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by Aerco
Tue Apr 05, 2016 22:45
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: 0-200-8
Replies: 13
Views: 3506

Re: 0-200-8

Bob, I think he has an A series engine. There has been a few boot-leg conversions to an A80, but without really spinning up the RPM you still get a similar rating. Unless Jack has that short 70" DK prop and spins it up to 2500 RPM the engine makes similar power to the A65. Paul Not quite. The A-80 ...
by Aerco
Thu May 21, 2015 19:55
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: My L3B engine
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

Re: My L3B engine

Got one cylinder at a time soaking in a bucket full of mineral spirits. Let's see what that does. I even tried using a regular car engine hoist; I tied a rope through the rocker arm bushings and hung the engine from one cylinder. Did the same on the other side and secured it to the lower legs of the...
by Aerco
Sun May 10, 2015 21:37
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: My L3B engine
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

My L3B engine

Had a chance to work on my L3B recently and pulled apart the original 1942 engine which has been sitting in a shed since 1952. It appears it had 156 hours on it. I didn't know what state the insides would be in, but after dismantling (it all came apart without any problems), cleaning and checking di...
by Aerco
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:25
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Bendix mag parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Re: Bendix mag parts

I guess Fresno does have them. Tried measuring them yesterday but the shaft seems to be an odd size - close to 15mm (5.93" or so) , whereas the outside dimension seems to be 1 3/8".

I'll see when I get them.
by Aerco
Thu Apr 16, 2015 18:40
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Bendix mag parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Bendix mag parts

Does anyone have a source for the ball bearings for the Bendix SF4 mags? Fresno and Spruce don't list them specifically, though I suspect they might be interchangeable with later versions. I suspect they are some off the shelf standard size - anyone know the numbers? OD x ID by width if applicable? ...
by Aerco
Sun Apr 05, 2015 23:08
Forum: Services and Suppliers
Topic: Fabric covering services
Replies: 1
Views: 5577

Fabric covering services

Greetings all - after many years of dabbling in old airplanes (and homebuilts) I felt the time had come to hang out my shingle and devote all my time to keeping old airplanes flying. I have accumulated a lot of experience over the last 30 years in this field and all my friends agreed I ought to put ...
by Aerco
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:21
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Spars - Wood or Metal
Replies: 7
Views: 4554

Re: Spars - Wood or Metal

I find it difficult to believe that a metal spar would have the slightest effect on speed, given that all else is equal. If there is a slight weight difference, it would be almost impossible to detect this by the effect on speed. Even if you can make direct comparisons, there are enough other variab...
by Aerco
Sat Oct 25, 2014 16:54
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Bah Humbug
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

Re: Bah Humbug

I have put about 4000 rivets through my $40 Harbor Freight riveter and it still works great. The days when you get what you pay for as far as tools go are pretty much in the past. I had Ryobi, Dewalt, Makita etc tools in the past and sometimes the cheap stuff outlasts them. I buy cheap tools when I ...
by Aerco
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:34
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":
Replies: 18
Views: 6339

Re: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":

4 But there could be a problem if you park your car in the hangar, while you take your airplane to Blakesburg, or Middleton, for a week, and the inspectors happen to come by for a look-see while you're gone. This happens to be specifically allowed at our airport, by the management, no idea what the...
by Aerco
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:48
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":
Replies: 18
Views: 6339

Re: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":

This business of "subsidizing" my hangar - I pay through the nose for this, so how am I taking any FAA money? They certainly did not erect these hangars and I pay plenty of fuel taxes. Certainly more than the maintenance of this hangar costs, even if they did foot the bill for it, which they don't. ...
by Aerco
Sun Aug 10, 2014 16:12
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":
Replies: 18
Views: 6339

Re: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":

All well and good if you live anywhere near a cheap, non-FAA funded airport. Try this finding that in Southern California. And I don't "take FAA money", I pay $800 a month for my hangar! Not that they built them in the first place... Yes, those are their rules and they are stupid. There is hardly an...
by Aerco
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:04
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":
Replies: 18
Views: 6339

Re: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":

I am amazed at the number of people that store stuff at one of the local, city owned airports here. Seems like 50 percent of them hold junk, and there is a waiting list a mile long to get a hangar if want to park your aircraft. On the other hand restoring one is fine with me. ANY other activity apa...
by Aerco
Mon Aug 04, 2014 23:06
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":
Replies: 18
Views: 6339

"Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Hangar-Policy-Significant-Win-For-Homebuilders-EAA222540-1.html I just read this Avweb article and it just makes me livid. I can understand that hangars which have been even partially funded by FAA money, should not be used for an activity whioch has nothing to ...
by Aerco
Mon May 19, 2014 14:41
Forum: Light sport and tailwheel Instructors
Topic: CHAMP FLIGHT TRAINING
Replies: 2
Views: 5378

Re: CHAMP FLIGHT TRAINING

It's great to see people doing this - I wish you all the best in your endeavor.