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Struts---some box some N
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More a question of clarification, I have noted that on some of the Porterfields some have an "N" strut that runs from the top of the rear lift strut to the bottom of  the front lift strut while some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill May 29.

wing designation type?
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Does anyone know the designation for the wings used on the Collegiate?IE the wings on a Piper Cub is USA 35 B.  What about the Collegiate?Thanks in advance.   BillContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Nov 6, 2016.

Flying the Wing----Wheel track
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Discussing various planes  with friends (all of us are part of the over the hill gang)and a number of items came up during the discussion.  I mentioned that the PChad a long wing and one of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston Aug 21, 2015.

Interested in what modifications are out there
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Have been following (lurking) various Porterfield Collegiate pictures and have noted what looks like changes in the original plane.  IE--skylights, Continental engines of various hp, several types of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston Aug 10, 2015.

 

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Bill replied to Bill's discussion Struts---some box some N
"Andy, First thank you for the explaination  The term "Flyabout"  I went back to several Porterfield articles and found the planes (flyabouts) you were referring to.  Bill"
May 29
Andy Gelston replied to Bill's discussion Struts---some box some N
"The Flyabout is the Porterfield model 35, usually with a round engine, and the predecesor of the Zephyr and Collegiate. N struts are rarely used on high wing monoplanes because the wings are adequately braced internally to withstand drag and other…"
May 29
Bill replied to Bill's discussion Struts---some box some N
"Andy, I believe the correct term is "Jury"  the term "Flyabout" is a new one to me.  Basically, I understand the purpose of both the "N" and straight rod, but was wondering if one is better than the other or…"
May 17
Andy Gelston replied to Bill's discussion Struts---some box some N
"Are you referring to the Jury strut, which keeps the struts from bowing to the point of bending on the Collegiate?  Or are you referring to Flyabout struts?"
May 17
Bill posted a discussion

Struts---some box some N

More a question of clarification, I have noted that on some of the Porterfields some have an "N" strut that runs from the top of the rear lift strut to the bottom of  the front lift strut while some ones that have been redone have what appears to be astraight metal, (wooden?)  rod running from the one lift strut to the other.  Advantages, disadvantages,  modification ??  BillSee More
May 17
Bill replied to Jerri & Chris Bergen's discussion Great Porterfield Flight of 3 to be featured in EAA Vintage Mag!
"Jerri, I happened to catch your letter about the flight to the Antique Aircraft fly in and the stop over at Rankin airport.  I  am curious as to what Joe had done to his aircraft.  What did you mean when you  mention "other…"
Nov 9, 2016
Bill replied to Bill's discussion wing designation type?
"Andy, Thank You. Bill PS if you get multiply replys, please excuse, I am finding this page to be very awkward in sending. B"
Nov 6, 2016
Andy Gelston replied to Bill's discussion wing designation type?
"The Collegiate has a modified (NACA/Munk) M6 airfoil.  The beauty of the M6 is that the CP moves forward when in a descending attitude and the CP moves aft when in a climb, producing a highly positive pitch stability.  The M6 worked so…"
Nov 6, 2016
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wing designation type?

Does anyone know the designation for the wings used on the Collegiate?IE the wings on a Piper Cub is USA 35 B.  What about the Collegiate?Thanks in advance.   BillSee More
Oct 30, 2016
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"Tom, What is the designation for the wing on a PC? As an example, I have heard that the wing on a Piper Cub is a "Clark Y" Bill Bussel"
Sep 19, 2015
Andy Gelston replied to Bill's discussion Flying the Wing----Wheel track
"I'll measure 41Vermont, though she's an early '41 FP-65 (s/n 875), she has the type B gear. Andy"
Aug 21, 2015
Bill replied to Bill's discussion Flying the Wing----Wheel track
"Andy, If you are getting this twice, it is because I have not figured out what to correctly push yet. I am not sure but I believe the question was about a plane  manufactured in 1940. Bill"
Aug 19, 2015
Bill replied to Bill's discussion Flying the Wing----Wheel track
"Andy, I am not sure, but I believe the question was about a plane manufactured in 1940. Bill"
Aug 19, 2015
Andy Gelston replied to Bill's discussion Flying the Wing----Wheel track
"Type A or Type B landing gear???"
Aug 18, 2015
Andy Gelston replied to Bill's discussion Interested in what modifications are out there
"There have actually been very few major mods, Bill, mostly just the results of caretakers using their best judgment in fabricating owner-manufactured parts.  Some are accurate, following the factory prints, some are creative works of art, some…"
Aug 10, 2015
Tom Porterfield commented on Bill's blog post Plane for Sale on Main Page
"Bill That Porterfield may still be for sale. Check with them at Foothill Aircraft Sales Phone: (909)917-5851 or (562)505-6518"
Jul 14, 2015

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About Me:
retired, looking for a low and slow under 1320 lb.s
Am interested in what to look for in these planes for a re-do. Assume, close look at tubes, pully s
cables. Is there anything that is a real problem in a redo of a PC?
Do you own a Porterfield Airplane?
no
Are You a Pilot?
yes
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Plane for Sale on Main Page

I was looking at the planes for sale on the Main page and noted a blue PC for sale.  I can find no date on the ad except an annual of 2009 so I assume it is at least 6 years old.  (If this is wrong, let me know.) I can find no N number so my question is what happened to the plane, who bought it  or (really a long shot) is it still for sale?

Bill

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 8:53pm — 2 Comments

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