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by Don Eide
Sun Jan 16, 2005 21:04
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Conversion of 7ACA to 7AC
Replies: 26
Views: 7537

Look under the STC's for a 7ACA.
There is an STC #SA01555AT for putting a A-65 in a
Ballanca 7AcA airplane S/N44-72 (copied off of the STC)
Looks to me like it's for one airplane only,
but it is a paper trail.
Hope this helps
by Don Eide
Tue Jan 11, 2005 22:33
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: Brackets for wheel pants.
Replies: 9
Views: 2905

$76 is expensive.
Aluminum is lighter, however, mine are built out of one piece of .050 steel with ears bent 90 degrees and bolted to the lower gear bolt. Nut plates are attached to the bracket and the wheel pant fits over the bracket and is attached with 4 screws. Also made out of scrape.
by Don Eide
Tue Jan 04, 2005 21:10
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: Float Rating
Replies: 10
Views: 4674

Mike,
Find a copy of WATER FLYING. A Seaplane Pilots Association Publication.
No. 142 Mar/Apr 2004 issue.
There are 16 pages of the "2004 Seaplane Training Directory".
Might be able to find something in there.
by Don Eide
Sat Jan 01, 2005 08:31
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: )-200 install in Chief
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

John,
When you bought the STC you bought the approval.
Do what the STC says and your mechanic can sign it.
The STC means the FAA has already signed it off.
Hope this helps.
by Don Eide
Fri Dec 31, 2004 07:22
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: )-200 install in Chief
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

An STC for the 0-200 in Aeronca Chiefs is avalable from
Buzz Wagner
Box 3, 401 1st St. East
Clark, SD 57225
Phone (605) 532-3862
Fax (605) 532-1305
Hope this helps.
by Don Eide
Sat Dec 25, 2004 22:15
Forum: Fabric and covering
Topic: Presewn fabric envelopes
Replies: 16
Views: 8346

Scott, Brian is correct. Jim & Dondi Miller are VERY NICE people. I have only used the blanket method to recover. On my Champ fuselage, I used one piece of fabric on the bottom, and one piece of fabric on each side which wrapped around to the top and seamed together. I put the seam on top of one of ...
by Don Eide
Tue Dec 21, 2004 22:04
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: Lifting Eyes
Replies: 10
Views: 4393

The lifting rings are upside down "U" pieces of steel, with a 1 3/4" diameter "O" ring welded on. The "U" attaches to the wing attach fitting, using the same holes, just longer bolts. This puts it about 2 inches outside of my wing fairing strip, with just the "O" ring sticking out above the fabric. ...
by Don Eide
Mon Dec 20, 2004 22:42
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: Lifting Eyes
Replies: 10
Views: 4393

Safe Air Repair makes lifting rings for the Champ. I have a pair on my Champ. They attach to the main spar the same place the wing attach fittings are located. Work great.
by Don Eide
Sun Dec 19, 2004 22:26
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: Champs on Floats
Replies: 17
Views: 13682

I have a 7AC converted to a 7DC with a 115hp Lycoming. I have a set of EDO 1400 for it. They were on a few years ago, and I'll put them on again if I can find a hanger close to the water. I just can't bring myself to tie it down outside yet. Right now it's on skis. Hangered. I might have to put the ...
by Don Eide
Sun Dec 19, 2004 13:27
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Wood floors and formers
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

The Service Manual states that the floor boards were made from 3 ply laminated fir. When I rebuilt my Champ, the front floor boards and the formers were 1/4 inch, and the rear floor board was 3/16 inch 3 ply plywood. You can buy them already made, ready to install, from Safe Air Repair. Talk to Joe ...
by Don Eide
Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:10
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Might as well get this started!
Replies: 10
Views: 3773

COLD?????? I live in Minnesota, and it's not cold up here now. For the last three months we have had the 5th warmest weather on record. Right now it's 33 degress, (10 oclock weather) partly cloudy, NO snow, and the airplanes are flying. We had 1" of snow, so I put the skis on and went flying. Then t...
by Don Eide
Wed Dec 15, 2004 14:23
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: AOL and this bulletin board
Replies: 11
Views: 8481

WHINE WHINE WHINE. Sounds like the Ford Chevy Whine. Nosewheels, Tailwheels, I don't care. They both have there place. Sometimes, one is better then the other under certain circumstances. I have one of each, and Yes, one is a Champ. And for little girls, I have two. Both have grown up and one has gi...
by Don Eide
Thu Dec 09, 2004 20:36
Forum: Fabric and covering
Topic: New Fabric for an 11AC
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

Keith, The Poly Fiber book I have, called "How To Cover An Aircraft" Procedure Manual No. 1, Revision No. 20 , July 2001, which I got at Oshkosh 2001, States under The Poly-Fiber STC, number 11, page 129, American Champion (Aeronca / Bellanca / Trytek). Model, Chief 11AC, S11AC, 11BC, S11BC. Origina...
by Don Eide
Sat Dec 04, 2004 08:05
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: wing tanks for 7AC/DC?CCM
Replies: 5
Views: 2529

Aux tank

When I rebuilt my Champ, I put in a 0-235 Lycoming, so I took out the nose tank and put in two 13 gal. wing tanks. I had to take my wings apart anyway to install new main spars, but, if your wing is covered, you will need to uncover up to about the forth rib. You remove the second rib and just insta...
by Don Eide
Fri Dec 03, 2004 22:44
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Seats in a 7AC
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

Seats in a 7AC

Russell, The front seat in my Champ was also bent when I bought it. My IA said to cut off the top, straighten the tubes, and slide a tube inside to reinforce it, rosette weld it in place, and weld the top back on. Probably gets bent with the rear seat passenger holding on to it while getting in and ...