aeromatic prop

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  1. Mar 12, 2018 #1

    will moffitt

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    Friday a old Bellanca was landing at Anacortes, downwind. The pilot told me his feet got tangled up. Black marks on the runway and the plane in the grass with no gear. Neat old plane, the one with the two little vertical's on the ends of the horizontal. It was based at the dry side of the state and looks in pretty good shape on the surface. There is a few issues such as fish hooks on the aileron cables. The tail was in a fairly deep ditch but with a gentle slope so I think that is why there was no prop strike, the front end was over the brow. It has a franklin, 6 cylinder but a nice aeromatic prop that looks like new blades, or rebuilt. Nice paint, looks like fresh metal on the edges and nice decals. I know nothing about these things but think some people are in love with them. I don't know the owners plans but could find out.
    The question, is this prop worth pursuing and being on a Franklin would it even fit a 320 and would it be worth the effort. Being a fellow with too many projects this would have o be a real deal.

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    It's not going to fit. I have a friend who has been looking for an Aeromatic prop with a SAE2 bolt pattern for a long time for a O-235. Ain't nun out there for sale. I would like one on my SD1 too. As for the Bellanca, one of my favorite planes. A radial one or O-470 would be my first picks but I would like to fly any of them.
     
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    Those are neat planes! 14-13-2 probably. How bad did it tear it up? Let’s see some pics.
     
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    Well, a little research, which I should have done first. They are still built. About $5000. Weight is about #34. The gear is toast. I did not check the wood the gear bolts to. Maybe pics tomorrow.
     
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    There’s an Aeromatic for an O235 for sale on Facebook antique parts exchange.
    It’s for sale from the museum in Concrete Wa.
    1500.00
     
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    Early O-235s are SAE1 flange. Its probably one of those. I will check it out though.
     
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    Also on on eBay,. No description so probably worn out.

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    He says in the ad Overhauled with paper work
     
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    Ebay is funny. If I do a search in ebay motors, parts, aircraft I find zip. If I do a general search I find a used prop, no paperwork. The seller listed in under collectables. I can not find an overhauled prop. Oh well.

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