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by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: The Last Lunken...
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: The Last Lunken...

I think the plates were used until they were gone. I looked at the drawing for the 7AC plates and it says Lunkin Field.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu May 30, 2019 13:06
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Windshield for 65-TC
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Windshield for 65-TC

The original set-up was a rubber seal to the boot cowl. I trimmed the bottom to fit the boot cowl and installed an Ercoupe seal assembly.

I installed the headliner and left the edges free. Masked off the headliner while I covered it.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Mon May 27, 2019 14:09
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Windshield for 65-TC
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Windshield for 65-TC

Jerry,
The upper circular frame of my GLAP windshield was flat and the "A" pillar area need some fitting but was the correct shape. The area across the boot cowl doesn't have ant type of framework. Mine has a seal attached to the windshield that fits to the boot cowl to keep air and water out.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Fri May 24, 2019 09:15
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Windshield for 65-TC
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Windshield for 65-TC

Jerry, I picked up mine from Great Lakes Aero Plastics. It did need a lot of trimming also. I like to deal with Cee Baileys when I can, they fit well with minor trimming. The G.L.A.P. windshield cost me about 3 Ben Franklins. I don't know if they are still around, I haven't ordered anything from the...
by Paul Agaliotis
Mon May 13, 2019 10:34
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: Looking for N46766
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Looking for N46766

I was asked the other day about finding an Aeronca. It's a O58-A, N46766 with s/n 7797. Last reported to be in the Yellowhammer State. This persons father was a partner in this aircraft and would like to find it. It's a little father/son connection story, just a bit too late. They have the FAA info ...
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu Mar 21, 2019 09:38
Forum: Light sport pilot and licensing questions
Topic: Convert Champ to Sport Pilot
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Re: Convert Champ to Sport Pilot

Richard, There is a lot of confusion with this LSA stuff. The FAA didn't want anything to do with it and ignored the manufacturers. They were busy with the Sport Pilot program after the dismal failure of the Recreational Pilot program, remember that? They added the parts about not lowering certifica...
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Mar 20, 2019 15:13
Forum: Light sport pilot and licensing questions
Topic: Convert Champ to Sport Pilot
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Re: Convert Champ to Sport Pilot

Agreed,
They broke one of the factory demonstrators at Lake Berryessa by turning up a blind canyon.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:09
Forum: Light sport pilot and licensing questions
Topic: Convert Champ to Sport Pilot
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Re: Convert Champ to Sport Pilot

The reduction of G/W only applies to LSA aircraft, and the Aeronca is not an LSA aircraft. It is a Standard Category aircraft. The Aeronca can be increased in weight and decreased in weight as the mission changes. The pilot is responsible to make sure the aircraft meets the privileges of their licen...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:01
Forum: Light sport pilot and licensing questions
Topic: Convert Champ to Sport Pilot
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Re: Convert Champ to Sport Pilot

This is an area that the FAA should clarify. The Aeronca is NOT a LSA aircraft and any of their information doesn't apply. You can increase G/W and decrease G/W as required and not effect the certification. The Aeronca is a Standard category aircraft and is eligible to be flown by a Sport Pilot, IF ...
by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Mar 01, 2019 09:50
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Air Box
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: Air Box

There a number of inspectors that can tell the difference. I have inspected many Aeronca's that have the C150 style air-box installed and it's not a concern for me at all. I have worked for many people that use the W/A products and it all comes down to price, but, you get what you pay for. The 150 b...
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Feb 27, 2019 17:17
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Casa Grande fly-in
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Casa Grande fly-in

Richard,
I almost pulled the trigger on the early Chief down in Goodyear, AZ. I just have completely ran out of hangar space. Now I'm looking at building more space. I'm not greedy, I just want ONE of each.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Feb 27, 2019 09:33
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Casa Grande fly-in
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Casa Grande fly-in

Can't make it this year. Flew the Tandem down a few years back and had a great time. This is a good one to escape the Mid-West weather for a few days. Still planning Middletown for 2020, if you Left Coast guys want to go let me know.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Feb 22, 2019 09:50
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Air Box
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: Air Box

Keep a close eye on that Wag stuff, some of it can be pretty dangerous. Keep the replacement parts equal to the original parts. Should you try to make them "better than" it will require additional engineering.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Feb 19, 2019 09:36
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Side plexiglas window extrusion
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Side plexiglas window extrusion

I install the edging on the glass with rivets. Be sure to use A or B rivets, all the others are too hard. I install them with the set in a bottle bar, and upset the shop head with a hammer for better control.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Feb 06, 2019 16:45
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Side plexiglas window extrusion
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Side plexiglas window extrusion

Originals were a bent channel affair. I found some replacement years ago at a local glass shop. Early Citabria's used the same stuff, might try ACA for parts or maybe Univair.
Paul