Author Topic: c/n 2501, N5444E  (Read 3291 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 2501, N5444E
« on: June 09, 2015, 08:58:37 AM »
3 picture check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

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c/n 2501, built 05/64 as model H-250, original registry N5444E Factory considered this aircraft the "Mark II H-250A Caballero" prototype, testing continued for nearly a year until sold 04/65, Stolairco (Hunter Kendall dealer) WA sold 04/65, Santa Barbara Aviation (Thomas Jenkins) CA accident aircraft stall/mushed during initial climb on take-off, pilot was on a short-field take-off familiarization flight and failed to maintain flying speed in unfavorable wind conditions @ Factory Pittsburg KS 4/65, accident aircraft ground looped during touchdown after the pilot failed to lock the tailwheel @ New Cuyama CA 12/66 sold '67, Gene Frazier CA sold '68, Melvin Hubbard CA sold '78, Larry Montgomery (Larmont Aviation dealer) SC sold '78, John Wetherby M.D. WA accident aircraft collided with the ground during a low pass @ near Holy Cross, AK 9/78 dbr, reg cancelled '82, salvage sold as N5444E Carson Leasing and Equity (salvage broker ?) Salem OR, fate ?   

As always any further information or pictures would be greatly appreciated.







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Factory handout brochure





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Doug

Aviador

Re: c/n 2501, N5444E
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 07:49:30 PM »
Any idea what was the trim line color was in the natural aluminum N5444E? Any way I can get a written description?

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 2501, N5444E
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 03:23:45 AM »
added 3rd and 4th (shows logo) photos above. Higher resolution photos unfortunately not in color
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Re: c/n 2501, N5444E
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 08:04:33 AM »
added magazine article
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Re: c/n 2501, N5444E
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 01:45:54 PM »
Factory handout brochure
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Doug

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Re: c/n 2501, N5444E
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 08:09:37 PM »
Happy New year!

Again..

Any idea what was the trim line color was in the natural aluminum N5444E? Any way I can get a written description?

tailhook

Re: c/n 2501, N5444E
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 07:02:27 AM »
I'm quite certain the trim color was a rust color, don't have a color photo for reference but see below and you have what I think is very, very close match. It is the trim color on the bottom.

Stephen