A aviation & planes forum. AviationBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » AviationBanter forum » rec.aviation newsgroups » Restoration
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Navion Parts Availability

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 15th 03, 03:47 AM
external usenet poster
Posts: n/a

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 09:58:05 -0400, "Ron Natalie"


Underseat or Baggage compartment? These were factory mods and are
on the original single engine type certificate.

Underseat. He tried to explain it to the Federales in that manner, but
the install wasn't documented anywhere. I think the whole Camair
thing had them flustered from the get-go.

I worked a couple nagging gripes on the "demo" Rangemaster a few years
back. The really funny one was varying/high idle speed.

Don't understand that. Should be a rather straight forward IO-520 installation.

Nope, this sucker (the "demo" ship) had been modified numerous times
in varying manners. I only worked on it a couple times, don't know all
the details.

It had a
Piper single throttle quadrant installed, but the gear/throttle
warning switch was mounted near the carburetor (instead of in the
quadrant Piper-style).

Carburator? What the hell did they use for an engine in these things. No
Rangemaster ever had a carburator. They also never had throttle quadrants.
Only the twins had those.

OK, so it might have been an up-draft injector unit. It's been too
long, I can't say for sure that it had a Continental engine. It
definitely had been fitted with an retract Piper single quadrant. I
popped the cover off of it and showed the "marketing consultant" that
was flying the 'plane the holes where Piper mounted the throttle/gear
warning switch, even gave the guy the p/n for the proper switch.

This airplane was far from a "stock" configuration.


Only other thing I remember was the owner squealing
like a pig when I told him I wanted to replace the diaphram in his
prop (was older than I was at the time).

He was extremely lucky. I never got more than a couple of years out of the
diaphram at a time. I think Hartzell only claims they're good for 3 years anyhow.
Got the drill down, pull the spinner, unhook the actuator linkage, remove the pin,
unscrew the big nut, pull the prop. Unscrew the retainers for the diaphram,
replace, resafety wire all those dang screws and put the prop back on...

I can dig it. When I figured out how long that thing had been in
there, it scared the crap out of me. Didn't fly it 'til after the
inspection/diaphram replacement (was "out" of annual when I yanked it
out of the hangar).

I really enjoyed flying it. The radios were ancient, but everything
was "there", it met the Federal requirements for an annual inspection
(barely)- was in dire need of some TLC.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
molding plexiglas websites? [email protected] Owning 44 February 17th 05 10:33 PM
Cleveland Parking Brake Parts Jeff Home Built 2 October 11th 04 10:38 PM
Question on Owner Produced Interior parts NW_PILOT Owning 15 July 16th 04 05:40 AM
Navion Parts Availability Margy Natalie Owning 12 August 15th 03 03:47 AM
The urban legend of the buried spitfire parts MBannister Military Aviation 1 July 28th 03 01:15 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 AviationBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.