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by Ron Babos
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:37
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Bright lite 7 Ulralight Champ For Sale.
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Bright lite 7 Ulralight Champ For Sale.

This is an actual 7ac with custom built A-65 with Millenium cyls and owner designed full flow oil filter setup. McCauley prop, new tires, hydraulic brakes, new panel, oleos, and case frames, stainless tail brace wires. Has large tail and 3 gal wing tank in right wing. Aircraft is licenced as a Basic...
by Ron Babos
Sun Sep 02, 2007 14:38
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Wheel Landings
Replies: 20
Views: 4137

wheel landings

Most of the time I use wheel landings for touch and goes. The only real use I find for them is in really gusty conditions where you want a little extra airspeed and you can stick it to the runway and keep it there. Won't consider it for crosswinds as I like the tail down for the most control.
Ron
by Ron Babos
Mon Jul 09, 2007 20:52
Forum: Fuel tanks, systems and parts
Topic: fuel cap with directional vent
Replies: 8
Views: 3196

cap

joea: Since the cap is not stock, ) I thought you US guys were by the book) it should face forward. If you don't like the bug thing, drill a small 1/32 hole just above the cap that also faces forward. Not likely bugs will close both prior to takeoff.
Ron
by Ron Babos
Mon Jul 09, 2007 20:34
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Eiseman Magnetos
Replies: 9
Views: 2268

Eisman

They seem to be good bang for the buck Mike. As mentioned, I look at oxide on the points or a dry condenser. Nail file will cure one problem.
Ron
by Ron Babos
Tue Jul 03, 2007 16:12
Forum: Airplanes wanted or for sale
Topic: Canadian Ultralight Champ
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Sale

joea: Had enough airport politics and Cessna drivers, besides just bought new Harley and having fun with it. Then again, shot 6 wheelie touch and goes in the Champ last night 8)
Ron
by Ron Babos
Mon Jul 02, 2007 20:46
Forum: Airplanes wanted or for sale
Topic: Canadian Ultralight Champ
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Canadian Ultralight Champ

I have just listed my Champ in Barnstormers in the utralight section if any Canadians are interested in a 7ac that you can legaly fly on an ultralight permit. It's registered as Basic and is Called a Bright Lite 7 on the registration. About 200 hours on an A-65 that's had an extensive rebuild and up...
by Ron Babos
Wed May 16, 2007 18:29
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheel steering spring problem
Replies: 11
Views: 3096

tailwheel

low and slow: Take the fork off the spring bracket so you can hold onto the fork area where the bushing normally rides with your hand. Wash grease out of bearings and do not over tighten. Static ballance and then find a way to spin it. I think I stacked washers up until it came into ballance, then m...
by Ron Babos
Tue May 15, 2007 18:53
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheel
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

tailwheel

pablo: I have both the solid and pneumatic. Liked the ride on the air tire much more than the solid, but always had some shimmy on pavement. That is now history, so the solid collects dust in the basement. If I was on paved runways all the time the solid would be fine. Don't care much for the bearin...
by Ron Babos
Sun May 13, 2007 19:54
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheel
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

tailwheel

low and slow: I had checked both the old tire and the new one in the picture. Both were out about the same amount. This is when the weight was added. Problem solved. I guess Nate missed the other spring link picture that I sent him. In it the view of the links and heavy duty springs are shown. Altho...
by Ron Babos
Thu May 10, 2007 21:12
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheel steering spring problem
Replies: 11
Views: 3096

tailwheel

low and slow: Sure, I' see if I can swing by the airport after work tomorrow. 4130 is also good to use, but will rust in time. Should have it posted in a couple of days.
Ron
by Ron Babos
Thu May 10, 2007 17:26
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheel steering spring problem
Replies: 11
Views: 3096

chains

low and slow: What I did was make up two stainless strips. 5/8 inch wide at the bolt hole in the horn, and tapered down to 5/16 inch for the hole for the spring. Thickness is .062. Set the wheel straight with the rudder to determine the lengths. One may be longer than the other when rudder and wheel...
by Ron Babos
Mon May 07, 2007 22:18
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Lots of fuel leaking below air intake on lower front cowl
Replies: 18
Views: 4254

leaking

Nathan: Cool. I know what it's like for time. Just bought a new Harley softail, and can't seem to find the time to fly much, although I did tonight for a change. I was wondering if maybe I got a bit anal on that thread and you don't love me any more? :lol:
Ron
by Ron Babos
Mon May 07, 2007 16:41
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Lots of fuel leaking below air intake on lower front cowl
Replies: 18
Views: 4254

leaking

drskyking: Unfortunately the world has accepted the Stromberg as a dribbler. In my world, they shouldn't and don't leak. I've given up trying to convince people otherwise. (Right, Nathan?) For what it's worth, the three Champs at my strip don't leak. One is injected, so he don't count. For the accep...
by Ron Babos
Sun May 06, 2007 15:41
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Lots of fuel leaking below air intake on lower front cowl
Replies: 18
Views: 4254

leaking

drskyking: I can't see it leaking out of the idle mixture screw because it's under vacume when engine is running. If the engine is belching smoke, running like it has a full race cam in it and slow to accellerate off the idle the needle is leaking at an extreme rate. Fuel will puddle at the back of ...
by Ron Babos
Sun May 06, 2007 15:27
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Engine quit on take off !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

quit on takeoff

drjeff: If you have a Stromberg, the seat is supposed to be safety wired. That makes it impossible to back out. Time to kick somebody's butt. If you have a Marvel, the butt kicking still applies. :lol:
Ron