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General Helio Discussion / Re: Fly Helio Site Renewal
« Last post by Namaolen on December 05, 2019, 04:39:25 PM »
Doug, I would prefer to keep the site clean of advertising, definitely have a for sale section, at worse limit the advertising to Helio support,  I’m willing to pay yearly
Please email me at flyerlen@gmail.com as I have not been able to reply to you, thanks Doug
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Fly Helio Site Renewal
« Last post by Doug Johnson on December 05, 2019, 04:36:16 PM »
Chris, The more I think about it. I am so against a membership fee. It's like wikipedia charging a membership fee which hopefully will never happen. In our case as long as I can keep things afloat I won't charge a membership fee per se. But like wikipedia Each November, I will ask for those of you that care enough, to share the expenses, to keep the site alive. It is now at $10.35 each, if you sent more than that I will save the overpayment for next November.

As I said before since no one seems to be opposed to Helio only advertising I may attempt to do only Helio related advertising with the the idea being to reducing the amount we need to donate. But first I have to figure out how to do advertising.

Don't expect any changes in the near future I just hope we get it done before next November.

Thanks Chris for your input.

More input please from the rest of you guys.



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General Helio Discussion / Re: Fly Helio Site Renewal
« Last post by TreeTopFlyer on December 05, 2019, 07:49:33 AM »
Hello Doug,

I am not opposed to a membership fee.  I think it's a good idea.  I am not opposed to HELIO ONLY advertising.  But I do not advocate for advertising across the board.  I sent you money personal check $13.65.  You have put in a lot of time to this site and it's appreciated.  So I advocate for keeping it simple.  Tell us when you need the money.  I know you're not in it for the money and you have earned my trust if that means anything!

Thanks again!!

Chris
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Fly Helio Site Renewal
« Last post by Doug Johnson on December 04, 2019, 11:30:06 PM »
Paul, thanks for your help, I have had 29 people including yourself respond. This works out to $10.35 each. The money from your "impersonation of a membership fee will go into the account for next year.

I have had 3 requests for advertising, I suspect I will eventually give in and try to do some unobtrusive Helio related advertising but that is a ways down the road. First I have to understand the "Simple Machine Forum" enough to the email through the site so I can set up a PayPal account. I remember that when I first joined the site there was a donate button set up, but it appears to have been removed at some point.

I can remember back almost 10 years ago lurking around the edge of the FlyHelio site not yet even willing to become a member. At that time I could barely type but I took a typing class and look now I type more than two fingers, but even though I use all of my fingers I still look at the keyboard. Now look where we are, if I can't afford to hire someone to help
me I may be taking some kind of web site training.

Right now I can get away with using google to locate how to do different things.

Please, more feedback, be one of the people that helps to shape my thinking on what we do as we move forward.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Final Paint Job!!!! c/n 1249, N5383G
« Last post by Jason Stephens on December 04, 2019, 10:21:13 PM »
Looks good!
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Fly Helio Site Renewal
« Last post by Paul Dale on December 04, 2019, 10:01:38 PM »
Doug, my feedback would be not to embrace advertising except Helio related.  Paypal would be helpful. Annual memberships a great idea at $25.  Member for sale section would be fun and likely useful for many. Lastly, the web hosting fees will be ongoing, your computer will melt down or otherwise need replacement or upgrading, and the users of this site really ought to just pitch in for these ongoing expenses in an orderly and fair manner to all participants, a subscription system seems to work well for similar sites. I am including an extra $25 for my impersonation of a reasonable 2020 membership fee.  Thanks, Paul
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1249, N5383G
« Last post by andrewstolte on December 04, 2019, 08:29:52 PM »
Doug thanks for the comments.

The gear fairing are installed now. As for the red, if you are willing to take the time and maintain with the proper wax fading is almost none. All my plane are kept inside, this also helps a paint job last 20 plus years.  Now hopefully I can keep from scratching the red when I remove the cowling.   Pearl paints are almost impossible to match. 

Also to whoever might want new window.  LP plastics has the 1400 series aft windows but not the round one.  They should have the measurements for mine if anyone else wanted them.  There copilot window is several inches off and requires a lot of cutting and grinding. 
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1249, N5383G
« Last post by Doug Johnson on December 04, 2019, 05:34:16 PM »
Sara, thanks for the photos I resized them and moved over here to open them in the queue.

Andrew, If you care I really like the paint scheme its a variation of an original early 1200 series factory paint scheme.

And the shade of red, maroon I think is also great, another person I know of decided a similar shade of maroon would sun bleach to much and went with a different paint scheme altogether.

I also like your outline 12" numbers quite unobtrusive, I prefer 12" numbers since almost all Helios came from the factory with 12" numbers.

Do you intend to operate without gear leg fairings. I happen to know where you can probably get some brand new gear leg fairings.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Final Paint Job!!!! c/n 1249, N5383G
« Last post by Au Miner on December 04, 2019, 05:26:33 PM »
Looks great.  I love to see people taking care of their aircraft
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Final Paint Job!!!! c/n 1249, N5383G
« Last post by sara-at-hawk on December 04, 2019, 01:58:03 PM »
Maybe I can add some more pix...
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