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  2. Bill, that is not good news. Dawley did several projects for me with antiques and warbirds. They were not inexpensive but their workmanship was outstanding. Please let me know if you find a decent shop. I would like to have the Kinner #2 exhaust rotated about 30 degrees to not discharge onto the intake scoop. If you rotate without modification, it sticks pretty much straight up and can let rain in if parked outside. As an aside, Kenny Chapman happen to mention that he thought the intake scoop was not original. I researched this issue and found that he was correct. The intake scoop was not standard issue until around S/N 1704. I have never seen a civilian Ryan without a scoop so I am assuming that they were retrofitted by the Army. The way that #2 exhaust impinges on the scoop, it must have really paid hell with the air filter and heated up the intake air. Ron
  3. Thanks Ron Dawley has been bought out by AWI and they will not repair the exhaust - I called them. Bill Holder
  4. Bill, Dawley (advertise in Trade-a-Plane) does a great job on exhaust systems. No real parts outlets anymore that I know of. Several people have a personal stock that they might part with. Jeffery Kromer (815-266-1064) has been pretty good for parts. I would recommend that you have the exhaust ceramic coated. I have done this to several exhaust's and they never seem to wear out due to exhaust gases. Regards, Ron
  5. I am in need for a #1 exhaust stack for a PT-22 with a Kinner R55, Ryan part No. E1113 and the exhaust collector part no. E1352. Or if you know of someone that can weld them up? Is there a list of suppliers for parts for both the PT22 and Kinner ? Seems like most of the well known have died or gotten out of the business. I'm hoping joining the club will help me keep this plane flying for my friend and customer. Bill Holder, Brokenstraw Airport (P15), Pittsfield, PA
  6. Kenny Chapman's and Ron Ruble's PT-22s at WAAAM, 2021 at Hood River Oregon. Ron's took home Grand Champion!! A4D10D3E-E65C-4741-96D9-CE7F18F7B2F3.heic
  7. N441V

    Mag compass

    Apparently, early Ryans had the Pioneer 1812-1 compass as GFE. There is some evidence that later aircraft had the Bendix B-16 compass.
  8. Terry and Danny had the answer. 3 gallons. The only place that it is shown is on the fuel selector placard. Not in any of the manuals. As Terry states, 17 minutes left! Ron
  9. Has anyone found any documentation as to the quantity of fuel remaining when reserve is selected? The overhaul manual says to add two gallons to an empty system and make sure that with reserve selected, you have fuel flow, but I can find no fuel quantity available number for the reserve position. Thanks, Ron
  10. The parts manual lists the compass as a GFE. Does anyone know which compass the government was supplying Ryan with. There was the Carwil compass, the upgraded Airpath compass by Carwil and a Bendix compass that I do not have the P/N for. Any or all? Thanks, Ron
  11. ryancessna

    It Flys!

    Congrats! Glad to see another Ryan back in the air! Looks like a beautiful airplane!
  12. N441V

    It Flys!

    S/N 1579, aka N15550 finally took back to the sky after her eight year make over. Test flight went well. Needed a bit if tweaking to the rudder trim tab but everything else went as advertised. First landing was fast and long, second was better and the third was pretty close to "in the groove". Took me about 20 minutes to get used to the engine cadence again. Today I will check the torque on the prop bolts and the cylinder nuts. Ron
  13. Yep, I tried a few years ago to join and met a roadblock in the process. I kind of forgot about it and then tried recently and was able to pay with PayPal. Great stuff on the site and I wish I had joined up sooner. Type clubs are great. I restored a Cessna 170 and would have never been able to do it without the club. I’ve was really lucky to be introduced to Terry down south who helped me a lot with his parts and knowledge. Also Al Buckner, Brad Ball, and Chris Nehus have helped me in many ways. I feel like we are a small group who still fly these things and it’s great to be able to meet fellow Ryan owners, even if sometimes just on line. At some point I’ll do a write up about getting my Ryan in the air.
  14. Aircraft looks great! It is obvious that you have put a lot of effort and $$ into her. I am just getting my Ryan back up after an eight year restoration. Started out to be just an annual inspection. Lost control! This site has been dormant for a year or two now but has been an invaluable resource for me during the restoration process. Many members here have in incredible depth of knowledge and experience with the Recruit. I believe there was a change in the website that required members to have an active subscription to post. That had not been required in the past and along with an issue paying the membership fees, many members dropped off line. Members like you can be the stimulus to re-energize the forum! I personally believe the minimal cost for membership is far out weighed by the information presented to safely keep these old gals going. Welcome aboard! Ron
  15. Airplane looks great and owner looks happy! Welcome to the club.
  16. Thanks for the info. I bought a Bruce cover for the Stearman and it worked out great. I then bought a set of engine covers for the jet and after two remakes, they still did not fit worth a darn. I put them on the shelf and bought from another supplier. I thought that maybe the ownership had changed and the quality went South. I am not sure if their light weight cover would be "water resistant" enough to protect the interior if she gets caught out overnight. Ron
  17. Hi there. I have owned my Ryan for a few years now but I just joined the club! I finished the restoration of serial number 1003 which is the second production PT-21 to be built. I've had her airworthy for a couple of years now and have been having a blast flying her around the local patch. We have two Ryans at our field which makes for good fun!
  18. I got a cover from Bruces. I was impressed with the quality and fitment. If I remember it was around 400 bucks. It would be a bit bulky to carry around but would work fine strapped into the front seat if it were unoccupied.
  19. I had new bellcranks laser cut out of 4130 steel. I found a supplier that had the original flanged bearings and new aircraft rod end bearings. I then made new control rods from 4130 and welded in new threaded ends to accept the rod end bearings. These were made as owner produced parts. Hopefully, this will eliminate the failures that are becoming common with these controls rods and bellcranks. Ron
  20. My wife's knees are giving her issues and to be honest, my skydiving hips make climbing into the Ryan a bit more difficult than it was back in 1991 when I first bought my Ryan. If the Admiral cannot get aboard, it takes a lot of fun out of the aircraft and she would be less tolerant of the expense of owning such an expensive toy. I have thought this over for several years and after a few design changes, I came up with a workable solution. My DER and I, using the FAA flow chart as a guide, determined this to be a Minor Alteration and only a logbook entry was required to make it legal. It is constructed of 4130 steel and attached by eight 10/32 screws, nuts and washers. These fasteners replace the original rivets. The step is designed to place the load on the ribs in the stub wing walk way. The fasteners just keep the step assembly from falling off. When I had my Birddog, I designed a step that my buddy mass produced and is now installed on most Dogs. It is amazing how much it helps to extend our flying as our bodies protest the aging process! I am not producing or selling these, just showing what can be done to make things easier. Ron
  21. Now that my Ryan is finally back in the air, I am considering the purchase of a canopy cover. Any experienced suggestions? There are light weight, heavy, snap, strap and a couple of providers. My use will be primarily during X/C layovers. Thanks! Ron
  22. Here you can see that R/H is Toe in and L/H is toe out.
  23. Hi, I am new to the group and see that there are some old topic with rigging of Main wheels. I am now involved in a very nice ST-A that has been on ground for some years. The reason for that is that the aircraft had some bad behavior on hard Surface landings(only option on the field) and the owner/ pilot parked it well inside the hangar. I see that the tires are completely worn out and the rigging must be wrong. So if someone have updated information I would be happy. Questions: Best tires for hard surface? Tire pressure? Toe in/ toe out angel? Feel free to give me all good advice as possible:-) Thanks From Håvard Dale/ Norway
  24. Looks like KCMA is moving forward with its yearly event subject to change. Date has been set for August 21 22 2021 if interested. I’m sure the usual will attend, myself, Terry Freedman, Doug Schuster, and Gary Jackson. I am planning on the usual Open Hanger with snacks, drinks, chairs, and awnings to enjoy the weekend. Let me know if interested in joining us. Ryanpt22@gmail.com or cnehus@verizon.net Chris and Belia Nehus N53271, PT22
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