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Airspeed Indicator Needed...

Stearmann4

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Cubbers,

As detailed in another post, my ASI died and I dutifully sent it in for overhaul. During the course of my impulsive problem solving, I didn't think beyond boxing the unit up, to how long my Cub would be down. It appears about 7-8 weeks is the best case scenario.

I've called quite a few individuals and local shops which have graciously offered loaner units. However, an ASI with MPH (or even both kts/MPH) indications are scarce. The units that were available were not compatible with the small compression style fitting that came out of the dash. All were newer with the AN type fitting with O-rings.

In short, does anyone have a loaner unit available? I'd be happy to rent the unit (if there is such a thing), and reimburse shipping, etc.

I've been excited to get back in my Cub during my deployment, now that I'm back, the flyable weather is quickly moving into the northwest.

Thanks,

Mike-
 

longwinglover

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Mike,

I can understand needing a replacement "seat of the pants" indicator for a J3, but AIRSPEED?? You look at that?? :eek: ;D

I know, I'm not helping. ::)

John Scott
 

Stearmann4

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John,

I indeed do not need an airspeed indicator to fly the Cub. I'm just trying to be compliant, as the local air fuzz seem to congregate at or near my airport. If I cross this line...where will it end? Uncurrent charts, non-AN fittings, unapproved seat cushion material?

Mike-
 

daveinfl

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Cubbers,

As detailed in another post, my ASI died and I dutifully sent it in for overhaul. During the course of my impulsive problem solving, I didn't think beyond boxing the unit up, to how long my Cub would be down. It appears about 7-8 weeks is the best case scenario.

I've called quite a few individuals and local shops which have graciously offered loaner units. However, an ASI with MPH (or even both kts/MPH) indications are scarce. The units that were available were not compatible with the small compression style fitting that came out of the dash. All were newer with the AN type fitting with O-rings.

Mike,

I've got the old ASI from my 1950 Bonanza I'd be willing to loan you... if it will work. I redid my panel a couple of years ago and replaced all the instruments. It's in mph, although the scale is obviously different. Can you temporarily tape over and remark Vso, etc? I don't know. Don't know about the mounting either, but I will be in the hanger tomorrow and can take a shot of it... Maybe someone else would know.... Anyway, if you can use it, it's yours for a while.

Dave C

In short, does anyone have a loaner unit available? I'd be happy to rent the unit (if there is such a thing), and reimburse shipping, etc.

I've been excited to get back in my Cub during my deployment, now that I'm back, the flyable weather is quickly moving into the northwest.

Thanks,

Mike-
 
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