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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: 1348

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: 2152

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: 878

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: 2350

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: 2350

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: 6
Views: 1685

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: 738

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.
by rkittine
Sat Jun 16, 2018 06:13
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Radio Antenna Help

They are common HAM radio / commercial radio adapters. Let us know how the test goes on the current antenna and the repair. Maybe a picture.

Bob
by rkittine
Thu Jun 14, 2018 05:16
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Radio Antenna Help

BNC to SO-239 and the reverse are probably one of the easiest adapters to find and most any avionics shop or CB Shop should have them. If you are anywhere near a Ham Store, they will for sure have them. If you can not find any, drop me a note and I will send you two or a jumper with a BNC on one end...
by rkittine
Mon Jun 11, 2018 08:40
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: Chief Brakes

I assume you have the original mechanical heal brakes? There is a trick to adjusting them. You need to find a mechanic that really knows how and that can inspect them for you. I am not a fan of using much braking, if any at all, on these airplanes, but for taxi and run-up you have to.

Bob
by rkittine
Sun Jun 10, 2018 06:56
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: New Chief owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

Re: New Chief owner

I also had an interesting start flying a Chief. I owned mine for 6 years on straight floats before I ever flew it on wheels and after hundreds of hours in a Champ, it was a big difference. Did the same thing with a Piper J-4A, only on floats for quite a number of hours and then on wheels with more t...
by rkittine
Wed Jun 06, 2018 06:56
Forum: Aircraft electrical systems
Topic: Checking Electrical System
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Checking Electrical System

A local auto mechanic should have a battery tester. I changed batteries about every three years in my Chief. Give Bill Pancake a call, I am sure that he can either tell you what battery is approved or point you in the right direction.

Bob
by rkittine
Tue Jun 05, 2018 07:58
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: tach/hourmeter
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Re: tach/hourmeter

I once did a prepurchase inspection on a 7DC that had an interesting recording devise. It has a venture type tube on the side of the cowling and recorded calibrated time based on the prop blast. I had never saw one before but it seemed to work well. Not sure how the airflow changed from prop spinnin...
by rkittine
Mon Jun 04, 2018 08:31
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Annual
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: Annual

Check your private messages.

Bob
by rkittine
Sat Jun 02, 2018 07:13
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Ah, but then Which Comant antenna. They make one like Roady has as well as thick wire antennas with sturdy base as well as the ones enclosed. In reality, the exposed wire antenna can actually be easily cut to an exact frequency. 1.4 wave whips are more broad banded than gain antennas, but much depen...