Author Topic: c/n 611, N9015B  (Read 2773 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 611, N9015B
« on: March 17, 2015, 07:12:53 AM »
No 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.

This A/C has a current registry maybe Roy Moore will send us a picture.

Previous posts about  N9015B or anything click on      http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=search     Enter ?

c/n 611, s/n 63-13168 built 10/63 as U-10B for USAF 10/63, USAF accepted 10/63 t/n “63-13168”, struck off charge released to US Army special forces 10/63, US Army special forces Ft Bragg NC until 02/72, struck off charge sent to USAF Davis-Monthan AFB AZ for storage released '74, US Army Troop Support and Aviation Materiel Readiness Cmnd '78, released as N9015B US Army (Owner) Fort Richardson Flying Club, (Operator) AK installed wheel ski's sold '82, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, WA sold '87, Larry Montgomery (Larmont Aviation dealer) SC sold '89, Roy Moore Gastonia, NC
Doug

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 02:41:12 AM »
c/n 611, N9015B another face book photo pointed out to me, (first photo I've found, the 1400 series paint scheme and dorsal fin confused me at first)

Below, posted with the Facebook picture, was this comment,

"This Helio is simply going to rot into the pavement.
It was just moved out of a hangar here at KAKH... Has not flown in over 15 years (it looks like it too). Close up, it is really rough.
The owner does not want to sell it unless you buy the Aztec next to it.. GG
"

I may have seen this Helio in '82 at the Fort Richardson flying club, but I don't remember it, and it would have been gone shortly after I started flying there. I didn't start taking pictures of Helios until I owned one.

c/n 611 may have still been bare aluminum while at Ft Rich like c/n 608 recently identified as being a derelict, abandoned at Hopewell NJ. 608 was the Helio in the army contract just before c/n 611. Bare aluminum or simple 2 color civilian paint scheme was the standard on the 'Army Special Forces' Helios. Maybe Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, painted it with the 1400 series paint scheme during the 5 yrs they owned it.

I also just noticed the crosswind gear hasn't been removed on this airplane.

« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 02:54:33 AM by Doug Johnson 1 »

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 11:40:27 PM »
Well it appears that c/n 611 is not going to rot into the pavement this from Nathan Mackey

"Mike Mower and I went out to look at Helio N9015B at Gastonia, NC, on February 1st. I had met the owner previously but not this time. Last week I heard that it would be ferried to JAARS for an annual and ton of maintenance. A guy from Iowa bought it. No further details."

N9015B has finally changed owners. Anyone know who the guy from Iowa is, c/n 611 is still currently registered to Roy MOORE in NC.
I suspect the guy from Iowa is probably our newest member,    Helio611

« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 07:21:28 AM by Doug Johnson 1 »

Jason Stephens

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 08:09:41 PM »
Great News.  Always better to have them flying than sitting.

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 09:00:06 AM »
Chris, took the liberty of resizing and opening your pictures here with c/n 611's History paragraph. By the way do you know who member Helio611 is, since you appear to be member 9015Bravo? Who is Carey Beere ( I'm not sure where that came from) or is it case of beer and does that have anything to do with CB aircraft inc.

edit to History Paragraph; sold 3/18, CB Aircraft inc (Carey Beer) WV sold 04/18, (Chris ?), registry pending IA

Link to Chris' post http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1524.0




« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 09:28:55 AM by Doug Johnson 1 »

9015Bravo

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 09:16:09 AM »
Right on. Carey beer bought it and sold it to me. Carey got it from Moore if I'm  not mistaken. Cb was his company. I have to send the new registration in. I don't know helio611

9015Bravo

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 09:20:09 AM »
All I know is i love flying this plane!

Kevin Dunn

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 09:37:48 AM »
Chris,

Welcome to the crowd of fanatics! 

On your trip West, you could plan a fuel stop in Bolivar, MO (M17) and we could talk Helios. Our organization owns N6463V.

Have fun and be safe,

Kevin

RCarter

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 08:30:12 PM »
Welcome to the Family!

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 03:19:31 PM »
I emailed Chris and we had some back and forth about take offs and Chris Happened to mention that it was a stretch for him to get full rudder.

I asked him if he checked the position of his rudder pedals and he informed me that he didn't realize they were adjustable, after checking he found they were in the full forward position.

I wonder if there are other Helio pilots out there that don't realize their rudder pedals are adjustable? if you still have bench seats instead of the individually adjustable seats this is more of a problem especially if you have short legs.

I flew my Helio for a couple years with the rudder pedals in the middle position because I didn't realize they were adjustable, in fact this was one of the reasons I installed 1400 series individually adjustable seats to help with this problem.

Has anyone else encountered this situation? 
« Last Edit: June 14, 2019, 03:23:50 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

9015Bravo

Re: c/n 611, N9015B
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 05:17:24 PM »
This made a huge difference.  Did it yesterday and it allowed me to sit without any pads or anything and have full authority of the rudders and breaks and I'm a 5'5 short legged creature.