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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby IA DPE » Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:26 pm

Installed a GNC-355 and two GI-275s to make it IFR legal. I just didn’t trust the AN Venturi Gyros, or rather my ability to accurately fly them. This probably borders on the insane to put this much money in an old taildragger but I plan to keep it a long time, so...
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby johneeb » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:14 pm

Richard,
Looks great modern yet very period.

IA DPE wrote:........... This probably borders on the insane to put this much money in an old taildragger but I plan to keep it a long time, so...

I have seen this before lots of money spent on and old taildragger with the intent of keeping it a long time.................... and I would do it again, flying it helps with my sanity.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby daedaluscan » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:21 am

johneeb wrote:Richard,
Looks great modern yet very period.

IA DPE wrote:........... This probably borders on the insane to put this much money in an old taildragger but I plan to keep it a long time, so...

I have seen this before lots of money spent on and old taildragger with the intent of keeping it a long time.................... and I would do it again, flying it helps with my sanity.


None of what I spend on my airplane makes any sense.

I would do it again in a heartbeat, probably more and sooner.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Kelly » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:42 am

The old tailwheel was showing some signs of age from sitting for 3 years so ordered a new tailwheel/tube and put it on. While I was at it, the previous owner had put Maule compression springs so replaced those with the piper tension springs and new chains before it became an expensive mistake.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby brian.olson » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:39 am

A brand-new set of back windows (plus installation). The old windows were, in my estimation, original and in pretty bad shape.

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby GAHorn » Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:11 pm

LIKE Tailwheel Springs and Rear Windows!!
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby johneeb » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:42 pm

Brian, I have not seen that type of forward tailwheel steering spring mounting point, interesting idea.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Kelly » Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:28 pm

A wash.... :D Back in the hangar before I have to go fly for work.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Coolin170 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:45 pm

Update on CIES fuel senders for my 1952 170B.
"Bought a set of CIES fuel senders. They used longer arm than original so could reach through 4 inch extension tube to replace the mechanical gauge."

However, when installed the longer arm hit a baffle in both right and left tanks. CIES is now working on another modification to duplicate the dimensions of the mechanical gauge.
If it works, will let you know.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby GAHorn » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:52 pm

johneeb wrote:Brian, I have not seen that type of forward tailwheel steering spring mounting point, interesting idea.


I’ve seen a number installed like that…. It may reduce the amount of weeds/grass picked up on turf or unimproved runways. (of course it’s not like the illustrations in the flawless IPC.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby n2582d » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:38 pm

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby johneeb » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:29 pm

Gary that setup with the eye bolt at the rudder cable connections is what I have on my airplane, what I notice in Kelly's photo is what appears to be the rudder cable link fashioned so that it has an extension on its bottom that the steering spring is attached to. Sorry the cropping of Kelly's photo is not very clear.

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby GAHorn » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:22 pm

My tongue-n-cheek previous comment was possibly misunderstood:

Here’s the pg to which I was sarcastically referring:

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The later model:

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Except for not using the AN42-6 eyebolts, and the use of clevis’s on the chains mine is installed per the Scott dwg. and I’ve had zero problems.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby n2582d » Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:47 am

Good eyes John. I hadn't noticed the "L" bracket/rudder cable link.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Kelly » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:10 pm

Got a set of cowl plugs off eBay from Got Plugz LLC. Great quality and fit great.
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