yet another 140A owner

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by GeorgeC, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Twin_Flyer

    Twin_Flyer Cleared for Takeoff

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    Congratulations and welcome to the owner’s club...:cheers:
     
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  2. James331

    James331 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Congrats, and that's a proper plane too!

    Always liked the "piano keys" for the switches in the 140s.

    But yeah
    :needpics:
     
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  3. GRG55

    GRG55 Final Approach

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    It's a sweet lookin' plane James. Check out the link to the pictures Jack put up in post #19 on this thread.
    I'm envious!
     
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  4. Scott@KTYR

    Scott@KTYR Pattern Altitude

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    Congrats!! Looks Great!!!
     
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  5. James331

    James331 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Ahh, missed the link!

    Beautiful plane!
     
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  6. Hank S

    Hank S En-Route

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    Hey, look--dual sunroofs!

    Gorgeous plane! And none of that annoying polished aluminum to keep shiny.
     
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  7. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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  8. Briar Rabbit

    Briar Rabbit Pre-takeoff checklist

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  9. Chesapeaketechie

    Chesapeaketechie Filing Flight Plan

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    @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?
     
  10. GMascelli

    GMascelli En-Route

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    Congrats! A beautiful plane, enjoy the world of ownership.
     
  11. Mtns2Skies

    Mtns2Skies Super Moderator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    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.
     
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  12. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    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
    • chocks: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4OMD5V

    Stuff I already had:
    • cleaning supplies (wash wax all, hd speed, collinite, aviation simple green)
    • microfiber cloths
    • shop rags
    • paper towels
    • nitrile gloves
    • ziploc bags for organizing stuff
    • plano marine box
    • travel chocks & tiedown ropes
     
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  13. StevieTimes

    StevieTimes Line Up and Wait

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    It's the only explanation for the ease of our escape. They're tracking us!





    (congrats!)
     
  14. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    Spins pretty well for an almost 70 year old plane =D
     
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  15. GRG55

    GRG55 Final Approach

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    Presumably recovers pretty well for 70 too. :D
     
  16. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    Why waste your money on the other brand when you can have a George's Custom Cover at a fraction of the cost? Made from genuine artisan found coroplast, no two are alike; reserve yours today.

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  17. Radar Contact

    Radar Contact Cleared for Takeoff

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    Congrats! She's purdy.
     
  18. JP11283

    JP11283 Filing Flight Plan

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    That's a beautiful plane!
     
  19. GRG55

    GRG55 Final Approach

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    Those things need to have the N number stitched on them. THEN they will look custom. ;)
     
  20. CC268

    CC268 Final Approach

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    Panel/interior photos plz
     
  21. Lndwarrior

    Lndwarrior Pre-takeoff checklist

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    There are just some planes with certain paint jobs that just pull at your heartstrings. This beauty is a perfect example of that.
     
  22. pigpenracing

    pigpenracing Pattern Altitude

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    Awesome George!
    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.
     
  23. Lowflynjack

    Lowflynjack Pattern Altitude

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    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!
     
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  24. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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  25. Skyrys62

    Skyrys62 Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    Congrats George!
    Love the 140's...one of the best looking birds out there.
     
  26. dell30rb

    dell30rb Final Approach PoA Supporter

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  27. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    We now offer locally-sourced pool noodle inlet covers.
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  28. Stan Cooper

    Stan Cooper Line Up and Wait

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    That's a beauty, George! Your perseverance obviously paid off. Congratulations!
     
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  29. Timbeck2

    Timbeck2 Final Approach

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    Love that deep red and creme color. Congratulations on a beauty!
     
  30. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Yeah but are they organic and free-range? :)
     
  31. James331

    James331 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Shouldn't that string be around the prop so if you forget somehow it'll through the plugs?
     
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  32. j1b3h0

    j1b3h0 Line Up and Wait

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    Luscombe guy here, but 140 are a nice copy! Just kidding. 140 is better built, but I like the way the Luscombe flys better.
     
  33. SoCal RV Flyer

    SoCal RV Flyer Pattern Altitude

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    Yes! That scheme was just born for the 140. Congrats. :)
     
  34. Bulldog573

    Bulldog573 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Beautiful plane, congrats!
     
  35. easik

    easik Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Congrats! curious, why the 140?
     
  36. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    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.
     
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  37. Lowflynjack

    Lowflynjack Pattern Altitude

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    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!
     
  38. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    Spruce has an assortment of 100 cotter pins for $5; another thing that everyone should have in their toolbox.
     
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  39. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    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
    • lightweight alternator
     
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