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General Helio Discussion / Lite wt. Floor boards
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on Today at 10:37:30 AM »
Found an interesting post about Carbon fiber floorboards and other Interior parts

Looks interesting.

But since I don't do Facebook maybe someone else can find a link to Carbon concepts
or maybe later I will do a google search for Carbon Concepts LLC and find more info.

General Helio Discussion / 24 volt, brittain wing leveler
« Last post by rmartell on March 20, 2019, 09:43:45 AM »
Does anyone have parts or a working invertor for the Brittain Industries. This is the 24 Volt system for the wing level, not 12 volt.
General Helio Discussion / Re: 15 Helios & 2 projects for sale
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on March 14, 2019, 12:34:23 AM »
added a couple Helio projects for sale 1709 and 2512

Let me know if I need to do any editing or one of them has sold
FlyHelio Website / Re: Helio Courier C-FNNB
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on March 14, 2019, 12:12:53 AM »
see history file here as well as more pictures

click on link to history paragraph
General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1006, C-FNNB
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on March 14, 2019, 12:09:57 AM »
c/n 1006, built 06/61 as model H-395A, not registered sold as c/n 1006 St Maurice Air Transport co ltd MA, export reg CF-NNB St Maurice Air Transport co ltd (Gustave Richer) Lac-à-la-Tortue, QC returned to factory 11/63, reg N8754R Helio Aircraft corp sold 05/66, rereg CF-NNB St Maurice Air Transport co ltd (Gustave Richer) QC sold '67, ? (possibly Northwest Whirlybirds NT) used for uranium survey placed on Edo 2870 floats accident very hard landing on floats spreader bar broke resulting in being partially submerged with one wing in water @ Cullaton Lake, NT '67, thought to have spent the winter in the Barrens then repaired and flown out spring '68, sold '68, John Buck BC (Northwest Safari Lodge) accident hard landing broke spreader barm @ unknown place time, repaired rereg C-FNNB '74, accident no details @ unknown place time, repaired first known use of a Helio to tow water skiers, placed on Edo 3430 floats sold '03, Paul Collard AB sold '09, Apco Holdings Canmore AB sold '09, Michael Witherell, Sudbury ON, rereg 07/12 placed on floats accident hard landing @ unknown place time, repaired replaced an upper wing fitting, engine mount and 2 bent fuselage tubes, restore project being repainted expected to be airworthy spring '16
FlyHelio Website / Re: Helio Courier C-FNNB
« Last post by Dominic Richer on March 13, 2019, 04:19:27 PM »
Hi I searched Google and one of the returns was your forum.
FYI It Was "Saint-Maurice Air Transport", located in Lac-à-la-Tortue, in Québec, Canada. The company was founded in 1963 by my father Gustave Richer and his associate.
He bough two brand new Helio Courier for bush operations.
Since i was a little boy at the time and my father died in 2006, I have not much information other than he loved them and that I took many rides in those planes :-)
General Helio Discussion / Re: Bolt locations?
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on March 13, 2019, 09:18:48 AM »
Hey everyone, I just sent a link to Byron for 25 prints that I placed in the Adobe cloud. He is having hard copies made.

I sent them to Paul as well, he had hard copies made. He says there are a few hand written notes in the margins that are interesting.

If anyone else is interested send me an email by going to the left hand side of the page and clicking on the little envelope symbol  by my name. I will then send you a link to the cloud and you can then download them as PDF files. Then if you want you can put the PDF files on a disc and take them to a printer. My understanding is that some of the full size prints are about 15 feet long.

I just had a thought You can probably just take the link to the printer and let them download the files.
General Helio Discussion / Bolt locations?
« Last post by Flathorn on March 11, 2019, 11:06:35 PM »
We are working on my  H250.  Does anyone have the actual hole layout at the firewall for the engine mount bolts?  Some lower fuselage parts are damaged , and want to get everything back in correct alignment. We do have a new mount thanks to Jaars, but would like to know what drawings show for actual dimensions of the fuselage itself. Thanks
General Helio Discussion / Re: Helio Gathering 2019
« Last post by tailhook on March 11, 2019, 10:00:48 AM »
Okay Helio pilots, here are the goodies as of today 3/11/19.

I was under the impression that any type of airplane that can celebrate a 70th Anniversary was when it made its first flight. The Helioplane did that on April 8, 1949 from a Harvard Tennis Court, however since the airplane was converted from an existing incomplete Piper PA-17 Vagabond provided to Koppen/Bollinger by E.W. Wiggins Airways at the Old Canton Airport in Norwood, MA. Officially the Helio Courier was flown as a new type in June 1954, and in July was awarded Type Certificate 1A8.

I have sent a request to Vintage Airplane Association in an effort to secure a parking area for maybe 5 or 6 Helio's. For those of you wanting to attend EAA Airventure, I will need to know who is on board to come. As of now, we have N4121D, N100HC, N395H, N6463V, N400HE, N920AS. The JAARS Helio's will be displayed in the Missionary Aviation area's.

Send me a PM so we can move forward with this at your earliest.

General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 2501, N5444E
« Last post by tailhook on March 10, 2019, 10:53:48 AM »
My first flight experience in a tail wheel airplane was compliments of N5460E in July 1965 after Bruce Taylor executed a 10 minute demo of which the likes have never been duplicated. I did not know airplanes could turn 180 degrees within the wingspan, back up, or hover. then much to my surprise was the extreme short-field take-off roll well within 100 feet. That demo stopped traffic for 2 miles on the North side of Berz Airport in Troy, MI. The airplane definitely got everyone's attention including all the salesmen and mechanics from Mike Savoie Chevrolet across the street. I'd be willing to bet that Helio attempted to compete with the Cessna Skywagon market with this new entry, particularly the Cessna 180. The Mark II was a fun to fly airplane and the best cruise I ever got in it was about 125 knots with just me and 60 gallons of fuel. Fuel burn was about 11.5-12 GPH @ 24 squared 3800 feet AGL.

It is interesting to note that the airplane had a special provision for Industrial CAR 8 load of 4420 pounds, the Courier MK II was light, but with that much in the cabin would have made for some well calculated take-off performance predictions. The marketing folks at Hanscom Field tried desperately to gain some commercial/private use with this model, but in the larger picture it fell short on range, cruise, and high altitude ops that the H-295 was much more capable of. As a result only 41 were built. Today, it will make for an economic alternative to those looking at the Super Courier 295 if they don't have to haul big loads at high elevations

One more note: Do not opt for 120 gallon fuel or 3800 pound gross mod, it just won't haul the mail.

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