Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
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 resolved.
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..
One used Porterfield Collegiate Fuel Tank for Sale. Please contact email@example.com
Added by Perry M Chappano on March 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Changing over to an A-65 from the O145-B2. Need info on new top cowl, nosebowl, exhaust and baffling. Any info you have would be most appreciated. Or parts for sale of course.
The rebuild is going OK, fuselage finished, wings repaired and awaiting re-cover. We have a big problem with the engine though. It looks like the old A50 is worn out, cracked crankcase which can be welded, but the cylinders are probably beyond repair.
So I'm looking for a serviceable A or C65, or 4 serviceable C65 cylinders. If anybody knows of one available for sale in usable condition I would be very interested.
Also as we will…Continue
I have a very nice , probably un-used, Fuel tank for a Porterfield CP 65 for sale
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Richard Earl on December 27, 2013 at 5:06am — No Comments
Added by fredric matt koblenzer on October 23, 2013 at 8:49am — No Comments
I'm sitting in KMHT, writing this while waiting for my flight which should be wheels up in about 10 hours. I fly to Newark, then to Seattle, then to Great Falls, and should be wheels down at KHLN about midnight (about 31 hours from now). Hey, I live in New England! We can't get anywhere from here! 41VT is at Boulder (K3U9) Airport, about 25 miles south of Helena, MT. I'll buy a used bike Wednesday morning (I hope), and pedal on down to Boulder to start prepping myself and 41VT for our…Continue
I am in the process of restoring a 1940 CP50 and could use some manuals and blueprints if anyone has them. Are there any Collegiates in Michigan?
DESCRIPTION: NC41VT is a 1941 FP-65, S/N 875, with an STC’d Franklin 90 installation, completed by Angelo Forte in the mid-50’s, turning a Flottorp wood prop. She has fresh Polyfiber covering and finish with the factory red and silver color scheme (ball with 2 stripes on each side). Medium weight fabric was used throughout, with heavy weight fabric used on the belly and lower surfaces of the horizontal stabilizers and elevators. The instrument panel is the deluxe version, made to…Continue
Added by Andy Gelston on July 23, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Will have overhauled Lycoming O-145 B2 for sale soon. Price will depend on how much I have into the overhaul when she is done, but if anyone is in need please advise here or at email@example.com and I will keep you in the loop. Thanks, Perry.
After tinkering for over three years on my Collegiate, the novelty finally wore off for Pokey Gordon and he asked me to remove the old girl from his shop in Helena, MT. Club member Tim Talen, who has a hangar in Boulder, MT, about 30 miles south of Helena, came to the rescue and arranged for a Boulder friend of his to rent a truck and haul the project to his hangar.
Tim's is a master restorer who specializes in Interstate Aircraft. I restored an Interstate Cadet back in the 80's…Continue
FOR SALE • 1940 PORTERFIELD CP-65 Collegiate $25,000 LSA Qualified. First Collegiate 499.9 SMOH. 5519.1 TT. Hangered since restoration in 1967. Flying Airplane. All logs Books available on PDF. Current annual good to 01/31/2014. Located at AJO. Corona municipal airport, CA USA. Telephone: Contact Eric 951-247-9541 • Contact…Continue
Our CP 65 would be for sale , it is in fantastic flying condition and all history back to day one , if interested please make contact for more detail
Added by Richard Earl on September 10, 2012 at 4:29am — No Comments
We'll be back this year, staying at the campsite in a RV. Will doubtless be in the bar every evening or at a friends Cessna 180 in the vintage aircraft park. Hope to see a Porterfield this time. Four of us in the party this time.
By Steve Krog
When an individual makes the commitment to learn to fly, there are several memorable events that occur during flight training. The very first flight always leaves a lasting impression. Same with the first take-off, or getting the airplane to do what the…Continue