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  1. 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
  2. All, For those of you that display your aircraft and receive Tax Exemption please know that your local Assessor should be sending you your usual form along with instructions to still maintain your exempt status this this COVID period. I’m in Ventura and I’ve also seen San Diego Assessors supplied information to aid you to keep this status since all Airshows and gatherings were cancelled or not scheduled. stay safe chris Nehus
  3. Welcome Rico, You can find a bunch of good info within this site to aid your project. I’ve had my PT22 for 30 plus years and it was a project much like yours. It took two years of steady work to return her to flying condition and I’ve really never stoped improving her to this day. I am happy to help answer your maintenance questions when you get stuck. Parts are getting hard to come by, but if you really need it we will do our best to support you. These aircraft are a labor of love, it takes many hours to complete a project like your. I find it helps to set goals for yourself and look at it as a lot of smaller projects. Best Chris Nehus, N53271 Camarillo, CA KCMA cnehus@verizon.net Ryanpt22@gmail.com 818-825-4252 cell
  4. Terry and Kent in GA hold the STC. I believe the emails in the attached are correct.
  5. Down to my last one 11/06/2020....$250.00 plus 8.30 ship chris Nehus
  6. update: they are all sold! Chris. I have a few flap actuator pawls which are the same as original Ryan units. These were made to the exact specifications, And material from the original Ryan drawing. I’ve installed one on my aircraft and it works great, my flaps have never worked this good! They are now reliable for the first time after 30+ years. I now get all 6 pumps of flaps each and every time, even at max flap speed of 100 MPH. These are not cheep, poor quality, soft, incorrect material units. They were manufactured by an Aerospace machinist to exact tolerance. This is a high ware item, everyone should have a spare. I will NOT be making more....when they are gone that’s it! I kept 3 spares for myself so I don’t have to go thru this again. Chris Nehus Ryanpt22@gmail.com cnehus@verizon.net
  7. Order has been placed two weeks ago....delivery expected within two weeks. I have 2 or 3 pawls still available at the direct cost pricing of 195.00 each. Once delivered cost will be 300.00 each. Email me if interested, cnehus@verizon.net or Ryanpt22@gmail.com
  8. all sold out! 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
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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!
  12. 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
  13. August 17 and 18 will be the KCMA Airshow. As usual I will have open hanger and expect Terry Freedam with his PT22, Doug Schuster with the Riverside CAF PT 22 which is flying again after a couple year rest awaiting a new engine. I would bet Gary Jackson will be around as well with his Ranger Ryan and Angelo Regina’s PT22 has returned home after a couple of years at Baker City OR. Terry, Doug and I will be flying in the event supporting Wings Over Camarillo as usual. Anyone else is welcome to join in, hanger will be open with snacks and drinks, Airshow vendors for food, chairs and shade awnings setup for our group, and lots of friends for additional entertainment. This will be the largest gathering of Ryans for the past several years so don’t miss it if you love Ryans! Chris Nehus cnehus@verizon.net 818-825-4252
  14. Jeremy, My name is Chris Nehus and I’m located in Camarillo California and answer most tech question on the web site about the Ryan PT22. I would be happy to answer any questions you have and guide you thru your inspection. I am an IA and PT22 owner for the past 30 years. Reach out any time, cnehus@verizon.net, 818-825-4252 cell, N53271
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    PT22 for sale

    Angelo Regina has decided to sale his PT22. This aircraft has been re skinned, electric starter, and an Al Ball R55 engine with R56 heads for overhead oiling. This is a turn key flying aircraft based in Camarillo CA. Serious inquiries only. Email Chris Nehus cnehus@verizon.net for details. SOLD
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