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by rkittine
Wed Jun 27, 2018 09:36
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief weight and balance
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Chief weight and balance

How you spent the $10.00 and ordered the DVD of all the information the FAA has on your Chief?
by rkittine
Tue Jun 26, 2018 07:10
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief weight and balance
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Chief weight and balance

Give Dick Bovey a call at Argyle Flying Service at Argyle Airport in Argyle, New York. Bet he has what you are looking for as he has ground up restored a number of Chiefs.

Bob
by rkittine
Mon Jun 25, 2018 07:02
Forum: Aeronca General items
Topic: Do you wish you had an easy, effective, gust lock for a Champ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Re: Do you wish you had an easy, effective, gust lock for a Champ?

Depending on the direction of the wind gusts, you can have that issue with either position to put the elevators in. Head wind with the elevators down will try to lift the tail, tailwind will pin it. Tailwind with try to raise a tail with the elevators up, but will nail it down in a headwind. I have ...
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:13
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: FOR SAlE
Replies: 0
Views: 1933

FOR SAlE

Softcom ProAm C40 headset, as new. $130.00 on Amazon - $88.00 shipped Continental US David Clarke PTT adapter with coiled cord - New $79.95 - As new condition $58.00 shipped. Telex PTT Adapter with coiled cord - $99.95 new - As new condition $$78.00 shipped. All offers will be considered. E-mail or ...
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:03
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Control Wheel Cup and Brass Aeronca Cap
Replies: 0
Views: 1668

Control Wheel Cup and Brass Aeronca Cap

I have an original Control Wheel Cop and Brass Aeronca Cap in excellent condition. This is for a post war Chief. $108.00 shipped. Faux replacement cap sets only are $229.00 a pair.

I can not get the picture to attach, but can Text or E-mail the picture.

rkittine@aol.com or 631-374-9652

Bob
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 08:15
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Champ airplanes
Topic: Champ Empty Weight help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 2398

Re: Champ Empty Weight help needed

Even if you take out all the add ons that you think are there, you may find that the weight (on an accurate set of scales) is still well above the factory listed weight. I have seen replacement floor boards that are thicker that what came from the factory, the addition of carpeting, more noise reduc...
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 08:09
Forum: Engine/Powerplant wanted or for sale
Topic: Looking for an A-65, A-75, C-85 or C-90
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: Looking for an A-65, A-75, C-85 or C-90

Reach out to Frank Reiss at Orange County Airport in New York. Unfortunately he had a serious accident recently in a Champ, which my understand is that it was totaled. I believe it had a C-85-12 in it. Maybe they will sell it.

Bob
by rkittine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 08:08
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2575

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Make sure you check the antenna cable (I would try an SWR reading with new cable) and the connectors as both can also cause high SWR.

Bob
by rkittine
Thu Jun 21, 2018 08:32
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2575

Re: Radio Antenna Help

That SWR Meter is very easy to use and unlike the Bird, directly reads the SWR. (The Bird reads Forward Power with the slug in one direction and reflected power with it turned the other way.) What you want is almost 100% forward power and 0 reflected, or 1:1 SWR. If you really have 1:10 or 12, stop ...
by rkittine
Tue Jun 19, 2018 15:32
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 26" Good Year Tundra Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: 26" Good Year Tundra Tires

Give Bill Pancake a call. He might know or at least know how to point you in the right direction. There is another guy out there that is the Pancake of Sedan's, but I can not remember his name without getting home and checking on my computer. Someone here will know though as it came up when I was se...
by rkittine
Sat Jun 16, 2018 21:25
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Pilot Operating Handbook
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: Pilot Operating Handbook

Back in the 40s, placards where use in lieu of Operating Handbooks. I printed out a Military L-16B operating handbook though for my 7CCM, it's civilian equivalent. I made my own for my chief.
by rkittine
Sat Jun 16, 2018 06:13
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2575

Re: Radio Antenna Help

They are common HAM radio / commercial radio adapters. Let us know how the test goes on the current antenna and the repair. Maybe a picture.

Bob
by rkittine
Thu Jun 14, 2018 05:16
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2575

Re: Radio Antenna Help

BNC to SO-239 and the reverse are probably one of the easiest adapters to find and most any avionics shop or CB Shop should have them. If you are anywhere near a Ham Store, they will for sure have them. If you can not find any, drop me a note and I will send you two or a jumper with a BNC on one end...
by rkittine
Mon Jun 11, 2018 08:40
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Chief Brakes

I assume you have the original mechanical heal brakes? There is a trick to adjusting them. You need to find a mechanic that really knows how and that can inspect them for you. I am not a fan of using much braking, if any at all, on these airplanes, but for taxi and run-up you have to.

Bob
by rkittine
Sun Jun 10, 2018 06:56
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: New Chief owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: New Chief owner

I also had an interesting start flying a Chief. I owned mine for 6 years on straight floats before I ever flew it on wheels and after hundreds of hours in a Champ, it was a big difference. Did the same thing with a Piper J-4A, only on floats for quite a number of hours and then on wheels with more t...