I'm a retired electronics engineer with a love of old machinery, especially antique aircraft. I like things that are minimalistic and direct, the Porterfield is about as basic as you can get, love it!
I'm originally from SoCal. but have been living in Mexico since 1998.
Do you own a Porterfield Airplane?
I have owned NC27250 serial # 739 since I rescued it from Meadowlark apt. (Sunset beach Ca.) in 1988. It's rebuild was a 20 yr effort that involved 5 moves, the last being to Mexico in 2000.
The craft is now registered in Mexico as XB-KXV and is the sole example of the type here.
Are You a Pilot?
I hold U.S. pilot cert. ASEL, 250 hrs in the U.S. , 283 hrs in Mexico.
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You emailed me photos of the radio cluster, about 3 years ago, that I still have. The FAA in New England is so useless for approving changes to aircraft certified under CAR 3, 3A, and 4, that I was thinking of mounting a MicroAir transponder and an encoder in a box that I could temporarily install in my Collegiate and then mount the antenna on the belly with a light gage sheetmetal groundplane above the fabric. Is your encoder's static line just open to the inside of the wing?
iHola Mark! Como esta?
How is your little radio cluster in the wingroot working for you? I was planning on doing something similar here, but the FAA pencil-necks here were having a hard time with me recovering the plane with PolyFiber instead of Grade A...
Andy, in Vermont
Mark, We are glad to have you join us. Hope we can all benefit each other with technical info on the Porterfields and build lasting friendships. I found your e-mail address in an old Porterfield News Letter from Chuck. If you know anyone else interested, please fell free to invite them to join.