Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
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
Added by Steve Sharpe on November 20, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments
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'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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will keep you in the loop. Thanks, Perry.