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by jc pacquin
Mon Mar 25, 2013 21:04
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA
Replies: 23
Views: 10407

Re: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA

I'm not too swift on an iPad.....sorry! JP
by jc pacquin
Mon Mar 25, 2013 21:02
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA
Replies: 23
Views: 10407

Re: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA

I think Robert could answer this better than I but I would think a regular champ with an 0200 or an 85 with a Don Swords conversion might be a better choice. another thought is the Rans 7 which Peter Cowan has for sale near Toronto. The ROTAX 912 (100 hp.)is a great engine also but doesn't like Av g...
by jc pacquin
Mon Mar 25, 2013 21:02
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA
Replies: 23
Views: 10407

Re: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA

I think Robert could answer this better than I but I would think a regular champ with an 0200 or an 85 with a Don Swords conversion might be a better choice. another thought is the Rans 7 which Peter Cowan has for sale near Toronto. The ROTAX 912 (100 hp.)is a great engine also but doesn't like Av g...
by jc pacquin
Mon Mar 25, 2013 21:02
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA
Replies: 23
Views: 10407

Re: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA

I think Robert could answer this better than I but I would think a regular champ with an 0200 or an 85 with a Don Swords conversion might be a better choice. another thought is the Rans 7 which Peter Cowan has for sale near Toronto. The ROTAX 912 (100 hp.)is a great engine also but doesn't like Av g...
by jc pacquin
Sun Mar 24, 2013 15:26
Forum: Aeronca Sea Planes
Topic: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA
Replies: 23
Views: 10407

Re: 1966 Citrabia 7ECA

What horsepower is it? I owned a 115 HP Eca and it was not a great takeoff and climb aircraft. You might try back country pilot.org as they fly floats a lot. I flew a taylorcraft on floats, 85 HP to get my rating. With two in it it was a struggle to get off, using quite a bit of room. My uneducated ...
by jc pacquin
Tue Mar 12, 2013 22:29
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Aeronca oover the Dreamliners at Paine
Replies: 8
Views: 2410

Re: Aeronca oover the Dreamliners at Paine

I read an article saying that because Boeing elected to farm so much of this airplane out they lost controll of cost and quality. Instead of it saving money it has cost them a fortune and each day costs climb. They claim the first mistake was the merger with Douglas and from there it's been a downhi...
by jc pacquin
Tue Feb 26, 2013 20:37
Forum: Warbirds & Military aircraft
Topic: L3B aux. tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 3405

Re: L3B aux. tanks

I had a very nice 7BCM, 85 HP, starter, transceiver, transponder. NICE! .....BUT it only had the original 12gallon tank! It was a real pain in the a..! Always low on fuel. No wing tanks is why I sold it. The rebuilder did a great job, quality job but really screwed up on the gas tanks! As usual, Pau...
by jc pacquin
Wed Feb 13, 2013 15:50
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Jim Douglas
Replies: 0
Views: 1230

Jim Douglas

Jim Douglass, co - founder of Massey Air Museum, Massey, Maryland passes away three days ago. Jim, a former business executive from near Philadelphia, was a founder of Massey in 2000. He was an excellent rebuilder, a gentleman, and had recently completed a J3 Cub and was working on a magnificent Sti...
by jc pacquin
Sat Dec 22, 2012 20:25
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Rans Courier
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Rans Courier

Plane and pilot has an extensive report on it that I just found. Seems an impressive airplane. JP
by jc pacquin
Fri Dec 21, 2012 20:07
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Rans Courier
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Rans Courier

Has anyone flown one? I have researched it quite a bit and it seems like a pretty nice taildragger with a 100 HP ROTAX which an AI I know says is a really fine engine if maintained correctly. The Maryland distributor for the kit says it will perform with a super cub and a lot more fun to fly. this m...
by jc pacquin
Tue Dec 18, 2012 20:18
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Light sport upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 5797

Re: Light sport upgrade

The way I understand it is that I would be able, with an LSA license, already having a private, I would be able to go rent a 150 HP Citabria and go for a ride. I would like that! Mike, with his abilitys as a rebuilder could fix up a Colt, ( nice little airplane! Maybe even make a taildragger out it!...
by jc pacquin
Thu Dec 13, 2012 18:00
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Engine Preheat for A 65
Replies: 12
Views: 3416

Re: Engine Preheat for A 65

Some people preheat if its under fourty. This is probably a good idea for these little OLD engines. Some say lower, like 35 degrees, etc. My problem always was wanting to fly but snow on the ground, too cold, or windy. (I never liked to fly in real turbulent air, no fun.) or just not in the mood. So...
by jc pacquin
Thu Dec 13, 2012 16:43
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: ADVISORY!
Replies: 18
Views: 11470

Re: ADVISORY!

View active topics is still down for repairs, annual?
by jc pacquin
Sun Dec 09, 2012 21:28
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Light sport upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 5797

Re: Light sport upgrade

Mainly cylinders. You may read this on owners reviews of these two aircraft. A super Cub, 180 HP, Decathlon, A 170 Cessna, etc.etc, all these types should be light sport. A long time ago I had a very nice F model Luscombe and it was a great airplane! It's 60 lbs. over the weight limit so I can't fly...
by jc pacquin
Sun Dec 09, 2012 17:22
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Light sport upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 5797

Re: Light sport upgrade

I see a legend cub or a cub crafters selling for 179,000.00 and having a new 0200 engine that seems to be of questionable integrity and I conclude that it's no wonder few younger people are interested in flying! I think the rules should be changed and give the sport pilot more leeway A 150 Cessna is...