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General Helio Discussion / Helio aerobatics ?
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 24, 2021, 08:03:38 PM »
I 've seen part of this 'Air America video' before just not the end and was kind of annoyed because in all the portions of the video that you can see any identifying marks on the Helio it appears to be deliberately slightly out of focus.

Ok, is there anyone out there that can lay claim to actually doing a roll in a Helio, or
even going along for the ride?

Maybe the placard "No Aerobatics allowed" my Helio had or may still have was in error.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyl72c7wsGM

This 'no shit' video has pornographic proof that you can do a roll with no consequences and that the wings won't come off, maybe.

I wonder if Kevin at Soar would teach you how to do do a roll using  your own Helio, but I suspect you would get an earful if you were to even ask.

If this doesn't generate some comments I guess nothing will.


note  Royal Laotion Erwin on tail

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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 099, N10CJ
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 24, 2021, 09:17:28 AM »
I found a picture of c/n 099 as N4153D, probably shortly after arriving at the Arctic institute with the original paint scheme. It was labeled test flight but it has the wrong paint scheme to have been after it was was uncovered from being buried in the snow.

I will open it above as #3
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1463, N68857
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 23, 2021, 08:46:11 AM »
I found an older picture of 1463, because of Tundra tires I believe this is probably while owned by Teufel brothers.

And another fairly recent picture after repairs not sure if it was the '16 or the '20 accident, note slight difference in the accent green on the tail, I think the outline of the old paint looked better, also appears that the vor antenna was removed as well.

Anyone know if Wright's N68857 is back in service?

I will open them above first picture and last picture.

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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1261, as '14359'
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 22, 2021, 11:00:27 AM »
I found a better photo of c/n 1261, when it was fairly new and nice and shiney

It is in the background.

I will open it in the photo queue above as first photo.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1256, as '14354'
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 22, 2021, 10:50:01 AM »
I found a photo of c/n 1256 as 66-14354 a U-10D before it conversion to a civilian Helio courier.

c/n 1261 is in the background.

I will open it above in the photo queue above.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1243, C-GXFA
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 21, 2021, 08:57:46 AM »
I found a cool Picture of c/n 1243 with the Northern Lights in the background. Unfortunately for me I have a mild red/green color deficiency so I have never been able to see the "Northern Lights' like other people can. It always caused me a hassle when i got my medical. And in the military I had to do an aviators light test. I had to Identify sequences of red green white lights to prove I was just color deficient not color blind.

You can still get a pilots license if you are color blind but its a hassle and you have to wear glasses with one green lense on the right and one red on the left maybe the opposite, I just know when you close one eye behind the red lens, the green light disappears same for the red side.

That was another reason I liked blue green instrument lighting was because they looked white and weren't real dim like red instrument lights.

I opened the photo at the bottom of the photo queue above.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 519, as N4166D
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 20, 2021, 01:23:45 PM »
Found another picture of c/n 519 as N4166D that looks like they are trying to get turned around.

I will open it above as #2
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Helio training
« Last post by CRoss on July 20, 2021, 10:33:10 AM »
In 2018 I was trading my Cessna 185 for a Helio.  Before I went to pick up the Helio in New York,  I too made the trip to Bolivar, Mo. (M17) and benefited from Kevin's excellent instruction.  I didn't know at the time that we were flying the Helio that  Doug Johnson had previously owned!

Thanks Again to Kevin & S.O.A.R. !
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 001, N550HE
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 19, 2021, 04:21:16 PM »
Found another short video of Larrys Stallion out at the ranch that you guys might enjoy.

click on https://rumble.com/veht1b-helio-stallion-takeh-off-and-fly-bys.tml
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 546, as XW-PGM
« Last post by Doug Johnson on July 19, 2021, 07:54:38 AM »
Picture of c/n 546 as XW-PGM while in storage photo caption says Wattay which agrees with History paragraph  of Vientiane, dates the photograph '72-'73.

Took another look kind of interesting it appears that they used black plastic and strapping tape.
It doesn't really look like Duc tape. The Duc tape I remember using on everything was olive drab.

Opened photo above as #5 in queue
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