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General Helio Discussion / Re: Top front latch/pilot's door
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on May 16, 2019, 11:52:18 AM »
If we're talking about the latch that holds the door open, you find these latches in the hardware store they are considered an antique latch used to hold kitchen cupboard doors closed. They are called an elbow latch and similar to this picture. I've seen velcro used but always thought if the wind got a little gusty maybe not quite as good, but these have some disadvantages they stick out where they can snag things, including you.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Top front latch/pilot's door
« Last post by Kem250 on May 16, 2019, 07:18:31 AM »
Velcro.
Seriously.   :)
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General Helio Discussion / Re: barrel Nut needed
« Last post by Jason Stephens on May 15, 2019, 10:26:41 AM »
Got it!  Thanks Ben.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1251, N5072K
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on May 08, 2019, 08:50:33 AM »
Another picture of c/n 1251 this time of the right side shortly before being placed in storage

edit to history paragraph, sold 8/17, Univest Aviation llc (Jack Ross) AZ incident while landing nose wheel collapse @ Scottsdale AZ 02/18

Anyone know if the a/c has been repaired and returned to service?

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Helio Modifications / Re: Fuel Caps replacement, STC SA00786AT
« Last post by Kem250 on May 07, 2019, 10:51:35 PM »
F. A. Dodge, after telling me they didn’t have NonVented caps... ended up finding and sending them with my order..!
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General Helio Discussion / barrel Nut needed
« Last post by Jason Stephens on May 06, 2019, 05:57:56 PM »
Hi folks.  Just about ready to put the wings on the fuselage and discovered one of our barrel nuts(part 391-010-447 I believe) has some pitting that we are not comfortable with.  Anybody have a spare?

Thanks,
Jason
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1266, “66-14364”
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on May 06, 2019, 11:19:49 AM »
I edited history paragraph above again removed reference to Howard AFB Panama. I had confused "66-14364" with "66-14346"
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 584, C-GSFJ
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on May 04, 2019, 07:06:52 AM »
Here is a picture of c/n 584 (s/n 63-8091) taken 4 days before it was placed in storage at Davis-Montham.

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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1474, N700HC
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on May 04, 2019, 06:50:04 AM »
C/n 1474 originally a 1400 series H-295 was modified by Tom Teufel to be the prototype for the H-700s later it was converted back to a H-295, which seems to indicate to me the that the GO-480 was a better configuration for STOL characteristics. I wonder if this cowling had better cooling properties than the H-700 series. interesting placement for landing lts.

Rodney Thanks for posting the picture it even shows as a prototype what would become the H-7/800 paint scheme.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1474, N700HC
« Last post by RCarter on May 03, 2019, 09:59:09 PM »
These are really interesting pictures.  It just looks like a hybrid, which it is, with H295 wingtips and gear, H700 motor.  Gives a interesting look into what the 700/800 series would have looked like if the effort had been made to find a new supplier for oleos and gear legs. 

I also do wonder what the performance was like in this configuration...better off the runway than a normal 700 by being lighter.  Better than a 250 or a 391?  It had the lighter weight 295 cage with no gear boxes for a tricycle gear, light weight wing tips, and lots of power......  Probably fast at altitude as well!
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