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by rkittine
Tue Feb 05, 2019 13:43
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Mechanic in Phoenix, AZ area
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Mechanic in Phoenix, AZ area

How far you fr4om Maricopa, AZ?
by rkittine
Thu Jan 10, 2019 07:26
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Oil filter adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Oil filter adapter

Have you check the Wolff ones and their list of STCs?

Bob
by rkittine
Sun Dec 30, 2018 07:47
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Aircraft Clock Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Aircraft Clock Repair

Sporty's also has a few models to pick from, but the kitchen timers from the Big Box Stores work great. Having the timer function also allows me to record operational time without a HOBBS meter and more accurately provides actual flight time rather than RPM / Tach Time. Depending on how far you taxi...
by rkittine
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:46
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Aircraft Clock Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Aircraft Clock Repair

After having owned dozens of aircraft and having everyone of their clocks either fail or never work to begin with, I have given up and use stick on times I buy from Walmart. In addition to being a clock, they are count down timers too,

Bob
by rkittine
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:43
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Balsa models
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Balsa models

I have paid some ridiculous prices for some old Revel kits that I really wanted. As a kid and a young Ham Radio operator, I made lots of Heath, Allied, Eicho and other kits. I have seen some unbuilt Heath kits from the 60s sell for thousands of dollars and many of the early components, especially th...
by rkittine
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:43
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Balsa models
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Balsa models

I have paid some ridiculous prices for some old Revel kits that I really wanted. As a kid and a young Ham Radio operator, I made lots of Heath, Allied, Eicho and other kits. I have seen some unbuilt Heath kits from the 60s sell for thousands of dollars and many of the early components, especially th...
by rkittine
Sun Dec 09, 2018 08:27
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: c-75-12 tachometer
Replies: 8
Views: 342

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: 5378

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: 8578

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: 2255

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: 4341

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: 570

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: 570

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: 570

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: 570

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. ...