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by skyking3286
Sun May 27, 2018 21:20
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: New Chief owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1455

Re: New Chief owner

With both windows opened, you will not notice a thing! The air vents help keep your toes cooler, but the windows in my Chief are pretty much open from engine start to shut down in the summer. You don't want the drag of a bigger vent.
by skyking3286
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:50
Forum: Light sport pilot and licensing questions
Topic: 7AC conversion to 7BCM
Replies: 15
Views: 3258

Re: 7AC conversion to 7BCM

Wasn't it about that time that the annual inspection made the plane airworthy with a new certificate? Seems to me that the SEA FSDO told me something to that effect, when my records for the AC started to have issues about the mid-1950s. They issued a new AC to me, based on the dataplate and the reco...
by skyking3286
Mon Jul 18, 2016 00:50
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Chief ash tray assembly
Replies: 12
Views: 2952

Re: Chief ash tray assembly

Ash trays are some of the hardest small parts to find since they corrode easily and fall apart after 60 years of ashes collecting moisture in them.
by skyking3286
Mon Jul 18, 2016 00:42
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Fly-ins
Replies: 5
Views: 2179

Re: Fly-ins

And another NAA member took it! Beautiful Champ!
by skyking3286
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:25
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief on ramp
Replies: 1
Views: 1953

Re: Chief on ramp

Mike, check the link to make sure all the permissions are correct and the whole URL is there. I'm getting an error.
Thanks!
by skyking3286
Mon Jul 27, 2015 01:27
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Factory dope
Replies: 3
Views: 2356

Factory dope

Factory applied fabric that already had one coat on it as they applied it. So they only sprayed two coats! And the lightweight cotton was only expected to be on for ten years at the most.
by skyking3286
Mon Jul 27, 2015 01:20
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Same here...
Replies: 0
Views: 5811

Same here...

John I had the same experience with a checkbook that slipped out of my backpocket while watching the airshow. Twenty minutes later it ended up at EAA Lost and Found.... that was two decades ago and your comment brought back all those fuzzy warm feelings about Oshkosh and the people. Of course, I was...
by skyking3286
Tue Jul 14, 2015 13:30
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Shoulder harness seat belts
Replies: 9
Views: 5993

Re: Shoulder harness seat belts

The FAA circular for Shoulder Harness installation speaks of the high possibility of back injury due to compression of the spine if the shoulder harness is looped over the
back of the seat. It's an old method that shouldn't be used anymore.
by skyking3286
Mon Mar 30, 2015 19:18
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Brackett BA-154 filter
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Re: Brackett BA-154 filter

The kit they used to sell has the Cessna 120/140 filter that fits into the airbox just fine, with a little screen behind it and a grill in front. Minor modification to the existing air filter assembly and a sample 337 for a go by to fill one out for the feds. It was/is a BA-4108 filter element. Not ...
by skyking3286
Mon Dec 08, 2014 02:01
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Shoulder harness
Replies: 14
Views: 5089

Re: Shoulder harness

I had better access to the rear spar thanks to a overhead window 337, but I used a modified hacksaw blade, a piece of aluminum to go over the rear spar and protect it from nicks and such and a metal sanding bar for RC planes.
by skyking3286
Wed Oct 22, 2014 00:52
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Primer seals?
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: Primer seals?

You use a small strip of leather binding wrapped around it to seal it, if I remember rightly. They had leather around for the baffles up front too.
by skyking3286
Sat Oct 18, 2014 14:14
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Closure Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

Re: Closure Panel

I don't know the drawing number, but back in 1990 I looked at some old raggy Chiefs that weren't restored at Harvey. They all had a panel of cloth, looking like the same fabric as the luggage sling, that looped around the front seat tube and ended up probably underneath the original rubber mat that ...
by skyking3286
Fri Oct 17, 2014 15:54
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Closure Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

Re: Closure Panel

The luggage canvas sling snap attaches to the back of the seat tubing and the factory also had fabric between the seat and the sides of the plane too. That covers the gap. Also, there was a fabric piece under the seat front that goes to the floorboards.
by skyking3286
Sun Oct 05, 2014 17:13
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Crunch Time Door latches
Replies: 4
Views: 2706

Re: Crunch Time Door latches

Don Jones has new ones on eBay all the time. If you're looking for post war 7/11 parts....search for:

Aeronca 7AC Champ 11AC Chief Door Handle Assembly Aeronca P N 2 855

and

Aeronca Chief, Champ Door Latch Assembly, New

There some for sale right now.
by skyking3286
Sat Aug 30, 2014 21:51
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief Window thickness
Replies: 11
Views: 4118

Re: Chief Window thickness

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40419510@N05/ These are photos of my window installation. The pink towel is there to keep the interior from fading and I also remember from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy that you should always bring a towel! The windows are framed by metal channels, which ride in the ...