Author Topic: 391b float conversion  (Read 3124 times)

paullapoint

391b float conversion
« on: October 01, 2012, 05:30:48 PM »
Hi,  How big of project would it be to convert a 391b to floats and is it wise as the stabilator and other parts are not as strong?  How much would the useful load be? Thank You, Paul

Doug Johnson

Re: 391b float conversion
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 07:19:54 PM »
The second Helio built was put on floats the next one 017 was put on EDO-249-2870 floats. 1 in 7 391's have been put on floats either the 2870's or EDO 582-3430 by STC SA731CE.

This doesn't Answer your question and I've heard that Helios are a lot of work (expensive) to convert back and forth from floats to wheels.

Doug
Doug

Denis

Re: 391b float conversion
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 07:18:26 AM »
Hi
My GOII  was on edo 3430  serial number 011 before a buy it  but all the set-up (fitting still on the plane
and I have the float too
maybe some day I'll try it on float
Have a good day
Denis

Louis

Re: 391b float conversion
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 08:32:20 PM »
There is a 391 here ( Qu├ębec) that is on floats since a thousand years.  It was bought new by one of the Bombardier ( Skidoo, Aircraft, train ).  It is own now by Dr. Thomas. An incredible performer.  M. Bombardier was well known for approaching the docks flying at Helio speed and touching the water only when very close to the parking area.  Some say that it was seen taking-off with beaver load ( like more than one moose)It is based now close to Montreal, water landing on the St-Lawrence in front of it's house.  During winter, a runway ( 1300 feet) brings it to the parking area.

 Louis