Author Topic: H250 Performance  (Read 4804 times)

deeriksen

H250 Performance
« on: October 28, 2010, 03:08:52 PM »
Can anyone comment on the performance of an H250 compared with a cessna 180?
Thanks

mrhelio

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Re: H250 Performance
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 05:16:18 PM »
The Helio H250 was built as a low cost Helio that could use 80/87 Octane and introduced in 1965, intended for export to South America they called it the "Caballero" but here the MK II.

The Cessna 180 is faster in cruise, the H250 carries more and it will operate from much shorter fields.

Gross weight is 3400 LBS

Two things you don't do to the H250, up the gross to 3800 and add the 120 Gallon fuel system, makes the airplane to heavy and you are less than 10 pounds per horsepower.

« Last Edit: October 28, 2010, 05:33:10 PM by mrhelio »

mrhelio

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Re: H250 Performance
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 07:18:49 PM »
1965 Helio Courier MK II

Lycoming O-540-A1A5 (250 HP)


deeriksen

Re: H250 Performance
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 04:34:51 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  I thought I've heard field approvals for installing IO-540's, but haven't seen any?  I was trying to buy a 391B that fell through earlier in the year, but still looking for a good off-field plane plane for a family of four.  I've since decided I might be better with a 180 over the engine maintenance concerns of GO430.  I see there is a H250 on barnstormers that is more in my price range compared to a H295.  The 0540 is a easily maintaned engine, but was a little concern of performance with a family of four loaded compared to 180.  What is a typical empty weight?  Many 180's seem to be around 1700#, and some early ones closer to 1500#.

mrhelio

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Re: H250 Performance
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 05:40:52 PM »
There is an STC for the IO-540-K (300 HP) does very little in cruise performance for the 250, expect a normal cruise of 128 KTS @ 65% roughly, that is what I always got at 23 squared, fuel burn about 11GPH.. The Helio H395 is a great 4-place family type airplane for the back country, I know operators who are getting 1600 hours TBO with the GO-480..

The H250 is about 1900-2000 LBS empty.

Get a hold of David Dietz in Alaska, he has N67DD H-250 with the IO-540-K
« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 06:04:04 PM by mrhelio »

Louis

Re: H250 Performance
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 08:53:41 AM »
Can anyone comment on the performance of an H250 compared with a cessna 180?
Thanks

I don't know anything about a 180, but if you want to try a 250, i have one and will be happy to let you try it.  In Montreal , Qu├ębec

Louis