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by bob turner
Thu Sep 06, 2018 20:46
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: Brake part cost?
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Brake part cost?

Question about the 7BCM brakes, which I think are hydraulic with Cub-like master cylinders and drum wheel brakes. Not sure; will check tomorrow. I hold a field approval for conversion, but owner has a budget. To convince him - any idea what new brake drums would cost? I understand they may not even ...
by bob turner
Thu Sep 06, 2018 20:40
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Another Chief Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Another Chief Restoration

What are you going to do for brakes? I think Robbie Grove would like to figure out a hydraulic retrofit for the Chief, but master cylinder configuration is a puzzle.
by bob turner
Thu Jul 19, 2018 13:31
Forum: Engine/Powerplant wanted or for sale
Topic: Looking for an A-65, A-75, C-85 or C-90
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Looking for an A-65, A-75, C-85 or C-90

405 sounds like California. I have three A-65s, starting at a grand less accessories. I am getting ready to disassemble one, and if the crank is good, and qualifies for 85 use. the price goes way up. KMYF, San Diego.
by bob turner
Sun Jul 01, 2018 21:30
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ Empty Weight help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Champ Empty Weight help needed

Having both a pair of J-3s and a Decathlon, I can understand where you are coming from. I am sure a Cub type door could happen, but a structural analysis is probably required on the frame mod. There is this knowledgable guy named Dave on the J-3 forum who may be able to do the field approval for you...
by bob turner
Sat Jun 30, 2018 22:02
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ Empty Weight help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Champ Empty Weight help needed

So you have given up 70 lbs? Not too bad. Why is one side so much heavier than the other?

I am not sure, but I think the Champ grosses at 1220#, so you have 270 lbs of useful load?
by bob turner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 15:10
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief weight and balance
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Chief weight and balance

We got them. All is ok.
by bob turner
Mon Jun 25, 2018 22:20
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief weight and balance
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Chief weight and balance

Anybody got a sample computation available? All I need are limits, datum, and arms for fuel, oil, pilots, and baggage. Somehow we lent the DPE the 3-ring binder with the official sheet in there. Checkride Wednesday. Help?
by bob turner
Sat Jun 23, 2018 20:57
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ Empty Weight help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Champ Empty Weight help needed

These aircraft gain weight, probably because the factory scales were wrong. There is no proof that the factories fudged, so compute! If your 1956 weight looks legitimate, compute from that. If you want to know what your aircraft really weighs, weigh it, but do not do it with the help of a mechanic, ...
by bob turner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 20:54
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ Empty Weight help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Champ Empty Weight help needed

The only help I can give you is - stay away from scales. If your new weight somehow made it to a 337, you are pretty much doomed to a single place airplane. Cubs are the same way - wheel them on to a set of scales, and become either a single place airplane or an outlaw. For insurers and the FAA pape...
by bob turner
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:49
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champion 7JC Owner Died N610WA
Replies: 60
Views: 8799

Re: Champion 7JC Owner Died N610WA

How long can they leave it unregistered before it becomes a giant problem? And any guesses as to what percentage price hit an aircraft like this takes with missing logs? We are looking at a Cub with missing logs, but total time available. I sold a Cherokee for cheap without logs. Made the buyer sign...
by bob turner
Sat Jun 16, 2018 21:00
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Pilot Operating Handbook
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Pilot Operating Handbook

I was just looking at a POH. It was real official-looking, but kind of not what you'd expect for a 1947 Chief. It had maybe fifty checklist items for "before engine start", and continued from there, with even a checklist for contacting ATC on 121.5. Did Aeronca support a POH or AFM. for the Chief? T...
by bob turner
Mon Jun 11, 2018 13:19
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Chief Brakes

Nobody around here knows anything about the Chief. I think this one is the only flying example within 100 miles. Yes, stock heel brakes. One of them was mis- adjusted, and we sort of fixed it by lengthening the cable sheath. I am hoping to find a way to go Grove - at least I understand them. Problem...
by bob turner
Sun Jun 10, 2018 14:07
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Chief Brakes

I know next to nothing about these brakes. The good one (relatively speaking) is squeaking. Should I be alarmed?
by bob turner
Sat Jun 09, 2018 14:22
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: New Chief owner
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: New Chief owner

I think the owners have thirty or so hours on it since I brought it back from Florida. Like the J-4, this little thing takes some getting used to - but once it is dialed in, it is a real pleasure to fly. Two of us, minimum fuel, and those buildings north of 28 Right are dauntingly close to our cross...
by bob turner
Mon May 28, 2018 22:08
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: New Chief owner
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: New Chief owner

New Chief here, too - belongs to two really nice guys. I flew it from Florida to San Diego last month. Sliding windows work great! I was not so sure when I picked it up - weak left brake, no real radio, leaky gas gauge in back. But I learned to love it on the exciting way west. So now a couple quest...