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Old 02-24-2012, 07:12 PM
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Beautiful Luscombe Earle.

Here's another classic restoration. Great story


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Old 02-24-2012, 09:06 PM
What... Weather sucks again!!!
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This is another good one. Just a bit more complex cockpit back then.

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:46 PM
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I always hated the landing gear struts and brakes on the original Champ. Once upgraded to Cleveland brakes I liked it a lot more. Also liked it with a C-85 up in the thin Colorado air!

Scott
I didn't mind the struts so much. If people had problems with them, more than likely they hadn't maintained them properly, but the brakes were.. um.. interesting. No amount of adjustment (because there really wasn't any) could fix worn brake shoes.

My father (and subsequently I) always thought the 85hp 7BCM was cheating especially if doing any sort of 'fun' stuff, and we both HATED the way the bigger fin looked.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:46 AM
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....FWIW, my Dad and I are looking for a Champ project if anyone knows of one! Would also consider a Luscombe or C-120 project. .....Scott
BTW Scott, and anyone else who might be interested, or knows of somebody looking for an airplane;

We are gonna sell our 1951 Ryan Navion "B" Model, Super 260. A pic is below when it was on the cover of Vintage Airplane. It has been in my family since new. My Grandfather flew commercially out to San Diego (from WV) and flew it back. I first flew in it when I was 3 months old (I'm 58 now). As you can imagine I have tons of pics and complete logs, etc. An Oshkosh and American Navion Society award winner.

Shoot me a PM if you'd like more info. Gonna be listing it in the usual rags in a week or so. Hate to see it go, but we just don't fly it enough anymore. It really needs an owner who wants to go to shows and fly-ins....as the saying goes, we've been there, done that.

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:57 PM
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:07 AM
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That is hot!!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:29 AM
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While we're on the subject of ugly planes here's a good way to ruin an Aeronca Champ

Earle
DEAR GOD!!!

I miss flying the 7GCAA Citabria...those were good times.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:31 AM
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BTW Scott, and anyone else who might be interested, or knows of somebody looking for an airplane;

We are gonna sell our 1951 Ryan Navion "B" Model, Super 260. A pic is below when it was on the cover of Vintage Airplane. It has been in my family since new. My Grandfather flew commercially out to San Diego (from WV) and flew it back. I first flew in it when I was 3 months old (I'm 58 now). As you can imagine I have tons of pics and complete logs, etc. An Oshkosh and American Navion Society award winner.

Shoot me a PM if you'd like more info. Gonna be listing it in the usual rags in a week or so. Hate to see it go, but we just don't fly it enough anymore. It really needs an owner who wants to go to shows and fly-ins....as the saying goes, we've been there, done that.

Earle
Beautiful. A piece of history.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:18 PM
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I got a chance to fly a gorgeous Ryan Navion out of KPWK some 8 years ago, and the experience was absolutely fantastic. A doll to fly, not to mention the nostalgia. Definitely a favorite of mine.

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