Author Topic: c/n 090, N4138D  (Read 3632 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 090, N4138D
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:12:01 AM »
7 pictures 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.

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c/n 090, built 04/58 as model H-391B, original registry N4138D may have been ordered with the optional 5th seat available after c/n 46 Worthington Aeronautical corp (Arthur Crawford) WBNS Radio OH sold '61, Summer Institute Linguistics NC (Jaars 13th Helio of 46) (removed augmentor tube reconfigured as H-395A Helio mod #48) sold '74, Richard Hooper TX sold '76, Tabernacle Baptist church (Milton Martin) TX sold '88, Sky Ads inc (R.R. Griffin?) sold '91, Christopher Williams IL sold '92, Biblical Ministries World Wide (Steven Rygh) GA installed baggage door Jasco Alternator sold '08, Lely family Partners Orland, CA

Worthington Aeronautical corp (Arthur Crawford) WBNS Radio OH sometime between '58 and '61




picture above taken by Doug at Spartanburg SC summer '94


below Biblical Ministries worldwide sometime between '92 and '08


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Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 090, N4138D
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 12:09:50 AM »
I found picture of c/n 090 at Pintrest probably taken some time between '91 and '08 while with Biblical Ministries World Wide

opened above as 4th picture
« Last Edit: July 09, 2016, 07:34:57 AM by Doug Johnson »
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Kevin Dunn

Re: c/n 090, N4138D
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 03:13:44 PM »
Doug,

I flew and maintained N4138D mostly in Honduras while BMW owned it from '94 to '08.  How many pics do you want? 

Just a FYI, I recently moved from Tucson to Bolivar, MO (M17) and am running the shop there.  If anyone needs Helio maintenance, flight instruction or something ferried, I am a more centrally located in the US these days.  Plus, I am only a couple hours drive from Ken Noe. 

Fly safe.

Kevin Dunn

Jason Stephens

Re: c/n 090, N4138D
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 03:26:26 PM »
Good to know Kevin.

Jason

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 090, N4138D
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 03:27:08 AM »
I've always expected to get a couple of current picturess but it has never happened.
But here are a couple more pictures of c/n 090 that have showed up.

opened above
Worthington Aeronautical corp (Arthur Crawford) WBNS Radio OH sometime between '58 and '61
Biblical Ministries worldwide sometime between '92 and '08

« Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 07:08:21 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

Jason Stephens

Re: c/n 090, N4138D
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2020, 05:14:45 PM »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 090, N4138D
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2020, 07:17:28 PM »
Interesting that it still has the Biblical Ministries logo on the tail. It is registered to the Lely Family and up for sale by Carel Lely for $80K or make an offer.

Also interesting is the only other guy that I've ever known that was named Carel was my Uncle.

I opened a couple pictures from the Controller site above

also listed here 18 helios and 2 projects for sale http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1406.msg6241#msg6241
« Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 08:11:09 PM by Doug Johnson »
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moparrob

Re: c/n 090, N4138D
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2020, 01:50:35 PM »
Hello- Ive been considering the purchase of a Helio on and off for some time as I gather that the performance most closely fits my flying goals.  I was excited to see N4138D advertised at a reasonable price and located a reasonable distance from my home (Payette Idaho S75).  I'm concerned about the sustainability of the GO-435 and contacted Central Cylinder as mentioned in previous threads.  They indicated that the engine has virtually zero parts availability (new or used) and because of that, they no longer service this engine.  I'm sure one could look far and wide, daily searching ebay etc. and stockpiling exotic but that doesn't sound like a practical way to operate an airplane.  I also searched for an STC that would allow for a more common engine to be swapped in, but so far I can't find one.  Before I get too excited about this one, is anybody aware of a way to keep these engines going with relative certainty or upgrading without going Experimental?  Thanks!