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by Bo Grave
Tue May 24, 2016 07:31
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: A65 with a noisy idle
Replies: 4
Views: 3252

Re: A65 with a noisy idle

Chief Pilot, This sounds normal to me. My champ with the A65 and now the C85 sounds the same. my A65 had 180hrs ttso and the C85 has 50hrs ttso by Lycon. My chief with an A65 also sounds like this. Have an IA listen to it if you are still concerned. From what i can hear on the video though it sounds...
by Bo Grave
Thu Jan 21, 2016 15:45
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Bill Pancakes Fuselage Fixture for Repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 5644

Re: Bill Pancakes Fuselage Fixture for Repairs

Joe,

What does he want for it?

rgds,

Eugene Grave
by Bo Grave
Wed May 13, 2015 10:58
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Oratex Fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 4177

Re: Oratex Fabric

Richard,

The UV and paint is inpregnated into the fabric 9 colors to choose from or you can paint. The adhesive is water based and heat activated. 100 lbs/sq in. strength.

Bob,

Anytime you do a recover you should reweigh and do a new W/B.

Bo
by Bo Grave
Mon May 11, 2015 21:36
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Oratex Fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 4177

Oratex Fabric

I have two Aeronca's a chief and a champ that will need to be recovered in the future. I've been reading alot about this new fabric Oratex. They have a EASA STC for it and working on a FAA STC. I have read it takes around 100 hrs. for a small aircraft like our aeronca's and saves 30lbs.Also is non t...
by Bo Grave
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:41
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: DeRegistration of Aeroncas
Replies: 19
Views: 8929

Re: DeRegistration of Aeroncas

Paul,

Have you talked to a DAR about this. They should have some experience with this. People de-reg aircraft put in storage. It should not be that hard to re reg.

Eugene (Bo) Grave
by Bo Grave
Sun Aug 03, 2014 17:57
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief Help
Replies: 9
Views: 5169

Re: Chief Help

Mike,

The site won't let me upload the picture of my radio.

Eugene Grave
by Bo Grave
Fri Jul 18, 2014 17:34
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief Help
Replies: 9
Views: 5169

Re: Chief Help

Richard,

I'm working in Budapest at the moment but when I get home I'll post some. may be 1 to 2 weeks away.

Rgds,

Eugene
by Bo Grave
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:26
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief Help
Replies: 9
Views: 5169

Re: Chief Help

Mike,

The ground wire is there from the factory. It is in the drawings for installing a radio in the wing root. which I have done on my champ, works great!!

Rgds,

Eugene Grave
by Bo Grave
Sun May 05, 2013 16:21
Forum: Pre-War Aeroncas
Topic: Aux fuel tank
Replies: 26
Views: 11507

Re: Aux fuel tank

I have the Aux tank on my Champ and wouldn't want to be without it. It works perfect! Fly for an hour or a little more, transfer fuel to the fwd tank.

Bo Grave
N1663E
by Bo Grave
Fri Apr 26, 2013 17:50
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Factory Fuselage Assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 4878

Re: Factory Fuselage Assembly

Guys,

The bottom line is to deny it one of two thing (moisture or oxygen) remove one and it will never rust. It takes both for corrosion to start.

regards,

Bo Grave
N1663E
by Bo Grave
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:33
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Trim
Replies: 29
Views: 6321

Re: Trim

Hi,

My 7BCM with a C85-8 Stroker. will trim to 55 but i'm about 260lbs also with passenger don't need to use the trim much. I would also recommend you check the rigging of your trim tab.

Eugene (Bo)
N1663E
by Bo Grave
Fri Jan 25, 2013 08:30
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sandy Hook A hoax?
Replies: 29
Views: 8578

Re: Sandy Hook A hoax?

Gentlemen,

This is not the same weapons ban!! This is also going to out law semi auto; handguns,shotguns and rifles that were not part of the ban the last time. This is very bad and we need to fight this with everything we can.

Eugene (Bo) Grave
by Bo Grave
Thu Nov 01, 2012 18:30
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Looking for Aeroncas from the past
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: Looking for Aeroncas from the past

Dion,

The last one on the list is in Inglewood Calif. Go to the FAA site and drop the C of and just use the numbers. It is a 65TL S/N 9131T MFG 1941.

Bo Grave
N1663E
N9290E
by Bo Grave
Sun Mar 04, 2012 07:20
Forum: Propeller, Spinner and McDowell Starter
Topic: prop question
Replies: 7
Views: 4557

Re: prop question

Dan, The next things i would check is engine timing and then you carburator. check your jets but also your venturi size is correct, 1 1/4 for an A65. also the intake spyder they should both have the same size opening. this is will limit rpm. venturi size is measured at the narrowest point in the thr...
by Bo Grave
Sun Feb 19, 2012 16:53
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: before changing engines question about prop
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: before changing engines question about prop

Hi Dan The 42 pitch will help some, RPM is HP ! If you want to climb a smaller pitch prop will let your engine rpm go higher. what static rpm do you have now? you want to get to the high side of the range. Your engine only produces 65 hp at 2300 rpm. With some changes the same engine produce 75 hp m...