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Heliopilot

Can you identify this aircraft
« on: October 21, 2015, 11:37:51 AM »
Can you identify the aircraft in this YouTube video?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX0SYi9IwXk

Lots of similarities to the Helio but I don't recognize the instrument panel profile, the yokes, the pitot tube on the right wing, etc.

RCarter

Re: Can you identify this aircraft
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2015, 12:36:01 PM »
Looking at the wings it is certainly a helio, the slats are visible in a few frames of the video near landing.  My first guess was going to be the H800 with the pilatus style gear.  But the manifold and tach gauges confirm it is a geared motor.  Current and best guess I have is RA-2777G.  I really like the Piper style control levers as opposed to the standard push-pull knobs the rest of us use.

Heliopilot

Re: Can you identify this aircraft
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 01:04:21 PM »
If it is RA 2777G I may have met the owner at Sun n Fun and Oshkosh.  I'll see if I can find an email address for him.

Doug Johnson

Re: Can you identify this aircraft
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 05:14:26 PM »
I believe it is RA-2777G,    c/n  509          http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=762.msg3770#msg3770  because it has manual flap and trim also has H-395 retractable landing Light.

I would really like to know more about pitot tube on right wing. The shape of the panel is interesting also, because it shape helps to eliminates a blind spot on lower right while taxiing. It would be interesting to know more about the throttle quadrant, such as what model and type of A/C it came from.

I recently found an STC for a reversible Hartzel prop as used on the Seebee with GO480. That STC uses a similar throttle quadrant so the prop control can have a beta position and it was reportedly installed on at least one Helio on floats but haven't been able to track down which one.

although RA-2365G,   c/n 1423        http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1050.msg4329#msg4329   is a good candidate because it would be a prime candidate for new panel after being under water

I don't believe it is RA-1993G,  c/n H-17  http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1248.msg4767#msg4767  because it has the GO-720 and eng indicators are for a 6cyl eng



« Last Edit: October 22, 2015, 05:14:50 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Steve Williams

Re: Can you identify this aircraft
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 05:24:03 PM »
It is indeed RA2777G. If you freeze the video at 3:25, 'HELIO 395 RA-2777G' can be seen at the top of the panel.

Doug Johnson

Re: Can you identify this aircraft
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2015, 06:38:25 PM »
can anyone identify this one is it c/n 056 as title might lead you to believe or maybe c/n 036 built in 1956 that does look like Colorado country or c/n 028 also built in 1956 located Arizona area. Nice short landing.

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3nBuaOP31I
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: Can you identify this aircraft
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2015, 10:21:11 PM »
Since no replied I decided to repost with another question.

Steve sent me a picture Identifying the display anyone have an opinion here? I kind of felt the combination of an Aspen panel on left and Electronic international eng moniter on left would be enough and a lot cheaper.



I took another look at the instrument panel lay out. Had me confused at first because in the capture you only see half the the screen on both side it appears to have eng instrumentson left and flt instruments on right.

Doug

RCarter

Re: Can you identify this aircraft
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2015, 11:49:07 PM »
Not a cheap panel by any means.  But I would be happy to fly behind, just not pay for it!  I have spent a few hours at the avionics shop dreaming and even when I am dreaming with out the realities of financials I don't really know what I want yet. 

I am wondering if the left and right display are mirrored to allow easy single pilot operation from either seat.  I know that most aviators in Russia honed their skill in the military so in many situations single pilot ops from the right seat might be preferable to allow left handed throttle operation.  That's my thought on the set up.  Probably incorrect, but I don't have a better idea.