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    Check out the latest EAA Vintage magazine. A great article on Joel Severinghaus' award winning Taylorcraft. Joel is from Des Moines, keeps his plane at the Ankeny, Ia. airport. He had a complete rebuild done by a master mechanic and craftsman in the purest sense of the word. All of Joel's flying buddies from Iowa and around the midwest offer him congratulations.

    The issue also covers the Auster, one from GB. All in all a great issue honoring Taylorcrafts and the legacy of C.G. Taylor.

    Carl
    TF# 371

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    Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

    Yes Carl I agree! Nice ship Joel, congratulations on the publicity!
    David and Judy
    TF# 651
    Butterfly Fun Lines
    1941 BF12-65
    N36468
    Grasshopper Fun Lines
    1988 Hatz CB-1
    N83LW

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    • #3
      Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

      That magazine cover will remain posted in the airport office for all to see!!
      Taylorcraft Foundation, Inc
      Forrest A Barber 330-495-5447
      TF#1
      www.BarberAircraft.com
      taylorcraft@neo.rr.com

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      • #4
        Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

        Let's note that the Taylorcraft article was written by my neighbor and friend, Marsha (Sparky) Sargent. Excellent writing and photography. She flies a Vagabond she restored herself. And helps me with my computer troubles.

        But why does that plane cruise at 80 MPH?

        Chet.

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        • #5
          Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

          I'm MAD!!!!! I haven't got my copy of Vintage yet......my father got his and said it was a nice looking bird but he hasn't read the artical yet.
          Kevin Mays
          West Liberty,Ky

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          • #6
            Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

            Chet,

            Yes, Sparky is a great writer and photographer with an obvious affinity for old airplanes, and it was a delight to work with her on the article. I'm glad she quoted you and put so much Taylorcraft history in the article. I hope it might serve as a reference to future Taylorcraft buyers and restorers. I'm also glad she put in my plug for your invaluable book and all the expertise being shared on this forum.

            I usually get 80 mph indicated, cruising at 2150 rpm. She stalls at 40 mph indicated. The 80 doesn't bother me, but you think my airspeed indicator might be reading low? That instrument probably hasn't been serviced since it left the factory.

            Thanks,
            Joel Severinghaus
            Des Moines, Iowa
            TF# 657

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            • #7
              Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

              your airspeed indicator sucks.... use ground reference no wind runs both ways. OR GPS will do it too. No or slight wind. It is mathematical fact that tail wind and head wind cannot be factored out. 80 mph bull!
              Quick thought maybe you have pressure into the static port for the airspeed, it merely goes out into the wing , maybe you have a leak into the wing causing the pressure.

              Kind of like the old factory ad that talked about the Taylorcraft BC12D with " The built in tailwind"
              A customer sent a nasty note back to the factory that he had the one with "A built in headwind"
              My Dad was dispatched to the customers location, the customer and his buddies had taken it a part for cheap winder storage, putting it back together , one of them screwed the rear adjustments completely one way insisting it would make it "fly better".
              Last edited by Forrest Barber; 02-10-2008, 22:22. Reason: quick thought
              Taylorcraft Foundation, Inc
              Forrest A Barber 330-495-5447
              TF#1
              www.BarberAircraft.com
              taylorcraft@neo.rr.com

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              • #8
                Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

                If you really are only getting 80 the doors must be tied open. I would bet your static port is messed up, the pitot tube is bent or the line to the ASI is leaking.
                Hank

                PS
                A FUN way to do a rough ASI check is to fly some formation with a plane with a good ASI. Not accurate, but a BLAST to do!
                Make sure he is in formation with YOU while your head is in the cockpit!

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                • #9
                  Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

                  joel. You might also have the wrong prop. I grew up in Iowa, and used to have many friends from Des Moines in the antique plane hobby. Flew into a strip on the north side of town that I think is still there. If you to go to Oshkosh this year, I plan to be in the author's corner and we can meet.

                  Chet.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

                    Congrats Joel! Job well done.
                    MIKE CUSHWAY
                    1938 BF50 NC20407
                    1940 BC NC27599
                    TF#733

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                    • #11
                      Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

                      Forrest,

                      Yes, I should borrow somebody's GPS and check my groundspeed on a no-wind day.

                      We were careful to label the lines into the wing, so I doubt the pitot line is mis-connected, but there could be a kink somewhere I suppose.

                      Chet,

                      I've got a 2004 Sensenich W72CK-42. People frequently tell me she'd be faster with a metal prop, but I like the looks of the wood.

                      Morningstar Field (Y76) is still there on the north side of Des Moines, right beside the Interstate. I'm on concrete at the Ankeny airport three miles east of there, but often go over to Morningstar to shoot landings on their grass.
                      Joel Severinghaus
                      Des Moines, Iowa
                      TF# 657

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                      • #12
                        Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

                        If you want more speed and keep the wood prop you might consider upgrading to a 72/44 which is a climb or slow standard pitch for a taylorcraft with a wood prop.I also have a 72/42 that I put on and flew one time...got about 85mph cruise,changed to a 74/45 McCauley metal prop and got 105mph on the same airplane and changed nothing else. The airplane would even get off the ground faster and climb about the same or better. The 72/42 was letting the engine go past red line rpm on climb out at best AOA. IMHO the 72/42 is not enough prop for a t-craft.
                        Kevin Mays
                        West Liberty,Ky

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                        • #13
                          Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

                          Ah yes, Kevin, but as Gandhi said, "There is more to life than increasing its speed."

                          Not worth it to me to replace the prop for a few extra mph. If I cared about airspeed, I'd be flying a Cessna or Cirrus...
                          Joel Severinghaus
                          Des Moines, Iowa
                          TF# 657

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                          • #14
                            Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

                            Joel,
                            That is very well said. However,you can increase the speed and performance just a bit and still keep the wood prop...if you want too. I got a peek at the artical in my fathers Vintage mag(mine still hasn't came!!!),very beautiful airplane.Great Job!
                            Kevin Mays
                            West Liberty,Ky

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                            • #15
                              Re: Taylorcrafts in the latest Vintage magazine

                              Finnally got my new copy of Vinage today....that has to be the most beautiful cover page I have ever seen! GREAT artical Joel,beautiful airplane. My hats off to you and John. You are truely one of a kind and so is your taylorcraft. I can't say enough good to feel satisfied so I will leave it at that.
                              Kevin Mays
                              West Liberty,Ky

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