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Newark727
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Help me identify this Huey!

Sat May 21, 2022 5:28 am

I was taking some pictures at Sacramento Executive Airport and caught this helicopter:
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Looking up the tail number with the FAA, it's registered as a Bell 212. But that can't be right, can it? It appears to have a single engine, which would make it a Bell 205, I thought. Can a Huey expert shed some light on this one?
 
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Re: Help me identify this Huey!

Sat May 21, 2022 8:35 am

Looks like there is a STC to convert twin engined 212 to a single engine version.

"The single powerplant modification reduced the helicopter’s empty weight by 305 kg (1,000 lb) to 2,540 kg (5,600 lb) and increased the internal useful load from 2,087 kg (4,600 lb) to 2,495 kg (5,500 lb)."

https://aeropedia.com.au/content/bell-212-eagle-single/

https://verticalmag.com/features/a-sing ... tion-html/
 
Lpbri
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Re: Help me identify this Huey!

Sat May 21, 2022 6:44 pm

I thought all civilian versions had the Twinpack setup
 
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Re: Help me identify this Huey!

Sun May 22, 2022 7:29 pm

Lpbri wrote:
I thought all civilian versions had the Twinpack setup


What reply 2 says is there is an STC to remove the twinpac and replace it with a single engine offering more payload.
 
TangoandCash
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Re: Help me identify this Huey!

Tue May 24, 2022 3:10 pm

Yes, that's an Eagle Single, Bell 212 converted to a single T53 engine.

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