Author Topic: Helio #1233 before and after  (Read 3353 times)

Doug Johnson

Helio #1233 before and after
« on: April 27, 2011, 10:05:06 PM »
Helio #1233 before
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Doug Johnson

Re: Helio #1233 before and after
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 10:11:30 PM »
Helio #1233 After
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greatlakeshelio

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Re: Helio #1233 before and after
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 06:45:27 AM »
Who upgraded the airplane to 1400 series? and where was the litter door installed?

Doug Johnson

Re: Helio #1233 before and after
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 08:38:07 AM »
Larry Montgomery with the help of some AP students in the Aviation dept at the local college did all the exterior upgrades as well as installing long range fuel tanks and carry through spar. I did all the interior mods myself including the Panel.

He also installed the litter door.

The airplane was originally exported directly from the factory to British Guienna (now just Guyana) without ever being issued an FAA Airwortiness Certificate, so after ferrying it to Alaska I worked with an FAA DER to finish the interior upgrade. The only thing he took exception to was the  Grimes rotating beacon. The guts had been removed and replaced with a strobe. He wanted it on top of the tail so thats where I put it. He liked my faired in lens cap. He than signed it off and issued me an Airworthiness  Certificate.

I'm going to write up a story on the resurrection of Helio #1233.

Doug
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