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Mike Polley
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  • Upland, CA
  • United States

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  • Heather Greer
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  • John Bentley

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Parts for Sale
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I have a nose bowl, gas tank, front cowl, boot cowl, landing gear and wing hardware from what I think is a late 30's Porterfield.  If anyone is interested please contact me.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bentley Oct 24, 2012.

Instument Panel

I purchased this instrument panel last summer.  I think it is from an older Porterfield.  Can anyone tell me what year and model it belongs to?…Continue

Started Jan 21, 2012

 

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Tom Porterfield left a comment for Mike Polley
"Mike, Chuck Lebrecht might be able to guid you in your wing rigging. He was the Porterfield Airplane Club President for many years. He enjoys talking Porterfields and just turned 91 or 2 yrs old. His # in Florida is 352-687-4859. I just talked with…"
Jun 1, 2015
Steve Sharpe left a comment for Mike Polley
"Mike. Do you mean the internal wing rigging or the adjustment of the wings using the rear strut fork after fitting? If the former, we didn't do anything, just had the wings stripped and inspected for any damage, which was fairly minimal and…"
Jun 1, 2015
Mike Polley left a comment for Tom Porterfield
"Tom, I am looking for advice on how to rig the wings of my CP-65.  She is right wing heavy.  I read the assembly and rigging instructions but still need help."
Jun 1, 2015
Mike Polley commented on Steve Sharpe's blog post ZL flies again
"Steve, How did you rig the wings.  The instructions in the paperwork for the plane is short and there are not any wood & fabric A&P's around my airport.  Can you give me some guidance?"
Jun 1, 2015
Mike Polley and Perry M Chappano are now friends
Mar 20, 2014
John Bentley replied to Mike Polley's discussion Parts for Sale
"  Tell me where to send the cash and I will buy the nose…"
Oct 24, 2012
Marv Hack replied to Mike Polley's discussion Parts for Sale
"Have you had a chance to look for the drag wires? Thanks, Marv"
Oct 22, 2012
John Bentley replied to Mike Polley's discussion Parts for Sale
" Tell me how I can buy it and I will send you the…"
Oct 12, 2012
Mike Polley replied to Mike Polley's discussion Parts for Sale
"I do.  I am not sure what year it is but appears to be pre 1940"
Oct 12, 2012
John Bentley replied to Mike Polley's discussion Parts for Sale
" Mike do you still have the nose…"
Oct 11, 2012
John Bentley replied to Mike Polley's discussion Parts for Sale
"  I made my drag wiers, I bought a set from Wag Aero for a Cub wing that were long, cut them to size and threaded the end, I believe the thread is a 6-40."
Oct 11, 2012
Marv Hack replied to Mike Polley's discussion Parts for Sale
"Thanks, all at 88charlies appreciate any effort to locate some drag wires. Marv"
Oct 7, 2012
Mike Polley replied to Mike Polley's discussion Parts for Sale
"I am not sure. I will go down to my storage and check"
Oct 6, 2012
Marv Hack replied to Mike Polley's discussion Parts for Sale
"Do you have the wing drag wires and strut brackets? Thanks, Marv marvhack@att.net"
Oct 6, 2012
Mike Polley left a comment for Marv Hack
"Hi Marv, Welcome to the club. "
Oct 2, 2012
Mike Polley and Marv Hack are now friends
Oct 2, 2012

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About Me:
Restoring a 1941 CP-65
We have 3 flying Porterfields based here at Cable Airport.
Do you own a Porterfield Airplane?
Yes
Are You a Pilot?
Yes
Do you have a MYSPACE profile, email address or personal website that you would like to share with others?
http://mike@1st-comm.com

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At 1:10pm on June 1, 2015, Tom Porterfield said…

Mike, Chuck Lebrecht might be able to guid you in your wing rigging. He was the Porterfield Airplane Club President for many years. He enjoys talking Porterfields and just turned 91 or 2 yrs old. His # in Florida is 352-687-4859. I just talked with him last week.

Tom

At 9:47am on June 1, 2015, Steve Sharpe said…

Mike.

Do you mean the internal wing rigging or the adjustment of the wings using the rear strut fork after fitting? If the former, we didn't do anything, just had the wings stripped and inspected for any damage, which was fairly minimal and easily repaired. We refitted the wings with the rear struts set to the same length as before, on the basis of if it ain't bust don't fix it. The aircraft has flown with a slight aileron imbalance - the left one droops a bit in level flight - for the last 20 years, so we've been adjusting the wings and ailerons by trial and error to eliminate it, not quite there yet but making progress.

We may have been a bit more scientific about the rigging at our first rebuild 23 years ago, but I really can't remember the details after so long. Sorry I can't be of much assistance.

I will hopefully be visiting my sister in Claremont in October for a week or so, with a couple of friends. We hope to be doing a bit of flying at Cable so maybe we can catch up then.

Cheers

Steve

At 11:23pm on January 7, 2011, Gloria C Conolley said…
Welcome to the Club. Have you flown a Porterfield yet>  Must have---with all those Porterfields at one airport !  It is a very forgiving plane .Your hard work will be worth every penny you put into it ..
At 10:08pm on December 22, 2010, Tom Porterfield said…

Mike,

So you are another one of those Cable guys. Welcome to our Porterfield Club. Let me know the N# and Serial # of your CP-65 so I can add it to my list. It's good to have you aboard. Keep us posted on the progress of the restoration. We can always use more pictures of Porterfield Airplanes.

Tom Porterfield

 
 
 

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