Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
Added by Andy Gelston on July 25, 2021 at 8:36am — No Comments
Hi Porterfield fans,
We own 35-70 N17026, and wondering how many are currently under restoration these days. I'm starting work on 2 LeBlond 5Es and wondering if anyone has had gaskets made for Leblonds, or sources / substitutions for pistons, piston pins, valves, etc. Also if any of you have had cast iron cylinders chromed. Thanks
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.
A few weeks ago, my dad and I resumed the restoration of his Collegiate. This time we have help from a friend who's an A&P and another who's an IA.
The wings and engine were rebuilt, and the fuselage was hand sanded and repainted. We have most of the old parts, but many of them, including the wing struts, windscreen, cowling, and cables, need to be replaced.
We also need a few critical drawings. At the moment, drawings of the engine compartment for the…Continue
I have within my fathers paperwork / files a number of Porterfield Club Newsletters. Would current club members be interested in a project to have these inventoried, scanned into searchable PDFs, and either posted to the club site or made available to club members? Any and all thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Today is July 10th, 2020. My mother and father would have been married for 80 years today. They have long since passed, but I am still amazed by their lives. Happy anniversary Mom and Dad.
Since my dad was so involved with the Porterfield aircraft, I wanted to re-share a bio that appeared in the Porterfield Club newsletter in April of 1978. It was authored by Chuck LeBrecht with inputs from my dad.
There are some errors, spelling, grammatical, and factual (I…Continue
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?
Looking for a FP-65 motor mount to buy. Or drawings so I can fabricate one.
Contact Bob Hayden @ firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 336-8619
Added by Bob Hayden on June 2, 2020 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Has anyone preplaced the old Bendix SF4 mags on their CP-65 with SLICK 4333 mags?
It appears that spacers are required between the accessory case and mag to accommodate the required impulse coupler. I welcome any and all information or comments on the conversion process and parts required.
Just a couple words . I Finally got my "new" Porterfield home from the storage center after about 8 months. I live on an airstrip in Florida 72FL , that i purchased a couple years ago . It's been a journey getting it like I wanted , but I'm finally ready to start building again. As some of you know , this is my second skinny bird. My first n25563 was in an accident after I sold her and now lives with Dave Brown in Ohio. (Its for sale as a project) A few pictures are…Continue
I am selling my Lycoming 65 we just pulled from my porterfield for upgrade to c85. All accessories and logs with engine mount and logs. 100 SMOH Ready to go. Contact me if interested. Also have two props nad some Lycoming spares
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.…Continue
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?
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