Author Topic: c/n H-4, N8004  (Read 8972 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n H-4, N8004
« on: July 23, 2015, 03:25:49 PM »
4 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 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 AZ sold '15, Gordon Cragg TX sold 08/15, Terry Presley Rising Fawn, GA rereg N8004 (for 800 series H-4)

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




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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 1

Re: c/n H-4, N8004
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2017, 06:14:16 AM »
It appears H-4 has changed hands already.  edit; sold 11/16, rereg  Forsee Aviation llc (Kevin Harris) Dalton GA

we need a picture with the new registry N8004 (for 800 series H-4)
« Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 06:20:04 AM by Doug Johnson 1 »