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Saying Hello

Post by Griphos » Fri Oct 22, 2010 20:48

I've been a lurker on the list for quite some time. Great list! Lots of very helpful information.

I've been wanting a Chief for a while, and I took the plunge to join the list and buy a Chief about the same time recently. Found N86249 up in Denver and flew up a couple of weeks ago to check her out. Very lovely, in great shape. So I bought her and just got her ferried to her new home (KILE) yesterday.

So I thought I'd introduce myself and show her off at the same time.

Looking forward to lots of nice, lazy flights with her. A number of nice grass strips in the area.

Here's a couple of pics.
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Sitting in her new home
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Post by Paul Agaliotis » Fri Oct 22, 2010 20:54

Boy, that is a good looking Chief. Glad to have you on the site with us.
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Post by WWhunter » Fri Oct 22, 2010 21:14

I second Paul...that is a very nice looking Chief!!! Welcome aboard!
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Post by joea » Sat Oct 23, 2010 18:20

Very nice looking Chief!

Welcome on board.

First off a name on your posts would help, we are a friendly bunch here.

Also where are you located?

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Post by Griphos » Sat Oct 23, 2010 19:58

Sorry. Guess I got carried away adding pics and left it off.

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Post by jc pacquin » Sat Oct 23, 2010 21:05

Home RUN! Nice airplane! Where are you? East coast? JC ( what number metal prop is on it? and is it a 65 hp?)

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Post by Griphos » Sat Oct 23, 2010 23:31

I'm in central Texas. Prop is a 1B90 CM7342. She has an A-75 (modified from the original A-65). But I'm not sure this particular prop lets her take advantage of the increased horsepower. I've only flown her on the checkout flight before buying her (she was only ferried down this last Wednesday/Thursday and the weather since has been bad), but I'm not sure I can get the full 2600 rpm that the A-75 is supposed to supply out of her. I'm not worried about that, since she performed just fine at Denver's 5000ft altitude, and so should do fine at my < 1000ft.

But, let me ask whether even if the prop won't allow the full 2600 at takeoff full throttle, can I still cruise her at 2300 instead of the 2150 that's normal for the A-65? She'll make 2300, but that's about it, I think. I'll know more when I can actually fly her down here. My understanding is that the modifications (rods, etc) that turned the engine into an A-75 were to allow for higher rpm. So even if the prop limits full to 2300, can I also cruise at that safely?

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Post by SFC Hiatt » Sun Oct 24, 2010 01:14

Very nice,

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Post by jc pacquin » Sun Oct 24, 2010 21:26

Check with Paul but it seems to be a McCauley and the length and twist would be a pretty good choice for climb.....I think,..... but don't take my word for it! JP

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Post by flyboy1964 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 20:25

But, let me ask whether even if the prop won't allow the full 2600 at takeoff full throttle, can I still cruise her at 2300 instead of the 2150 that's normal for the A-65? She'll make 2300, but that's about it, I think. I'll know more when I can actually fly her down here. My understanding is that the modifications (rods, etc) that turned the engine into an A-75 were to allow for higher rpm. So even if the prop limits full to 2300, can I also cruise at that safely?

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Yes you will be just fine at 2300. I have the same engine but my prop is 7042
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Post by Griphos » Wed Oct 27, 2010 00:12

Thanks John,

That what I was thinking, and I'm sure it won't make a huge difference, but if I'm ever in a big hurry, it's good to know I can run her at that rpm. Of course, if I'm ever in a big hurry, I probably should be driving! :-}
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