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  2. I’m working on getting some c1651 flap pawls made. Don’t know cost yet...the more we order the cheeper they get. If your flaps won’t extend in flight , it’s most likely this pawl is worn. Let me know if interested. ********pricing is 195.00 per unit with a minimum production run of 20 which is my cost. If interested let me know soon. If you miss this preorder price offer and I tie up my funds pricing will be 300.00 per unit. ******** This is a high wear item, I’m keeping 3 for myself. Units will be manufactured to original Ryan specification from original Ryan drawing.******* chris nehus cnehus@verizon.net
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    Tee Shirt run

    We are having some nice PT 22 tee shirts printed. I can add to order for the next couple of days only. Our direct Cost is 25.00 plus shipping. Let me know ASAP if interested. I’m only ordering what I receive orders for due to cost. chris nehus cnehus@verizon.net 818-825-4252
  4. Hello all, I am a new joiner. Not lucky enough to own an ST, yet, but unlucky enough to be rebuilding a Menasco. We are nearing the end of this long drawn out journey and we are getting down the nitty gritty. My engine is a hybrid race motor that was factory assembled with a mixed bag of B-4, B-6, and C-4 parts and there in lies the problem. I am looking for a picture or a factory drawing of the early style two hole exhaust gasket. We have reproduced all of the other gaskets, but we don’t know what the thickness and or composition of the exhaust was. I’m also looking for various other trinkets that we can make, but originals would be nice. My Menasco has a 4.5” bore, so if anybody has some strange looking cylinder parts laying around that are Menasco but don’t have a 4.75” bore, then I would be extremely happy to talk with you. We have already exhausted the “normal” source for Menasco parts so we are looking elsewhere. Thanks in advance for your help. Karl, Mike, and Ike
  5. Hi, do you still have the stainless steel flying wires and are they in mint condition? Thanks a lot Rolf luftakrobat@icloud.com
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    Gone West

    It is with the greatest sorrow that I need to post this. My long time friend who I thought of as my Father, Angelo Regina passed away today. He was a long time Ryan owner who stuck with me, looking out for me no matter what stupid thing I did. Me made me a better person, and Pilot. He flew 747 for Tigers and later Federal Express, but loved his PT22. Angelo befriended me when I was a young man with fours hours of Ryan time under my belt. We all met at Santa Paula Airport for the flight to the Annual Ryan Reunion flight to Paso Robles. Back then. It was a meeting of 15 to 25 Ryan’s for a weekend of fun and food. I was the youngest and newest member and many did not give me the time of day as they had seen “ my type “ come and go. Angelo took me under his wing from that day on. We became Father and Son, where you found one of us the other was by his side. We shared his hanger at Camarillo Airport where we enjoyed our aircraft and each other for the past 20 plus years and were family. Angelo is one of the most giving persons I have ever had the pleasure of being part of my life. Most did not get to known him as I did....he put up a bit of a front with strangers. He always told me to “ Watch out for the winnies, they will kill you! “. My first real exposure to formation flight was under his watchful eye, flying his wing. He would look over and give me a grin as his finger would signal me to get closer and closer followed by a smile of confidence. He had great pride in me and I the greatest respect for him. He held on to his Ryan until a couple of months ago. I had the pleasure of delivering it for him to his Brother Pete Regina at Van Nuys who shipped it to Germany for its next adventure. This bond between us would have never transpired if not for the Ryan PT22 and two men, their love of aviation, adventure, food, and friendship. Angelo will alway be my instructor in my front seat along for every flight. My Weight and Balance as been amended to reflect this change. We will both be looking out for the winnies! I promised Angelo years ago when the time came I would spread his ashes, anyone interested in joining let me know and I will update you when details develop. chris nehus cnehus@verizon.net N53271
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    PT22 for sale

    This aircraft has been SOLD!
  8. Does anybody have info or a lead on the oil shutoff valve that was fitted to a lot of Menasco engines? Assume this was done as a 337, not an STC, but wondering if anyone knows who the preferred supplier of shutoff valves was. Thanks in advance.
  9. Just wanted to share, and hopefully renew a total respect for hand proping. I’ve been starting these aircraft for 30 plus years now and I almost had my second encounter with a moving prop. While pulling a prop thru several times priming a PT22 in preparation of starting , the engine fired and ran for a second then stoped. I was doing everything by the book, pilot in cockpit, calling for “switch off”, “ brake set” , and pilot repeating each command. After my first encounter with a moving prop 25 years ago I learned a valuable lesson......never trust this sucker! Then as now the switch was in the OFF position. Last time troubleshooting found a broken “P” lead, that little wire attached to the back of your magneto. If that wire is not grounded (open) the magneto is HOT. This time around the “P” leads were fine. Troubleshoot found the magneto switch contacts not providing a clean ground while in the OFF position, thus acting like a broken “P” lead, open ground to the magneto.....HOT! These switches are getting old, dirty, and worn internally. Special attention should be paid to this simple system every time you start and shut down. If you don’t feel a detent while moving your mag switch thru each position, it’s worn out. At each and every shut down you must accomplish a quick , easy switch check. At idle power select OFF and note engine ignition shut down, then back to BOTH and shut down with mixture as normal. This was drilled into me both during Flight Training and during my A&P training. These switches were not that great 80 years ago when new, Manufacturing was cheep as was the design. I personally have added a second grounding switch to my oil shutoff valve. When the valve is off it adds a second ground to the Left Mag. This is helpful, two fold. Starting with your oil off will be difficult due to this is the impulse (Starting) magneto. Secondly I feel more comfortable moving prop during maintenance with the additional ground supplied to the magneto. I have also added to Annual Inspection a quick check of the condition of the ground supplied to the mags via the switch. It just takes a couple of extra minutes while checking the timing of the mags utilizing a cheep ohm meter. Make sure the ground is solid to that P lead. If the resistance is high, other than a couple of ohms, jumping or open , your switch needs attention. Chris Nehus N53271
  10. Hello all Ryaneers. Quick intro.  Not newbie--not unpaid. Have faithfully paid dues-sometimes extra just to keep things going since 1976. Should show paid up for next five years.  My Ryan is close to being totally restored by my good friend, Dylan Sujet who is a master of his craft. He has been working diligently for the past few years on my PT-22, N46805, and we are close to getting it reassembled for flight hopefully early next year (2020). Enclosed a very  recent shot just before engine run up. Will be great to get back in the game again. Rick Farrell NRC #330

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