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by Paul Agaliotis
Mon May 11, 2020 10:04
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheels revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 8487

Re: tailwheels revisited

Good to hear Bob, I have not experienced the problem you had. Mine have always worked perfect out of the box. Don't over lube it to the locking mechanism will stick. I've gone to lighter synthetic grease and it works great. I think they are a great option for a new tailwheel. Most of the little Scot...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: 20th Biennial Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 4340

Re: 20th Biennial Convention

That would be great, Richard! I like to have fun on these little trips. A big bunch would be a sight to see. Going to put a little chase trailer together for any issues we might have. Plus, I can bring more junk home. I've been cleaning up the Champ for the trip, it's a little long in the tooth. But...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 09:47
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Time To Go Flying
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Time To Go Flying

Boy is my face red!! What is just crazy about this virus, all of the people here in CA were screaming, at the to of their lungs, for isolation snd social distancing. But Starbuckers is still full of authors and philosophers. Beaches are populated and people are going about their business. Amazing ho...
by Paul Agaliotis
Mon Mar 23, 2020 09:50
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Time To Go Flying
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Time To Go Flying

Congratulations on your solo. Now on to the cross-countries. Keep your flying schedule, or you could become a 500hr student like me.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Mar 20, 2020 09:41
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: 20th Biennial Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 4340

Re: 20th Biennial Convention

That will give me another year to finish up the L16. See everyone there next year.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Mar 03, 2020 09:39
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Aeronca Champ Restoration for the Non A&P
Replies: 3
Views: 3983

Re: Aeronca Champ Restoration for the Non A&P

Brian, Great to hear about your Champ. You're on the right track, find an A/P or I/A in you're area and start working with them. This way you can be sure the work is being done correctly and they can keep you on track. I would start with the fuselage and and keep all of the other components intact. ...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Feb 04, 2020 09:53
Forum: Restoration
Topic: What Carb Air Box for Aeronca TC with C85
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Re: What Carb Air Box for Aeronca TC with C85

I can't find a clear photo of one. It slides onto the upper plate and secures with a couple screws. many of the 40-44 aircraft had them. My guess they were produced by an outside vendor.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Jan 31, 2020 09:03
Forum: Restoration
Topic: What Carb Air Box for Aeronca TC with C85
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Re: What Carb Air Box for Aeronca TC with C85

Jerry,

The box uses the little square filter about 5" square and an inch and a half thick. The top of the box attaches to the carb and the lower section slides off with a single screw holding it in place. If I can get a photo of one I'll post it.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Jan 03, 2020 21:51
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheels revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 8487

Re: tailwheels revisited

There is no dampening other than the friction of the locking block. It needs to be used with tension springs, I've never used one with compression springs.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Mon Dec 30, 2019 18:08
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheels revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 8487

Re: tailwheels revisited

Bob, The angle should be vertical or the top slightly aft. The only problem I've had was when I over-greased it and had a locking problem. Make sure every is tight back there. Sorry I missed you in San Diego. I hope Bill is able to get the Chief sorted out. I covered a repair plan for him and then w...
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Nov 27, 2019 09:23
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Fuselage damage
Replies: 2
Views: 3191

Re: Fuselage damage

Bob,

With that much damage It would make sense to replace the section from the production break to the tail post. By doing that you only need a fixture to keep the tail post in relation to the wing attach. I have some broken 11AC fuselage's, where are you located?

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu Nov 14, 2019 17:40
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: WANTED
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

Re: WANTED

Those long props seem to work pretty well on seaplanes.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Nov 12, 2019 09:03
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: WANTED
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

Re: WANTED

I have a 70x38 I used and it worked pretty good. It was a Tcraft seaplane prop.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu Oct 10, 2019 09:49
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: 7AC axle strut drawings needed
Replies: 4
Views: 4101

Re: 7AC axle strut drawings needed

Dick'
If that bushing hole isn't round any more, check that axle real close. Most of the axles that have been in an accident can tweet that hole into an oval. Check it for cracks pretty close. I replaced my upper bushings and I believe I got them from Univair.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu Sep 26, 2019 09:56
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: engine panel moved to PILOTS instrument panel.
Replies: 7
Views: 4382

Re: engine panel moved to PILOTS instrument panel.

Jack,

That would be the perfect thing to do. Carl and I walked down the rows of Aeroncas at Middletown and I told him they all had to meet the same type design. He said, "but they're all different". So it comes down to you and your inspector, find the middle ground and keep flying.

Paul