| tail. Strange.

Wait. A black van just pulled into my driveway. There's someone at my front door. BRB.

slang
2014-Mar-16, 11:12 PM
Hah.

I'm reasonably sure I've seen that particular tail design. So far I've found a MD 500 model (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD_Helicopters_MD_500). Other models had no tail rotor. The Super Stallion has a somewhat odd tail design but not quite what you described.

Hmm... dog suddenly stopped barking. Someone at the door!