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Mark
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  • Arlington, WA
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Shoulder harness
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Hello, does anyone have any information about adding shoulder harnesses for these little birds? STCs, suppliers, etc? Thanks! MarkContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Feb 3.

Any Washington State Skinny Birds?
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Hi, my wife and I have a beautiful LP65 (with a 65 Continental) based at Arlington airport (KAWO) If there are any Porterfield folks around here it would be great to meet up and compare notes and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston Jan 1.

Checklist
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Hi all, happy holidays! Is there any one who has a good checklist for an LP65? Thank you,Mark and Suzi Shayne. NC27249Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Jan 1.

How many flying?
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Greetings, a recent article about a gentleman who flew to Osh Kosh said there were only 24 flying examples? Does anyone know if that's accurate? Seems kind of low to me. A rough count on FAAs website…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Aug 23, 2017.

 

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Mark posted a photo

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This is my wife’s grandfather and his friend in 1940 or 41 with our Porterfield. Her grandfather is the tall cool looking dude on the left.
Feb 12
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Shoulder harness
"Got the photos, outstanding! Thanks Andy. I’ll get some ordered up. Much safer than just the lap belts. "
Feb 3
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion Shoulder harness
"Try going to your local library and see if they come up on one of their computers...or I could email them directly to you."
Feb 2
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Shoulder harness
"Hi Andy, I’m sure it’s my analog brain but I can’t seem to access the pictures."
Feb 1
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion Shoulder harness
" stowing the front; attachment to the V’s (zoom in, if you need to); belt tag w/part #"
Feb 1
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion Shoulder harness
"Front seat installation"
Feb 1
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion Shoulder harness
"Rear seat installation"
Feb 1
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Shoulder harness
"Thanks Andy, I think if I was at the hanger looking at the overhead tubing it would make perfect sense. I’ve often thought about where my face is in relation to the top of the panel if things got ugly. Let alone my trusting…"
Jan 29
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion Shoulder harness
"A FAA memo went out about 2004 with regards to shoulder harness installations: if they follow best practices, they don’t need an STC.  Whether you pay extra for the TSO’d harness or just get what’s on special at WagAero, is up…"
Jan 29
Mark posted a discussion

Shoulder harness

Hello, does anyone have any information about adding shoulder harnesses for these little birds? STCs, suppliers, etc? Thanks! MarkSee More
Jan 29
Mark left a comment for Dan R. Stewart
" Hi Dan, from Mark and Suzi Shayne. How are your projects coming? Our little Porterfield is doing really well. Can’t wait to get her back in the air when the rain stops!  Say hi to Dick and Peggy for us. We look forward to coming…"
Jan 29
Mark updated their profile
Jan 26
Mark posted a video
Jan 26
Mark left a comment for Chels
"Hi Chels, sorry to take so long to reply. These little airplanes are an absolute joy!"
Jan 25
Mark and Chels are now friends
Jan 25
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion Any Washington State Skinny Birds?
"You’re welcome, Mark!  Thank you for keeping your skinny bird flying, and hopefully inspiring others to get their old gals in the air, too."
Jan 1

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About Me:
My wife and I are the proud owners and caretakers NC27249, #738, a 1940 LP65 (with a Continental 65). This airplane was purchased new by my wife’s grandfather who owned it until about the time the war started. My wife’s father was able to reacquire it in the early 90s in need of restoration. It sat for many years, and was finally restored to pristine conditions in 2015. It’s so cool that my wife and I both get to fly her grandfathers airplane.
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LP 65 hub caps

Hello, I've heard that L5 Hub caps will work on the Porterfield. Anybody have any ideas of others that might? I think they would look sharp on our old girl. Thanks Mark NC27249

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 1:42pm — 2 Comments

Landing Gear Rubber

I recently replaced the landing gear rubber on our 1940 LP65. The old ones were cracked and sagging and in dire need of replacement. I talked with Leroy Blum about this via the telephone, and he was very informative. I acquired the rubber stock from L.A. Rubber at a reasonable cost. On this website, I found a link to a photo of the original blueprint showing the proper dimensions (diameter, square hole size, and radius of corners) Near our airport, Arlington Municipal (AWO), I found an… Continue

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:44am on July 11, 2015, Mark said…
By the way ours is an LP65, NC27249
 
 
 

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