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General Helio Discussion / Helio manuals
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on December 16, 2017, 08:29:27 AM »
I just uploaded 21 manuals to the adobe cloud. A searchable illustrated Parts list, pilots handbook, flight manual, suggested inspection manual, testing, repair manual, etc. If you are looking for other than H-295 U-10 manuals I have a few others specify what you are looking for. I will upload them as well just haven't done it yet.
Some are quite large.
Send me an email by clicking on the small letter picture below my name on the left and I will send you a link so you can download one or all.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Retractable Landing Lights
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on December 15, 2017, 12:43:06 PM »
Thanks Stephen,
I just received an e-mail from Wright Air Service (no name) and because of your post I figured it was Janette so I called and asked for her and she gave me permission to post it here,

"Yes, Those retractable lights were from N295SM c/n 1437.  If you know of anyone wanting to make a restoration and needing retractable lights, please give them our info, and we will send them for cost of shipping only."

I hope only someone needing the lights for a restoration ask for these lights I'm not sure but I believe these lights are still available from grimes.

Personally If I had a Helio I would consider installing them because they were actually the standard landing/taxi lights  until the optional landing/taxi/lights in the cowling became available on 1203 and up.

Robert Casebeer said they could he used as a drag rudder just partially deploy the light on the side you want the aircraft to turn toward.

Also they would work great for using the alternately flashing light system (Pulsar) and if you used LED replacement bulbs the current draw would only be about 30 watts.

Also since they were A factory option the the the paperwork wouldn't amount to much.

I added a picture of control switches on 1437

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General Helio Discussion / Re: Steve Murray Blueprints & Drawings
« Last post by wasmech on December 14, 2017, 12:41:21 PM »
Hi There,
We purchased those blueprints, and although they are not a complete set of drawings, we are willing to share with those who need them.  Our resident Helio guru does not believe that the muffler fittings are shown in the drawings that we have, but if interested in obtaining a copy let us know.  Thanks
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 056, N444PB
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on December 10, 2017, 12:08:35 PM »
The price comes from a phone call to Stephen Trot by another member then passed on to me. I also neglected to thoroughly read the listing.

I suppose I should have worded the price quote a little differently. So I edited it.

Also a conversation with Mark Price by the same member in 2003 Mark Price admitted that the paint Job was hurried so he could actually make it to Oshkosh in 2003 after he was talked into attending and wasn't the best, the same for portions of the rest of the restoration.

As far as flying wrong this topic has came up before and Mark Price said he didn't understand where that came from because he said Stephen never flew it. The same member that called Stephen Trott logged 4 hrs flying with Mark Price and saw nothing wrong with its flight characteristics.

Probably now, nearly 15 years later and without a recent flight test it is reckless to claim it flies poorly.

There was a typical ground loop accident with 1 gear leg folded back and moderate damage in 11/08 while in Guatemala but this accident is 5 years after 2003 when it was at Oshkosh
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 056, N444PB
« Last post by paullapoint on December 09, 2017, 10:26:02 PM »
Why doesn't it fly right Stephen? I am interested in buying it.   Paul
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General Helio Discussion / Re: 8 Helios for sale
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on December 09, 2017, 08:14:08 PM »
Thank you xeyes, I see there are actually 8 Helios for sale
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General Helio Discussion / Re: 7 Helios for sale
« Last post by gearedone on December 09, 2017, 03:11:02 PM »
Helio N395HC is no longer on the market, I can't find a listing anywhere for it.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 056, N444PB
« Last post by gearedone on December 09, 2017, 03:05:37 PM »
There is no price listed for N444PB, it says negotiable only, not sure where that number $149K originates from, but this 391B is in fair condition considering the time that the airframe shows. I had Mark Price fly it here in 2003 and the restoration on it was shoddy at best, does not fly right either.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n H-16, N4103G
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on December 09, 2017, 02:40:50 PM »
Helio #H-16 N4103G H-800 for sale for $200K at Trade-A-Plane

I think price is a somewhat high may be for sale for a long time unless he expects to negotiate. This owner has had this Helio for 30 yrs I wonder why Mr Baker is selling it seems lately That a lot of the Helios go to the estate sale.
Some more pictures at listing.

see listing here https://www.trade-a-plane.com/search?category_level1=Single+Engine+Piston&make=HELIO&s-type=aircraft


here is the link to "for sale post" click here http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1406.msg6569;topicseen#msg6569
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