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by rkittine
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:32
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: English Aircraft Dealer
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

English Aircraft Dealer

I got a response to my ad looking for EDO 80-1400 Floats with Aeronca Rigging and Fittings from an E-mail address in the U.K. The first E-mail said that he had the floats, rigging and fittings. I then requested a price and condition report. He told me that they were in perfect condition and that he ...
by rkittine
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:32
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: needing pics of the items in the champ cockpit
Replies: 7
Views: 3045

Re: needing pics of the items in the champ cockpit

Here is my 7CCM Champ Panel - A little cluttered! :roll:
by rkittine
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:06
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Icom A6 battery won't charge
Replies: 6
Views: 2960

Re: Icom A6 battery won't charge

NiCad's are old technology and can be a real problem when they get a "Memory", is these are truly NiCads and not Metal Hydride or Lithium, then if they will not refresh with 3 or 4 discharges and recharges, then get new batteries. Battery America has them and so does W&W Manufacturing. W&W will no l...
by rkittine
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:03
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Seaplane Door
Replies: 12
Views: 3449

Re: Seaplane Door

Todd has the 337 posted now and I just sent him a set of 7 pictures that he is also going to post. - Ciao - Robert
by rkittine
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:28
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Slips-Nose up or nose down?
Replies: 21
Views: 3281

Re: Slips-Nose up or nose down?

Hey Dan, I am not against using flaps, in fact on my 182 and 340A I almost always use them. I have seen Johnson bars freeze up over the years and hydraulics go out in addition to electrical failure, which happened to me years ago bring back a brand new C-182 from the factory to a new customer. In so...
by rkittine
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:15
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Slips-Nose up or nose down?
Replies: 21
Views: 3281

Re: Slips-Nose up or nose down?

How are things in Murfessesboro? I used to live in Franklin and loved it.
by rkittine
Wed Oct 06, 2010 14:55
Forum: Photos of our airplanes
Topic: Adirondack Chief
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Re: Adirondack Chief

I have had a lot of fun and a lot of happy students flying this one for the last 5 seasons.
by rkittine
Wed Oct 06, 2010 14:54
Forum: Photos of our airplanes
Topic: My 7CCM
Replies: 5
Views: 3174

Re: My 7CCM

I should have said, soon meaning the fittings will be on, the floats will be on permanently before next season. Will be using a J-4A on wheels after that and maybe the Chief.
by rkittine
Wed Oct 06, 2010 14:50
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Slips-Nose up or nose down?
Replies: 21
Views: 3281

Re: Slips-Nose up or nose down?

It is interesting how times change. I still teach my primary students the way that I learned. A NORMAL Landing is Power off Abeam the numbers and no flaps (assuming you have some). Short Field is Flaps and power as needed and if no flaps then slips and power when and as needed, along with the norm o...
by rkittine
Mon Oct 04, 2010 17:19
Forum: Photos of our airplanes
Topic: My 7CCM
Replies: 5
Views: 3174

My 7CCM

Not pretty but it flys great. 1946 7CCM - C-90-8 Vortex Generators (like on the Chief) Climb Prop and soon to have EDO 60-1320 Underneither.
by rkittine
Mon Oct 04, 2010 17:05
Forum: Photos of our airplanes
Topic: Adirondack Chief
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Adirondack Chief

1946 - Restored 2006 by Dick Bovey - Argyle Flying Service, Argyle Airport 1C3 - Argyle New York C-85-12 with Don's Dream Machine 0-200 Part conversion. Seaplane Prop - on EDO 80-1400s
by rkittine
Mon Oct 04, 2010 15:08
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Seaplane Door
Replies: 12
Views: 3449

Seaplane Door

After giving up finding the 1961 STC for the Seaplane Door Modification (I understand that the holder of that STS is no longer with us), I had a 337 Written based on the original design and limitations and got an FAA field approval. I have sent the information to one of the participants on the Forum...
by rkittine
Mon Oct 04, 2010 15:00
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Slips-Nose up or nose down?
Replies: 21
Views: 3281

Re: Slips-Nose up or nose down?

In support of the post about Hairy Conditions in a Cross Controlled Stall, I have always taught slips with the nose down and higher than the normal approach spead. Though I might use 55 for final approach in my 7CCM, I use about 70 or so when slipping to a landing. The speed drops right off when you...
by rkittine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 16:33
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Control Wheel Emblem Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Re: Control Wheel Emblem Wanted

I bought a pair of beautiful replicas for my Chief from a guy on eBay. Search eBay with your keywords and you should find them. They were expensive, but great. Also you can contact Don Jones in Guam, who makes all kinds of replica parts for Aeroncas.

Regards, Robert
by rkittine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 16:31
Forum: Light sport and tailwheel Instructors
Topic: Tailwheel Instruction in New York
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Tailwheel Instruction in New York

Hi Everyone, I am a CFI and own an Aeronca 7CCM on wheels with a C-90. I can provide instructions and endorsement in Tailwheel aircraft as well as LSA Seaplane Rating. I know a lot of other Tailwheel Instructors in Northern New Jersey as well as in Upstate New York, so if you are interested and in t...