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  1. What pitch Propeller?

    I have posted the STC on the site under "Downloads" Technical Info., STC SA00754AT. Chris
  2. 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  
  3. What pitch Propeller?

    Ron, I will email you the STC chris
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ST3KR Elevators

    If you have not already drilled oversize try to install NAS close tolerance bolts first. Close Tolerance bolts are slightly larger diameter as compared to standard AN. Easy way to tighten up any slight movement.
  7. Im interested in the lifting eye . Name your price Chris Nehus cnehus@verizon.net 818-825-4252

    1. Kromerjb


      I sent an email with asking price...but I will trade for a set of rebuildable landing shocks for my SN 1574 project.  Jeff

    2. Kromerjb


      Also...I cant tell if I'm paid up or not...my profile says non-paid but when I try to purchase through the <store> it says I can onlu purchase one and that I've already purchased a membership.


      thanks, Jeff

  8. Always check mag switch prior to shut down ( this could save you injury next time your pulling the prop thru with mags in off position only to have the engine kick or start with out warning due to an ignition system fault), engine around idle, both mags off briefly to check operation of switch and "P" leads. than idle cut off with mixture as any other engine. I would NOT drain the fuel from the carb at shut down as this will only dry our seals and gaskets giving you additional issues.
  9. Okay here is detailed info we have been waiting for. The 75th Ryan Anniversary Reunion will be hosted by Allen Airways (Bill Allen) at Gillespie Field, San Diego, May 19 - 22, 2016. We will be joining the Stearman Group at this event featuring the Square Tail Stearman Aircraft, 1929 Speedmail, 1930 Stearman 4E, 1930 C3R, and 1931 JR Speedmail all of which are Oskosk and/or Major Award Winning Aircraft. Bill has reserved a block of rooms at The Carlton Oaks Country Club, Santee, CA. Please make your reservations ASAP with BOTH Bill Allen, allenairways@abcglobal.net and The Carlton Oaks CC by phone 619-448-4242. Bill has arranged a Fly Out to the San Diego Polo Club on the 20th for lunch. Speaker, one night will be Dana Tibbits - Grand Daughter of Vice Admiral Fredrick M Trapnell who is the US NAVY's greatest test pilot. This will be an event to remember....don't miss it! If you can't bring your aircraft, please still join us, if you just love these classic aircraft....please join us! If I receive any other details I will add to this posting. Thank, Chris Nehus Ryan PT22 N53271
  10. Ryan Maintenance Pubs

    Ron, Sorry, but no. You would need the prints for that and most are on file at the San Diego Air and Space museum. They will print and send if requested and pay the requested fees.
  11. Prop Bolts

    Hi Paul, We have an over sea member looking for prop bolts. Do you have a contact for the guy several years ago that was having a batch made? Thanks Chris Nehus cnehus@verizon.net
  12. Shoulder Harnesses for PT-22s

    Attached are 4 views of my crotch strap installation, a little more work than Steve's, and most likely stronger. I manufactured brackets from .063 4130 steel which pick up the lower seat attachments to the seat rails. these brackets also pick up the seat belt attachments on the side of the seats, this is the strongest point of the seat. A pair of 5/32, 1 X 19 S.S. cable are attached to these brackets and brought forward to the single point belt attachment (I covered the cables with Green "Snake Skin" to protect from chaffing). All hardware is shear -4 type and diameter is increased to -5 with bushings. This installation does not require you to drill any holes in the seat except for a 2 inch Footmans loop if desired to hold the belt on the forward edge of the seat within easy reach for use, same as Steve"s. My seats already had wooden supports attached to the forward edge of the seat pan for added protection from slipping forward. I was told by Bill Mette that this was installed at Hemet Ryan Field when my aircraft was still in service. This is a Minor Alteration as no holes were added to Primary Structure as is my understanding of the regulations, but check with your IA, or A&P. I also had to add shims to the top seat attachment between the seat back and rails in order to keep the seat parallel to the seat rails. For this I used .032 2024 T3 aluminum and doubled it up on each for a total thickness of .064. All seat to rail hardware was replace with longer to support the increased thickness added by the brackets and shims. Chris Nehus
  13. Bill Mette

    Danny Don sent me this Email this morning and ask I post it. "Bill was THE one person who was the most instrumental in my getting a Ryan...up in Sonoma, he took me for a ride in a PT-22 that I was looking at a few years before I found mine up in Twin Falls. He over-nighted me brake shoes that allowed me to make the Paso Robles fly-in on my trip home from there.....and over the years, he has provided me with parts...everything from those brake shoes to cam gears, and was an absolute gold mine for technical info on the care and feeding of the Ryan. He was a great guy with a heart of gold. I took him for what was probably his last ride in a Ryan at one of the Cable PT fly-ins a few years ago (thanks to Gary Niva for bringing him)...we had a great time, but I still kick myself for not taking him aside and thanking him again for all his help over the years....another lost opportunity...lost forever..." Danny Don
  14. Bill Mette

    Long time Ryan owner, Ryan guru, gentleman, and all around great guy Bill Mette went west yesterday, August 24, 2015 at 09:30. All the Old Time Ryan owners have a special Bill Mette story or tall tail. Bill was one of a kind and ALWAYS willing to help a fellow pilot. So much of the information I pass on to all of you originally came to me from Bill. All the old Ryan Newsletters contained tips and guidance from Bill that helps us all "Keep The Ryan's Flyin" and kept us safe. Bill will be greatly missed and it is each and everyone of our duties to not let him be forgotten. Please pass on all those Bill Mette stories to the next generation of Ryanieers and keep Bill and his family in our thoughts. Chris Nehus
  15. Ryan PT-22 Sales Inquiry (N54014)

    well guys here is how I go about determining value, A nice condition, flying PT22 is worth around 65K at best. This aircraft would need recovering (20K), Engine Overhaul due to age (30K), Propeller ??(4.5K). These are just the big ticket items.....tires, instruments, hardware, paint....the list goes on. Do the math and you will see that it is very likely you will have more invested in this aircraft than its worth. That's not to say it does not have any value. These aircraft are a labor of love, that said you have to find someone who is ABLE and WILLING to love her again with the time money and resources it would take. You will never get rich owning a Ryan....but you will have the time of your life! Sight unseen you are looking at around 10K to 15K.