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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1209, N533LD
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on October 19, 2017, 08:18:56 AM »
I found this picture at Wright air, you can only see the N5 of the registry.

I looked through all my pictures and the ones that have an N5 twice and none have the same the color scheme.
 
Anyone know for sure if it is registry N533LD?

Anyone have a better copy of the same picture?

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General Helio Discussion / Re: Gear Backlash Poll
« Last post by paullapoint on October 19, 2017, 06:49:48 AM »
5/16" at 4' and 840 hrs SMOH
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Gear Backlash Poll
« Last post by RCarter on October 18, 2017, 10:34:41 PM »
Digging around I found this post while my boss thought I was working.  I didn't have a Helio when it was posted, now I do and it is increasingly interesting to me. 

I often wonder the same thing.  My motors was high time when I bought the plane so I have no reference point other than 1200-1400 hour motors.  Last time I checked mine, it seemed to be a hair under half an inch.

 Would be very curious to know what other are measuring, and what the approximate motor time is. 
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Helio 3-View
« Last post by Aviador on October 18, 2017, 05:52:06 PM »
I flew and maintained Helios for JAARS,  I know them inside out really well....I am an aviation artist and scale airplane builder, currently working on a 27% Helio Courier. I am working on a three view accurate Helio drawing, we'll see..
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on October 18, 2017, 02:00:18 PM »
I found this photo at the "Wright Air Service" site.

I believe it is relatively current and the way it looks now.

It should be opened at the bottom of the list above.

Anyone know if it still has the metal covered ailerons? were they removed at the time of the wreck. Can't really tell in this picture. I see nothing in the FAA file of them being removed but my FAA files are 5 yrs old prior to wreck and it probably would only need a logbook endorsement to remove them.

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General Helio Discussion / Re: Helio 3-View
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on October 17, 2017, 05:31:32 PM »
I kept waiting for someone to post something, but since they haven't  and I only have a three view of a 1200 without the trapezoidal rear window and dorsal fin. Here is a paint scheme that was sent to me that I played around and reversed the colors on it with Paint.net A FREE program. You can down load it and it works pretty well. I'm not exactly sure how i did that because I was going to erase the colors and couldn't figure out how i did it. Maybe you can figure it out. I did raise the tail 4.5 degrees so I could put your registry on it straight, I really don't like the slanted Numbers, and I prefer the large numbers.

I kind of like this tan color and the factory only used it on three 1400's I was told.

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General Helio Discussion / Helio 3-View
« Last post by RCarter on October 15, 2017, 02:41:07 PM »
I am not really that close to painting my plane yet, but it is fun to experiment and play with colors.  Does anyone have a relatively accurate uncolored 2 or 3-view line drawing of a 1400 series Helio?  Looking for a nice blank template that I can print and shade in with the colored pencils in the evening.  Once I get a few that I think are nice I will put forth some effort and shade them digitally. 

Thanks,

Russell

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General Helio Discussion / Re: Stephen Murray Estate sale
« Last post by RCarter on October 15, 2017, 02:36:46 PM »
I believe, thought I don't know for sure, that Wrights had a different bidding name as well.  Now perhaps Bob Burseil bought the plane to rebuild as a personal plane and not as a working plane.  That would make me feel better about the future of the aircraft. 
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n H-15, N700AA
« Last 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

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General Helio Discussion / Re: Stephen Murray Estate sale
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on October 15, 2017, 01:15:23 PM »
I did a little more sleuthing and discovered that the Helio c/n 1437 and all the Rayjay turbochargers and associated parts parts went to Robert Bursiel (RxxxxxL) at first I thought it might be Robert Martell.

I wonder how long after it gets rebuilt before they put a non Helio Pilot probably a Cessna pilot trying to build time and they wreck it.

One set of wings the yellow ones from c/n 1292 went to an individual in Anchorage and possibly some engine parts but not a lot of parts went to an individual in Wasilla AK.

If more of the parts then those mentioned above went to Wright Air some one else was bidding for him.
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