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by esandberg
Tue Nov 19, 2013 20:44
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Anyone have any issues with welds on their metal fuel tank
Replies: 15
Views: 8388

Re: Anyone have any issues with the welds on their metal fue

Joe, I realize you're kind of the messenger + middleman in this. Notwithstanding, is it possible to obtain photos or more specific info of the subject tanks, and of the subject wings? It'd be helpful to everybody to know specifics of how these tanks were installed into these wings. I bought my tanks...
by esandberg
Sun Apr 14, 2013 00:47
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 15AC Left Side Door
Replies: 13
Views: 6606

Re: 15AC Left Side Door

Brian, I owe you an apology. I told you by email this week that the Levens Bros door from line 601 in the Type Certificate has a forward hinge like you're looking for and I was wrong. It's a top hinge like Bill D describes above. Complete brain-fart, sorry. You wouldn't think I'd get that one wrong ...
by esandberg
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:44
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 15AC Parts for sale on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: 15AC Parts for sale on eBay

Hi Karen, good to see you guys still working on that airplane! Most of the people on this group don't know, but Karen & Bill's 15AC was the first Sedan I ever saw. I was working up in the Seattle area in my first job out of school, and Bill Morris & Karen Sandberg (no relation) were meticulously res...
by esandberg
Mon Jul 02, 2012 16:21
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Landing gear Bungee cords
Replies: 55
Views: 22790

Re: Landing gear Bungee cords

Hi Joe, I'll look for pictures and refresh my memory, but it went generally like: - Remove the seats, carpet and front floors - Remove the belly pan - Support the whole nose by hoisting the engine mount (and attached airframe) to lift the wheels off the ground. Don't let the plane rock on the tailwh...
by esandberg
Wed Oct 05, 2011 14:25
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 15AC ACS - Spar Intergranular Corrision
Replies: 90
Views: 40316

Re: 15AC ACS - Spar Intergranular Corrision

There's surely a lot of variables in a time estimate. I don't think you'd go unchallenged in the assumption that since there's oil, preservative, etc, collected around the bottom cap acting as a barrier against the atmosphere, the lower beam angle is then immune to the specific type of corrosion in ...
by esandberg
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:46
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 15AC ACS - Spar Intergranular Corrision
Replies: 90
Views: 40316

Re: 15AC ACS - Spar Intergranular Corrision

Hi Bill, I had to take my right wing clear apart, and replaced the beam angles in the process. From what I've done, for the beam angles only, I'd estimate 5 man-hours to remove the wing, 30 to de-skin, 10 hours to drill out the old angles, 10 to fit & rivet the new ones on, 30 hours to re-skin and 5...
by esandberg
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:51
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 15AC ACS - Spar Intergranular Corrision
Replies: 90
Views: 40316

Re: 15AC ACS - Spar Intergranular Corrision

Joe, I commented to and corresponded with Della Swartz in late 2008 in a series of emails and photos, and have at least some of it still in my Sent Mail folder. I'll be fowarding it to you offline. It was pointed out to me that maybe I didn't understand the text of the [proposed] AD regarding inspec...
by esandberg
Thu Apr 07, 2011 19:00
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 15AC ACS - Spar Intergranular Corrision
Replies: 90
Views: 40316

Re: 15AC ACS - Spar Intergranular Corrision

I guess everybody's seen my photos from a couple of years ago on this thread. I've looked through the factory inspection holes in the wing I haven't taken apart yet, and to some extent, the caps are visible. A quality borescope would add some to the inspection area accessible from the 4 factory cove...
by esandberg
Wed Sep 15, 2010 13:25
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: New Sedan owner
Replies: 20
Views: 5221

Re: New Sedan owner

Hi Aryana, congratulations. I just finished getting new bungees onto my Sedan project. It sounds like you have the right information. You need to remove the little brackets and safety cable, and disconnect the brake lines. It's easier with the floorboards removed, but maybe not impossible. You can d...
by esandberg
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:32
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Flying with the door off?
Replies: 13
Views: 3386

Re: Flying with the door off?

Hi Joe, In the FAA paperwork archive for my Sedan, N1241H has a letter on file from FAA in 1966 that allows it to fly "with not more than one door, removed for the purpose of parachute jumping". For me, that's not going to be much use because I've installed the Leavens Bros door as part of this rest...
by esandberg
Wed Oct 28, 2009 23:04
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Approved Data and Burl's Service Bulletins
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: Approved Data and Burl's Service Bulletins

Thanks Burl. I can't believe I'm the only person that's going to get cornered by someone in authority who insists that welding==major alteration, regardless. Having this information regarding the tailwheel in the public domain will make it easier for anyone else who finds themselves in the same pred...
by esandberg
Sun Oct 25, 2009 17:58
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Approved Data and Burl's Service Bulletins
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: Approved Data and Burl's Service Bulletins

Tom, thanks for your comments. It wasn't my hope to stir controversy and raise blood pressures and I'll feel badly if that's the outcome. Mostly what I wanted to do was humbly request that Burl explain to the group what he explained to me so that everyone can benefit from his authority and hard work...
by esandberg
Fri Oct 23, 2009 21:31
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Approved Data and Burl's Service Bulletins
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Approved Data and Burl's Service Bulletins

Hi Burl, Thanks for taking the time this afternoon to help me through a simple-yet-tricky regulatory question on the Pawnee tailwheel Service Bulletin. As you know, I'm restoring 1241H as I work through A&P school and since the fabric was off anyway, I decided to be one of the first to go for the Pa...
by esandberg
Fri Oct 09, 2009 19:33
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Yuma Endurance Days schedule set
Replies: 37
Views: 8370

Re: Yuma Endurance Days schedule set

Best wishes to everybody in Yuma, from Eric and Dorothy the N1241H Restoration. Hope to see you all next year!
by esandberg
Wed Jul 29, 2009 14:09
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: Type Club Tent at Oshkosh 2009?
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

Met some of the NAA folks

If you're still thinking about going to Oshkosh, go! I got to meet Jody and Brian in the new Type Hangar, and they directed me out to Michael Hoag's Sedan that was stunning! I got a zillion pictures of 1010H, they'll be priceless during the restoration of my Sedan, figuring out what goes where. Than...