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Are there any Collegiates in Michigan?

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.…

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Added by Victor Briley on September 18, 2019 at 9:42am — No Comments

Need steel channel to repair rudder on 1940 CP50

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.

Added by Victor Briley on February 20, 2019 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Question about Headknockers - aileron balance weights

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…

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Added by Victor Briley on December 20, 2017 at 9:32pm — 18 Comments

WANTED CP50 MANUALS & BLUEPRINTS

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?

 

Vic Briley

989-614-0891

Added by Victor Briley on August 12, 2013 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment

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