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Old 07-18-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Here'* what I do when we're not Sunday cruisin' our SSEi.
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Cool. Last time I was in a plane like that I jumped out.
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1965 Helio Super Courier converted from the Helio Courier MK II in 1965 to the Lycoming GO-480-G1D6 at the factory in Pittsburgh, KS. The only FAA certified airplane that cna take-off and land in less than 300 feet, they are also stall and spin-proof

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Here'* what I do when we're not Sunday cruisin' our SSEi.
I've jumped a few times from a couple different Cessna'*, including a Skyhawk that was converted as a jump plane.
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Here is one serious back country STOL flying machine. The Helio Stallion HST-550 after a major restoration. Only two flying flying examples in the world..

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3500 FPM

Take-off and Land in less than 250 feet

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Very cool hobby and plane. Although I keep trying to the top of my speedometer, I dont like my feet off the ground. Only 2 things fall out of the sky,...........
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Very nice. Just curious, what makes it stall-proof? Is the elevator travel limited like an Ercoupe? My Skyhawk takes something more than 300 ft for takeoff, more like 1500 ft of pavement or 1800 of grass, but it still gets me up there. Safe skies.
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Very nice. Just curious, what makes it stall-proof? Is the elevator travel limited like an Ercoupe? My Skyhawk takes something more than 300 ft for takeoff, more like 1500 ft of pavement or 1800 of grass, but it still gets me up there. Safe skies.
It retains simplified boundary-layer control through the use of automatic leading-edge slats. When airspeed approaches the point where normal aircraft "break" the slats pop out doubling the lift. 74% of the span at trailing-edge of the wing utilizes a modified slotted flap that further increases the lift. The Helio uses a stabilator and was the first to do so...The airplane has so much lift that it is routine to have full control at 31 MPH
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It retains simplified boundary-layer control through the use of automatic leading-edge slats. When airspeed approaches the point where normal aircraft "break" the slats pop out doubling the lift. 74% of the span at trailing-edge of the wing utilizes a modified slotted flap that further increases the lift. The Helio uses a stabilator and was the first to do so...The airplane has so much lift that it is routine to have full control at 31 MPH

Yea what he said
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Here is a 1963 Helio Super Courier H-395 with 29 inch Alaskan bush wheels, note the high-lift devices on the wings. Ultra-short take-off and landing capabilities are built into every Helio

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