Author Topic: c/n 1243, N712TH  (Read 5392 times)

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1243, N712TH
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 09:54:53 AM »
picture of c/n 1243 as U-10D s/n 66-14341 should be #1 in the queue at top of page 1
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 10:00:17 AM by Doug Johnson 1 »

Kevin Dunn

Re: c/n 1243, N712TH
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 10:20:47 AM »
Personally I have always liked the round windows for their distinctiveness. However, IMO the square ones make for better lines on the airplane. I wonder how many have been converted? 514 has them too, so it isn't always a 295.

Kevin
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 10:22:32 AM by Kevin Dunn »

Jason Stephens

Re: c/n 1243, N712TH
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2018, 02:56:01 PM »
My -395 project at some point was converted to the square windows as well.  I too prefer the round windows, but the trapezoidal windows are sufficiently funky that I like them.

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1243, N712TH
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2018, 09:16:31 AM »
Since Kevin asked the question, I decided to look both in my FAA files and my picture collection and see what I could figure out.

Here is more information than you probably care about.

It appears that a total of 23 Helios have been converted from round windows to the square windows or more accurately trapezoidal windows, and 5 have had the rear round window completely removed with 5th and sixth seats removed.

19 have paperwork showing the change and 4 don't have FAA paperwork, possibly logbook entry but no way to know.

No H-391's have been converted to round windows, not sure but I don't believe there is any difference in the cage that would keep it from being done.

Only 3 H-395s and have been converted and on 1 H-395 the trapezoidal window was later removed and converted to an enlarged baggage area. 3 H-395s have no rear windows 1 an H-395A was ordered from the factory with no rear windows.

17 H-295s have been converted to the trapezoidal windows and 2 have had the rear windows and seats removed for a larger baggage area.

Only 3 H-250s have been converted to the trapezoidal windows.