Author Topic: c/n 004, N4200B  (Read 2665 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 004, N4200B
« on: January 06, 2015, 05:09:54 AM »
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.

Previous posts about N4200B or anything click on  http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=search  Enter ?

c/n 004, built 03/55 as model H-391B later converted to H-395A, original registry N4200B (4th Helio) mfg using crash-cage/fuselage built at Norwood MA & assembled at Canton MA using sub-assembly components made by Fleet mfg), sold to KSTP Radio inc [Stanley Hubbard (1st of 4)] installed up-gross to 3000lb (Helio mod #21) install 5th seat (available option after c/n 066 in '57) install optional muffler sold '58, William Moore MA sold '62, National Geographic Society DC Helio Factory (removed exhaust augmenter tube and reconfigured as H-395A using Helio mod #48) also install 2 JATO units arresting gear and ground to air pickup equip (designed for Jaars by American engineering on Helio c/n 065) for "National Geographic Society Peruvian expedition in '63, then removed after expedition sold '64, Stirling Colgate CA accident aircraft stall/mushed during initial climb, with downdrafts at a high density altitude @ Trotter Strip Cliff NM 5/66 wreck sold, to P.B (Bill) Duff CO repaired sold '69, James Sullivan TX sold '71, Milton Martin Lubbock TX  removed crosswind gear, dereg 9/76 as scrapped  no reason given for being scrapped probably unknown incident or accident

I thought this was the playboy bunny for a long time because Bird Air used the the playboy bunny logo for clandestine missions.









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« Last Edit: January 25, 2020, 03:13:55 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 004, N4200B
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 04:09:27 AM »
added higher resolution picture

Decided to post this article here since the last picture in the article is of c/n 004 and c/n 001 is becoming slow to load.
Doug

Doug Johnson

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 04:12:09 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 04:14:13 AM »
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Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 004, N4200B
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2020, 03:06:13 PM »
I found another picture of c/n 004 as a KSTP Radio photo courier

I will open it above as #3 in the queue at top of page.
Doug