IOWA'S 170

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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby iowa » Thu May 30, 2019 9:46 pm

thanks bruce
i'm back on the bezels again.
what is the best way to obtain a couple of these?
or is it best to make them out of wood on a lathe? (what type of wood?)
has anyone milled one out of aluminum?
or cough up the crispy's
and buy one from either Univair or Chapparral?
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby iowa » Thu May 30, 2019 9:47 pm

Those colors don't quite match up! 8O
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Thu May 30, 2019 9:54 pm

And I found this here: https://encycolorpedia.com/94755c

    Ford Lima Tan / #94755c Hex Color Code
    #94755c Paint ChipThe hexadecimal color code #94755c is a shade of orange. In the RGB color model #94755c is comprised of 58.04% red, 45.88% green and 36.08% blue. In the HSL color space #94755c has a hue of 27° (degrees), 23% saturation and 47% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 583.82 nm.
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby n2582d » Fri May 31, 2019 3:52 am

Bruce Fenstermacher wrote:So I search for Ford Lima Tan and low and behold I hit model of a '49 1949 Mercury Eight Coupe in Lima Tan, Haiti Beige.

Now one might get excited and think we're on to something. But then I actually have an original paint glove box door from '52 and prior that should be Lima Tan and it looks more like the roof color of this model than the body.

I found some different PPG codes here. The color of the Mercury in this picture looks very close to Cessna’s Lima Tan to me. But in the end, I too could not find a current paint code to match Lima Tan.
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby lowNslow » Fri May 31, 2019 1:46 pm

Noticed in the parts catalog there is a "Lima Tan" and a "New Lima Tan". It looks like the later year 170s used the "New".
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby iowa » Fri May 31, 2019 5:18 pm

Here is the color I found under the black on one of my bezels!
looks like gold 8O
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:23 am

8O I just realized the cover I showed earlier is likely from a 170 prior to '52 which means it is prior to the use of Lima Tan. Prior to Lima Tan the interior color was Silver French Gray and Interior Trim was Dark India or Cessna Blue Green.
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So this door is probably Dark India not Lima Tan which makes a little more sense.
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby iowa » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:09 pm

here is a new $98 bezel from Chaparral
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby iowa » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:34 am

i wonder if this was the original color of my panel?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvMZqQs6gR0
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby n2582d » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:10 am

Dave,
The plane in the video is a 1952 170B, s/n 20395. The color of the panel and glareshield looks to me to be a good example of Lima Tan. Your 1951 C-170A panel, according to the IPC, should have originally had been painted in Dark India. The gold on the bezel looks like it could be an alodine conversion coating.
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby iowa » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:25 pm

i really like the look of this panel
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:04 pm

I think this panel is what your plane should look like but with some color correction. The Silver French Tan is reflecting a little to much light. The red behind the plexiglas is truer to Matador Red that the rest of the red which is too bright.
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby iowa » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:35 pm

i have an Icom IC-24 radio
i cannot get the unit to charge
ordered a new battery and still nothing
called chicago Icom and they felt it was a fuse
and to send it to them

have any of you had this problem
and know a way to remedy it?

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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby pdb » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:30 am

My Icom hand held cigarette lighter charger has a fuse in the plug. That can be readily disassembled, inspected and replaced if necessary. My brick wall charger has no readily observeable fuse. Which charger are you using?
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Re: IOWA'S 170

Postby iowa » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:14 pm

I am using the charger
that plugs into both the wall and the unit
I leave it plugged in for awhile
and then nothing happens when I try to power up 8O 8O
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