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by rkittine
Sun Dec 09, 2018 08:27
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: c-75-12 tachometer
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: c-75-12 tachometer

Same with the "-8" engines, which turn the opposite direction as they do not have the accessory case that "-12s" do.
by rkittine
Wed Dec 05, 2018 18:12
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: "Hangars are no place for building airplanes...":
Replies: 18
Views: 4747

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

If I build a hanger at my own expense, pay a ground lease for the land and pay taxes. I want to do what ever I want with it as long as it is legal. I take the risk of the closing of the airport, like the 4 that were in Rockland County, New York, when I lived there and now there are none.

Bob
by rkittine
Wed Dec 05, 2018 05:55
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Its time to come together as one, we have a major problem.
Replies: 21
Views: 7900

Re: Its time to come together as one, we have a major problem.

We have all kind of similar things happening at HTO Airport in East Hampton, Long Island, New York. When I started flying, there was plenty of Uncontrolled Airspace, and a number of times, I was met in a farmers field with a glass of lemonade or ice tea, thanking me for popping in. Those days are go...
by rkittine
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: AD 2000-25-02R1
Replies: 8
Views: 1905

Re: AD 2000-25-02R1

First, I was under the impression that the AD covered 100 HP and up engine configurations, but maybe it is OVER 90. It has been a long time since I looked at the AD. In any case, on my Wooden Spared 7CCM I did not want to either cut inspection holes in the top of the wing, but also did not want to r...
by rkittine
Sun Nov 18, 2018 08:10
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: NEW McDowell starters and parts available!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3628

Re: NEW McDowell starters and parts available!!!

You might want to touch base with Don. I talked to him and don't see any parts coming soon.
by rkittine
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:54
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Useful Load
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Useful Load

I talked with Don this morning (he is in London this week). He wants to hold onto the floats in case the plane does not sell as if that is the case, then He and I will again put it in the water this Spring as partners. If he gets someone really interested in the plane without the floats, he will let...
by rkittine
Mon Nov 12, 2018 05:01
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Useful Load
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Useful Load

That's it. I actually did not own it, but was partners (non-equity) with Don who does own it. Let me know if you want to know anything about the plane. My Avatar is actually of the Chief that I owned with Don for over 6 years. The Sedan was build by the same group at the same time and are painted th...
by rkittine
Sun Nov 11, 2018 15:44
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Useful Load
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Useful Load

I am on Straight Floats and have stripped everything that can cause weight. Less carpet and insulation, Bender Compact Radio and Transponder etc. All the Whistles and Frills add weight. My weight will not help being on floats. Makes a great two place airplane rather than a marginal one.
by rkittine
Sun Nov 11, 2018 08:40
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Useful Load
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Useful Load

Aeronca's like other aircraft and us as we age, seem to always gain weight. You can look at what the type certificate says, but I would suggest when you get the plane restored, you weigh it. We all tend to go over board in what we put in our little birds and it is very easy to go over legal weight. ...
by rkittine
Tue Oct 23, 2018 17:14
Forum: Airplanes wanted or for sale
Topic: Want to buy: 7AC w/ O200 and metal spars
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Want to buy: 7AC w/ O200 and metal spars

Call Dick Bovey at Argyle Air Service / Argyle Airport, Argyle, New York. He may have something or know of something. He was the one that turned me on to the Champ you have before it was rebuilt.

Bob

518-638-9723
dick@arglyeaviation.com
by rkittine
Tue Oct 02, 2018 07:48
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: 1946 Chief Nav Lights???
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: 1946 Chief Nav Lights???

On my 7CCM, I took the position that anything that was set up as temporary was legal, though I might not be 100 % correct. Though I did not remove everything after every flight, I could have easily done it. So, back when Radio Shack had yet to do bust for about the 5th time. I stopped into one and p...
by rkittine
Tue Sep 18, 2018 08:47
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Hanger Available in Maine
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Hanger Available in Maine

https://www.mynewcastle.com/properties/ ... casset-me/

My New York real estate partner is also working in Maine and if you have an interest, call her at 631-374-9652

Bob
by rkittine
Sat Sep 15, 2018 08:52
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: Champ seaplane door pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Champ seaplane door pictures

Jack, As you know I sent you pictures of mine. You just need to blow them up so you can see more detail than they show on your phone. I also sent you some pictures today of another one, done much the same way, but with the piston at the back rather than the front, a more substantial door opening arr...
by rkittine
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:03
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Seaplane door pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Seaplane door pictures

You might also want to try www.seaplane.org (Seaplane Pilots Association Forum or their Facebook Page)
by rkittine
Mon Sep 03, 2018 08:40
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Seaplane door pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Seaplane door pictures

I have already sent him the 337 Richard. I am not near the plane and will not be for a while, but what he is looking for is close up pictures of the attachment points. Piston to Door, Piston to Airframe, Hinge on the door top and the latching mechanism.

Bob