Author Topic: c/n H-4, N8004  (Read 10629 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n H-4, N8004
« on: July 23, 2015, 03:25:49 PM »
5 pictures 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 H-4, built 10/83 as model H-800, original registry N4034S, advertised as H-800SP (seaplane) factory installed optional larger 5:00 tailwheel sold 10/83, Southwest Helio inc and Hutchinson Aircraft inc (dealer) TX sold 05/87, Larry Rose AZ placed on PK 4000 amphib floats sold 10/96, Al Hand AK sold 05/99, John Francis OR sold 01/01, rereg N354 John Levitz AZ transfers '02, Triple C Aviation llc (John Levitz) removed from floats replaced fiberglass gear-legs with aluminum rereg 08/12 as N354J added J for john) AZ sold '15, Gordon Cragg TX sold 08/15, Terry Presley Rising Fawn, GA rereg N8004 (for 800 series H-4) sold 11/16, rereg Forsee Aviation llc (pilot Kevin Harris) Dalton GA
                                       


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





« Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 04:28:10 PM by Doug Johnson »
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Jason Stephens

Re: c/n H-4, N354J
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 10:39:39 PM »
I believe this is the one that stopped by our gliderport a few years back.  It was based at Scottsdale at the time?  Very clean machine.

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n H-4, N8004
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 03:42:11 AM »
yes, Scottsdale, AZ
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Gordon Cragg

Re: c/n H-4, N354J
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 10:00:27 PM »
Hello Everyone;
I did purchase H-4 from John Levitz early this month.
I flew the H-800 from Scottsdale, AZ to my hangar at 1AX7 (Gloster) via an overnight in Fort Stockton, TX.
This H-800 has 761 Hours Total Time. I have the prop and govenor in for overhaul. The annual is finished and just waiting for the prop/gov to complete.
Planning on putting the airplane on the market next week.
Gordon Cragg
713-502-7274

bofusfly

Re: c/n H-4, N354J
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 12:53:08 PM »
Latest update Gordon Cragg sold 08/15, Terry Presley Fawn city, GA

I understand that an eng coversion is being looked at ?

Hopefully we will get the details soon.
I'm not sure which direction I'll go with it until I fly it a bit. I was originally looking for a C-185 before I decided to try a Helio instead. It's not the H-295 model that I would still prefer to have, but the H-800 has to be better and more fun than a C-185 just like it is, right? Certainly looks cooler. I'm really looking forward to learning to fly another unique type of plane. In the small world department, I also reconnected with Gordon who signed me off for my multi-engine check ride back in '78 or so. We'll see where this Helio thing goes. Terry         

JamesCaird

Re: c/n H-4, N354J
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 08:18:21 PM »
HI Terry - Congrats on the Helio 800.  Would enjoy hearing how you are doing learning to fly/land the new Helio.   I have H-22 which has the RollsRoyce/ Allison 250 b17C engine from the Pima County Sherrif's Department.  I am learning how to get it slow and some (Louis) feels the stock H-800 is difficult to get slow like the H295's, etc.  Would appreciate it if you would share some of your experiences with us as you get to know it. 
   For H-22, so far I have not had allot of time yet in it as I have been busy with my day job and we also have this TFR hanging over us for these three weeks.  But I can say that I am so far pleasantly surprised and am having success getting it slow with decent landings.

Can any of you guys tell me what the Vx and Vy are for the stock H-800?   And published stall speeds?   I would like to be able to compare/  Thanks/  Bob Wallace

Louis

Re: c/n H-4, N354J
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2015, 08:28:27 PM »
And published stall speeds? 

I remember some published minimum speed in case of an engine failure.  With the mention that this speed was necessary to be able to do a flare.  It  was in the 800  POH

Louis

bofusfly

Re: c/n H-4, N354J
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 10:08:47 PM »
From the H-800 Flight Manual. Power off stall speeds- Flaps Up is 50 Kts CAS; Flaps 40 is 47 Kts CAS. In case of engine failure, "To permit a landing flare, maintain an airspeed of at least 60 Kts."

JamesCaird

Re: c/n H-4, N354J
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2015, 12:01:57 AM »
Yes, thanks, guys.  I have seen those.  Is Vx and Vy listed anywhere in the Pilot Handbook?/  Thanks/  Bob Wallace

Louis

Re: c/n H-4, N354J
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 05:10:05 AM »
If i remember, there was also a stall speed indicated directly on the amphibious floats.  On the plate of the PK 4000 A.  Something around 70 or so.

Louis

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n H-4, N8004
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2015, 08:10:51 PM »
Latest update Gordon Cragg sold 08/15, Terry Presley Rising Fawn, GA Edit rereg as N8004 (for 800 series H-4)

I understand that a conversion to H-295 is being looked at ?

Hopefully we will get the details soon. Edit decision is that it would be to expensive
« Last Edit: September 08, 2015, 08:29:38 PM by Doug Johnson »
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Doug Johnson

Re: c/n H-4, N8004
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2020, 01:23:20 PM »
It appears H-4 has changed hands already. sold 11/16, rereg  Forsee Aviation (pilot Kevin Harris)

edited the for sale post but looking at the date this may have been a mistake and it is possibly still for sale 

we still need a picture with the new registry N8004 (for 800 series H-4)
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n H-4, N8004
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2020, 12:37:00 AM »
After noticing the date I looked and this helio is still for sale, but did find a current photo as N8004, you have to look closely to see the registry mark has changed to N8004 and it does confirm that it still looks the same, that there has been no paint scheme change with this owner.

https://www.controller.com/listings/for-sale/helio/aircraft

I opened the photo last in the queue above
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