Author Topic: WaterWorld Helio mock-up  (Read 188 times)

Doug Johnson 1

WaterWorld Helio mock-up
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:30:34 PM »
Hey guys, the WaterWorld H-295 Helio mock-up, has sold to Benny Meyers along with the cage jig.
And I have finally located the Data plate, now I  just need the to get the construction (build) number off of it to verify things, and it will no longer be an unknown Helio. I think it may be c/n 623 (63-13172) but the tail cone appears to be a H-295 part number and the cowling appears to be a H-295 cowling with the landing and taxi Lights filed in. This just the opposite of what I was previously told, and it may be just that the H-395 vertical tail with painted over serial number is from c/n 623. To my knowledge c/n 623 never had an N-registry and was never sold as surplus.

see link to c/n 623 click on  http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=888.msg4027#msg4027

Benny says may resurrect the Waterworld Helio using parts from his H-250, but probably something other than the post apocalypse urban camouflage, for a color scheme.

Benny also says he may have some parts for sale. He asks what are you looking for.

Steve Murray's crash-cage/fuselage rebuild jig, in my opinion was an overlooked part of the sale by everyone.



below notice H-295 cowling H-295 oil cooler, taxi landing lts filled, carb air inlet covered over




« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 01:44:12 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

Doug Johnson 1

Re: WaterWorld Helio mock-up
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 02:52:44 PM »
I misread the number on the tail as 3172 but it really looks more like 1372 only thing close as far as military s/n is 4372 but that U-10D was reported as destroyed when dropped from a Helicopter in S/Vietnam during a salvage attempt. Maybe at a later date we will get a better look at the painted over number, it may turn out to be interesting.

« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 02:54:29 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

airshiptv

Re: WaterWorld Helio mock-up
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 12:33:29 PM »
Steve had a guy working with him back in those days, great metal guy.  Karsten (sp?) I think was his name.  If anyone can track him down he might be able to answer a lot of questions.