Hi ya'll from Greensboro n.c.,I met Stingray on the Rotarywing forum for Gyroplanes. had lost the link, just found it again figured I would sign up.
I am the owner and restorer of a very Rare Helicom commuter H-1B single seat Helicopter. it is for sale and i will post some pics. in teh mean time here is the details about it. instead of typing all the info out again I just pasted the info from my sales listings. note the cool history of the machine I own.
For sale : Very Rare Complete Experimental Helicom Commuter H-1B single seat Helicopter with all current FAA paperwork and I even have a set of the 1960's full size plans and it is currently registered ( N814S ) Sold as is , flight tested ( hover with a 320 pound pilot ,see you tube video. I am not legal or trained to fly it.
The Commuter is the Grand daddy of the CHR baby belle/Safari Helicopter. Even the Safari website history says that the Safari evolved from the Helicom commuter.
The machine I own is very much a part of home built helicopter and the Helicom company history and was even at one time owned by the company Tamarand International – the company that bought the design rights in the mid 80's from Helicom and was even flown by the designer him self Harold “Pop” Emigh as he has endorsed the log books.
Later Bob Dart of Mayville new york Bought the design right ( International helicopters ) and he has even endorsed the log books.
I even have a pic of it flying when first built.
It is a well built and Very Rare helicopter.
Now the rest of the story.
I bought it to restore to sell to a man that agreed to buy it as a time builder when restored, mid way through the restore the buyer backed out.
So now I need to find a new buyer . Here is a video showing it lifting a 320 pound pilot.
also here is a cool walk around video with it running.
This will be a great helicopter for someone wanting to build Helicopter time, it is built very strong, 4130 steel airframe with fiberglass covering.
It is powered with a true aircraft engine, Cont. C90-12F - 90 h.p. The engine mounts vertically like in a Bell-47 has great oil pressure. As would be expected since the engine only has about 15 hours on it and was pickled when stored.
It has 2 6 gal. Fuel tanks with a range of 130 miles with 30 minute reserve 170 miles with no reserve. Flys at 75 m.p.h. Max rate of climb 1,670 f.p.m. Vert. Rate of climb 500 f.p.m. Hover ceiling out of ground effect 6,800 feet ,service ceiling 10,000 feet as reported in janes aircraft 1969-1970 this helicopter is rated for a max pilot weight of 300 pounds. So this helicopter is a power house. The first commuters flew on 65 h.p.
The helicopter is located in Greensboro n.c. Call 336-301-0621 for more info.
Hi Tim, long time! Welcome aboard!
Wow, your Commuter is looking great since the last time I've seen it.
Thanks the site looks good. hey check out hangerchat.com. it is like face book for pilots. lots of Helicopter people on there.
I will post your link on there for ya.
Thanks! Just signed up.