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General Helio Discussion / .
« Last post by Doug Johnson on August 03, 2020, 06:04:05 PM »
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General Helio Discussion / .
« Last post by Doug Johnson on August 03, 2020, 06:00:07 PM »
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General Helio Discussion / Proposed Helio models
« Last post by Doug Johnson on August 03, 2020, 05:57:02 PM »
I was sent a link as 'wierd Helios' to a copy of a proposal sent to the CIA about the twin engine Helio.

I will also post a photo of the High vision Helio mentioned in this proposal and a couple other pictures.

I believe I've posted a couple of these pictures previously.










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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1272, “7141”
« Last post by Doug Johnson on August 02, 2020, 09:37:46 PM »
Both the USAF and the Army removed the gear leg fairing.

Someone somwhere, actually it think it was here on his site, said that checking the gearlegs for cracks was part of the military preflight inspection so they removed the gearleg fairings to simplify the walk around. The military routinely flew overgross [category 8]. I think Louis called that military useful load.

Actually, the Helio is quite strong so when placing a civilian a/c in category 8 and flying overgross which is legal with a log book endorsement, it mostly means that you use caution and reduce your maneuvering speed, if you encounter turbulence you slow down. It also requires you to inspect the aircraft overall and landing gear in particular, if you land a little hard while overgross. But everyone does that anyway. Don’t you?
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 603, “63-13098”
« Last post by Doug Johnson on August 02, 2020, 09:20:09 PM »
Recived a link to a photo and found one of my own of the a/c being built.

The photo caption describes it as 5th Special Operations Squadron, tail code 'EO', at Binh Thuy Air Base, RVN, during 1969.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1272, “7141”
« Last post by xeyes on August 01, 2020, 02:13:47 PM »
Why did the Army fly their Helios with out the gear leg fairings?
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1272, “7141”
« Last post by Doug Johnson on August 01, 2020, 09:18:40 AM »
I replaced the same photo with one that has a little higher resolution.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1235, PK-UCB
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 30, 2020, 03:20:27 AM »
I just posted a photo I ran across so I opened it, and placed it last in the queue above
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 506 as B-865
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 29, 2020, 04:43:17 PM »
found another picture 0f c/n 506 as B-865.

Too bad I don't have enough info to tell for sure wnich accident it was, but possibly it was accident #5 because it is still marked B-865. The 'B' was removed on the majority of the Air America Helio's in mid 1962. Also accident #6 was listed as badly bent so possibly this was the crash landing 12/62.
 
Still need a photo of the a/c as XW-PGB.

Opened this photo as #6 above
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 624, “63-13112”
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 28, 2020, 02:32:54 PM »
I edited the history file and added a color photo of 63-13112.

I found the photo at lets see your vintage photos but didn't figure out who the people are.

We still need a picture of this Helio with the S/Vietnam Rondel.

Note the difference in the camoflauge patteren on the two photgraphs this is somewhat unusuall not sure what is going on here.
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