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Title: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Doug Johnson on February 12, 2015, 12:36:31 PM
22 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 Russia placed on Avion wheel skis with pneumatic system for ice brakes installed 1200 series cowling with AeroLeds (2 taxi lt 2 lndg lts includes original retractable lts in wings) installed 120 gal LR fuel system and relocated fuel shutoff, replaced 1400 series seat with Nissan auto seats, new glass panel and piper throttle prop quadrant, sold '19, Russian charitable organization but complications in donation forced organization to sell, sold '22, Rais Anufriev, Moscow Russia

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Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: km52 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.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Doug Johnson 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
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: km52 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).
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Doug Johnson on February 15, 2015, 06:34:35 AM
 Anatolii,
Is it morning there ? Thanks for you reply do you know Evgeny RA number.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: km52 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.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Louis 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





Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: km52 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)


Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Louis 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

Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Doug Johnson 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




Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: km52 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.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: km52 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.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Doug Johnson on January 18, 2016, 06:03:52 AM
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Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G for sale
Post by: Doug Johnson on September 08, 2021, 01:35:22 PM
c/n 509, RA-2777G is for sale by "AVITO" for about $200K I will add a couple of photos and open them above.

There are a couple more picture at the site below one shows the baggage compartment and I'm pretty sure the
bracket shown is for the compressed Nitrogen tank for the Skis.

It appears that the a/c has been refurbished and a lot of money spent on the panel

click on link     https://www.avito.ru/lytkarino/gruzoviki_i_spetstehnika/samolet_helio_super_courier_h-395_2117826924
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Doug Johnson on September 26, 2021, 10:39:26 AM
I found this instagram photo taken in Moscow recently.
 
I'll open it towards the bottom of the photo queue with the for sale photos.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Louis on September 26, 2021, 01:14:41 PM
First time i see a lock on this part.  Is it the Trim side or the compensator side ?   Wouldn't put a lock on either.  You touch the trim, or the yoke, and bingo, you have to do a repair.  Unless i am wrong.  Please tell me so i will make a lock like that for mine if you convince me it is a good idea.

Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Flathorn on September 26, 2021, 08:39:56 PM
That  is a really nice looking plane with all the extras. Think it would be able to fly back in the US as is? Maybe I should get rid of all my projects and buy a finished plane like this.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Jason Stephens on September 27, 2021, 12:41:13 PM
Agreed! It looks super nice.  I too am confused by the lock on the tab.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: paullapoint on September 27, 2021, 06:40:10 PM
Engine controls for a twin
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Foster on November 04, 2021, 04:42:38 PM
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Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Mrfusion on November 08, 2021, 03:37:08 PM
https://www.avito.ru/volodarsk/gruzoviki_i_spetstehnika/prodaem_samolet_1904754049#extended


The price has doubled?

29,000,000 rubles?
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on February 21, 2022, 07:13:04 PM
Hello!)
My name is Rais. I am new owner Helio H-395, c/n 509, RA-2777G.) I am very happy, because i bought this airplane.)
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Louis on February 22, 2022, 05:41:30 AM
Great !!  Do you like the flying of it ?

Will you fly it on skis too ?

Louis
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on February 22, 2022, 11:37:32 AM
I haven't flown a Helio. He stood outside for a long time. Now it needs to be repaired.

Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Doug Johnson on February 22, 2022, 09:36:55 PM
When you get it repaired and start flying hope you let us know how it goes.

i just noticed in the for sale pictures that the 1400 series seats have been replaced. What kind of seats does the a/c now have. Anyone recognize what kind of seats those are? Piper twin seats maybe?

Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on February 23, 2022, 12:03:17 AM
Yes. The original seats have been replaced with seats from Nissan.( I have 1400 series seats, but they need repair.(

I need help. All of Helio's documents were lost. I need manual. Where can i buy it?

Sorry. I barely speak English. I make too many mistakes.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on February 23, 2022, 12:42:48 AM
Before I bought this plane, it stood for 3 years on the street, in the open air. Russian weather is very bad for airplanes.Winter is very cold, snowy and damp. Summer is rainy.

When I saw Helio, he looked like this:

Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on February 23, 2022, 12:50:34 AM
I had to clear a lot of snow:

Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on February 23, 2022, 01:00:26 AM
The aircraft was towed to the hangar and carried out a technical inspection:
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on February 23, 2022, 01:29:23 AM
I really need your help.  All of Helio's documents were lost. I need technical manual and flight manual.
I found this manual:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/140315308606 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/140315308606)
But I don't know if it will fit my plane.

Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Doug Johnson on February 23, 2022, 12:17:33 PM
Rais I sent you a link to some H-295/395 manuals

Where are you located?
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on February 23, 2022, 12:56:25 PM
My name is Rais Anufriev. Anufriev is last name.
I am from Moscow,Russia.
I got my private pilot license in 2019.
I have got an LSA aircraft FK9ELA.
I'm going to fly to the wild places of Russia so I bought Helio.
Doug, thanks for your manuals.)

Rais.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Doug Johnson on March 15, 2022, 07:49:08 PM
I took the liberty of resizing and opening 4 of the pictures posted by Rais and putting them on the bottom of the photo que above

also edited the history paragraph above
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on March 16, 2022, 05:31:57 AM
Hello.

Now Helio lives in a dry hanger. Professional mechanics work with him. I really hope that Helio will fly again in 1-2 months.
Very big problems with spare parts. Aircraft parts are prohibited for delivery to Russia.
Need new spark plugs and rear wheel. Tell me which spark plugs are suitable for GO-480G1D6?
The following spark plugs were installed on my plane:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pnpages/08-01230.php

On the tail wheel I have this tire:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/10sctires.php

Can you offer lower prices for spark plug and rear tire replacements?

I really want to fly on my Helio!) Help me!)
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: paullapoint on March 18, 2022, 07:03:01 AM
Rais,
  The spark plugs that you show in Aircraft Spruce are fine wire plugs. Regular plugs are about $100 less each and work well. Fine wire plugs are supposed to be more resistant to fouling but in my opinion, don't seem to be any better. Are your plugs that bad that they can't be cleaned and gapped ?   Also with the shipments, would one of us be able to ship to you if you had the merchandise shipped to us ?   I would be willing to do that for you.    Paul
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on March 18, 2022, 07:43:04 AM
Rais,
  The spark plugs that you show in Aircraft Spruce are fine wire plugs. Regular plugs are about $100 less each and work well. Fine wire plugs are supposed to be more resistant to fouling but in my opinion, don't seem to be any better. Are your plugs that bad that they can't be cleaned and gapped ?   Also with the shipments, would one of us be able to ship to you if you had the merchandise shipped to us ?   I would be willing to do that for you.    Paul

Thank you for your help! Can you recommend cheaper spark plugs?
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: paullapoint on March 20, 2022, 09:56:31 AM
Rais,
  My GO-480 has RHB37E in it. You need to double check your paperwork to see exactly what yours should have. Different models have different spark plugs. Some take short reach, some take long reach. I'm not an expert. Maybe someone else here has more knowledge than I. Paul
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on March 20, 2022, 01:23:10 PM
Rais,
  My GO-480 has RHB37E in it. You need to double check your paperwork to see exactly what yours should have. Different models have different spark plugs. Some take short reach, some take long reach. I'm not an expert. Maybe someone else here has more knowledge than I. Paul

Thanks for the answer. What is your Lycoming? GO-480G1D6?!
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: paullapoint on March 20, 2022, 04:30:08 PM
It Is.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on March 21, 2022, 02:48:48 AM
It Is.

Thank you!)))

Tell me what to do with the rear wheel? There is some kind of rubber replacement 10.00 SC?
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on May 17, 2022, 05:21:00 AM
Good afternoon.
Tell me how to replace the bolt AN 180-63, which is used as the axle of the rear wheel? I can't find this bolt for sale.

Now there is a wheel from PZL-104 Wilga, but I want to put my own wheel.

Thank you.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on May 17, 2022, 08:07:10 AM
This is what the rear wheel from PZL-104 Wilga looks like on my Helio!
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on August 18, 2022, 12:34:02 AM
Hi all.

Yesterday we flew around on a Helio x-395 aircraft, after 4 years of inactivity. I am very happy. This is a wonderful aircraft. In the summer of 2018, a public organization dedicated to the protection of wild animals bought this aircraft from Anatoly Kalinin, but due to certain circumstances, she could not use it. The plane was abandoned and stood at the UUBM airport for four years. In February 2022, I bought the plane and yesterday I managed to take it into the air. Another flying Helio table more.
Thank you all for your help and advice.

https://youtube.com/shorts/X_Hdv_Jnc5g?feature=share (https://youtube.com/shorts/X_Hdv_Jnc5g?feature=share)
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Louis on August 18, 2022, 06:42:29 AM
Congratulation.  Some say the 395 is the most amazing of all the Helio models.

I find more flaps could had been put.  I usually put as much flaps as a full deflection of the aileron.

I don't understand the landing gear movement.  It doesn't change angle between on ground or off the ground.  The Helio have a large extent in the movement of the landing gear.   I can't see it here.

Like in this U10 take off where we see more flaps and a big change in the landing gear angle before and after takeoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2L2T1aa9J0

Is there a difereence between a 395 and a 295 ?

Louis
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Jason Stephens on August 19, 2022, 07:42:40 AM
Maybe Louis you are seeing the difference between the landing gear with the restrictor vs no restrictor in the gas strut?  I believe that is the difference but could be wrong.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on August 20, 2022, 11:48:15 PM
Thanks for your comments. I have yet to study this amazing aircraft.
You have to understand that I'm still an entry-level pilot. I graduated from flight school in 2020. I studied on a Cessna 172.
Then I bought a small aircraft FK9ELA, with a ROTAX 912 engine and flew 200 hours on it.
Now I have to master Helio H-395. To be honest, I don’t know how different Helios differ from each other.
I still have to deal with the position of the flaps. A test pilot flew on an airplane, he especially delved into the correct installation of the flaps. His task was to understand how the aircraft behaves in flight and whether it is possible to fly on it.
I will also deal with the movement of the chassis. It is quite possible that for 4 years without flights, the axles and the shock absorbers themselves have soured on it.
While the task is to start flying.)

Thanks Rais.
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Louis on August 21, 2022, 03:48:24 PM
For the position of the flaps, the usual consensus is a full deflection of the aileron.  You look outside, turn the aileron at the maximum downward deflection, and align the flaps to it.  This is the takeoff position.  For landing, myself it is always full flaps.  But some prefer what is called 20 degrees ( position of takeoff ) since it is easy on a go-around ( you don't have to touch the flaps.

It depends in fact of your load.  In a 395, you will have pleinty of power for a go-around with full flaps at it's maximum grossweight. But if you are overload, full flaps might be too much of a drag. 

But myself it is always full flaps, even overload, managing the plane to never be slats out AND full flaps AND overweight on approach.  These three condition together being capable to bring you behind the power curve.

Fly the slats. There are there as the best Angle Of Attack indicator

Louis
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Louis on August 21, 2022, 03:50:38 PM
the restrictor vs no restrictor in the gas strut? 

The restrictor for the ski operation ?

I think you nailed it

Louis
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: Rais on August 22, 2022, 01:15:49 AM
For the position of the flaps, the usual consensus is a full deflection of the aileron.  You look outside, turn the aileron at the maximum downward deflection, and align the flaps to it.  This is the takeoff position.  For landing, myself it is always full flaps.  But some prefer what is called 20 degrees ( position of takeoff ) since it is easy on a go-around ( you don't have to touch the flaps.

It depends in fact of your load.  In a 395, you will have pleinty of power for a go-around with full flaps at it's maximum grossweight. But if you are overload, full flaps might be too much of a drag. 

But myself it is always full flaps, even overload, managing the plane to never be slats out AND full flaps AND overweight on approach.  These three condition together being capable to bring you behind the power curve.

Fly the slats. There are there as the best Angle Of Attack indicator

Louis

Thank you!) "Fly the slats." - What is it like?
Title: Re: c/n 509, RA-2777G
Post by: JamesCaird on August 22, 2022, 06:47:15 PM
OH Boy-  it looks like Rais's Helio gets off ok but, as he mentioned, maybe the struts are stuck.  Seems like the gas should extend them as the mains are unloaded which brings the wheel ends closer together when the weight is off them.  I overhauled one set of mine and had some spares:  one set actually had an extra brass ring inside which would limit the amount that it  would extend, diminishing the amount that the main wheels would tuck in.  Just a thought. /JC