AirVenture 2019

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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby 4583C » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:06 am

dstates wrote:In a previous post, there was mention of a 170 forum on Tuesday. What does that entail? Also, there was mention of a 170 booth. Where will that be?
Thanks,
Doug


The 170 forum will be an hour or two discussion of 170 specific (or not) :D topics on maintenance and operation of the airplane we all love. The 170 booth will be in the vintage hangar. Both should be a good place to meet old friends and new!
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby c170b53 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:46 pm

Managed to get here, always entertaining during the arrival.
Here’s the forum data
Tuesday 10:00-11:15 building 2 GAMA north end of forum buildings.
I’m presently manning the 170 table 8O Basically because no one else is :lol:
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby c170b53 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:39 am

Oh and I purchased at the fly-mart ( what I think is a 0-300 sump) for $ 6 . There’s a entire back case with Tach adapter for $ 12 available. Thought of buying that but I needed room in my back for refreshments from the red barn.
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby n2582d » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:41 pm

Jim,
It was great to meet you, a fellow tightwad, again! I think the accessory case is already sold. Did see a couple of other 170 parts for sale.
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby c170b53 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:06 am

Spent another great day here. Manned the table from opening until 1630. Signed up a new member, another two with the info to sign up and got another new member direction to get started on the website. Not a lot of traffic but met some owners I met last year. As usual my jaws were flapping, met some guys from a boat, C/O and some of his officers (USN) now retired. Nice to see these guys into aviation and too cool to see how close they are. Swapped Navy stories then went and watched the STOL show. The 170, was impressive but wasn’t up task compared to some of the lighter machines. Lots of marching required as transportation is spotty. Lots of 170’s on the field, looks promising as some are new and young.
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby Kyle Wolfe » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:10 am

c170b53 wrote:. Thought of buying that but I needed room in my back for refreshments from the red barn.



Hmmmm......waited with food and treats expecting those refreshments to show up! But to no avail. Oh well. Just had to deplete our own stock.

Missed u at the STOL demo too. Good to catch up today though!
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:59 am

c170b53 wrote:As usual my jaws were flapping.


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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby 170C » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:29 pm

Thanks for your assistance in the type club booth Jim.
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby c170b53 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:50 pm

Sorry Kyle and Becky, all was on course until the c/o brought out the Scottish bev’s. Heard you two left today, safe travels.
Frank sorry we missed each other, I’m planning on making NY, see you then
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby c170b53 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:01 am

Got home a-ok, had light rain through North Dakota and a tailwind from OSH until the Missouri River. Light headwind from there to Billings. Overnighted ( great Edwards FBO), next day no headwind, clear skies through the Rockies, just beautiful conditions. A bit of thumping midway across Washington and clear conditions through Stevens pass.
Had a good time at the show. Was camped in the deep north forty and I have and I think just about everyone there has blisters on their feet. Maybe it’s getting too big for the EAA’s present transportation system.
Once again I apologize if I missed rendezvous, especially with the Wolfe’s ( they bring everything to their campsite), seems I’m becoming even a greater airhead with age 8O and I missed connects everywhere.
Finally I did see a 170 B parked close to me with the wrong type of tailwheel springs but I didn’t approach the owner. I’m finding that sometimes owners don’t want to hear from strangers that it should be done differently.
Great meeting folks at the 170 table, will make it next year to NY and wishing to see a few more in Northern California this fall.
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby n2582d » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:24 pm

Jim,
I had the pleasure of talking with Doug at the C-170 forum at Oshkosh. He happened to have some other questions about his tailwheel/tail leaf spring setup. I talked to him about the compression springs. He's got a great looking plane and seems to me he's going to be a great caretaker of his new C-170.
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby dstates » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:23 am

Gary,

Thanks for the kind words. I have already ordered some new leaf springs for my tailwheel and will have that in tip top shape soon. I drained one tank today so I can replace the drain valve.

It was good meeting some 170 owners at Oshkosh and I enjoyed seeing so many other 170’s parked on the field.


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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby n2582d » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:04 pm

You’re welcome Doug! If you’re shopping for the Scott tailwheel steering springs on Aircraft Spruce’s website it’s a bit confusing because the correct springs — p/n 3239 — are listed as Piper springs here. This discussion is one of many that gives more information on the subject of these springs.

Which valve did you decide to install on your tank drain?
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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby dstates » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:21 pm

Gary,

Thanks for the spring info. I ended up getting a Curtis drain valve (CCA-2800). I need to get some thread sealer for the final install (my A&P has some) and then that will be ready to go. I gained approx 1/4" of clearance to the passenger door. I also took the opportunity to checkout the inside of my tank and found it in good condition. When I fill back up I'll also get to confirm the fuel hawk dipstick.

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Re: AirVenture 2019

Postby DaveF » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:51 pm

Sorry I missed you, Jim. I was there Wednesday evening through Saturday. Parked in row 66, across from the Hangar Cafe. There were five 170s near me. Met Dave “Iowa” and his daughter, and spent a pleasant hour with Steve and Katie McGreevy.

It seems that the 170 has become the hot item. Lots of folks stopped and asked about buying one, mostly where to find one. Sure wish I could have pointed them to a big pool of airplanes for sale.

Spoke to Univair about tailsprings (leaf, not steering). Someone at the booth, whose name I didn’t get, said they’re working with Bruce to figure out the thickness and bend specs. Bruce, I hope that’s true!
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