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  2. Gone West

    Hi Lynne, This is truly sad news. Al was also the Menasco and Ranger guru, and very knowledgeable on older engines generally. A great loss to the vintage aviation community. Guy
  3. Gone West

    It is with great sadness that I am relaying that we lost Al Ball this week. I understand that Brad, his son, will be putting together a memorial sometime in mid-January. Al was our go-to for Kinner information, parts, how-tos, and restoration for as long as I can remember. Although I have only had my Ryan since 1983, I knew Al since 1980. Any trip to Santa Paula required a stop-in at his hangar, a trip for lunch or at least a tall ice tea, a lot of mutual abuse in fun and a general sharing of life’s happenings. He will be greatly missed, We are very fortunate that he passed his Kinner knowledge on to Brad years ago. Happy Landings, Al. lynne
  4. for sale

    I have a set of (2) magnetos for the Kinner R55/56 that have been rebuilt by Ball for sale. One with impact coupling. Never installed after rebuilt, ready to go into service. If interested call 312 320 9345. Also a box of ten shielded Champions, new, for the same engine.
  5. Reserve fuel sump

    I am in need of a serviceable reserve fuel sump that mounts on the firewall. Any leads would be appreciated. Ron Ruble iflypby@aol.com
  6. Ryan STM inner tubes

    Hi Mike, I assume you are still using the old 3 inch tyres. These are extremely difficult to source these days. There are a couple of options here. Firstly, you can use an extension when you need to check or inflate the tyres, installing and removing the extension each time. This is a little bit cumbersome, but avoids having the extension potentially snag or foul on something. Alternatively, a more permanent solution is to convert to 8.00 x 4 Cub tyres. This entails fabricating adaptor plates to fit the hub (lots of filing for a patient person), but enables you to fit tyres and tubes that are readily available from Desser. As you can see in the attached photo, we are fitting the Grove brake units, which offer better reliability as well as fitting neatly inside the wheel pant. Hope this is of some help. Guy
  7. Hi The inner tubes we are running on our Ryan STM have valves which only just reach to flush with the hub housing. This makes pumping the tyres and checking the pressures a nightmare. What inner tubes are people running? Can one use long valve stems? Any advice much appreciated. Thanks
  8. Prop hub nut and snap ring

    Hi Ron, If that's the standard prop nut I believe I have two of them. Jim
  9. Prop hub nut and snap ring

    As I had to retire my light Kinner Prop and Hub, I am in need of an Air Corps Propeller hub nut and snap ring. Thanks, Ron Ruble iflypby@aol.com 1-407-496-8591
  10. What pitch Propeller?

    I have posted the STC on the site under "Downloads" Technical Info., STC SA00754AT. Chris
  11. Propeller / Hub STC SA00754AT View File Here is the STC that Steve Freeman was kind enough to get for use by the Ryan Club addressing use of Sensenich 90HASPxx series propellers on the PT22. Submitter cnehus Submitted 10/06/2017 Category Technical Info  
  12. What pitch Propeller?

    Ron, I will email you the STC chris
  13. What pitch Propeller?

    I am having Sensenich make me a new Propeller since my old light hub failed NDT. The choices in pitch are -86, -88 and -90. My old prop was a -86 and it did just fine but I would appreciate your feedback on how the different pitches perform on your aircraft. Takeoff run length, ROC, cruise speed, engine cooling, etc. Does any one know if the STC held by the Ryan club for the Sensenich Propeller includes the W90HASP-86 prop? And, does anyone know how to get a copy so the STC can be utilized? Thanks, Ron Ruble S/N 1579 N15550 Since the restoration of 1579 is 90% complete, I only have about 75% left to go!
  14. ADS-B

    If you fly in complex airspace like I do living In Southern California you may want to consider installing a mode S transponder and ADS-B. Now the good news is we are still exempt as we do not have An engine driven electrical system. Bad news is access to the airspace is on a work load acceptance from ATC. Well no matter how much notice I give So Cal I have yet been allowed access into the airspace prior to installation of a transponder. Around three years ago I installed a Becker mode C Transponder with a blind encoder which was powered by a 9 amp/ hr alarm battery as a total loss system and received FAA Field Approval for the installation. This allowed for around 12 hours of use between battery charge cycles. Now I have removed the Becker and Blind encoder and installed and received FAA field approval for a Trig TT22 mode S transponder and TN70 blind WAAS GPS unit giving me a lot of new capabilities and still 12 hours of use between charging and ADS-B out, 2020 approved. Coupled to your iPad with a STRATUX you can now get inflight weather, moving maps, charts, TFR, traffic and much more. Even AHRS is available with some FREE programs like FlightPlan.go, STRATUX, or pay for Foreflight. Adding a STRATUX for around 250.00 on eBay or build it yourself for less ( see stratux.me for details ) allowed me to get rid of the paper charts and Airport guide.....it's all on your iPad. I'm a paper guy and struggled with this tablet stuff for years but even Pilots Guide is no longer available in paper.....only electronic subscriptions. Even the local pilots shop stopped stocking paper sectionals and I've had to mail oreder them for the past few years. I've dodged and weaved my way around and under the local airspace for 25 years, well no longer. I will still keep a paper sectional in the cockpit for back up, I just can't seem to give it up! Now I fly directly over Burbank Airport or call them up and go right thru without issue. I know this is not for everyone, part of the joy of the Ryan is flying basic again, but it is possible if you want to do it. Chris Nehus cnehus@verizon.net
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    © Jennigs Photograph

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    © Jennigs Photograph

  17. Built from parts found in the Philippines this ship #494 is the last production Ryan STM out of San Diego. A great war career in Java and Austrila. The plane spent time in Hong Kong as a trainer. It ended up in Manila with a Lycoming engine.

    © Jennigs Photograph

  18. STA Special available

    http://vintageaircraftmuseum.org/ Sadly the North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum appears to be disbanding. The former Bill Rose STA Special looks to be up for disposal, along with some other unique machines.
  19. Heavy Propeller needed

    Looks like I might need to retire my original light hub and Propeller. I am looking for a heavy wooden spinner prop (5.250" thick at the hub) with metal Propeller cap that is airworthy or able to be repaired by Sensenich to airworthy status. Thanks, Ron Ruble 1-407-496-8591
  20. Prop bolts

    I finally found the reason for my confusion as to the prop bolt lengths. There are two Propeller hubs for the Sensenich Propeller, the earlier "Kinner" small hub and the later, larger GFE hub. The Propeller using the earlier hub is approximately 4 inches thick at the hub and the larger hub is approximately 5 1/2 inches thick. That is the reason for the longer bolts. The later GFE hub is also used on the Stearman. The Stearman installation uses longer bolts. The GFE hub requires special nuts along with the special bolts. The thinner Propeller will not fit on the later GFE hub. I have the earlier "Kinner" hub assembly and Sensenich wooden spinner Propeller on my Ryan. I am looking for a drawing of the early hub assembly so that I can determine the correct bolt, washer and nut assembly to use with the "Kinner" hub. Does anyone have the drawing or any suggestions as to where I might source this information other than the San Diego Museum? Thanks, Ron
  21. Prop bolts

    I am in need of eight 41B2329-9 bolts for the short Air Corps hub on the PT-22? These are special high strength bolts with rolled threads. I believe that someone had these bolts manufactured a while back. Does anyone remember who had them made or have a set of serviceable bolts for sale? Anyone else in need of these bolts and would you be interested in sharing the cost of a new run? Regards, Ron Ruble 407-496-8591
  22. Fire Extinguisher

    The parts manual calls out a "la France or equivalent". Not much help there.
  23. Fire Extinguisher

    Guy's can anyone let me know the style make or model of the brass fire extinguisher's used in the Ryans? I suspect it was a Pyrene make but I don't know the model or size. A photo or two would be a great help. Thanks Dave
  24. The Wings Over Camarillo Airshow will be Aug 19, 20 this year. Once again we will have 3 PT22 and 1 Ranger Ryan attending, Chris Nehus, Doug Schuster, Terry Freedman and Gary Jackson. Chris will have an open hanger for the event with lots of goodies to munch on so feel free to join in or just stop by and chat. If you wish to attend drop me a quick email, cnehus@verizon.net. This is one of the best airshow if you love War Birds as Camarillo is home to the CAF. Chris Nehus
  25. Stub wing aft spar bolts

    A few yrs ago we found out that the MS bolt is also a close tolerance bolt & may be used. We got the data from Boeing shop ref manual.
  26. Flying in Colorado

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