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by rkittine
Mon Oct 04, 2010 17:05
Forum: Photos of our airplanes
Topic: Adirondack Chief
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

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: 3274

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: 3168

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: 1731

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: 1800

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...
by rkittine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 15:56
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: STS radio adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: STS radio adapter

Digi-Key should have these connectors. If not, there are a number of Electronic Parts houses in California that will be able to come up with one. As far as the adapter itself, once you get the connector, you can buy in line Female connectors from the same parts houses, or even Radio Shack and wire t...
by rkittine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 15:47
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: ICOM A-5
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

Re: ICOM A-5

The dry cell route will work very well. I use a 12 volt alarm Sealed Acid Battery in my Champ and have one of the 4 way chargers for it as they do not recommend trickle charging these batteries all the time. The charger was about $30.00 but it turns on, brings the batter almost to full charge, cuts ...
by rkittine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 15:31
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Ethanol Free Gas
Replies: 20
Views: 3690

Re: Ethanol Free Gas

If you have a marina in your area, check if they can get it. Here in New York all car gas now has to contain at least 10% ethanol, so there are no gas stations where you can get it, but the distributors can legally provide it to places that do not sell fuel for use in automobiles, which includes air...
by rkittine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 15:24
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Fuel Survey
Replies: 80
Views: 31083

Re: Fuel Survey

Two of the airports that I fly out of allow for the construction of your own hanger at your own cost. In both cases the monthly rent is a flat $150.00, which is $1,800.00 per year, plus electric and insurance. I keep my Champ at one of these ariports, but rent in a gang hanger (three of us, but one ...
by rkittine
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:07
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Fuel Survey
Replies: 80
Views: 31083

Re: Fuel Survey

Let's See If I Can Remember What the Questions are: 1. - Robert Kittine 2. - I live in New York (New York City and Long Island) 3. - We can still get Auto Gas without Ethonal delivered to the local airport, seaplane base and a number of marina's. 4. - Run 100% Auto Gas in a 1946 Chief - C-85-12 with...
by rkittine
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:41
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Vortex Generators - Part Deux
Replies: 16
Views: 3518

Re: Vortex Generators - Part Deux

I put Vortex Generators on my Chief after adding EDO 80-1400 Floats. The SLIGHT loss in airspeed was for sure made up in slow flight handling, especially when trying to get off the water with two fuys on board. Slips are much more percises and I love them. I have a C-85-12 in the Chief with the Don'...
by rkittine
Thu Sep 16, 2010 13:34
Forum: Aircraft electrical systems
Topic: Battery with no generator
Replies: 16
Views: 8696

Re: Battery with no generator

Hi Boris, I have the battery installed in my Chief in the rear baggage compartment and did it via a field approval on a 337. The Sealed Lead Acid Batteries are supposed to be charged with a "Fixed Voltage" charger and Trickle Chargers are not recommended, though on the Chief I use a Fixed Output Sol...