Well after selling my R44 II and flying an MD500 for a number of years, I am back in an R44 (a lease this time for now). I had not flown the R44 since I had sold 4142G, but being back in it reminds me of how enjoyable they are to fly!
It's good to be back!
Save up for the several sets of main rotor blades Robinson will require you to purchase (if you decide to buy a Robinson helicopter).
SN - Yea, I saw the requirement for blade replacement every five years...what a shame...Robinson should contract out to someone that can actually make a set of blades that can last.
My buddy flies a Enstrom 280FX and the blades have no life limit, they are on-condition and he has many thousands of hours on his blades with no problems....