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Andy Gelston commented on Victor Briley's blog post AD's on wing struts
"Only AD is for installing aileron counterweights."
4 hours ago
Andy Gelston commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"Well there you go!  One of the traps we should all try to avoid in restoring these old gals is perpetuating mistakes and cobble-jobs that were done to them in the past.  I’ve seen felt washers on a lot of Shinn wheels and my own…"
Oct 16
Victor Briley commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"Shinn-%20Firestone%20brake%20detail%20breakout%20IPC%20%281%29.pdf This is the note that Laurie at Classic Aero sent me. She is very knowledgeable on Shinn wheels and brakes. LEder@luscombesilvaire.info Oct 15, 2020, 4:56 PM (15 hours…"
Oct 16
Andy Gelston commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"Wheel bearings (Shinn) do have felt seals between two seal washers, against the outboard side of each wheel bearing.  I’m not sure where to get them, though..."
Oct 15
Andy Gelston commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"The only AD on the Collegiate is for installing the head knockers (aileron counterweights): something that is only required on CP-50’s that were re-engined with A65’s without upgrading the wing & aileron structures, but all…"
Oct 15
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AD's on wing struts

The IA I am working with wants to know if there are any AD's on the wing struts of my 1940 Collegiate. He said I should have my wing struts punch tested for thin spots but would like to know if there are any AD's first.See More
Oct 15
Victor Briley commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"The IA i am working with wants to know if there are any AD's on the wing struts. He said I should have my struts punch tested. What do you think? Also, are the wheel bearings supposed to have felt seals? There were none on mine but it was a…"
Oct 15
Victor Briley commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"The IA i am working with wants to know if there are any AD's on the wing struts. He said I should have my struts punch tested. What do you think? Also, are the wheel bearings supposed to have felt seals? There were none on mine but it was a…"
Oct 14
Andy Gelston commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"Does your bird still have her original Shinn wheels & brakes, Victor?  Club member Tim Talen may have some. Sure, have Mike call or email me: he has my contact info. ------------------------------------------------------- Well played, Bill:…"
Oct 12
Victor Briley commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"I am looking for a wheel seal/shield for my 1940 Collegiate. Anyone know where I can get one? I am only missing one."
Oct 12
Bill Skinner commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"Just FYI. The box of spruce rib materials I had (mentioned in this thread) has been donated to a local EAA chapter. They hold classes and youth demos for homebuilders and will use this material in those classes and to complete a static display they…"
Oct 3
Victor Briley commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"Thanks for the input, Andy. This is all new to me so it is clear as mud. I'll see if I can get some help from the AP/IA that is working with me on this and I'll show him your comment. Maybe between all of us I get it figured out. BTW, I am…"
Aug 5
Victor Briley commented on Victor Briley's blog post Are there any Collegiates in Michigan?
"Being a basket case that I did not disassemble I am having trouble identifying these spruce parts and where they go. Does anyone recognize these?"
Aug 5
Andy Gelston commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"Victor: Don't bother with envelopes, they don't work well with the Collegiate fuselage.  Get some heavy fabric for the belly and interior (I recommend heavy fabric for the bottom surfaces of the horizontal tail, also, but you've…"
Jul 25
Victor Briley commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"I found a bunch of stuff for this plane tucked away in a box that had never been opened by me. It looks like I may have everything I need for now. Anyone out there have any experience putting a fabric envelope on the fuselage? This is my first time…"
Jul 20
Bill Skinner commented on Victor Briley's blog post need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate
"Ok, thanks for letting me know...."
Jul 17

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About Me:
I applied earlier and am waiting for approval. My email address has changed so I thought I should reapply in case you try to contact me.
Do you own a Porterfield Airplane?
1940 Porterfield project that I got from BeBE Owen in Florida. This used to be my father's airplane. I am anxious to restore it and could use some guidance from some of your members.
Are You a Pilot?
Private pilot
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AD's on wing struts

The IA I am working with wants to know if there are any AD's on the wing struts of my 1940 Collegiate. He said I should have my wing struts punch tested for thin spots but would like to know if there are any AD's first.

Posted on October 15, 2020 at 3:22pm — 1 Comment

need fairleads for 1940 Collegiate

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 — 21 Comments

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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Posted on September 18, 2019 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

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.

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

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At 2:28pm on May 31, 2013, Tom Porterfield said…

Victor

Welcome to our Porterfield Club on-line. Make sure you share some pictures with us. It's good to have you aboard.

Tom Porterfield

 
 
 

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