Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
I am restoring a 1940 Collegiate and need to find a source for control cable fairleads. The fairleads are .550 in diameter and 1" long. I have checked all the traditional sources and they all have Piper cub fairleads that are .750" in diameter. Does anyone have a source for Porterfield fairleads?
Posted on June 29, 2020 at 3:06pm — 12 Comments
I have a 1940 Porterfield basket case that I am restoring. I have very little technical information to put this thing back together. I've done OK so far, but could use some pictures of one that is together and flying. I built new wings and am ready to cover them. Progress has been slow as I put the pieces of the puzzle together.
Please call me if you have one that I could come and take pictures of inside and out. I do not want to disassemble anything or cause any harm in doing so.…Continue
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 9:42am — 1 Comment
Does anyone know where I can get tapered steel channel for the rudder of my CP50? The 2 bottom channels are cracked and need to be replaced. If I can't find a source to them, I will attempt to bend some out of .040 4130 steel strips.
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment
I have a 1940 CP50 that I am restoring from the ground up. I built new ailerons and transferred the lead weight from the old aileron to the leading edge spar of the new aileron. While in Osh Kosh I saw a LP65 with headknockers for balance weights. My CP50 was not equipped with headknockers. I searched for AD's but could not find any for the CP50. Does anyone know if the headknockers was an STC or some other add-on? My ailerons are quite heavy at the trailing edge. I have always been told…Continue
Posted on December 20, 2017 at 9:32pm — 18 Comments