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A long shot...

Postby Dave Collis 2296 » October 26th, 2011, 3:15 pm

Does anybody know the whereabouts of an Aeronca C2-C3 razorback.
I am contemplating my next project (1/2 scale) and although I have lots of photos and 3-views I am unable to determine the diameters of the steel tubing that makes up the basic fuselage.
If I could find an owner of a full scale, I might be able to garner some info from him.

As I said, a long shot, but you never know.
Cheers,
Dave.

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Robin Woodhead » October 26th, 2011, 4:21 pm

Try this link. not in UK, but may help get the info you need.

http://www.aeronca.org/

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Tony Collins 1073 » October 26th, 2011, 4:30 pm

A couple of drawings here that might be of some use to you Dave.

http://www.aeronca.com/manuals/Champ_Se ... Bottom.pdf



http://www.aeronca.com/manuals/Champ_Se ... nd_Top.pdf


Being pdf files you can blow them up as large as you want. I think the drawings are to scale for comparing tube diameter.

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Dave Collis 2296 » October 26th, 2011, 7:01 pm

Thank you, Robin, Tony.

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Barry Bennett » October 26th, 2011, 9:53 pm

Champ G-APYU
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Re: A long shot...

Postby Barry Bennett » October 26th, 2011, 9:56 pm

Barry Bennett wrote:Champ G-APYU


I USED TO FLY THIS ONE WITH THE CHILTERN fLYING CLUB IN THE 60S AT OLD WARDEN.
Cant give tube size But may be of use

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Barry Bennett » October 26th, 2011, 9:57 pm

Barry Bennett wrote:
Barry Bennett wrote:Champ G-APYU


I USED TO FLY THIS ONE WITH THE CHILTERN fLYING CLUB IN THE 60S AT OLD WARDEN.
Cant give tube size But may be of use

Me holding prop, friend won't recognise me .

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Andrew Taylor » October 27th, 2011, 7:25 am

Barry. I think the posting by Dave Collis refers to the pre-war Aeronca and sold over here as the Aeronca 100. Post war and over here we had the Champion 7AC and derivatives one of which we flew from Little Snoring G-APYT. This was called a Champion Tri-traveller powered by an A-65. The latter ( your picture G-APYU) looks to me like the 85 hp version of this same type and possibly itself a derivative of the Aeronca L-16 but all of post-war manufacture.

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Barry Bennett » October 27th, 2011, 10:55 am

Thanks Andrew, yes , we obtained the champ in1965 ish. The fus was all steel tube constution. The engine was ,i think, a continental
flat four cylinder. Info. probably of no use.

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Barrie King » October 27th, 2011, 3:37 pm

Hi Dave,
The Real Aeroplane Company have an Aeronca at Brieghton, is this the right one,
http://www.realaero.com/collection.htm

Barrie

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Dave Collis 2296 » October 27th, 2011, 6:05 pm

Hi Barrie,
Yes, that's what I'm looking for, although that is a later "roundback" model, the basic fuselage is the same.
I'll drop them a line and see if anything happens.
Cheers,
Dave.

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Re: A long shot...

Postby ian redshaw » October 29th, 2011, 4:45 pm

Dave, I'm pretty sure Phil Kent did an accurate 1/4 scale 'razorback' Aeronca a few years ago. It may have even been a free plan. Someone on here from the wrong side of the Pennines might yeild his contact details.

Would love to see your progress of a half scaler!!

Cheers, Ian.

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Re: A long shot...

Postby Dave Collis 2296 » October 29th, 2011, 8:08 pm

Ian,
I used the Phillip Kent plans to enlarge to 1/2 scale.

I've e-mailed just about every museum in the world that has a C2-C3, but have had no replys as of today.
I've just heard of a C-2 in Arlington, Washington State, about a four hr. drive away. I'll see if I can find out who the owner is and if he would allow me to photograph and measure it.....fingers crossed. :)
All I really need is the sizes of the tubing in the cockpit area as that is all that will be visible. The other alternative is to make it out of wood, the conventional way. I'd like to try the scale construction, just to be different.

Cheers,
Dave.


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