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Mike Polley
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  • Upland, CA
  • United States

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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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Mike Polley left a comment for Allison H.
"Allison,  I am not sure who owned it prior to us.  I own the plane with Bob Cable.   I understand it was purchased from someone in central California"
Jun 21, 2020
Allison H. left a comment for Mike Polley
"Mike! You have Bill Burkey's old Porterfield, yeah?"
Jun 21, 2020
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"Welcome to the club Allison.   Let me know if I can be of any help."
Jun 21, 2020
Mike Polley and Allison H. are now friends
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Restoring a 1941 CP-65
We have 3 flying Porterfields based here at Cable Airport.
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At 2:37pm on June 21, 2020, Allison H. said…
Mike! You have Bill Burkey's old Porterfield, yeah?
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.


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


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.



At 10:08pm on December 22, 2010, Tom Porterfield said…


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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