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by mike newall
Tue May 30, 2017 09:56
Forum: Fuel tanks, systems and parts
Topic: Model A Gauge Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2396

Model A Gauge Replacement

Friend is about to replace a gauge in a Champ.

Any top tips to keep it sealed etc ?

Gauge coming from Wag Aero and getting the tools elsewhere.
by mike newall
Sun Aug 18, 2013 14:40
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Some people are full of CRAP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3872

Re: Some people are full of CRAP!!

I think this needs to be qualified/tempered by the caveat, why are you selling an aeroplane ? Having owned 15 aeroplanes over the years, I can qualify the original statement and agree with it. I have owned 2 Champs and 2 Citabria's and would own another in a heartbeat. My Brother and I built an RV7 ...
by mike newall
Tue Aug 14, 2012 15:52
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Toast to CPTKELLY
Replies: 3
Views: 72581

Re: Toast to CPTKELLY

My word.....

Just saw this, here I am - raising a glass.

:cry:
by mike newall
Thu Jun 21, 2012 03:30
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Headliner
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: Headliner

I do know he is OCD and so did a very smart job.

As this is Dave's first airplane, I guess he didn't know it was going to be hard so just got on with it :lol:
by mike newall
Sun May 27, 2012 18:31
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Sending private messages
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: Sending private messages

Aaaawwwww Shucks - And no Twiglets........ :mrgreen:
by mike newall
Sun May 27, 2012 18:29
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tough Choices – Advertisements at ZRH Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 3833

Re: Tough Choices – Advertisements at ZRH Airport

Sorry, I'm a Breitling Aerospace man !

My Clit has done years of good service and still looks uber cool 8)
by mike newall
Sun May 27, 2012 18:27
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where were you when 9/11 occurred??
Replies: 3
Views: 3676

Re: Where were you when 9/11 occurred??

I was doing a check ride for a guy in his new RV6. Similar to Joe, we got down, his phone rang - it was his wife saying turn the TV on - an aeroplane has just hit the World Trade Centre. As we turned the TV on, the second aeroplane hit. I thought - that's our business screwed........... It was :oops:
by mike newall
Thu May 24, 2012 17:39
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Oh No - It's a P*per...........
Replies: 0
Views: 1347

Oh No - It's a P*per...........

Great film.

Watch them thump the bolts in, chromate with no breathing protection - ditto for the dope !!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6q1VKsT ... ture=email
by mike newall
Sat May 12, 2012 19:08
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Spring gear
Replies: 10
Views: 3260

Re: Spring gear

Grumps, It would be :shock: It would be a 7 ACA ! My buddy has a 1972 7 ACA in Zephyrhills FL, however............. It had 2 major accidents in it's past and now sports oleo undercarriage. In fact, mysteriously, the trimmer moved as well, so we suspect a donor fuselage was found !! Stay with the ole...
by mike newall
Sat May 12, 2012 19:03
Forum: Propeller, Spinner and McDowell Starter
Topic: which propeller for a c85
Replies: 10
Views: 6978

Re: which propeller for a c85

My last Champ had an A-65 with a McCauley 1B90/CM 73" X 43" I then converted it to a C-85 and the only change was to visit the local Rabbi to take an inch of each tip :shock: It then became a 71" to avoid harmonic issues. Anyhow - the best prop I ever had - smoooooth, speedy, good tak...
by mike newall
Sat Apr 07, 2012 16:33
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Headliner
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: Headliner

My mate in Zephyrhills just did it.

Really nice job.

If you are interested, I can put you in touch.

Fitted the shoulder harnesses and new side windows at the same time.
by mike newall
Thu Feb 23, 2012 17:27
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Flew
Replies: 10
Views: 3012

Re: Flew

84 degrees, sunny but breezy here in Barbados..........

On my 5th day of a 6 day layover - bless this airline job :D
by mike newall
Tue Jan 17, 2012 04:56
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: trouble with advancing throttle
Replies: 21
Views: 9366

Re: trouble with advancing throttle

As previously mentioned, these older carbs don't have an accelerator pump which richen the mixture as you move the throttle forward. If you are a little slower with the throttle, you should find the problem goes away. Try it to the count of 3 or 4 - let's face it, you aren't performance limited and ...
by mike newall
Wed Dec 07, 2011 20:46
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: Cleveland Cracks
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

Re: Cleveland Cracks

I guess that's the difference from there to here.

Our Aeronca's are on a UK version of Experimental and satisfactory repair techniques may be used.

IMHO a good repair would be just as good as the original bearing in mind modern techniques etc etc.

I will advise my friend accordingly.

Thanks
by mike newall
Wed Dec 07, 2011 19:20
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: Cleveland Cracks
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

Cleveland Cracks

My buddy in Florida has found a crack on a Cleveland wheel. Now, here in Blighty, we have a fairly practical approach to this. Dig it out, tig it back up, spin it on a lathe, carry on. It is cast alumin(i)um and therefore is weldable. Comments please - or does anyone have a spare C 38500 with drum b...