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by MikeB
Wed Dec 06, 2017 09:44
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Vertical tail fin extension
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Vertical tail fin extension

As Dick noted (and I've always said) the Wagner STC leaves a lot open to "interpretation" or up to common sense. I understand Dicks point regarding service letter 15. Wagner STC is specific in that the "Clamp on dorsal fin (specification #618) is recommended but not required under the STC". That wou...
by MikeB
Tue Dec 05, 2017 17:48
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Wing tank gas cap?
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Wing tank gas cap?

I have the Wag Aero 5 gallon fuel tanks in both wings of my 0200/L16. Even though the caps that came with the tank kit are vented the tanks had a "difficult time" transferring to the nose tank. If I remember correctly the left tank would transfer but the right one not so I'm thinking it's due to the...
by MikeB
Tue Dec 05, 2017 15:30
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Vertical tail fin extension
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Vertical tail fin extension

While I have flown both the big and small dorsal fin Champs, etc. I've owned a 7AC, L16 and 11CC Chief all have the big fin. Some purists don't like the look of the big fin but I'm OK with it. I think I find the big tail a little more stable in the air but it gives the wind extra area to push on whe...
by MikeB
Wed Nov 29, 2017 20:16
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Helps and Hints 31
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Helps and Hints 31

Sorry late to chime in I don't check this site that often anymore but the original setting 55# seems too tight. I believe a good compromise is 35-40#.
Hope this helps!
Mike
by MikeB
Wed Nov 29, 2017 20:16
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Helps and Hints 31
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Helps and Hints 31

Sorry late to chime in I don't check this site that often anymore but the original setting 55# seems too tight. I believe a good compromise is 35-40#.
Hope this helps!
Mike
by MikeB
Sat Nov 11, 2017 09:45
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Aux tank gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Aux tank gauge

The problem with the auxiliary tank gauge is that the float sticks straight in where as the nose tank gauge is bent. Maybe it's possible to 'remanufacturer' a nose tank gauge to work. I wasn't faced with that problem as I already had the aux tank gauge. I did spend a lot of time making gaskets to pr...
by MikeB
Fri Nov 10, 2017 17:08
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Aux tank gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Aux tank gauge

It's a Model A Ford type gauge but the regular one from Wag Aero or Ford aftermarket won't work as it's a different configuration. Most of those auxiliary tank gauges used on Chiefs 'leaked or seeped' just enough to stain the headliner so (other than the fact it probably should have one to meet the ...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 19, 2017 08:48
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: 7EC Windshield alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: 7EC Windshield alternative

Jeff,
I believe the Citabria one will fit your model. It's certainly less expensive than the bubble which I have on my L16 (7BCM). Either windshield will take a lot of trimming to make it fit properly.
Mike
by MikeB
Wed Jun 28, 2017 09:18
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Torque Setting for engine mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Torque Setting for engine mounts

Paul is correct on the 60-80 for the conical mounts. Having said that don't be surprised if the mounts show cracks around the edges after a year or less. Look like #%## but doesn't seem to hurt anything and doesn't seem to have anything to do with torque. I've replaced them in a Champ after 3-5 year...
by MikeB
Wed Jun 14, 2017 15:56
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: NAA's new webpage us up and running!!! Take a look!
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: NAA's new webpage us up and running!!! Take a look!

Great job Richard and Duane! I like this site better than Face Book.

Mike Berg
by MikeB
Wed Jun 14, 2017 14:56
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ paperwork needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Champ paperwork needed

I just went through an interesting things helping a local widow that I went to high school with clean out her hangar (husband was a pack rat). Helped her sell a wrecked Bonanza and a couple of homebuilts that would never fly. Also, in the hangar was 46 Stinson 108-1 with complete logs (but) the bill...
by MikeB
Thu May 18, 2017 22:23
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ paperwork needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Champ paperwork needed

Thanks Paul, I do have the FAA CD which has some documentation and times. At least on this one the repairs match the 337 forms. Located a couple of former owners and able to establish some times. Of course taking the bird down to the frame and documenting inspection and rebuild is of some value in t...
by MikeB
Thu May 18, 2017 10:26
Forum: Engine/Powerplant wanted or for sale
Topic: A65-80 Oil Tank
Replies: 0
Views: 708

A65-80 Oil Tank

I have a A65-80 4 quart oil pan for sale on ebay if anyone is interested. Item 2225127907. It came on an engine I bought several years ago. Seems like dip stick was on the left side instead of the right but there probably isn't any difference in mounting. Has the correct 4 quart dip stick. Couple of...
by MikeB
Tue May 16, 2017 22:24
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ paperwork needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Champ paperwork needed

I'm still trying to come up with some definitive paper work on my 11CC Chief. Have the CD, data plate and was able to come up with a replacement airworthiness certificate but no logs on either the engine or airframe other than what's on the FAA CD. Having said that I've pulled the oil pan and rear c...
by MikeB
Tue May 16, 2017 22:12
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: BasicMed is Here
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: BasicMed is Here

Friend of mine 88-89 years old took his basic med. He is also an excellent pilot and you would not think he is that old. I'm up for regular physical in July (age 77) so think I'll go ahead and do the paperwork.