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by rkittine
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:42
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2351

Re: Radio Antenna Help

I used to have responsibility for a Plant in Sheridan, Arkansas years ago and then one in Crossett. I enjoyed visiting Little Rock. My girl friends company did the Clinton Library in Little Rock, so I have been there a lot. Bob P.S. - Tell your friend that you need an SWR Bridge that will cover 100-...
by rkittine
Wed May 30, 2018 19:22
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2351

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Most CB SWR Bridges are made for +/- 27 MHZ, where you aircraft radio goes from 108 or so up through 130+. So the SWR Bridge has to be one that covers that frequency range. They normal come in two to three models. 1.8-55 MHZ, then 60-200 and then 200 t0 500. You need the middle one. Where are you lo...
by rkittine
Wed May 30, 2018 17:09
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2351

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Is it electrically still connected? Do you have or can you borrow an SWR Bridge or Antenna Analyzer? If the SWR is below 1.6:1 just epoxy it all together. Any Avionics shop will have one and you should be able to find a local HAM Radio club and get someone to check it for you.

Bob
by rkittine
Mon May 28, 2018 08:04
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: New Chief owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: New Chief owner

Congratulations on your new Chief. I loved my Chief. I agree with the others on Summer Time Windows open or doors off. Consider a seaplane door. No more Chief, but more room for me in the Sedan.

Bob
by rkittine
Sun May 20, 2018 12:31
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: 7CCM RPM Drop
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: 7CCM RPM Drop

Try putting on the Carb Heat immediately after lift off and don't wait for the RPM loss. - If the RPM rises, or is maintained (effectively enriches the mixture) than I agree and bet it is the float in the carburetor. Had the same problem on climb out on one of my Continentas. I would take off and it...
by rkittine
Thu May 17, 2018 13:16
Forum: Airplanes wanted or for sale
Topic: L-16 For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: L-16 For Sale

Great price for an airplane with actual Army pedigree. My understanding it came from the factory as an L-16A and has the appropriate C-85-8 engine.

Bob
by rkittine
Tue May 15, 2018 11:02
Forum: Airplanes wanted or for sale
Topic: L-16 For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: L-16 For Sale

That link does not work. Where is the plane located and can you send specs and pictures?

rkittine@aol.com

Thanks, Bob
by rkittine
Sat Apr 07, 2018 06:20
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Thrust
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Thrust

I understand about the HP Vs. Thrust situation and actually don't really care about it for my airplanes. If the engine gets me up in the area, helps me scoot around and some reasonable pace and gets me home, I am fine. This is for an A-65 mounted on a two pontoon air boat. Should be jut fine for ove...
by rkittine
Tue Apr 03, 2018 07:04
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Thrust
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Thrust

Thank Paul. I understand the inaccuracies of trying to calculate this, but wondered if like, say turbine engines, if they have some Rated Thrust. A friend is trying to determine the relationship to this and his newly build airboat, which of course depending on what media it is on has much difference...
by rkittine
Mon Apr 02, 2018 07:51
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Thrust
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Thrust

I know that in our little birds, the calculation of Thrust, does not seem to come up much. Does anyone know about how much thrust a stock A-50 or A-65 can produce at Red Line with the propeller normally used?

Bob
by rkittine
Fri Mar 23, 2018 14:36
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: STC and SB needed for A65 to A75 conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: STC and SB needed for A65 to A75 conversion

I would give Bill Pancake or Don Swords a call. I think there is some kind of service letter rather than an STC. If I am not thinking about the wrong engine (C-75 to C-85?) it requires opening up the oil circulation holes, a prop change and a carburetor jet change.

Bob
by rkittine
Mon Mar 19, 2018 17:01
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: Parking brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Parking brakes

The number I have used for Cole Wagner is 605-532-3862. The old one that I had, 605-532-1305 I do not think is hooked up any more.

I have owned one Aeronca with a parking brake and it was totally ineffective and in my opinion a safety hazard.

Bob
by rkittine
Mon Mar 12, 2018 08:27
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: IPC for the Sedan Needed
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

Re: IPC for the Sedan Needed

Thanks for posting this. This season I will need one too.

Bob
by rkittine
Mon Mar 12, 2018 08:27
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: IPC for the Sedan Needed
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

Re: IPC for the Sedan Needed

Thanks for posting this. This season I will need one too.

Bob