Author Topic: Twin helio  (Read 24820 times)

Doug Johnson

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2013, 12:31:38 PM »
When thinking of Helio altitude records. we generally think of the H-392.

I just found another

Bolivia: Flying High 

  Time Magazine
Friday, July 02, 1965

The Air Force was testing a new aircraft—a snappy little twin-engined Helio Courier light plane—and naturally, there was only one pilot for the job. Grinning broadly,. Air, Force General René Barrientos, 46, the more equal of Bolivia's two co-Presidents, strapped himself into the pilot's seat and roared off into the blue. After buzzing over La Paz, Barrientos flitted for about 30 minutes around the jagged 21,325-ft. peak of nearby Mount Illimani, then pushed the shuddering plane to 21,425 ft., setting a new altitude mark for that type of aircraft.
Doug

Jason Stephens

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2013, 01:41:46 AM »
I think the U-5 is neat looking in a ugly sort of way.

My buddy Tom built the wings and cowlings and etc for the Gewyduck amphibian.  Neat plane.

Doug Johnson

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2013, 07:37:41 AM »
How about this one
Doug

Gordon Cragg

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2013, 07:54:32 AM »
I spoke with Bob Casebeer last week. He is still "sharp as a tack" when it comes to all matters Helio. I had mentioned to him that last year I had been contacted by a group in China that "supposedly" knew of a Helio H-500 that was located in a quasi "museum"...but then learned it was a Dornier DO-28, not a H-500. Bob, said that he would be amazed if one of the H-500's ever showed up.
Anythings possible, so I reserved the prototype registration number of N8745R. Maybe we will build one some day?????
Gordon Cragg
713-502-7274

paullapoint

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2013, 06:06:21 PM »
I would like to get my hands on a set of drawings for that 580 and build it. I would just put a fixed nose gear on it. I think it would be a great airplane on floats too, like a small twin otter. Paul

Louis

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2013, 09:04:32 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0AQUunTbo&feature=youtu.be

I did not cut the first part because it is still a slotted plane !

The twin is at the 30 seconds

Louis

Doug Johnson

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2013, 04:54:37 PM »
Found this at http://www.aero-web.org/specs/helio/u-5a.htm

Someone should look into this. There is a Chris byler in the phone book but I've left a message with no reply

Chris Byler
 , MO    Needing some more information on what I might have in my possession. I recently came to be in possession of a fuselage of what i believe to be a Helio twin. Interesting thing is that this one is Number 002 of of the assembly line and was used for test purposes only. The badging on it states this : serial #: 002
a/c model: H-580
part no: 580-040-403
Any help with what I have obtained would be greatly appreciated.
10/09/2005 @ 19:53 [ref: 11437]

attached is a 3 view of the H-500 found in the FAA file and a picture

Doug

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Doug Johnson

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2014, 04:55:32 AM »
I found an interesting Helio Twin picture. It seems to be in the same area and time period as two earlier pictures
 
http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=131.0;attach=43;image

http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=131.0;attach=37;image

But the serial number that is a reportedly a fake tail number 90336 on no. 2 prototype, N8745R while being evaluated (forget where) and USAF star and bars is missing, but the hanger rash, paint blemishes, etc seem to match. The question is this a photo edit number or a fake number put on soon after this photo was taken? Or is it a photo edit with the star and bars removed? It kind of looks like some rivet lines are missing on the side.

I don't think it is one of the prototypes as thought, because of the paint scheme, the paint scheme seems to match 3 through 7
N10033, 34, 35, 36, and N10037. N92860 no. 1 all pictures seem to show the orange and blue and all pictures of N8745R no 2 show it as all polished aluminum.

Maybe one of you guys that speak French can figure something out the picture is at  http://forum.avionslegendaires.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3337 my browser doesn't seem to want to translate it for some reason.

It is also possible the Tibet Helio has            http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=131.0;attach=1452;image
no registry mark as the photo below.

The picture below also shows it with tip tanks installed which places it in the restricted category (ferry configuration) so probably enroute and not evaluation configuration.

Doug

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Louis

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2014, 06:37:50 PM »
Nothing valuable is said in french.  I had post a long time ago a Youtube of a landing of a Twinn Helio from a clip i made from a film i had loved when youg.  With Jean-Paul Belmondo.  The producer distributor of this 1965 film made a complaint to youtube for the few seconds i had posted.  I can't see how they were able to find that on the universe of youtube

Louis

JamesCaird

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2014, 05:10:25 PM »
HI Louis-  I did see that film clip while it was still up and it was pretty strange.  Whatever was  going on  I recall they took off in a Fieseler Storche and ended up crashing it in a scene using models- Pretty funny. Then they are waiting for another plane when along comes the Helio Twin!   Pretty cool but that was all there was.

Louis

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2014, 06:42:24 PM »
Yep !!  Nothing more.  But it is the only video i ever saw from a flying twin Helio

Louis

Jason Stephens

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2014, 11:19:38 PM »
I think it would look much better if fitted with bigger tires.

RCarter

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2014, 12:37:21 PM »
Was stumbling around the UT Dallas digital libraries and found this write up on the H500.  Not too much if any new information in it, but still a fun read.

Enjoy!

http://www.utdallas.edu/library/specialcollections/hac/cataam/Leeker/aircraft/thelio.pdf


Louis

Re: twin helio
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2015, 12:28:15 PM »


here the best i can do



Doug Johnson

Re: Twin helio
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2015, 02:38:16 PM »
looks like N10034 I'm impressed how did you finally get enough pixels to blow it up?





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