Author Topic: c/n 509, RA-2777G  (Read 6136 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 509, RA-2777G
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:36:31 PM »
4 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 509, built 03/59 as H-395 original registry N4157D Carl Tilden NM sold '72, Abe Miller NV sold '73, Grand Canyon Expeditions inc UT sold '77, Johnston corp (Charles Johnston) IA sold '79, Larry Montgomery (Larmont aviation dealer) SC sold '79, Peter Soby NC installed 1400 series individual seats sold '83, Fred Verret FL sold '89, Ben Air ltd FL (Ben Bradley) sold '90, Valentine Aviation (Rick Valentine) FL sold '91, Jerry Gonsoulin FL sold '04, TN Flying Machines llc (Aaron Tippin) TN sold '12, sent to Vermont for dis-assembly and export as RA-2777G to Nijniy Novgorod owner Anatolii Kalinov  placed on Avion wheel skis with pnuematic system for ice brakes installed 1200 series cowling with AeroLeds (1 taxi lt 2 lndg lts includes original retractable) installed 120 gal LR fuel system, new glass panel and piper throttle prop quadrant

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« Last Edit: August 17, 2016, 01:56:53 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

km52

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 02:58:01 PM »
Hi, Doug! My name is Anatolii and I'm a current owner of the plane. I really love it and it's flying characteristics keep on surprising me.

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 12:26:43 AM »
Hi, to you Anatolii, thanks for reply and pictures. can you share a last name to put in the comments paragraph above, also which wheel skis did you put 509 on?

See changes above

do you know the registry number of Evgueny Tvorogov's Helio 1423 and the owner of  H-800  RA-1993G?

Glad to hear you are enjoying your plane.

Doug
« Last Edit: February 13, 2015, 12:47:03 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

km52

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 06:10:35 AM »
My last name is Kalinov.
Yes,Doug, I know Evgeny Tvorogov. He came over to me to try Helio before actually buying it.
Unfortunately I don't know the owner of H-800
The skis on my plane are produced by the Avion company. It's a Russian one. ( here is the link: http://www.reaa.ru/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1290198629/30 ). These skis have air break and they let me change configuration at any moment (from skis to wheels and vice versa).
« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 06:33:29 AM by km52 »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 06:34:35 AM »
 Anatolii,
Is it morning there ? Thanks for you reply do you know Evgeny RA number.
Doug

km52

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 06:44:48 AM »
It's afternoon here. The difference with NYC is 8 hours
No, I don't know it. If if find it out - I ll text you.

Louis

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 07:21:50 AM »

The skis on my plane are produced by the Avion company.

Beautifull skis.  Are the bottom polytethylene ?


These skis have air break

What do you mean by air brakes ?  Like the Antonov ?  With metal fingers going down indepently on each side ?  Where do you take your air pressure ?

Louis






km52

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 09:34:07 AM »
Louis,
Yes, there's special plastic.

Speaking about the breaks: in a trunk there's is a 9-liter- cylinder with compressed nitrogen at a pressure of 250 bar. High pressure drops down to 7 bar by the gearbox. Each break cylinder is controlled by the break pedal. 1 full cylinder is enough for 1,5-2 months (depends on how much you fly)



Louis

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 11:17:57 AM »
Yes, there's special plastic.



Great !!  I put some glider wax skis on mine also for easier mornings.

in a trunk there's is a 9-liter- cylinder with compressed nitrogen at a pressure of 250 bar.

So clever !!

Before i was used not to have breakes on skis.  But now that the Antonov show how usefull they are for turning, i want some on my skis !!

Louis


Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 01:00:24 PM »
I've seen cubs that use the hydraulic brake to operate a plunger to use as Ice breaks. One time on glare ice with a little wind and you'll be looking for a set.
Those are cool skis they appear to have a little door that covers the penatration hole for high floatation. I've only used Skis on ultrlights
straight ski's Landes copycats. we used spray on Teflon expensive and the first time you hit a dry spot or gravel mix its gone.
Landes was not happy with us at first.

Anatolii, I just noticed you have the H-295 1200 series cowling (1200 air induction also?) I see you kept the retractable 395 lt are
you going to put a retractable light on the right side also.

LED LTS don't use much electricity and last forever having 4 lts would really Lt up the snow in the winter.

Doug




« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 01:50:51 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

km52

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 01:40:30 PM »
Louis, I didn't use to have break system on my skis before but I had one accident when I couldn't stop my plane on ice, I hit trees and damaged the plane wing. Since then I haven't been flying without breaks. This is how the skis look like.

km52

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 02:08:12 PM »
Doug, these skis are truly great. They let me land onto the plump snow and take off easily. It's very convenient to maneuver with the breaks.
I got my AeroLeds at the exhibition in Oshkosh in 2013 ( the model is SUNSPOT 46lx landing). I set up 3 lamps. The landing light is just perfect.

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2016, 06:03:52 AM »
added magazine article
Doug

Doug Johnson

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2016, 06:05:53 AM »
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Doug