Posted: 11/4/2009 23:12:32
I am looking for info on stretching a tri pacer can you help?
Posted: 11/4/2009 23:41:03
There are a couple that I know of. A guy called Steve Bryant has an STC for a certified 4 place airplane called the Producer this stretches the PA-20/22 about 2 feet and grafts a PA14 tail on it.
On the experimental side Dave Blanton used to offer plans for the Javelin V6 STOL a.k.a. the Ford V6 STOL which if I remember right was again about a 2 foot stretch on the Tri-Pacer and used wag aero 2+2 wings
"Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible." Eddie Rickenbacker
Posted: 11/5/2009 09:11:20
Do you know how to find the stc or the drawings?
Posted: 11/5/2009 19:09:11
If you log onto "www.shortwingpipers.org", Steve's contact details and photographs of the Producer are on there. I am not sure if they are STC,d or experimental. This site and the Shortwing Club site "www.shortwing.org/forum" are full of really good info on all shortwing models - in fact anyone with a tube and fabric aeroplane can learn lots here.
Posted: 11/5/2009 19:57:07
I started Blanton's conversion and got as far as streatching the fuselage. I think that that I may still have the plans. I still have the fuselage and some tri pacer parts. I gave the wings to a friend and used the engine in another project.
Posted: 11/5/2009 21:37:00
Hi John hubbard
I how can I find out more about blanton's conversion? what are your plans with your fuse?
Posted: 11/5/2009 22:11:28
I assume your not talking about stretching it the same way the guy did in the 1955 issue toitled "A Home Built Modification
With Professional Performance" !
Posted: 11/6/2009 07:38:43
Sean, In 2005 Rick Schneider set up to manufacture the Bushmaster in Hillsboro, Ohio . I have pictures. Bushmaster is an Alaska favorite. He originially used a Tripacer. Made fuselage longer plus the tripacer wings etc. After that he made his own with fixtures. He boarders on genius and engineering. At any rate he got it FAA Certified . After trying to line up USA financing he sold the manufactureing rights to Romania ( eastern Europe). So far they have sold every Bushmaster they've made to Europe customers. None have reached the US. He may have some info- as of 2005 his phone was 904-386-2250 or 740-437-7688. He doesn't let any Moss grow under his feet. He was living on a grass strip near Washington Courthouse, Ohio S/W Ohio. He had a Bushmaster at Oshkosh in 2004? It had a Lycoming engine running on naphtha. (cheapest petroleum product-first in the cracking process) . He used current automobile fuel injection and computer timing. EAA wasn't interested. So there u are. If you lengthen a Tripacer don't cut up a Tripacer! They don't make them any more ! Copy one or something ! Ralph Widman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ph 937-364-6050.
Posted: 11/6/2009 07:46:39
Sean, I just remembered- Rick Schneider used a metal SuperCub wing on the Bushmaster. It was really a 4 place Super Cub. Used a streached Tripacer fusealge for starters. Ralph Widman
Posted: 11/6/2009 09:49:22
I have a nice model of the Tri-Pacer for the X-Plane flight simulator. If anyone has any interest, I can a longer version so you can test the flying characteristics.
Posted: 11/7/2009 19:44:21
Do you have ideas of building your streched Tripacer fuselage or would you think about getting rid of it? I've always wanted to build an airplane like that. Thanks, John Lewis
Posted: 11/9/2009 11:30:26
I have no plans for it, as far as I'm concerned it's junk. It has been setting out side for a while and is a bit rusty, but since I live in a dry climate I think that the rust is just on the surface. I think that the structure is essentially sound. I still have the motor mount and some other misc. tripacer parts. They are all available free to anyone that can haul them off.
Posted: 11/9/2009 14:40:13
I how can I get in touch with you to see what you have and how far away you are?
Posted: 11/9/2009 17:11:03
Where are you located? I am rebuilding a couple of tripacers/pacers. If you are close I would like to come and look to see what you have. E-mail me: email@example.com
Posted: 11/9/2009 19:35:15
To all concerned
I live in southern ca. about 50 miles north of San Diego, in Valley Center
Posted: 1/27/2010 12:10:17
Google "Dave L Blanton - Valley Center, Kansas". His name and phone number will come up. I am building this project myself. I also am using the Belted Air Power reduction drive. I manufacture the fully welded engine mount for this package, that is the chevy 4.3 v6 with the BAP reduction drive. I also manufacture the "squared" tail pieces in kit form. They have been formed and tack welded with enough ribs for the builder to see what needs to be done. The parts are all there for the builder to "cope to fit" so he or she can check the box on the check list that the builder made and installed them.
Posted: 7/11/2010 09:29:06
I have some Dave Blanton Plans to stretch a Tripacer / Pacer if I
can help just let me know.
James Croker firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 10/29/2010 15:56:20
I bought a Bushmaster Super 22 with wheels but on homebuilt 2500 amphibs this summer. It has 0360 turbo with fixed pitch 84X44.5prop. Had
a bit of trouble with fuel starvation so bought the 180 hp F. Atleed Dodge fuel caps, hoping that will fix the trouble of the engine quitting when switching tanks. Would like to converse with other BM owners/builders.
Jim Barlow 306 873 4203 or 403 256-6199 in Canada