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by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Dec 12, 2018 18:40
Forum: Fabric and covering
Topic: Question about cracking paint....
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Re: Question about cracking paint....

You always need to comply with the STC as written. But a paint job on an aircraft without balanced surfaces is considered preventative maintenance. This can be logged by a private pilot. Weighed many samples of finished fabric and the Stitts was about 30lbs heavier than Grade A. Superflight was the ...
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Dec 12, 2018 09:52
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: c-75-12 tachometer
Replies: 8
Views: 3050

Re: c-75-12 tachometer

Richard,
I think Brink wants the center one. Looks like the range markings are pretty close. That's just my opinion, best to let him decide.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Dec 12, 2018 09:48
Forum: Fabric and covering
Topic: Question about cracking paint....
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Re: Question about cracking paint....

Richard, Using the iron to get those pesky edges down is the only way to go. I just hate that seam you just can't avoid in the bias tape. I agree with the Stewarts topcoat. You HAVE to use the specified gun which is one of the higher priced models. Viscosity is the key to the top coat and it goes on...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Dec 11, 2018 18:47
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: c-75-12 tachometer
Replies: 8
Views: 3050

Re: c-75-12 tachometer

Richard,
The -12 engines use a R/H rotation, or clockwise, when viewed from the face. You can put a 90 degree drive to reverse the tach, but some of the old Waltham tach have a different drive adapter.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Dec 11, 2018 18:42
Forum: Fabric and covering
Topic: Question about cracking paint....
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Re: Question about cracking paint....

I'm just not a big fan of Stitts. Regardless of how tight you make the fabric, it tends to balloon in flight. One job slowed the airplane down at least 5 MPH. I think it has to be the Vinyl used as the base for their products. I've been using the Stewarts system for some repairs and really happy wit...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:10
Forum: Parts wanted or for sale
Topic: Rotary magneto switch
Replies: 11
Views: 3616

Re: Rotary magneto switch

Some of A-8 switches have an AD on them, so be sure it's what you want.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Sun Dec 09, 2018 22:48
Forum: Engine/Powerplant wanted or for sale
Topic: Wanted" Carb Heat/Air box for A65 in 1946 7AC
Replies: 8
Views: 4517

Re: Wanted" Carb Heat/Air box for A65 in 1946 7AC

Don't waste your with Wag-error. Go direct to Univair and it will be the last air box you buy, PMA'd items and perfect fit.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu Dec 06, 2018 19:12
Forum: Fabric and covering
Topic: Fabric question
Replies: 2
Views: 6059

Re: Fabric question

I use the Martin clip in the holes at the aileron well. Glue the fabric down and put on the reinforcement tape. Insert the martin clip and apply the finish tape. The edges, I'll cut the fabric to follow the end ribs C/L and top them off with the finish tapes. There is a lot going on there but any wa...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Dec 04, 2018 09:57
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Continental A40
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Re: Continental A40

Brink,
Thanks, I got the case welded and I can use a Lycoming stud if I can't find the proper stud.
Feel the same way about F/B, still can't figure it out and don't really want to.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Sat Dec 01, 2018 22:55
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: NEW McDowell starters and parts available!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 9558

Re: NEW McDowell starters and parts available!!!

Richard, I just make the engine installation brackets. All of the Chiefs I've looked at have the mounting on the airframe. The little tab on the L/H diagonal tube on the left side, as well as the handle mount on the floor tubing. Also the extra little hole in the firewall on the left side. The Champ...
by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Nov 30, 2018 09:44
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: NEW McDowell starters and parts available!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 9558

Re: NEW McDowell starters and parts available!!!

If you have a starter I can supply the brackets to mount it to the engine. While McDowell made the starters, Aeronca built the specific brackets to adapt them to their airframes. Not all of the starters are the same. They have differing parts for the tapered and flanged crankshafts as well as differ...
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu Nov 29, 2018 14:50
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Boot cowl bottom fastners
Replies: 4
Views: 2436

Re: Boot cowl bottom fastners

It should be pretty centered when tightened. Once the cowl is installed only the lower 1/3rd will close, a little more with the slotted plates up the sides. The parts overlap with the stiffener bend being the upper most panel. I use a 3/16 fastener for the closure. It gives you a little more room to...
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu Nov 29, 2018 09:30
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: West Coast Swarm to Middletown 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 3911

Re: West Coast Swarm to Middletown 2020

I think that would be great! Trying to get an early start to the planning, so the route is set. After that overnights and rendezvous can be arranged. With enough interest this could be a great adventure.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Sat Nov 24, 2018 22:19
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: West Coast Swarm to Middletown 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 3911

Re: West Coast Swarm to Middletown 2020

That would be great! I'm gauging the interest at this point and depending on the number and location of the owners will decide on the route.
Should be a great time to see owners on the way and gather them as we travel to Middletown.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Nov 21, 2018 09:57
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: 7BCM rear seat heat
Replies: 2
Views: 2150

Re: 7BCM rear seat heat

Jim, I don't think you would have any problems using it for the 7BCM. I installed one in an early Citabria and purchased all of the parts from ACA. There is a firewall valve and a floor distribution plate. Providing you install these items per the referenced prints, I would log it as a minor alterat...