Great Lakes Helicopter
Hughes 500 (OH-6A)
Engine: 252 SHP T63-A-5A upgraded to 317 SHP T63-A-700 Allison
Empty weight: 1105 #
Gross weight: 2,700 #
Price: $190,000.00 to $250,000.00
Hourly operating cost: $125.00
NOTES: Somewhat the OH-6A is prized more than the OH-58 because in can be certified in normal category.
But because of its numerous time change components (maintenance cost) plus the 317 SHP engine
operators in lifting and crop dusting shy away from the OH-6A preferring OH-58A+.