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by rkittine
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:36
Forum: Fuel tanks, systems and parts
Topic: Transfer from wing tanks
Replies: 25
Views: 7771

Re: Transfer from wing tanks

I wish I would have read these posts before I pulled my hair out with the same issue. If you go to http://www.Aeronca.org and get on the forum, you will see that I posted a detailed account of what happened to my wing tank and what fixed it. A full article with pictures will be in their January News...
by rkittine
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:26
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Building a ground plane - for a radio
Replies: 35
Views: 8558

Re: Building a ground plane - for a radio

1/4 Wave and 5/8 wave gain antennas require a ground plane in order to have 50 Ohm Impedance at RF Frequencies. Half wave antennas are Balance and therefore do not need any ground plane. There are not many 1/2 wave antennas available for aircraft. I simple Dipole 1/2 wave antenna could be easily fab...
by rkittine
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:02
Forum: Light sport pilot and licensing questions
Topic: FAR 61.53
Replies: 35
Views: 11264

Re: FAR 61.53

The AOPA has a pretty good listing of disqualifying drugs as well as aflictions. This may not be totally complete, but I did find out that Coumadin (which twice in my life caused me to wait to get my medical back until I was off for six months, is now OK as long as 80% of your INR times during the p...
by rkittine
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:46
Forum: Light sport pilot and licensing questions
Topic: Light Sport
Replies: 19
Views: 5916

Re: Light Sport

As I wait to put all the information together to re-apply for my 2nd Class Medical (I am a cancer survivor) I have been flying Light Sport in an Aeronca Chief on Floats and an Aeronca 7CCM on wheels. I have been having so much fun that when I get my medical back (the AOPA Medical Review Group says t...
by rkittine
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:41
Forum: Light sport and tailwheel Instructors
Topic: Tailwheel Instruction in New York
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Re: Tailwheel Instruction in New York

Dick Bovey, the owner of Argyle Avaition, in Arglye, New York (about 6 South East of Glens Falls airport) is also a tailwheel instructor as well as an examiner, including for seaplane ratings.
by rkittine
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:39
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Control Stick Removal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Control Stick Removal?

I had the same problem with the sticks in my 7CCM when I bought it. After spraying and twisting, they came out. When I re-installed, I put a little bit of that thick grey grease that a local mechanic had, on them before putting them back in (I cleaned, primed and repainted them first) and they go in...
by rkittine
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:36
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Quick Rear Seat Removal
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Re: Quick Rear Seat Removal

Interesting thought. Wonder if that would be legal or if a bolt with a hole and a cotter pin arangement would also be a way to go.
by rkittine
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:32
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: English Aircraft Dealer
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

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: 3279

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: 3102

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: 3759

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: 3470

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: 3470

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: 2135

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: 3384

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.