Author Topic: N6471V c/n 1422 Recovered from Lake Isabel by Ken  (Read 4021 times)

Doug Johnson

N6471V c/n 1422 Recovered from Lake Isabel by Ken
« on: July 24, 2011, 09:02:08 AM »
N6471V  c/n 1422 Recovered from Lake Isabel by Ken



Description: Installing the wings is one of the tricker things to do with a Helio.  There is limited workng space and the fit is tight.  Here, the work goes into the evening to get the carry thru pins in.  Note the gantry crane to make easier work of holding the wing up at the proper angle.
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: N6471V c/n 1422 Recovered from Lake Isabel by Ken
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 09:14:49 AM »
Ken,
I took the liberty of re posting your picture here. like I said before this is the only game in town if you really want to talk to people about Helios.

When we put the wings back on #1233 we had four people two sheet rocker's jacks lots of blocks to get things to line up, a rickety old bench to set the tail on. I  just knew something was going  to slip and we were going to break something. After the first wing I was able to relax but I worried all the way through.

Doug
Doug

Ken Berger

Re: N6471V c/n 1422 Recovered from Lake Isabel by Ken
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 09:49:24 AM »
Ok, I'll try posting a few more photos here.

This first one is my instrument panel just before I put the Garmin stack in.
Ken

Ken Berger

Re: N6471V c/n 1422 Recovered from Lake Isabel by Ken
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 09:57:00 AM »
Well, that got things out of order and the photo is the wrong size, but at least it's there.  Here comes another.

This is my military fuselage that I am selling for $2,000.

By the way, let me know if you can make the classifieds work.  I couldn't.
Ken

Ken Berger

Re: N6471V c/n 1422 Recovered from Lake Isabel by Ken
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 10:02:20 AM »
more photo,  this time true to the post title.  Coming out of the lake.  3,000 ft, high up in the Cascades mountains.  No boat or vehicle access.
Ken