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Title: c/n H-15, N700AA
Post by: Doug Johnson on July 30, 2015, 02:09:19 AM
4 picture check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

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c/n H-15, built 05/84 as model H-700 advertised as H-700SP (seaplane), original registry CP-1966 ntu  (Ernesto Asbun) canceled export) rereg N700AA (reg reused on Hellascious experimental Helio c/n 1) Alas Andinas ltd Cochabamba Bolivia sold '85, Don Love Aircraft sales (dealer) KS sold 04/87, Opticom Research inc (Richard Griot) NV sold 07/89, Orcas Aircraft leasing inc (Richard Griot) WA sold 04/92, W.H. Egrstrom ID sold 10/95, Jay Jensen UT accident aircraft made a hard landing on a dry lake bed, which had a soft surface the fiberglass landing gear on the right side snapped at the fuselage attachment point and the left gear appeared to have layer separation and was weakened considerably, the three propeller tips were bent aft and a small portion of the fuselage belly skin was bent and wrinkled, with a small hole punched through it. VFR conditions prevailed, with a temperature of 68 degrees, winds were Southeast, light and variable @ Ogden UT 9/96 replaced fiberglass with aluminum gear legs, rereg 06/01/98 as N6158W Western Aircraft Leasing (Jay Jensen) UT, removed from service but never deregistered 05/01, used to build experimental turboprop s/n 1, expired registration 09/30/13
rereg N700AA (reg previously used on H-15) Xprmtl Helio built by Jay Jensen & Ken Bjork, model “Jensen STOL Turbo Courier” also named “Big Foot” and “Hellacious Helio”, Experimental Amateur home built (Turbo Courier) under 51% rule, Helio parts from c/n H-1 an H-800 cowling engine mount and first engine before turboprop, Helio crash-cage/fuselage & Helio wings from c/n H-15 and fabricated parts, extra 25 gal bladders in outboard bays, airfoil shaped fuel tank wingtip extension with 27 gal in each (intend to install Hoerner tip) and carbon fiber ailerons with electric trim, Eng Garrett Honeywell 750 hp continuous TPE331-6-252M, with Hartzell HC-B3TN-5M 106” 3 blade prop, 1st H-7/800 Helio to be reconfigured as trigear using optional tricycle gear feature trailing ling main gear and nose wheel from a F-111, becoming Jensen Turboprop model H/T-750T old ver or H/T-1500 new ver ?, Jay Jensen & Ken Bjork Bountiful UT project in progress gear reconfiguration and stub wings

 As always any further information or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

still waiting on a current picture but I intend to keep trying.

This first picture is during landing gear experiments to get clearance for a 106'' prop (E-mail from Jay)
This configuration was tried extended front gear 1/2 302 stainless no gussets, They bent!! And only 8" long!
next the "iron giant" Trailing link arms, it raised the nose to high to taxi, we stuck a camera In a
headlight and used a screen to taxi. But the depth perception Was bad. That is what prompted going
to tricycle gear. I believe in this picture it had the First engine the H-800 Lyc O-720 before turbine.

1st article

2nd article
Title: Re: c/n H-15, N700AA
Post by: Doug Johnson on January 14, 2016, 10:15:07 AM
added AOPA mag article.
Title: Re: c/n H-15, N700AA
Post by: Doug Johnson on January 18, 2016, 10:22:12 AM
another article by EAA on H-15 after conversion to turbo prop no. 1

While copying and converting I deleted the last Photo and converted the text to editable PDF files but all the text is there just slightly different then the
3 column format of a magazine with separate pages.

we still need a photo as Unconverted H-700 serial H-15 and a current photo possibly one with the stub wings
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Post by: Doug Johnson on January 18, 2016, 10:23:55 AM
Title: Re: c/n H-15, N700AA
Post by: Doug Johnson on May 10, 2016, 09:32:02 AM
added picture #2 above of "Helacious" Helio in taxi test configuration
Title: Re: c/n H-15, N700AA
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on October 15, 2017, 01:19:54 PM
This really should be the first picture above it is H-15 while it was still an H-700 probably not to long after it had returned to the US.

Interesting that the paint scheme has pretty much remained the same

Title: Re: c/n H-15, N700AA
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on April 10, 2018, 05:16:09 AM
The July '93 'Plane and Pilot' magazine article that goes with the picture above.

Since it is an article abut H-15 before its conversion to the Turbine Engine Helio
I wish I could place it as the first article.