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What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby canav8 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:03 am

I thought I would start a topic to see where it would run.
I washed all the dry lake mud off of 13D today. Then I did a flight review with her. D
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby bagarre » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:26 pm

I'm taking her out to lunch with my wife today and picking up the tab :wink:
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby busav8or » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:55 pm

Moved 10B to her new hangar yesterday after the old one got sold.
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby buzzlatka » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:39 pm

Put in flaps 10 and giving her an annual.
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby sfarringer » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:22 pm

Put a quart of oil in her, installed the cover over the cowl opening in front of the oil pan, make her start at 35 F, and took her out for an hour of beautiful smooth flying.
Then I hung a 60 watt 130 volt troublelight under the cowl and put the insulated engine and prop cover on.
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby runerider » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:27 pm

Since I bought 2390D April of 2011. I've repitched the prop from 53 to 51 Mcfarland air box kit, spin on oil filter,jasco alt,ponked the new 180 gear, installed 800x6 on new cleveland wheels and brakes, new style tail wheel bracket( fish mouth)Bas tail handels, new elt, extended baggage area, baggage door, new head liner,new interior, Bas shoulder harness,rosen sun shades, 6 inch bubble windows both sides,Horton flap and al. gap seals, stripped 5 coats of paint off the airplane, polished the entire airplane, today i'm going to mask and prime for a 1952 serge blue paint job and paint the Micro VGs.
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby krines » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:44 pm

Stuffed the 80 year old redneck uncle inlaw into the plane and flew tree top level for 2 hours lookin at wildlife. That shut him up. Got me out of goin to church with the church lady aunt inlaw. Priceless!
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby robw56 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:53 pm

runerider wrote:Since I bought 2390D April of 2011. I've repitched the prop from 53 to 51 Mcfarland air box kit, spin on oil filter,jasco alt,ponked the new 180 gear, installed 800x6 on new cleveland wheels and brakes, new style tail wheel bracket( fish mouth)Bas tail handels, new elt, extended baggage area, baggage door, new head liner,new interior, Bas shoulder harness,rosen sun shades, 6 inch bubble windows both sides,Horton flap and al. gap seals, stripped 5 coats of paint off the airplane, polished the entire airplane, today i'm going to mask and prime for a 1952 serge blue paint job and paint the Micro VGs.


Sounds like a nice plane you have. Do you have any pictures you can post? A few weeks ago I was flying near Concord, Ca and a polished 170 flew right under me heading north, I wonder if that was you?
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby runerider » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:27 pm

If I can figure out how to post pictures I have a bunch, mine is still in the hangar being put back together.
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby runerider » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:46 pm

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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby 170C » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:01 pm

Thanks for the photos. Appears you have installed an extended baggage compartment? If so, was it someone's stc or your field approval? Weight limit? Most of us are always looking for a way to put more stuff in our planes :D
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby jrenwick » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:07 pm

170C wrote:Thanks for the photos. Appears you have installed an extended baggage compartment? If so, was it someone's stc or your field approval? Weight limit? Most of us are always looking for a way to put more stuff in our planes :D

Most of the extended baggage compartments I've seen have a 20-lb limit. I use mine for sleeping bags and pillows, and once in a great while it helps fit something long into the airplane.
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby gahorn » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:39 pm

I installed L.E.D. cabin/dome light. (See upcoming 170 News) How 'bout some of you guys writing ARTICLES about these projects and sending them in to headquarters or Bruce ??????? :evil:
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby ginbug92b » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:44 pm

Put the 170 to the back of the hangar, put the Supercub in the front. Between an extremely wet summer and hurricane Irene and a ton of rain the following week and now 6" of snow I think the 170 might be done flying until next spring. Don't want to rut the field up with 600x6 tires on a 2200lb airplane. Mabee if some of the snow melts AND it gets cold (like getting some frost in the ground) the 170 might get another chance this year. I hope. :)
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Re: What have you done for your 170 today?

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:56 am

gahorn wrote:I installed L.E.D. cabin/dome light. (See upcoming 170 News) How 'bout some of you guys writing ARTICLES about these projects and sending them in to headquarters or Bruce ??????? :evil:


George is not kidding here. We are in desperate need all the time for material to fill your associations print publication.

We need high res pictures and can't in most cases use the pictures posted here or I'd be harvesting them for the purpose. Most likely the resolution set when you took the pictures will be enough (but of course higher is better)

No article is really needed. A simple photo caption for each picture would be nice. We'll start running them under the same head line as this thread. What you all say. How about it runerider and all the rest of you guys. One high res picture of the flap gate install or your wife in front of the plane at the restaurant.

Send them to me by EMAIL now or anytime. Please I'm begging you.
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