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What company developed the Mini 500 helicopter?

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The Mini 500 helicopter was a kit-based helicopter that was developed, manufactured and sold by Revolution Helicopter Company. New Mini 500 helicopter kits are no longer available for purchase because Revolution Helicopter Company went out of business in November 1999.

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The first Mini 500 helicopter was built in 1992, and Mini 500 helicopter kits were first sold to the public in 1994. Revolution Helicopter Company sold the last Mini 500 helicopter kit in October 1999, shortly before going out of business.

Although the Mini 500 helicopter was very popular during the 1990s, the helicopter developed a bad reputation due to its poor safety record. The Mini 500 was linked to more than 40 accidents and nine fatalities.

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