• Re: Hand Cranking

    From k9zw@21:1/224 to nristen on Mon Sep 20 15:00:55 2021
    On 19 Sep 2021, nristen said the following...

    horrible consequences, yet I flew a starter-less plane for years, and had to hand-prop it every time.

    What kind of plane was that?

    1946 Aeronca Champ 7AC

    Good cheap flying fun!

    Also flew a Piper Cub-Cruiser on Floats which was hand-prop only.

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  • From nristen@21:1/161 to k9zw on Tue Oct 12 01:29:55 2021
    What kind of plane was that?

    1946 Aeronca Champ 7AC

    Ah, that looks cool - was that fabric covered wings?

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  • From k9zw@21:1/224 to nristen on Wed Oct 13 19:37:04 2021
    On 12 Oct 2021, nristen said the following...

    What kind of plane was that?

    1946 Aeronca Champ 7AC

    Ah, that looks cool - was that fabric covered wings?

    Wings, control surfaces and body were all fabric.

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  • From Pork@21:3/105.1 to Nristen on Sun Oct 17 15:13:42 2021



    My father taught me to make sure my thumb was on the same side of the crank handle as my fingers to protect against backfiring. I never experienced a backfire though and am not sure how well changing your thumb position would
    Sounds like good advice!





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