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by Paul Agaliotis
Fri Jan 03, 2020 21:51
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: tailwheels revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 4775

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: 17
Views: 4775

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: 206

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: 341

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: 341

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: 873

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: 814

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
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Sep 25, 2019 09:14
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: engine panel moved to PILOTS instrument panel.
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: engine panel moved to PILOTS instrument panel.

I'm sure you could do it, and have seen some aircraft with this modification. You would need to placard this as a "Front Seat Solo" only. Adding a operational limitation placard to the aircraft is something you would need to ask a DAR.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu Sep 12, 2019 09:43
Forum: Airplanes wanted or for sale
Topic: Determining Champ Value
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Determining Champ Value

Congratulation on the sale of your Champ. Sounds like a fair deal for all.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Sep 03, 2019 09:31
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: 20th Biennial Convention
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: 20th Biennial Convention

Planning on flying out this June. Anyone wanting to come along and go as a group let me know and we can start planning a route.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:56
Forum: Airplanes wanted or for sale
Topic: Determining Champ Value
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Determining Champ Value

Bob is correct. The aircraft in flying condition will bring many more peoples interest. As far as value, you have to keep in mind the fabric is 41 years old. It might be in good shape but the structure has also been hidden by it for the same amount of time. Engine time will be a factor as well as an...
by Paul Agaliotis
Tue Jun 18, 2019 17:38
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: The Last Lunken...
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: The Last Lunken...

Check with Cincinnati about the flood. I don't think any operations were continued there after the flood.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: The Last Lunken...
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: The Last Lunken...

I think the plates were used until they were gone. I looked at the drawing for the 7AC plates and it says Lunkin Field.
Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Thu May 30, 2019 13:06
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Windshield for 65-TC
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Windshield for 65-TC

The original set-up was a rubber seal to the boot cowl. I trimmed the bottom to fit the boot cowl and installed an Ercoupe seal assembly.

I installed the headliner and left the edges free. Masked off the headliner while I covered it.

Paul
by Paul Agaliotis
Mon May 27, 2019 14:09
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Windshield for 65-TC
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Windshield for 65-TC

Jerry,
The upper circular frame of my GLAP windshield was flat and the "A" pillar area need some fitting but was the correct shape. The area across the boot cowl doesn't have ant type of framework. Mine has a seal attached to the windshield that fits to the boot cowl to keep air and water out.
Paul