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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1216, N6319V
« Last post by Doug Johnson on October 21, 2019, 11:16:19 AM »
added a picture just because I have it. I opened it in the queue above

Rcarter did you ever try to get information on the factory extended baggage compartment and the extra long range fuel STC and installation?

I finally called the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in July '15 and was told that was their busy season and they didn't have time to help, that I should call in their off season and talk to some who's name I've forgotten. I called back in late September and He told me that he would look into it and see if he could help me but he as far as I know he never got back with me.

I would sure like to get a copy of that STC and the info that goes along with it, and I sure like to see the installation info about the Helio Kit K-113. I'm sure this would require a look into the a/c logs.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Helio Factory's proposed Helios
« Last post by Kevin Dunn on October 21, 2019, 09:21:18 AM »
Those are really big props. Wonder if they ever found someone to build them.

Kevin
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 057, as N9337R
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on October 21, 2019, 04:56:35 AM »
Placed a poor quality picture of ''Spirit of Philadelphia'' c/n 057 taken 07/63 in Brazil as N9337R as number 1 in queue above, apparently this was before Brazil grounded the aircraft and forced SIL to register the a/c as PT-CDF.

Picture was found at one of the Jaars social media pages it was pretty small and when blown up it lost a lot of quality.

Anyone have a better picture to replace this one?

And we still need a picture of c/n 057 as YV-T-ETV Venezuela.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Helio Factory's proposed Helios
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on October 20, 2019, 01:07:37 PM »
I just ran across this thought you guys might find it of interest.

Here is a proposed Helio H-6 that made it from the drawing board and artist's conceptions to actually being built with some changes as the H-500 then military designation U-5, the two civilian H-500 prototypes 1 and 2 became U-5s then 2 were contracted as U-5As, another contract for 3 U-5Bs eventually the earlier models were upgraded to U-5Bs.

The dates are of interest also, the U-6 was proposed in 1951 but the U-5 was built in 1960.



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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1005, N12TB
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on October 20, 2019, 10:54:48 AM »
added last picture to the queue above just because.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Helio Factory's proposed Helios
« Last post by tailhook on October 20, 2019, 10:36:42 AM »
A shame Helio Aircraft LTD. did not have the resources to go further with this proposal. The Helio 2000 Frieghtliner  was in response to the FedEX contract for a single-engine cargo/utility type aircraft to serve short haul overnight package delivery. The company was short on funding and near closure by the time Cessna had already flown the 208 Caravan.

On November 20, 1981, the project was given a go-ahead by Cessna for its Pawnee engineering facility. John Berwick, chief engineer at Pawnee, came with a concept of a single engine, high-wing airplane with a large payload. Berwick had originally approached VP Bill Boettger with the idea and once Dwayne Wallace approved it, Berwick told Russ Meyer he would design it.

The prototype first flew on December 9, 1982. The production model was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in October 1984. A freighter variant without cabin windows was developed at the request of Federal Express as the Cargomaster. Another cargo variant for Federal Express, with a longer fuselage and a cargo pod under the belly, was developed as the 208B Super Cargomaster and flew for the first time in 1986. FedEx was initially planning to build twin-engine piston-powered airplanes with Piper Aircraft, but picked the Caravan after surveying it and having flown the prototype, becoming its standard carrier.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 627, N910SP
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on October 19, 2019, 01:36:25 PM »
found an early photo will open it in queue above before the accident
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 592, N4198D
« Last post by Doug Johnson on October 19, 2019, 01:11:20 PM »
Louis, thanks for pictures you must be digging through your archives.

I opened them in the queue above, do you by chance have any photos shortly after last incident, or the way it looks sitting at Perry Linton's shop.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 592, N4198D
« Last post by Louis on October 19, 2019, 12:11:50 PM »
N4189D
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 592, N4198D
« Last post by Louis on October 19, 2019, 12:10:04 PM »
N4189D
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