Author Topic: c/n 514, N395H  (Read 12735 times)

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2018, 04:23:35 PM »
I recently came across this photo. Can anyone tell me if it is a current photo or an older photo.

I wonder why c/n 514 was painted with a quasi (not even authentic, as far as I can tell) Air America paint scheme?

514 has no Air America (CIA) history.

the second picture is c/n 504 with actual air america blue paint scheme  click on this previous post https://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=757.msg3761#msg3761

This was Air Americas 4th Helio most of the later Helios were unpolished aluminum with the top of the cowling painted flat black

I opened the two photos at bottom of queue at top of page

« Last Edit: February 24, 2021, 04:38:37 AM by Doug Johnson 1 »

Kevin Dunn

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2018, 09:28:28 AM »
Doug,

The picture above of Jodie and 514 is in Mena, AR on the day we picked it up from the paint shop. So, yes, it is current. The guys at Rose Aircraft Services did a great job.

Kevin


Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2018, 10:13:41 PM »
Thanks for info Kevin,
I like this paint scheme and color better than any of the previous ones, but still curious about the Air America is it just because people seem to like the Air America, 'Helio' connection? I really like that it didn't get painted with a 1400 series or H7/800 paint scheme.

Jodie ?, appears to be enjoying posing with his Helio.


andrewstolte

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2018, 11:29:38 AM »
When someone buys or is donated an aircraft they have the right to paint or change things that have been previously modified if they want. It doesn’t matter if other people like it or not.  I think to make comments like this is very rude.  Instead you should be happy that another Helio has been restored to keep it flying for another 50 years. 

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2018, 08:11:03 PM »
Andrew, sorry to have offended you but sometimes that happens. I did not intend to imply that I disliked 514s paint scheme. Just curious about why an Air america scheme theme, whatever was used.

I don't dislike the paint scheme you have on your Helio either, but will say I like the paint scheme on 514 better.

Talk about crappy paint scheme look at this Helio it didn't have a good paint scheme until after I sold it. Now in my opinion it has one of the better paint schemes. But I might be prejudiced in favor of it.

click on  http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=957.msg4157#msg4157

andrewstolte

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2018, 08:19:13 AM »
Doug,

I will admit that 1233 looks much better than when I saw it in Pittsburg with only one wing before Dean installed the square window.

After Kevin’s rigging of 1233 it really is a nice straight flying Helio even without the aileron trim installed.

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 514, as N4162D
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2020, 10:35:04 AM »
Added a b/w picture of c/n 514 as N4162D in original livery, probably the way it came from the factory.

Opened at top of page as #1 in the queue.
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Doug

TreeTopFlyer

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2020, 12:29:28 PM »
Great thing is ...when you own it you get to paint it any color you want....remember the polka dot hello's?

paullapoint

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2021, 10:10:36 AM »
I was wondering if anyone had any info on installing the "grab bar" ? Are the attach points welded or bolted to the frame ? Is there an stc for it or just field approval ?  I would like to install the fittings before blasting and painting.  Thanks, Paul 

RCarter

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2021, 02:49:32 PM »
Paul,

That's a 1200 series cage. I thought you were rebuilding 1434?  Did you get a second project?

paullapoint

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2021, 03:40:07 PM »
It is 1292. I will use most of the parts from 1434 but trying to keep it legal. 1434 was registered in Canada and everyone I talk to says that it's impossible to get it legal. 1292 didn't need much welding either. I will need some 1200 seats. I've been flying 028 and having a lot of fun with that. Debating whether or not to fly it to California next month or take the old reliable 172.   Paul

Kevin Dunn

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2021, 04:20:47 PM »
Hey Paul,

Back to the "grab bar". Are you talking about a bar to help pull yourself up on the outside of the airplane?

Kevin

paullapoint

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2021, 08:32:38 PM »
Hi Kevin,
  No, it’s the removable bar between the bottom truss and top truss on the pilots side of the fuselage. It’s in the picture on the first page of this thread. Paul

Kevin Dunn

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2021, 08:55:00 AM »
Paul,

That removeable bar in 514 is there because of the style of cargo door that is installed. Most cargo door installations do not have that bar.

Kevin

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2021, 06:36:11 PM »
If so that is a one of a kind cargo door. 

Pictures appear to indicate that is also the only Helio that has that grab bar

And there is nothing in the FAA files that seems to show an installation of that grab bar.

Unless there is something in the 337 of the installation of the 10 inch camera port in the floor of the passenger area that I am overlooking.

Doug