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Title: c/n 1, N550TG
Post by: Doug Johnson on July 10, 2015, 10:48:09 AM
31 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.

Previous posts about N550TG or anything click on   http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=search  Enter ?

The 2nd Air America taken up after the CIA airline had been broken up, below had no connection to the CIA and the Bolivia information on CP-1387 is probably wrong.  See previous post                 http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=554.msg2966#msg2966
 
c/n 1, N10038 was originally an incomplete H-500 twin c/n 8 built early '64 possibly also assigned  N10038 it was converted 05/64 to prototype Helio Stallion HS-1 model HS-550 s/n 1 N10038, built with yoke controls & crash-cage/fuselage, experimental until 07/65, recieved Certificate of Airworthiness (Other - Provisional Class I - 21.221), 04/66 placed in experimental category to ascertain if there are any adverse aerodynamic effects from an external sliding door at flap speeds or less and to check aerodynamic effects due to a shorter flap on one side, with door opened and closed, 11/74 partially disassembled placed in storage as HS-550 11/74 partially disassembled placed in storage as HS-550 N10038 s/n 1 aircraft recieved type certificate 8/75, sold as an incomplete airframe '76, Air America (Rik Luytjes) PA re-registered N550AA (reused) parts used from prototype no. 2 used to complete and modify to install PT6A-27 680 shp using (STC SA1481CE) becoming a HS-550A accident pilot lost directional control during landing rollout because of drifted snow on the runway @ Factoryville PA 3/78 sold 3/78, John Leibolt, Port-au-Prince, taken to Haiti where it sat until sold 01/82, Colemill Enterprises Inc, sold 11/82, export possibly but unlikely dereg export as CP-1387 (drawing labeled Stallion, a 1200 series Helio with porthole rear windows) by Bolivia Auro Taxi ltda div of Mining Company Unified sa [Empresa Minera Unificada sa (EMUSA)] Bolivia resold by 12/82, dereg export as FAC1116 Servicio AĆ©reo a Territorios Nacionales (SATENA) removed from service '90 Eng PT6A-27 removed, remainder of salvage sold '97, export rereg as N550AA (reused) (erroneously given s/n 001 instead of s/n 1), restored with modified modified fuel system as model HS-550A except crash-cage/fuselage, flt controls and distinctive model HS-550 cowling, paint scheme all black, named the "Black Stallion" owner Mojoe llc Tim Greene (2nd black Helio of 2)] Cashiers NC, removed from service at Oconee Regional, SC 01/12, rereg N550TG 07/13 reg not yet painted on A/C, waiting on repairs since 12/14, civilian version of 2 still flying.

anyone know the current status of N550TG

 As always any further information or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

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below waiting on repairs and to be remarked N550TG at Oconee Regional, SC
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restoration pictures
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1st article
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2nd article
I find the ref to the U-10X Stallion particularly interesting.
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3rd article
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4th article
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5th article
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6th article
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7th article
apologize for size error downloading and now cant find it to try again
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8th article
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9th article
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9th article
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Title: Re: c/n 1, N500TG
Post by: Doug Johnson on January 19, 2016, 11:51:15 AM
added photo above from Gordon 2nd photo registry mark N550AA


Added magazine articles about N10038 c/n 1 more to come
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Title: Re: c/n 1, N10038
Post by: Jason Stephens on January 20, 2016, 02:52:26 PM
Doug, you are doing an amazing job finding and posting all these great articles.  Thanks!
Title: Re: c/n 1, N10038
Post by: Doug Johnson on January 20, 2016, 07:30:21 PM
I appreciate the accolades but the majority of the articles were found by Gordon Cragg.

He loaned them to me. I  took them to a print shop had them scanned to PDF files.

I intended to post them as PDF files that you could download and read at your leisure.

But Gordon has the site set up so only small PDF files can be posted, and even as individual pages most are to big.

So I converted each page to PNP (Picture files) then since their is a weird limit of a maximum
file size of 2 megs and a Maximum total of 6 megs for the site. I had to cut each page in half and if they were
close to 2 megs each I could only post 3 uploads per post instead of 4. That's why its taking so long to post
them.

I'm stubborn so I've plugged along at it.

Fortunately for me unfortunately for you I only have 3 more stories left.

I guess I'll post some Factory advertising handouts next.
Title: Re: c/n 1, N550TG
Post by: Doug Johnson on February 05, 2016, 10:17:00 AM
I posted some pictures sent to me by Scott Seibold owner of 1232

Restoration of Tim Green's Stallion.

It gives a good look at the construction of the first two prototype H-550 stallions.
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Title: Re: c/n 1 as N10038
Post by: Doug Johnson on September 26, 2020, 09:10:50 AM
Here is a link to the Manhatten fly in that Helio Stallion c/n 1 as N10038 participated in

http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1461.msg6789#msg6789
Title: Re: c/n 1, N550TG
Post by: Doug Johnson on March 27, 2021, 09:11:24 PM
Looking for stallion photos I found 1 of the opposite side while still in the salvage yard so thought I might as well post it and open it as #6 in the queue at the top of the 1st page

Now we have 30 pictures probably the most of any single HELIO.

I also found a couple links to stallion stuff previously posted but You find interested in looking at again

http://www.intechno.com/helio_stallion_airprogress.html

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/1966-helio-twin-stallion-us-military-briefing-sale-brochure-presentation-scarce.31798/

This article has been recently upated from information from Barry Collman except for the fact that after manipulating the photo of the Helio on display at  Boun Kak public park, Phnom Penh is c/n 016 sn (72-1333) enough of the tail number 21333 is left show it is c/n 016.

https://library.utdallas.edu/specialcollections/hac/cataam/Leeker/aircraft/kau24.pdf

Any one know anything about this stallion N550TG and if it is going to be actively flying again.

I wonder if this civilian model with the Yokes is actually easier to fly if flown somewhat conservatively and not on the edge of the envelope than the military model with the sticks.

I only have a little time in pipers with a stick and found the models with a yoke were easier for me to fly.

Maybe Larry T has an opinion since He is probably the only one with recent experience.
Just curious.
Title: Re: c/n 1, as N10038
Post by: Doug Johnson on June 11, 2021, 04:17:26 AM
I found a picture of Stallion prototype c/n 1, as N10038 I'll open it as 1 in the queue above.

Is an interesting photo of the a/c on takeoff
Title: Re: c/n 1, as N9550A
Post by: Doug Johnson on July 01, 2021, 10:17:50 AM
I happened across a 9th magazine article staring 'Helio Stallion' N9550A.

I will open it above as article #6 to keep the articles in chronological order.

The article is mostly a repetition of previous articles but does give a different viewpoint.