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Marcia Mason
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Marcia Mason commented on Marcia Mason's blog post questions about the Collegiate
"Awesome!  I'm sure this will be a big help to many!  Thanks bunches!"
Jul 13
Andy Gelston commented on Marcia Mason's blog post questions about the Collegiate
"The type certificate places the datum at the leading edge of the wing; the CG range is +10.5" to +19.9"; and the empty weight CG range is +15.8" to +16.4"  The type 2 landing gear is at -1" and the tailwheel is at…"
Jul 13
Marcia Mason commented on Marcia Mason's blog post questions about the Collegiate
"Yes, it helps a lot, but there isn't a diagram showing the CG location on the W&B chart. Very nice pictures from France!!!"
Jul 10
Andy Gelston commented on Marcia Mason's blog post questions about the Collegiate
"Why is the Collegiate so skinny?  The original design, the Wyandotte Pup, was for a high school shop project and all the parts, especially the fuselage, had to fit through a 32" wide door frame to be moved out of the shop.  Ed…"
Jul 9
Andy Gelston commented on Marcia Mason's blog post questions about the Collegiate
"You can find original factory W&B sheets here: http://www.porterfield-turner.net/page/25 Thanks to our member in France, Olivier!  Just scroll down a bit and you'll see it in the center of the page.  There are three pages to the…"
Jul 9
Marcia Mason commented on Marcia Mason's blog post questions about the Collegiate
"Excellent answers all. Thank you so very much!  I'm sure these Q&A's will help many a would-be buyer!  Any other comment from others are truly appreciated as well.  Send the W&B to this blog or to…"
Jul 1
Andy Gelston commented on Marcia Mason's blog post questions about the Collegiate
"Was there ever an STC for electric start on the Collegiate? (LP or CP) Not that I'm aware of as the 65 and lower HP engines, with few exceptions, didn't have starters. Is there any guidance on putting in a radio/xpdr/ elec. sys? Mark…"
Jun 30
Marcia Mason posted a blog post

questions about the Collegiate

Was there ever an STC for electric start on the Collegiate?  (LP or CP)Is there any guidance on putting in a radio/xpdr/ elec. sys?Can someone please measure the interior space for the pilot seat area?  Width.  I'm worried I'll be jammed in.  "Skinny" is not me.I'm a large person and have been considering buying one, but I'm worried I won't fit in it.Is there any seat fore-aft adjustment?Can someone send the W&B chart to me?What are the flight characteristics compared to a Cub or T-cart?…See More
Jun 22
Andy Gelston left a comment for Marcia Mason
"Welcome to our wee club, Marcia, for the skinny Cub, an airplane meant for people under 5'-8" and 180 pounds.  Pat Cole has a motorcycle shop in Bryan, TX.  I think he still has his Dad's Collegiate in storage, right…"
Jun 22
Marcia Mason is now a member of Porterfield Airplane Club
Jun 22

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About Me:
Have primarily owned Stinsons, but looking for a light sport certified plane now. Own an airfield and hangar with husband.
Do you own a Porterfield Airplane?
no, but looking at one possibly and have questions.
Are You a Pilot?
yes, COM.
Do you have a MYSPACE profile, email address or personal website that you would like to share with others?
http://www.reklawflyin.com

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questions about the Collegiate

Was there ever an STC for electric start on the Collegiate?  (LP or CP)

Is there any guidance on putting in a radio/xpdr/ elec. sys?

Can someone please measure the interior space for the pilot seat area?  Width.  I'm worried I'll be jammed in.  "Skinny" is not me.

I'm a large person and have been considering buying one, but I'm worried I won't fit in it.

Is there any seat fore-aft adjustment?

Can someone send the W&B chart to me?

What are the…

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At 9:30am on June 22, 2017, Andy Gelston said…

Welcome to our wee club, Marcia, for the skinny Cub, an airplane meant for people under 5'-8" and 180 pounds. 

Pat Cole has a motorcycle shop in Bryan, TX.  I think he still has his Dad's Collegiate in storage, right near his shop.  He had it for sale a while ago, but I never heard if he sold it or not.  She's worth about $5K, but I'm not sure what Pat wants for her.  The A-65 will need to be gone through for rust and the airframe checked for rodents, etc.  He's a member, so you can either contact him through the club website or Google him and give him a call.

Soft Landings,

Andy

 
 
 

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