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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 2514, N77TR
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on Today at 07:57:48 AM »
Edit to History paragraph
paperwork and registry after 44 yrs now shows complete conversion to model H-295, instrument panel refurbished, A/C removed from retractable wheel skis placed on 29" tundra wheels, installed 1 retractable Sunspot 64 LED landing Lt in each wing and 2 Sunspot 46 LED lts in cowling, sold 7/18 Eric Ericson AK accident on takeoff, during a routine flight from MN to Juneau, AK to take ownership of Helio #2514 N77TR to its perspective new home. Prior to departure a regional jet had departed RWY 21 at Great Falls, MT, 3 minutes after that Helio N77TR departed in the same sequence, an approaching cold front changed wind direction abruptly causing a 20 KT tailwind, there was never enough time to recover, as the sequence began the tail was lifted and a ground loop ensued, the main gear collapsed a/c fell onto nose, reduction gear case broke and prop seperated from engine substantial damage @ Great Falls MT, 8/18

Sold at Holman Aviation by Starr Aviation Salvage to ?       Anyone know who it was sold to.

Having made several downwind takeoffs and more downwind landings because I didn't want to taxi a half mile downwind I find this accident description puzzling to say the least.

I would sure like to hear some comments here.

General Helio Discussion / Re: 500-5 Tail-wheels
« Last post by 391stol on September 18, 2018, 11:31:33 AM »
How much without the paperwork.   My plane can’t read.
General Helio Discussion / 500-5 Tail-wheels
« Last post by RCarter on September 18, 2018, 11:04:00 AM »
Helio Community,

Lets bring this up again!  Only because now I actually have something relevant to share.  I have spent the last 18 months working with Tom Anderson at The Landing Gear Works, same outfit that makes 500-5 assemblies for the rear end of the Cessna 180/185 line and makes titanium gear legs for Cessna.  I sent Tom my tail-wheel fork and he built me a new one enlarged slightly.  The new one has about .5-.75 inches more clearance at the top and is 5.95 inches wide.  He also had his DER look at it and provide the appropriate paperwork for installation.

I have test flown the fork with a 500-5 tire and can say it performs well.  There was shimmy on the initial flights when landing on pavement.  However, a few new bushing in the A-frame and tightening up the shimmy dampener attach points to remove play in the system has resolved the issue.  Tom Anderson also sells a wonderfully well machined set of spacers as part of an axle kit for the fork.  It is the same width as his 180/185 line so the spacers are the same.  I have purchased a 14.5 SC tire to test on the fork but given that we now have the 500-5 operating without shimmy I will probably continue to operate the 500-5 tire.  I like the 500-5 because a new 10-ply is $160 while a new 14.5 SC is in the range of $450 but perhaps it will perform better.  Reports to be made after testing.  There is something to be said for a low cost durable tire/tube/wheel combination that has more width and diameter than the original 10.5x4 my plane came with.  It also is comforting to know that every FBO in the country has 500-5 tubes and tires in stock for their C-150 fleet if things go bad.

When I talked to Tom last, he was open and receptive to making more forks for the community.  I believe his price was $2250 for a fork and paperwork if he could get an order for 5, naturally that includes painting, heat treating, the whole nine-yards.  He would make them one-off but I don't know his price. Tom's web page is he is a friendly fellow and makes a good product.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, I think its a good option for those of us who have been looking for something slightly larger on the rear of the plane.



General Helio Discussion / Re: Sliding windows
« Last post by Louis on September 17, 2018, 11:20:44 AM »
What do you mean by openers ?  The 295 usually have a window that can be open on the pilot side

Besides that, never saw with my eyes any opening of the passenger side.  Someone told me about one fellow that did had a right side window modified to be larger and openable.  Big enough to be used as an emergency exit.  Surely not STC.  And the story might not be true because there was also a mixup with some Dornier with two engines on some kind of a pod each side of the nose.

General Helio Discussion / Sliding windows
« Last post by Lance Goodwinm on September 16, 2018, 12:29:13 PM »
Has anyone done an STC for sliding windows on an H295, or has anyone seen this anywhere?  Or for that matter, openers at all?

General Helio Discussion / Re: RayJay Turbocharger Checkvalve
« Last post by Lance Goodwinm on September 16, 2018, 12:27:30 PM »
Rayjay turbo check valve.

The valve can be bought from Rayjay themselves, pn/559A-2MP-27
General Helio Discussion / Re: 15 Helios for sale
« Last post by Louis on September 05, 2018, 05:57:37 PM »
I never want to comment asking price because, well, where does it really go doing it.  But the starting price of this 250 look to me a good price to start discussion.  It is more and more difficult to maintain a geared engine.  The engine of the 250 is so easy to overall compare to our geared engine.  A 250 is a very good, and easy, choice.

General Helio Discussion / Re: 15 Helios for sale
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on September 05, 2018, 07:57:50 AM »
looks like 15 Helios for sale now Barnstormers Helio c/n 2534 registry N6314V

1967 HELIO COURIER-250 • $115,000 • RARE AIRCRAFT FOR SALE • 6,710 T.T, 1,001 SFOH, OH date-4/26/07, Annual 8/18, Chelton EFIS, syn. vision with ADS-B "in and out". Aircraft located in Juneau, Ak. Will ferry further for a fee. This Helio is excellent, maintained continually to Part 135 standards, priced for a quick sell. • Contact Eric Bennett, Owner - located Renton, WA USA • Telephone: 2062613047 . 2064968160 • Posted August 24, 2018

added to list above in #14 spot with link to Barnstormers

link to history file click on
General Helio Discussion / Re: RayJay Turbocharger Checkvalve
« Last post by Jason Stephens on September 04, 2018, 10:25:43 PM »
Stephen says he has the info you need for your Turbo issue.  I sent you a pm with his contact info.
General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 061, G-APXH
« Last post by Louis on September 04, 2018, 07:46:32 PM »
These photo with that high angle of attack, are they taken landing or on takeoff ?

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