Author Topic: N5479G c/n 1261  (Read 6088 times)

Doug Johnson

N5479G c/n 1261
« on: October 27, 2011, 12:10:37 PM »
         1967 HELIO COURIER H-295

I did a search for Helio and ran across this apparently it was for sale but may been sold according to Gordon Cragg. I have a couple  pictures of it as a trigear but none on conventional gear.

It is really quite interesting, I'd like to see a page like this for every Helio. I have been working on the story of restoring #1233 but I'm not a real word smith and its going slow. And I have no logs to refer to only my memory.

Maybe the way to do it is to replace all the numbers and then change the words to fit your own airplane at least it would give you an outline and a place to start. 

Dear Interested Party,
 
The following is the history of our Helio, an H-295 model, S/N 1261 (66-14359), N5479G, built in 1967 and delivered to the USAF in June of that year.  We have the bill of sale and delivery documents.
 
I have found no records of its service in the USAF, (usual for planes used by the military), but our logs state it was sold to the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol in February 1979 with 1916 hours on the airframe and engine. All logs are complete from that date forward.  There is no damage history.  The airframe was rebuilt and painted and the engine was given a major overhaul by Firewall Forward of Fort Collins, CO at that time.  It was converted to an HT-295 during its service in the CAP.  During that time it was distinguished for locating and rescuing the occupants of a downed aircraft.  We have been careful to preserve the decal on the fuselage which represents this special award and history. 
 
In September 1987 a friend in Hillsboro, OR, purchased N5479G with 2815 total hours.  He owns many airplanes and has owned lots of Helios.  If fact, he was a Helio dealer in the early 1980s.
 
We purchased this aircraft from him in April, 2002 with 3814 hours TT.  We had another Helio at that time, an H-250, but we purchased 5479G because we thought it was a much better performing plane and were impressed with how the former owner he treated his equipment.  The airplane has exceeded all our expectations.  We are the fourth owners. 
 
N5479G currently has approximately 4380 TT, 1975 SMOH, 40 STOH and 60 SPOH. All oil analyses have been normal.  The engine, a Lycoming 295 hp GO-480 G1D6, swings a 108 inch Hartzell prop, and produces impressive power.  Takeoff power is at 3400 engine rpm and cruise can be as low as 2300.  It runs the coolest of any engine I have operated.  Oil has been changed at 25 hours throughout its history.  Oil pressure in cruise is 75 psi.  Cruise can be anywhere between 120 and 140 knots and it used 13.25 gph at 125 kts to Oshkosh and back last summer. The engine has a pressure carburetor.  I have operated it to 17,500’.

5479G has four 30 gallon fuel tanks: 120 gallons, 800 pounds, 9 hour long range endurance.   Each is individually selectable.  All or any combination of tanks can be selected and any tank can be run dry to insure all the fuel is used in that tank.

Empty weight is 2200 and certified gross wt is 3400 lbs.  A 3800 STC is available.  The Air Force and others have operated Helios at over 5200 lbs gross. 

This Helio has the military conventional gear with the reinforcements desirable to bush operators.  The airframe is heaver than most Helios and I suspect there are other military modifications as well.

We repainted the airframe in 2004 in the original Helio scheme with some custom additions that we liked. 

The plane’s seats move forward and back, recline and adjust vertically.  The pedals are also adjustable. 

The panel is IFR certified with 2 KX170Bs, one with G/S, Marker Beacons and ADF, Encoding TX and the standard instruments.  It has a wing leveler and heading hold auto pilot with a new DG.

This Helio comes with two sets of Seamaster Amphibious Floats and most of the hardware to rebuild and assemble one set.  All AD’s have been complied with.  Asking price for everything is $159,500.

If you have any inquiries give us a call at  gpilot.gary@gmail.com  This information has been revised 07-20-2011.  All information is to the best of our knowledge and should be verified with logs and inspection
« Last Edit: October 29, 2011, 06:42:00 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Leffe

Re: N5479G c/n 1261
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 11:21:10 AM »
This is correct topic for that picture, I think - Helio N5479G again.

Louis

Re: N5479G c/n 1261
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 01:40:59 PM »
Rear access door was fit in.  I like them.

Louis

Neil

Re: N5479G c/n 1261
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 03:27:22 PM »
         1967 HELIO COURIER H-295

 swings a 108 inch Hartzell prop, and produces impressive power. 

Is very interesting, you have the blade parts number?

Neil


Doug Johnson

Re: N5479G c/n 1261
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 07:27:04 PM »
it is interesting. I just copied the original post and he didn't ask me to edit. Do you suppose he actually meant 96"? or Maybe he's using three Hartzel 1013d blades for 101" Iv'e heard they will fit in the hub.

I understand it is back on trigear but Larry Teufel intends to go back to a tailwheel

Doug

« Last Edit: March 16, 2012, 06:10:56 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Leffe

Re: N5479G c/n 1261
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 12:10:26 AM »
Another picture of N5479G