Author Topic: c/n 001, C-GOOI  (Read 4746 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 001, C-GOOI
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:11:21 AM »
Time to begin a new thread.  A previous post http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=37.msg1574#msg1574

The "H-391B Model" was the first model to continue to a production run and with its STOL control, crash-cage/fuselage and all aluminum tail cone the template for all later Helios.

Contruction noumber 001, built 05/54, as model H-391B later modified to H-395A configuration, originally registered N242B (1st of 526), The first production run was conceived as an H-391A with a tube and fabric tailcone after a board meeting and Fleet Mfg contract review 09/52 the design was changed to the new all  aluminum monocoque tailcone assembly and used composite constuction to apply the tail-cone the "crash-crash/fuselage" was mfg and assembled at Canton MA, using component sub assemblies including the tail cone and Fiberglass parts built by Fleet mfg, it was certified 11/54 at Canton MA as a H-391B "Helio Courier", sold to 1st customer Dudley Talcott CT who later installed exhaust mufflers flush side windows 3000lb upgross (Helio mod #21) sold '58, to  C. Davis who installed landing light sold '71, to Jaars as their (24th Helio of 46) named “Ole no.1” removed augmenter exhaust tube (converted to H-395A configuration) install  Brown-line track and energy absorbing seats  install 1400 series instrument panel install 101” HC-A2MV20-1A/V10133N prop sold '11, export register C-GOOI special registry mark allocated for c/n 001 to Neil Bilodeau QC placed on AWB3500 wheel skis from c/n 1231 sold 05/14, Simon Drouin St-Georges, QC
       
as N242B              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkiNYjOTT_s                           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sxQ52tgmI0
as C-GOOI            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8re8L2g2kWM                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiNIM_OBuro"











current photos





1st magazine article







2nd magazine article





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Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 001, C-GOOI
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 09:29:05 PM »
another photo of c/n 001 located by Steve Wiliiams
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 001, C-GOOI
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 10:32:14 PM »
another photo of c/n 001 located by Steve Wiliiams

and a magazine article Flying Sep 1955 1
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 001, C-GOOI
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 10:40:52 PM »
Does anyone have a set of those optional mufflers shown in the last photo of this article.

I saw a set at Laramont Aviation in '94, always thought that would be the way to go If you needed mufflers on your airplane if you were having a noise abatement problem or were flying around over sports events or border patrol, instead of hanging automotive mufflers on the outside of the fuselage.


« Last Edit: January 06, 2016, 07:40:36 AM by Doug Johnson »
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Re: c/n 001, C-GOOI
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 04:26:01 AM »
added Factory hand out

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 04:27:51 AM »
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just for the heck of it decided to re-size and automatically open Virgule's photos above as current photos
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virgule

Re: c/n 001, C-GOOI
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2015, 12:00:29 PM »
Same aircraft 61 years later

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 001, N100HC
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 10:38:14 PM »
Helio c/n 001, "ol' no, 1" has changed hands again it has returned to the states as N100HC the new owner is Charles Ross of Cross Plains, TX. My understanding is that he is getting some Helio type training from Kevin Dunn, I'm impressed with Mr. Ross probably already a pretty good pilot.

EDIT to the History file: Simon Drouin QC sold 12/18, Charles Ross TX, dereg export rereg as N100HC (for c/n 001 Helio Courier)

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