Author Topic: c/n 1, N550TG  (Read 11612 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 1, N550TG
« on: July 10, 2015, 10:48:09 AM »
7 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.

Previous posts about N550TG or anything click on   http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=search  Enter ?

The 2nd Air America taken up after the CIA airline had been broken up, below had no connection to the CIA and the Bolivia information on CP-1387 is probably wrong.  See previous post                 http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=554.msg2966#msg2966
 
c/n 1, N10038 was originally an incomplete H-500 twin c/n 8 built early '64 possibly also assigned N10038 it was converted 05/64 to prototype Helio Stallion HS-1 model HS-550 s/n 1 N10038, built with yoke controls & crash-cage/fuselage, experimental until 07/65, recieved Certificate of Airworthiness (Other - Provisional Class I - 21.221), 04/66 placed in experimental category to ascertain if there are any adverse aerodynamic effects from an external sliding door at flap speeds or less and to check aerodynamic effects due to a shorter flap on one side, with door opened and closed, 11/74 partially disassembled placed in storage as HS-550 11/74 partially disassembled placed in storage as HS-550 N10038 s/n 1 aircraft recieved type certificate 8/75, sold as an incomplete airframe '76, Air America (Rik Luytjes) PA re-registered N550AA (reused) parts used from prototype no. 2 used to complete and modify to install PT6A-27 680 shp using (STC SA1481CE) becoming a HS-550A accident pilot lost directional control during landing rollout because of drifted snow on the runway @ Factoryville PA 3/78 sold, John Leibolt, Port-au-Prince, taken to Haiti where it sat until sold 01/82, Colemill Enterprises Inc, sold 11/82, export possibly but unlikely dereg export as CP-1387 (drawing labeled Stallion, a 1200 series Helio with porthole rear windows) by Bolivia Auro Taxi ltda div of Mining Company Unified sa [Empresa Minera Unificada sa (EMUSA)] Bolivia resold by 12/82, sold 12/82, dereg export as FAC1116 Servicio AĆ©reo a Territorios Nacionales (SATENA) removed from service '90 Eng PT6A-27 removed, remainder of salvage sold '97, export rereg as N550AA (reused) (erroneously given s/n 001 instead of s/n 1), restored modified as model HS-550A except crash-cage/fuselage, flt controls and distinctive model HS-550 cowling, paint scheme all black, named the "Black Stallion" owner Mojoe llc Tim Greene (2nd black Helio of 2)] Cashiers NC, removed from service at Oconee Regional, SC 01/12, rereg N550TG 07/13 reg not yet painted on A/C, waiting on repairs since 12/14, civilian version of 2 still flying.

anyone know the current status

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








restoration pictures









below waiting on repairs and to be remarked N550TA at Oconee Regional, SC



1st article



2nd article
I find the ref to the U-10X Stallion particularly interesting.



3rd article
apologize for size error downloading and now cant find it to try again



4th article





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added photo above from Gordon 2nd photo registry mark N550AA


Added magazine articles about N10038 c/n 1 more to come
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Jason Stephens

Re: c/n 1, N10038
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2016, 02:52:26 PM »
Doug, you are doing an amazing job finding and posting all these great articles.  Thanks!

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1, N10038
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2016, 07:30:21 PM »
I appreciate the accolades but the majority of the articles were found by Gordon Cragg.

He loaned them to me. I  took them to a print shop had them scanned to PDF files.

I intended to post them as PDF files that you could download and read at your leisure.

But Gordon has the site set up so only small PDF files can be posted, and even as individual pages most are to big.

So I converted each page to PNP (Picture files) then since their is a weird limit of a maximum
file size of 2 megs and a Maximum total of 6 megs for the site. I had to cut each page in half and if they were
close to 2 megs each I could only post 3 uploads per post instead of 4. That's why its taking so long to post
them.

I'm stubborn so I've plugged along at it.

Fortunately for me unfortunately for you I only have 3 more stories left.

I guess I'll post some Factory advertising handouts next.
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Re: c/n 1, N550TG
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2016, 10:17:00 AM »
I posted some pictures sent to me by Scott Seibold owner of 1232

Restoration of Tim Green's Stallion.

It gives a good look at the construction of the first two prototype H-550 stallions.

This is probably the last post on this topic it has gotten too large, takes forever to load.
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