Helio Twin Courier

Helio Twin Courier

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Helio Twin Courier is a twin-engined version of the Helio Courier, with very few examples being produced. Known by Helio as the model H-500 this STOL aircraft mounted twin Lycoming engines on top of the high-set wing, close to the fuselage. With the engines mounted in this manner, lateral and over-the-nose visibility were much improved while the propellers were kept clear of cabin doors and away from possible debris damage during rough field operations. This was a tail-wheel design, so the vertical component of propeller thrust assisted STOL take-off performance from rough fields. In 1967 or 68, work was started on a redesign of the Twin Courier in a tricycle-gear configuration for the commercial market, since many firms which desired STOL capability had regulations which required multi-engine aircraft. The company ran out of money and the project was terminated.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135908480
  • 9786135908480