Author Topic: Helio c/n's  (Read 28474 times)

Doug Johnson

Helio c/n's
« on: April 10, 2012, 03:21:59 PM »
New information I've gotten serious help from Barry Collman with the addition of a bunch of FAA files.

I was missing a lot of information and some was wrong. I still have some FAA files missing possibly I can add them later.

I have left out most of the dealers, dropped proper names (middle initials and Bill instead of William if I knew they used Bill) of owners and put in Names instead of the companies they are actually registered under if I know what it is.

For dates I've shortened to year for ownership and month and year for accidents.

I've left out NTB accident numbers most STC numbers If you want that information send me an e-mail and I will send You a FAA historical file with all that information, its not yet complete either a lot of files need to be retrieved from the faa archives and scanned yet. when they become available they will be added.

I have tried to make this list enertaining as well as correct.

I'm putting up the H-391 file at this time and before long I will finish the H- 395 file.

This is the c/n part.

I've made it into a Jpeg you can download it blow it up.

Better yet send me an E-mail, and I will send you a Spreadsheet that you can use search to find stuff in it.

Doug


« Last Edit: January 01, 2013, 03:11:45 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Ken Berger

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 08:56:43 PM »
Great work Doug!  I am curious as to which of the 800s is the one that Ray Cox is currenty rebuilding in Seattle.  Owner is from NE Canada?  I'll get the N number or serial number from Ray.
Ken

Neil

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 09:48:27 AM »
Great work Doug!  I am curious as to which of the 800s is the one that Ray Cox is currenty rebuilding in Seattle.  Owner is from NE Canada?  I'll get the N number or serial number from Ray.
Maybe H14 C-FXOH, it Mr Cox pick up the airplane at my airport.

Neil

Neil

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 09:50:13 AM »
Yes Nice job Mr Johnson.

Neil

Ken Berger

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 11:41:14 PM »
I have now confirmed with Mr. Cox that the H800 being rebuilt in Seattle WA is Serial #H14 C-FXOH.
Ken

Lance Goodwinm

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 05:49:58 PM »
Hi

I was looking through your list of registrations and would like to correct a couple items.
#147 C-GXFB is registered in the Yukon at Silver City not the NWT and is still working commercialy
The second one is #146 VKG It had the same address and flew out of the same airstrip for its last umpteen years.  A rebuilt engine with only300 hrs on it let go and blew a con rod through the top of the engine and it stuck through the upper bonnet where it was found.
The pilot and pax were fine, due to an incredible job of landing in a high mountain basin in an available boulder pile.
The carcass resides in another Helio owner operators treasure trove of spare parts. (Perry Linton) in BC.
I also have another question, where is N4153D hiding?  It worked out of here for years and I cannot find out where it is.

Great job


Doug Johnson

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 08:33:01 AM »
Thanks for the info I have modified my list. The list is a jpeg and hard to search. Send me an E-mail and I'll send you a searchable file.

Here's N4153D


Now N10CJ, c/n 099, 1958  H-391B, originally N4153D, NACA/NASA test plane, flown by Bob Champine 1959, Arctic Institute of North America, Ray Dominici '90, Now located Wasilla,  AK owned by Louis Lacher

Doug
« Last Edit: June 30, 2012, 10:59:11 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Lance Goodwinm

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 08:47:12 PM »
Doug

The last letter sent without finishing.
My address is noisyrange@gmail.com.
If you can reply on that I will send a bunch of shots and info to you and whatever you think is good for the site you can post.
Cheers


Denis

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 06:39:44 AM »
I bought the # 011 from Mrs.Jordan last week

Now based at St Mathieu de Beloeil near Montréal Québec Canada

fearofpavement

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 09:36:31 PM »
Helio H13 was not damaged beyond repair. It was registered in Bolivia and then eventually flown from there to the USA, de-registered and has been sitting in our hangar for about 20 years.

Doug Johnson

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2012, 01:35:17 PM »
fearofpavement.

Thanks for posting.

There is obviously more to the story.

How come its been sitting in a hanger not registered for 20 years?

What is its condition and general location of the hanger?

What was it's Bolivian registry mark?

Below is how it is entered in the list now, still a few question marks.

edit; c/n H-13,   Nxxx??,   1984  H-700,   USA, originally N4074W, Helio Aircraft Ltd exported Bolivia cc '84-'86?, mark CP-1900, returned to Atlanta, Georgia 9/93 not registered,  original reg expired

Doug
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 08:11:43 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

fearofpavement

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2012, 02:39:56 PM »
fearofpavement.

Thanks for posting.

There is obviously more to the story.

How come its been sitting in a hanger not registered for 20 years?

What is its condition and general location of the hanger?

What was it's Bolivian registry mark? When was the accident?

Below is how it is entered in the list now, still lots of question marks.

c/n H-13,   Nxxx??,   1984  H-700,   USA, originally N4074W, Helio Aircraft Ltd exported Bolivia cc '86?, mark CP-???, returned to USA aprox '92 not registered,  original reg expired

Doug


Not so mysterious, we purchased the aircraft and flew it from South America back to the USA in Sept. of 1993. When the temporary permit expired, the plane was parked and has been sitting ever since. The original plan was to install the Zoche Diesel engine and while that company languished, the aircraft did as well. I am not aware the plane ever suffered any significant damage. It had undergone a hard landing prior to our acquiring it but nothing too significant. Oh, the Bolivian registry was CP-1900. In the meantime, the landing gear AD had been complied with so it has the aluminum legs instead of the fiberglass.

Doug Johnson

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2012, 07:10:24 PM »
I see Cessna has a diesel for the 182. Have you given any thought to that, for c/n 13.
Do you have any other plans for it.

I did an edit to my previous post. Still need at least a State would like to put down city also under location instead of USA.

Doug
Doug

fearofpavement

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2012, 07:49:48 PM »
The Cessna diesel would be way too small, it is suited to the C-182 and is technology they purchased from SMA. We were considering that diesel to put on a 182 but it is no longer available for retrofit and I'm sure a new Cessna with that engine will be out of our price range.

Put it in Atlanta, GA.

paullapoint

Re: Helio c/n's
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2012, 08:52:27 PM »
There is a new diesel in development in Wisconsin-can't remember the name- but they are testing it now. It is an 8 cylinder opposed, liquid cooled and will fit in the same cowl as a 6cyl Lycoming with similar power and weight. Was on display at Airventure. Looks promising!    Paul