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by rkittine
Sun Dec 03, 2017 18:29
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Vertical tail fin extension
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: Vertical tail fin extension

I agree with bsfran regarding doing it right as there have been a lot of quick fix alternatives installed out there. Same with the conversion to floats and the addition of either the twin small vertical stabalizers on the horizontal stabilize or the single dorsal fin. Then I see a lot of people leav...
by rkittine
Mon Nov 27, 2017 16:14
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Looking for an Experienced Sedan Driver in the North East
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Looking for an Experienced Sedan Driver in the North East

Thanks Joe - I am not a Facebook Fan, but I understand how Facebook is changing things like forums. I have had some luck on another site.

Bob
by rkittine
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:17
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Looking for an Experienced Sedan Driver in the North East
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Looking for an Experienced Sedan Driver in the North East

Hi, Anyone in the North East with Sedan experience of at least 50 hours PIC and current in one? I need a check out by someone that can qualify on the insurance as a Non-Named Pilot. 500 HRS PPL and 50 Make and Model Minimum? CFI status is not required. I do no need any specific Make and Model Time, ...
by rkittine
Sun Nov 05, 2017 06:38
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: New member

I have had the same problem now for a very long time. Stopped trying to put photos up here. I did see you plane on the other site. Hope we can meet up in the Spring. I want to do some Winch Launch Soaring while I in in Europe for three of so months. Hard to find them here in the U.S. (Fuel is too re...
by rkittine
Sat Nov 04, 2017 06:15
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: New member

Hi Anthony,

Congrats on the Chief. Where in France are you? I just got back from three weeks in Europe. In the spring I am going to take a flat in Vienna for 3 months and hop around the continent, France will be on my agenda, so maybe we can meet up.

Cheers, Bob
by rkittine
Tue Oct 24, 2017 03:14
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Vertical tail fin extension
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: Vertical tail fin extension

I have the Large Tail on my Chief, which was done via the Service Letter Conversion to a C-85-12 (Don's Dream Machine engine with 0-200 parts). My understanding was that was just a requirement of the Service Letter established by Aeronca and that the other STC conversions, as the Wagner, did not req...
by rkittine
Tue Oct 10, 2017 07:39
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Fuel vents
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Fuel vents

I have added vent tube to my main tank caps because of the possibility of the internal vent not being enough or getting clogged. Had transfer problems from the Aux tank also until I found a hole in the upper part of the tank, which was venting the aux tank, where the cap is NOT vented.

Bob
by rkittine
Wed Aug 30, 2017 18:54
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: ICOM external power
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: ICOM external power

You can also purchase these from WW Manufacturing / Broadway Batter on Long Island in New York. depending on the ICOM model, some already have an additional DC Input (A-20 etc.) but some of the newer ones (A-6, A-24) , though you can get the regulated Cigarette Lighter Plus charger, which will also ...
by rkittine
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:39
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: The Sedan is in the Water
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: The Sedan is in the Water

Its a very serene location. If you look up August field, that is a Private Grass Strip on an Island in the Hudson River just south of Fort Edward, New York. On one side of the island is the Hudson River and the channel markers for the Lawrence Canal, that runs concurrent with the river until at Glen...
by rkittine
Thu Jun 15, 2017 07:50
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: The Sedan is in the Water
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: The Sedan is in the Water

Thanks Richard, It is on its way. Bob
by rkittine
Tue May 30, 2017 10:43
Forum: Fuel tanks, systems and parts
Topic: Model A Gauge Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Model A Gauge Replacement

Even after everything is loosened up, sometimes they are hard to get out do to bends in the float rod. There are You Tube Video's on line that your friend can watch though.

Bob
by rkittine
Mon May 29, 2017 16:13
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Sedan Wing Strut
Replies: 0
Views: 1204

Sedan Wing Strut

I am not near the Sedan and will not be for a week or so, but want to order a Camera Mount for the wing strut. The one I have was for my Champ, with the dual thin strut tubes. Anyone know the tubing dimensions on the Sedan Struts? The Luggage Rack mount I have found says it is good up to 2.5". Thank...
by rkittine
Mon May 29, 2017 08:26
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: The Sedan is in the Water
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

The Sedan is in the Water

Launched the Sedan this weekend. Now in the water at Island Bob's as it is know. Griffin Island / August Field, Fort Edward, New York. Wish I could add a photo, but seems the site is full. Rebuilt at the same time as my old Chief, they are exactly the same in color, paint scheme and features. Since ...
by rkittine
Sun May 21, 2017 07:18
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: BasicMed is Here
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: BasicMed is Here

Congrats Dennis. I talked to the AOPA as to what to make available for anyone "If Requested" as under this new regulation, you can keep the information on paper or electronically. They said, ONLY provide the check list and doctor data / signature form if you are required to produce it. So I have a f...
by rkittine
Wed May 17, 2017 05:42
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: BasicMed is Here
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: BasicMed is Here

I have some friends that had to go to more than one doctor though before one would sign something like this. Make sure you print out the Physician Guide and give it to your doctor. It will help convince them that the criteria is pretty straight forward and the examinations are not rigorous. Finding ...