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by Richard
Sun Sep 04, 2016 23:21
Forum: Fabric and covering
Topic: blind rivets on tailfeathers?
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Re: blind rivets on tailfeathers?

I believe there is an STC for using blind rivets on some Aeronca models; by making oversized holes in the tail surfaces.
by Richard
Mon May 16, 2016 00:46
Forum: Warbirds & Military aircraft
Topic: Number of L16's
Replies: 9
Views: 6095

Re: Number of L16's

5442V was sold at an auction for $26000; on May 7th at Eltopia WA. I was reading the logbooks; and it was released from the USAF flying club at McClellan AFB in 1957; as a L-16. It was restored back to its military marking as an L-16. It was a nice looking plane. I was confused as the registration l...
by Richard
Fri Apr 08, 2016 00:11
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: C-3 restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1499

Re: C-3 restoration

I know Dennis. He has a 65CA like mine. Does he want a C-2 now? Ron said he would like to sell his C-3 after he gets the wings built and let someone finish the rest of the project.

Richard
by Richard
Thu Mar 10, 2016 15:21
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: C-3 restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1499

Re: C-3 restoration

Thanks Paul; How did C-3's they fly? underpowered, speed, etc. The pictures make it look like a neat plane. I thought that my 1941 65CA had a clark Y airfoil too.. Ron is always ready to deal! Richard
by Richard
Thu Mar 03, 2016 07:45
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: C-3 restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1499

C-3 restoration

Ron Piercy @Rainbow aviation in Moses Lake Wa. is restoring a C-3. Uses piano wire for the inter bay bracing, instead of braces. 1/4" wing bolts. Series of external braces instead of struts. single mag, two cylinder engine. No airspeed indicator. My pre-chief is a completely different a/c. I was cur...
by Richard
Sat May 02, 2015 00:16
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ airtex headliner for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Champ airtex headliner for sale

I have a new airtex gray headliner for a champ for $100. After looking at champ's at the fly in's last year, I decided to purchase a vinyl headliner instead. I would really like to have a green house like a L-16 or super cub. I'm not sure how to do that legally though. ?????

Richard
by Richard
Fri May 01, 2015 23:57
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Univair - spectacular customer service
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Re: Univair - spectacular customer service

I have to disagree. My son purchased a exhaust shroud from Univair for his stinson's franklin engine; and it is 1/8" short. They told him too bad.... He's out $350 and trying to find another shroud.

Richard
by Richard
Wed Feb 18, 2015 01:46
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: DeRegistration of Aeroncas
Replies: 19
Views: 5212

Re: DeRegistration of Aeroncas

Paul; Several years ago in Spokane, a GADO friend was telling about a stearman that was rebuilt. Because it was listed as destroyed by some inexperienced FAA inspector; the AW was cancelled because of some law. They couldn't get it back even though the plane was rebuilt. I've noticed that some of th...
by Richard
Thu Jan 22, 2015 21:51
Forum: Services and Suppliers
Topic: Chief Aircraft in Oregon
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: Chief Aircraft in Oregon

I've been "burned" by chief aircraft also.. Now I call and make sure they have the part in their hands, before I order anything from them.

Richard
by Richard
Thu Nov 06, 2014 16:44
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

Re: Champ for sale

I have a neighbor who wants a LSA champ, and he lives about 100 miles from LWS. Price and a way to get ahold of the owner?

Thanks Richard
by Richard
Tue Sep 16, 2014 23:00
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Hood River (WAAM Museum) Fly-in
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Re: Hood River (WAAM Museum) Fly-in

We were there on Saturday. Nice weather and flying. So many well restored a/c. I enjoyed seeing the C-3's and the rare L. I wish that I could see them fly. They didn't have a pre-war chief in their display though. I was thinking perhaps I should let them have mine. I liked the small pamphlets that s...
by Richard
Fri May 23, 2014 22:09
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: That spar/nail thing again
Replies: 13
Views: 2274

Re: That spar/nail thing again

Rainbow Ron, said he's working on a STC to use small wood screws instead of nails to hold the ribs in place.

Richard
by Richard
Fri Mar 14, 2014 16:06
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Skylight window in champs
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Skylight window in champs

My champ headliner was ruined by mice. I couldn't stand the smell and the holes so removed it. I've been told it is almost impossible to install a new headliner, so I was curious if anyone has installed a skylight like in a citabria or super cub, in a 7AC?

Thanks Richard
by Richard
Wed Sep 11, 2013 17:06
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Hood River (WAAM Museum) Fly-in
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Re: Hood River (WAAM Museum) Fly-in

I'm still mad at myself, because I forgot about the Hood River fly-in. On Saturday morning, a Waco and 182, flew over my house coming from Spokane. They were heading in the direction of Hood River. I didn't realize until late that afternoon the fly-in was going on ; when my son received a text messa...
by Richard
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:13
Forum: Insurance and paperwork
Topic: Insurance Premium for Own Aairstrip ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: Insurance Premium for Own Aairstrip ?

My experience with a private airstrip, is the insurance company wants to know the length and width, along with any obstacles. I listed my airstrip years ago with the FAA. Even though it is only 1600 ft long, the insurance company has not had problem as long as they feel the aircraft can safely opera...