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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by GeorgeC, Mar 6, 2018.
Congratulations and welcome to the owner’s club...
Congrats, and that's a proper plane too!
Always liked the "piano keys" for the switches in the 140s.
It's a sweet lookin' plane James. Check out the link to the pictures Jack put up in post #19 on this thread.
Congrats!! Looks Great!!!
Ahh, missed the link!
Hey, look--dual sunroofs!
Gorgeous plane! And none of that annoying polished aluminum to keep shiny.
Where is this beaut going to be hangared/tied down?
@GeorgeC Congrats!! Hopefully I can make a trip out to Freeway over the next few weeks and come see your new 140!
Where was it ferried from?
Congrats! A beautiful plane, enjoy the world of ownership.
I hope you're flying it today George! You'll love it! In my not so humble opinion 140's are the best flying planes I've ever flown, with Citabrias firmly in second. The control harmony is just unbelievable.
Stuff I had to buy:
zoro.com: contico 3725 tiedown box
case of oil from petroleumservicecompany.com
spruce: bogert towbar, spark plug socket, safety wire pliers, LPS 2, tempest antiseize
craftsman: stubby screwdrivers, various sockets and wrenches, 1" socket for oil filter, torque wrench
sportys: tiedown straps
Stuff I already had:
cleaning supplies (wash wax all, hd speed, collinite, aviation simple green)
ziploc bags for organizing stuff
plano marine box
travel chocks & tiedown ropes
It's the only explanation for the ease of our escape. They're tracking us!
Spins pretty well for an almost 70 year old plane =D
Presumably recovers pretty well for 70 too.
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Congrats! She's purdy.
That's a beautiful plane!
Those things need to have the N number stitched on them. THEN they will look custom.
Panel/interior photos plz
There are just some planes with certain paint jobs that just pull at your heartstrings. This beauty is a perfect example of that.
I love my little 140... These are great flying airplanes. We need to meet up in Taylor with the 140's and get lunch with jack one day soon.
George bought the plane from my friend Travis, who had it based in Taylor. He's based somewhere near D.C. now though, so I don't think he'll join us for lunch. You're welcome any time though!
On the 140 note, I love mine, but I'll be listing it for sale sometime this week. I was going to get some current pics of it this weekend, but didn't get around to it. It's time to get a plane that is more suited to my photo missions. I've bought and sold a lot of planes over the years, but this will be the first one I will be sad to see go. Love this plane!
Love the 140's...one of the best looking birds out there.
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That's a beauty, George! Your perseverance obviously paid off. Congratulations!
Love that deep red and creme color. Congratulations on a beauty!
Yeah but are they organic and free-range?
Shouldn't that string be around the prop so if you forget somehow it'll through the plugs?
Luscombe guy here, but 140 are a nice copy! Just kidding. 140 is better built, but I like the way the Luscombe flys better.
Yes! That scheme was just born for the 140. Congrats.
Beautiful plane, congrats!
Congrats! curious, why the 140?
The short version is I wanted an interesting all metal 2 seater. I was originally looking at LSA Luscombes and Ercoupes, but then BasicMed happened.
I've flown George's plane when it belonged to Travis and unless you need more than 2 seats, it's a great plane to own and fly. It's got the 0-200 and gets off the ground quickly. Not to mention it's a beauty. Maybe the most photographed 140 ever thanks to me!
Spruce has an assortment of 100 cotter pins for $5; another thing that everyone should have in their toolbox.
So, it's been about a year. Upgraded avionics and had my first annual.
Next on the list:
convert fuses to CBs
install Whelen wingtip LED nav/strobe, remove xenon strobe
maybe install http://www.cowllatchstc.com/
maybe remove venturis and vacuum AI/DG, depending on AV30 or similar suitable round replacement availability
Nice to have, but probably not this year:
now that the rigging has been improved, maybe remove aileron trim, if it does not require purchasing a new aileron