Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
Our absorbers (on N37716 CP-65) were getting pretty worn out so we ordered a sheet of rubber and had as many absorbers as we could cut out of it. We have extras sets that are pre cut. Email Darrylmeii@yahoo.com, Mielke1991@yahoo.com or call 605-252-0256 and ask for Darryl or Shawn if you have any questions. Thanks
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
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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?
Good news. Yesterday ZL got its Permit to Fly, so after nearly 19 months we're airborne again. Thanks to everyone who offered advice and assistance during the rebuild. Subject to the usual variable British weather Paul and I can now put on some hours to run the engine in. We had a misfiring problem at idle for a while, caused by failure in one or more of the brand new plugs! Engine now seems to be running smoothly, although with the new exhaust system it does seem a bit noisier than the old…Continue
CP50/65 G-AFZL has flown again following rebuild, at White Waltham on Monday 27 October. No snags, but a bit of tweaking required. 3 hour's of engine proving is required before Permit renewal test flight. Weight issue still to be…Continue
Our CP50/65 G-AFZL is ready to fly following rebuild, trouble is we have a weight problem! It looks like we've gained over 100lbs in empty weight over the factory figure, which will mean that we might only be able to get her certificated as a single seater or have severe restrictions on payload (a good excuse to lose some personal weight maybe).
I find it difficult to see how we could be 100lbs overweight, although I do realise aircraft do gain weight over the…Continue
We are STC'D and PMA'd to put a battery operated starter on the porter field and several other planes.
They must have an impulse coupling to operate correctly..