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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby cessna170bdriver » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:30 am

Thank you Brian. Mine will be the third Stratus ESG on our airport in the last few months. We’re a couple of miles inside the DTW mode C veil, so I wanted to avoid the rush next year. :wink:
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby brian.olson » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:32 pm

My son and I installed two new tires on 62C this past Saturday. This morning, I ordered a new interior from Airtex. While the current interior isn't in bad shape (logs show it was updated in 1986 from the original), it will be nice to dress it up a bit. I'm excited, but I think my wife is even more excited after picking out everything. I know what our project will be later this summer ...
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby swixtt » Wed May 02, 2018 6:17 pm

That will be a nice update! did you get the whole interior kit?
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby brian.olson » Wed May 02, 2018 10:02 pm

Yes - everything. Front/back seats, carpet, headliner, door panels, baggage compartment, hat rack. We will be stripping the paint from all the interior trim and repainting, as well as putting new door seals in once everything goes back together. It will be about twelve weeks before the interior pieces start arriving. We'll likely tackle the project after Oshkosh.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Grizzley » Fri May 04, 2018 5:04 pm

I haven't installed it yet, in fact, I will be flying the 170B home next Monday.
But being I had them on my '52 (that I sold in 2004 to get a PA-12), I ordered inertia reel belts from BAS and the tail pull. I also bought and painted the L19 tow hooks. Next will be door stewards.
Can't wait to get her home.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby brian.olson » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:20 pm

Well, I didn't actually buy it for my 170, but on the one-year anniversary of owning 62C I kinda got a tattoo of my 170 ...

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby pdb » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:55 am

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Selkirk extended baggage kit minus the frills
I just had my mechanic install a Selkirk extended baggage kit. Boy do I wish I had done that 20 years ago. The exposed metal interior can be gussied up with fiberglass side panels and rubber side panels. I may do that later but right now I am very happy.

As a side bonus, it’s now much easier for me to get my CG more towards the middle of the envelope.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby DaveF » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:08 am

A new tail wheel main leaf spring. I guess I've owned the airplane a long time, because this is the second one I've bought. Also, a new tailwheel spring pack U-bolt and matching "stiffener" from Air Repair. And I bought two S1167-4-0100 hoses for the brake lines under the pilot's feet. The old ones are hard as rock.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby gahorn » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:01 pm

pdb wrote:
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I just had my mechanic install a Selkirk extended baggage kit. Boy do I wish I had done that 20 years ago. The exposed metal interior can be gussied up with fiberglass side panels and rubber side panels. I may do that later but right now I am very happy.

As a side bonus, it’s now much easier for me to get my CG more towards the middle of the envelope.


Keep in mind that objects may need securing to prevent shifting aft...and changing the C.ofG. at inopportune times. 8O
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby brianm » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:35 pm

I bought an annual. During the annual I had my A&P install the Dip Davis cowl latches and a new rudder bell crank. Also ended up replacing a tire and the gascolator drain valve. No surprises, which is always a relief. I was a little disappointed that I wasn't able to help with the annual this year, but I was out of town for a few weeks and it made more sense scheduling-wise for my mechanic to do it while I was gone.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby DaveF » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:58 am

I also bought a tailwheel spring spacer from Air Repair. Perfect as the day in 1967 it went into the foil-lined bag. Seems a shame to mess it up by using it.

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby cessna170bdriver » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:28 am

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Vividia Ablescope


Just looking for some normally inaccessible spot to check it out. Access was through the slot for the flap handle.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Flanker_33 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:51 pm

I bought... A couple travel things (travel iron for my clothes, phone power bank...) and booked an hotel for a week. I'm not a Cessna 170 owner yet, I've registered on this forum to talk with owners and see whether it's the right plane for me, and next week I'll spend a couple days at the airfield I take lessons at so that I can cram as many flying hours as I can in that time and pass the final exam: I don't have a lot of time but stil want my license!
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby IA DPE » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:42 am

Pponk and Baggage Door installed. Work completed by Alex Ritter at Classic Aviation in Pella, Iowa.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby hilltop170 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:13 pm

A new Aero Classic 6-ply tailwheel tire and new tube. After another 2 year old 4-ply tailwheel tire went flat and was cracked all the way around I decided to try the 6-ply. We’ll see how long it lasts.

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6-ply tailwheel tire


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Tailwheel tube from Vietnam


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Installed on the 170, I like the straight tread
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