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by rkittine
Tue Jul 17, 2018 20:36
Forum: Airplanes wanted or for sale
Topic: 11CC-239 CF-JKF
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: 11CC-239 CF-JKF

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by rkittine
Sun Jul 01, 2018 21:49
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ Empty Weight help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Champ Empty Weight help needed

My Seaplane Door mod, which allows the door to stay on, but swing up under the wing, had to be tested based on the added drag on the one side.

Bob
by rkittine
Sun Jul 01, 2018 07:50
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ Empty Weight help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Champ Empty Weight help needed

There have been a lot of Aluminum Frame / Plexiglass Covered doors made and installed. If you do and you have a friendly FSBO near by you might be able to get a 337 for it. That is how I got my Seaplane Door conversion got installed and legal. Still used the same door, but could be swing up and open...
by rkittine
Sat Jun 30, 2018 14:49
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Cub style door for a Champ
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Cub style door for a Champ

American Champion Aircraft, ACA, also had a split Seaplane Door including clear panels, for Aeroncas / Citabrias.

Bob
by rkittine
Wed Jun 27, 2018 09:36
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief weight and balance
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Chief weight and balance

How you spent the $10.00 and ordered the DVD of all the information the FAA has on your Chief?
by rkittine
Tue Jun 26, 2018 07:10
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief weight and balance
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Chief weight and balance

Give Dick Bovey a call at Argyle Flying Service at Argyle Airport in Argyle, New York. Bet he has what you are looking for as he has ground up restored a number of Chiefs.

Bob
by rkittine
Mon Jun 25, 2018 07:02
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Do you wish you had an easy, effective, gust lock for a Champ?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Do you wish you had an easy, effective, gust lock for a Champ?

Depending on the direction of the wind gusts, you can have that issue with either position to put the elevators in. Head wind with the elevators down will try to lift the tail, tailwind will pin it. Tailwind with try to raise a tail with the elevators up, but will nail it down in a headwind. I have ...
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:13
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: FOR SAlE
Replies: 0
Views: 74

FOR SAlE

Softcom ProAm C40 headset, as new. $130.00 on Amazon - $88.00 shipped Continental US David Clarke PTT adapter with coiled cord - New $79.95 - As new condition $58.00 shipped. Telex PTT Adapter with coiled cord - $99.95 new - As new condition $$78.00 shipped. All offers will be considered. E-mail or ...
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:03
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Control Wheel Cup and Brass Aeronca Cap
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Control Wheel Cup and Brass Aeronca Cap

I have an original Control Wheel Cop and Brass Aeronca Cap in excellent condition. This is for a post war Chief. $108.00 shipped. Faux replacement cap sets only are $229.00 a pair.

I can not get the picture to attach, but can Text or E-mail the picture.

rkittine@aol.com or 631-374-9652

Bob
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 08:15
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ Empty Weight help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Champ Empty Weight help needed

Even if you take out all the add ons that you think are there, you may find that the weight (on an accurate set of scales) is still well above the factory listed weight. I have seen replacement floor boards that are thicker that what came from the factory, the addition of carpeting, more noise reduc...
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 08:09
Forum: Engine/Powerplant wanted or for sale
Topic: Looking for an A-65, A-75, C-85 or C-90
Replies: 2
Views: 96

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

Reach out to Frank Reiss at Orange County Airport in New York. Unfortunately he had a serious accident recently in a Champ, which my understand is that it was totaled. I believe it had a C-85-12 in it. Maybe they will sell it.

Bob
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 08:08
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 365

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Make sure you check the antenna cable (I would try an SWR reading with new cable) and the connectors as both can also cause high SWR.

Bob
by rkittine
Thu Jun 21, 2018 08:32
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 365

Re: Radio Antenna Help

That SWR Meter is very easy to use and unlike the Bird, directly reads the SWR. (The Bird reads Forward Power with the slug in one direction and reflected power with it turned the other way.) What you want is almost 100% forward power and 0 reflected, or 1:1 SWR. If you really have 1:10 or 12, stop ...
by rkittine
Tue Jun 19, 2018 15:32
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 26" Good Year Tundra Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: 26" Good Year Tundra Tires

Give Bill Pancake a call. He might know or at least know how to point you in the right direction. There is another guy out there that is the Pancake of Sedan's, but I can not remember his name without getting home and checking on my computer. Someone here will know though as it came up when I was se...
by rkittine
Sat Jun 16, 2018 21:25
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Pilot Operating Handbook
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Pilot Operating Handbook

Back in the 40s, placards where use in lieu of Operating Handbooks. I printed out a Military L-16B operating handbook though for my 7CCM, it's civilian equivalent. I made my own for my chief.