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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 Andy Gelston Aug 17.

LP 65 tail wheel
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Greetings, does anyone have access to any information on the Porterfield's stock tailwheel? Also, any info on STC's for changing It out to a out today Scott?Thank you! NC27249Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston Apr 11.

 

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Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion How many flying?
"Ha!  If you read my travel story in the blog section: http://porterfieldplane.ning.com/profiles/blogs/nc41vt-is-coming-back-to-vermont you'll get so much of my style it will put you to sleep!"
Aug 17
Mark replied to Mark's discussion How many flying?
"Thanks Andy! I like your style."
Aug 15
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion How many flying?
"Oh yes, Mark, and if they ask, "is that a Champ...or a Funk...or an Interstate Cadet?",  I always respond with, "that's a good guess, but look again at the parallel wing struts and the shape of the tail.  She's a…"
Aug 15
Mark replied to Mark's discussion How many flying?
"Wow Andy that's incredibly sad. When we were going through the teething pains of our Porterfield rising from the ashes, I thought the effort was bordering on not worth it. We have an old long time friend in our '48 C140, that has been a…"
Aug 10
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion How many flying?
"I also read that and agree that it does seem low, but it may be more accurate than we'd care to admit. About 14 years ago, I created a spreadsheet for Chuck LeBrecht with all the Porterfield and American Eagle aircraft still in the FAA…"
Aug 10
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How many flying?

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 shows 50 (LPs, CPs, and a few FPs) with current airworth certs. I realize many may not be in annual.Cheers, MarkNC 27249See More
Aug 10
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Aug 10
Andy Gelston commented on Mark's blog post LP 65 hub caps
"It depends what wheels you have. The Shinns were designed to be so stylish that no one would ever think of covering them up...but beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
Jul 27
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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
Jul 24
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion LP 65 tail wheel
"Aircraft Spruce has 'em, but they're not cheap! SCOTT TYPE HUB CAP ASSY P/N 1882 $83.75"
Apr 11
David G Reichard replied to Mark's discussion LP 65 tail wheel
"I put a Scott 2000 on mine. Just a logbook entry. No STC needed. Check with your A&P/IA. I love it. Mine had a taylorcraft steerable but not breakaway when I got it. Nice to not have to pick up the plane to put it in the hangar. I also have a…"
Apr 10
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion LP 65 tail wheel
"Our members are mostly voyeurs who read but don't comment.  The site is pretty quiet, so most check in about once a month unless they have a question or an experience or information to share."
Mar 30
Mark replied to Mark's discussion LP 65 tail wheel
"Thanks for replying Andy, unfortunately it doesn't seem that this site gets a whole lot of use. But there's not a whole lot of Porterfield be there that's one of the things that makes them so cool."
Mar 29
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion LP 65 tail wheel
"No, but they're probably out there and hopefully, anyone reading this who has one will respond with a review.  I have a Maule on my tail and it works well.  It didn't break from shimmying when I lost a spring and the arm &…"
Mar 29
Mark replied to Mark's discussion LP 65 tail wheel
"Thanks for the reply Andy, The stock tailwheel assembly always seemed pretty minimalist and a weak link. Although it hasn't caused any problems, I always like the design of the Scott's. Do you know anyone who's put 2000 on their…"
Mar 27
Andy Gelston replied to Mark's discussion LP 65 tail wheel
"The TCDS (A-720) for your little girl states: 203. Tail wheels(a) 6x2.00 full swivel with special spring  +4 lbs. (+195)(b) 6x2.00 steerable with special spring  +5 lbs. (+195)(c) 3-3/8 solid rubber  +2 lbs. (+195) So if a Scott 2000…"
Mar 27

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Test flying and helping work out the bugs on my father in laws recently restored LP 65.
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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 — 1 Comment

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 — 2 Comments

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At 10:44am on July 11, 2015, Mark said…
By the way ours is an LP65, NC27249
At 10:39am on July 11, 2015, Mark said…
Looking for new landing gear rubber discs or a spec on the rubber to make them.
 
 
 

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