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Landing, Take Off, Cruise, RPM etc....
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On Dec. 22, I asked about Landing and Take Off distance.  At this point there has been three answers and then things went silent.  It was  suggested that cruise and RPM be  added OR anything  else…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston Feb 16.

Landing and Take Off Distances ?
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I have been looking for information on Landing and take off distance for the P.Cand am not finding anything on this topic.What have you who are experienced with the Porterfield Collegiate to be "real…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston Dec 25, 2017.

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, 2017.

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.

 

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Andy Gelston replied to Bill's discussion Landing, Take Off, Cruise, RPM etc....
"Answers and replies from the membership are like the visible progress in an aircraft restoration: they take time...and usually a lot more than we originally thought."
Feb 16
Bill posted a discussion

Landing, Take Off, Cruise, RPM etc....

On Dec. 22, I asked about Landing and Take Off distance.  At this point there has been three answers and then things went silent.  It was  suggested that cruise and RPM be  added OR anything  else you might want to add for the good of the information about the PC.  Anybody else care to contribute ??BillSee More
Feb 12
Andy Gelston replied to Bill's discussion Landing and Take Off Distances ?
"I once sat in on a FAASTeam safety seminar on determining take off and landing performance and graphing it for future calculations.  They stressed that, unless your plane is absolutely as it came from the factory, "your mileage may…"
Dec 25, 2017
David G Reichard replied to Bill's discussion Landing and Take Off Distances ?
"I recall doing a check run with my fat @ss in the front (210lb) another 160± in the back (don't do the math) and full fuel. To my surprise it got off the ground in ~1000ft (pavement) which is about the same with just me. The normally…"
Dec 22, 2017
Bill replied to Bill's discussion Landing and Take Off Distances ?
"Morgan, Good Idea, these are not information that is easily found.  I hope that a number of PC flyers bring  this information.  For some consistency could we have it put in the following list. Landing Distance take  off…"
Dec 22, 2017
Morgan Walker replied to Bill's discussion Landing and Take Off Distances ?
"Bill - I hope a few members respond to this question. If they could add cruise speed/ rpm's/ prop info with landing t/o distances it would sure help someone like me in my performance research. I'm getting very interested in pursuing the…"
Dec 21, 2017
Bill posted a discussion

Landing and Take Off Distances ?

I have been looking for information on Landing and take off distance for the P.Cand am not finding anything on this topic.What have you who are experienced with the Porterfield Collegiate to be "real World"distances ? Assume Pilot (170 lb.s ??) no passenger, full fuel (13 Am. Gal. ?)hard surface, no wind, 65 hp Lyc.  There will be differences according to the time on the engine and pilot technique,  but if enough will bring in some input an average should evolve.  Or, if I have left something…See More
Dec 18, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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
Bill posted a discussion

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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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?
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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

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