Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
Fellow club members: I have engaged a vintage DAR. To assist with the engineering analysis for a C85 conversion for the 65 Porterfield. I need the fuselage drawings to help get the analysis going. My DAR has contacted the Rankins and they will try to help, but their drawings are still boxed up and things are difficult to find. If anyone has the drawings I would be very interested in getting a copy. Please help if you can. I am certainly willing to pay for copies. The analysis will not be…Continue
I just picked up an LP 65 Porterfield and I am looking for head gasket sources. JP Hackenburg phone number no longer works and El Reno is closed. Any ideas where we can source head new gaskets and engine work?
Hello. Sorry to disturb you. I want to open a new aviation museum in my country.
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I alread received a free SZD-30 glider from Germany and I will also bring a helicopter airframe. Can anyone donate his old plane for my static display project ? Thank you.
Added by Marian Madalin on February 21, 2019 at 4:49pm — No Comments
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.
I need a new windshield for cp 65 collegiate and also decals. Any info would be appreciated.
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
ZL suffered another nose over incident at the end of August. This time it was Paul, he forgot to reset the throttle starting the engine after blowing out, resulting in the engine revving up at the next swing and the aircraft nosing over the chocks. Luckily the prop missed Paul, but buried itself in the grass. We sent the engine away for a shockload examination and fitted a new prop. No other damage luckily and she's now signed off again, although the weather has turned damp and cloudy, so…Continue
Was there ever an STC for electric start on the Collegiate? (LP or CP)
Is there any guidance on putting in a radio/xpdr/ elec. sys?
Can someone please measure the interior space for the pilot seat area? Width. I'm worried I'll be jammed in. "Skinny" is not me.
I'm a large person and have been considering buying one, but I'm worried I won't fit in it.
Is there any seat fore-aft adjustment?
Can someone send the W&B chart to me?
What are the…Continue
Give me a call if you know how I can obtain a set of speed ring blueprints for my 35-70 Porterfield ... (Leblond engine). Howard Coombs 407-539-4324 or email@example.com. Thanks!
I would like to secure fabrication drawings for the main landing gear and motor mounts for Franklin and Lycoming 65 hp. engines. Thanks
We're excited to post the plans for our 3-ship Porterfield flight from Cable Airport (CCB), Upland, CA to Ottumwa, Iowa, for the Antique Aircraft Association flyin, over Labor Day weekend.
We'll leave here with our 3 Porterfields (1940, 1941 Collegiates, and a CP 75) around August 25th, and plan to arrive at Ottumwa August 30th. We're…Continue
Today (28 Dec) Porterfield NC25577 appeared on the main page of Wikipedia, as supporting cast in the Ercoupe RATO picture taken at March AFB in 1941. N25577 is listed on the FAA register to a balloon, so what happened to the Porterfield?
ZL flying again with new tailwheel spring and rudder horn - obtained via Ebay from the USA, new old stock.
The ongoing saga of G-AFZL - Today the tailwheel spring broke while taxying. Luckily at base, on grass. No collateral damage to the rudder/tailpost or fabric. Trouble is the aluminum yoke for the tailwheel springs is now in 3 pieces. I doubt if it is repairable. Does anybody have, know about, know where we can get a replacement? Looks like we may be grounded again for a while, pity as ZL has been flying very well for the past year since the rebuild and given us no…Continue
Added by Steve Sharpe on November 20, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments
Hello All. I'm just joining. I have an opportunity, but not yet committed, to restore an FP-65 (N34711). It would be my first restoration attempt. I don't even know what I don't know. . . if that makes sense. I'm trying to make a decision whether I want to commit.
As near as I can tell, the fuselage is in good shape. The rudder, horizontal stabilizer and elevators are in good shape. Nothing is covered. I have the landing gear and wheels and one set of shock discs…Continue
I was looking at the planes for sale on the Main page and noted a blue PC for sale. I can find no date on the ad except an annual of 2009 so I assume it is at least 6 years old. (If this is wrong, let me know.) I can find no N number so my question is what happened to the plane, who bought it or (really a long shot) is it still for sale?