Author Topic: c/n 1243, C-GXFA  (Read 10744 times)

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1243, C-GXFA
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 09:54:53 AM »
picture of c/n 1243 as U-10D s/n 66-14341 opened as  #1 in the queue at top of page 1
« Last Edit: July 21, 2021, 09:09:04 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, C-GXFA
« 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 from round windows to trapezoidal windows, not sure why 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.
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Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1243, C-GXFA
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2019, 09:28:08 AM »
Lance, interesting picture of c/n 1243 as C-GXFA getting an engine swap in the field and it also shows that the Jaars baggage pod has been removed to gain back a little high altitude performance. How noticeable was the difference without the pod?

Was this an incident with an engine failure? Which engine? Did you guys put a turbocharged GO-480-G1A6 engine with the gear on the accessory pad for the an alternator when you made the swap, so it would have the same performance as C-GXFB?

opened the photo in the queue above
« Last Edit: August 05, 2021, 05:20:14 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1243, C-GXFA
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2020, 07:54:27 AM »
Denis, you  beat me to posting this article but I just had the article without a good link to CBC news so i copied your link

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/icefield-discovery-plane-stuck-1.5764418?fbclid=IwAR1pf-5R7dLA3tFd46Bp1fDMtG4ob_NicMJKoIk32nHSeNOAe0ZgbqvUW7w

I copied the pictures and put them at the bottom of the queue above.

Interesting this is the 2nd time it has spent an overnight out in the ice field.
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Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1243, C-GXFA
« Reply #21 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.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2021, 09:42:38 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1243, as N47046
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2021, 08:58:34 PM »
Here is c/n 1243, as N47046 shortly before going to Liberia where it becomes EL-LBT and is named Tilly III, replacing special registry request EL-TIL named Tilly II. EL-TIL c/n 1476 had been placed in storage some distance away while Jaars was waiting for a war to end they just didn't expect the war to last 12 years and the jungle to reclaim it's storage shed. The original Tilly c/n 1227 EL-AHQ had only been in country for a couple years before it crashed and was written off as not unrepairable. Anyone know the crash details and date for the History file?

I will open it above as #2 in the queue.

we still need a photo of c/n 1243 as EL-LBT
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