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by Holcombe
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:19
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Seatbelt shoulder harness -Head Liner
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Re: Seatbelt shoulder harness -Head Liner

When i installed the front seat shoulder harness i cut out an opening in the head liner big enough to work through and folded and glued the material around a light metal rectangular ring. Then made a cover slotted for the belt strap held in place by sheet metal screws. Painted it came out quite well.
by Holcombe
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:48
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Oshkosh 2015

https://picasaweb.google.com/rhawleyholcombe/Osh15?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLvWzrrIx_CoTA&feat=directlink Not much of a theme to these, just pointed at things that caught my eye. But a long cross country in a small plane is a great way to clear the head of the clutter of events with which we deal, ...
by Holcombe
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:13
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Pilots vs. Fixers
Replies: 12
Views: 3959

Re: Pilots vs. Fixers

I've just returned to Oregon from Oshkosh in my 7CCM. This year there was a bunch of weather rushing around and several days I spent more time by the hotel pool than in the air dealing with forces beyond my control. Not withstanding it is a two week vacation from the West Coast to fly there and back...
by Holcombe
Sun Jul 26, 2015 18:38
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Oshkosh 2015

Half way home and the same spirit is here in the middle of Montana as someone took time out of his day to search the field for just the right AN bolt I needed.
Avaitors are special because we care.
by Holcombe
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:47
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Oshkosh 2015

I just saw a column of black smoke. Saw some links to news yesterday but don'have them now.
by Holcombe
Wed Jul 22, 2015 15:12
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Oshkosh 2015

Other than the guy who flew too slow too close to the ground...
All is well here, only crisis has been deflategate on my air mattress, till my departing neighbor gave me his to stop me whining.
by Holcombe
Mon Jul 20, 2015 16:54
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Oshkosh 2015

Came in monday morning, sent on up the tracks to land on 27. Breathd a sigh of releaf as cross wind on 18/36 was gusting 20. Then in mid down wind he says cleared to land on 18 right. Scrambling for other page in notam for new frequency, did as i was told and put her downon blue dot. Left some rubbe...
by Holcombe
Sun Jul 19, 2015 15:34
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Oshkosh 2015

Coer d,Alene to Cut Bank Montana in two hours flat. Felt like last year with 150 plus ground speeds but this year winds on the ground were as promised by Flight Services, manageable. With stops for two fronts to pass over at night the rest of thr trip has been great flying over beautiful country. Th...
by Holcombe
Wed Jul 15, 2015 19:43
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Oshkosh 2015

From Oregon, God willing and the creek don' t rise. Five hours in the air got me over the Coast Range, across the Willamette Valley, through the Columbia Gorge, and over the Palouse to Coer d'Alene and a nice Shilo Inn. Tomorrow the Rocky Mountains, then it's all down hill to Oshkosh. See you down i...
by Holcombe
Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:47
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh mass arrival
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

Re: Oshkosh mass arrival

The information is out and it is going to be a Ballanca operation at 100mph.
Unless there are enough Aeroncas to slow the whole thing down that pretty much leaves me back on plan A for an opening day arrival and camping down in Vintage VAC.
See you all there Tuesday at the type club hangar.
by Holcombe
Mon Jun 01, 2015 09:56
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Oshkosh 2015

Ya trams are definitely the way to go, and bring a good book to read while sitting under a wing. I always have a comfortable backpack/folding chair, a water bottle, and a hat. I already bought all the hot stuff that fits on the panel, this year I'll be using Avare on a tablet and my phone, so walkin...
by Holcombe
Sun May 31, 2015 11:13
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Oshkosh 2015

I've got the notam and am once again planning the trip. Having beautiful country to fly through from Oregon makes it an easy fun trip, but I know you folks back East can do it too. John, looking forward to meeting you and thanking you for your great web site. The general meetup has been Tuesday morn...
by Holcombe
Fri May 22, 2015 10:44
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Oshkosh mass arrival
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

Oshkosh mass arrival

A mass arrival for Aeroncas would be a lot of fun and show the flag to the larger community. Great idea and hope it comes together. Lets all reach out and make this our year to do Oshkosh.
by Holcombe
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:59
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Observation
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Re: Observation

Yes, and with a pocket full of AA batterys you can go cross country just fine.
But East of the Mississippi there are too many roads and things get confusing.
by Holcombe
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:44
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: brackette
Replies: 10
Views: 3663

Re: brackette

I managed to get the Brackett conversion kit after several tries, installed it, and a year later couldn't seem to find the replacement filter element. Rather than clean and re-oil the element, I just went back to a new Airmaze which is easy to clean and reuse. I tried the Champion product, it was he...