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Photo ID: 1011397
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Model: 7AC Champion Registration: N82639
Year: 1946 Serial Number: 7AC-1281
Engine(s): Continental C-85-12 Owner: ?? See notes below
Location: PAWD, Seward Airport
Seward, AK
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: 2004, July Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): See notes below
Notes: 8/12/04 - Yeah - - this is how it 'oughta be. Ronn Hemstock, a high school industrial arts instructor in Seward, Alaska, helped his student find and refurbish this old taildragger so he can learn to fly and build hours. It would be a lot better world if more people did things like that.

Present FAA info shows the former owner's name so I won't put anything down for that right now.

Photo ID: 1011398
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Notes: Ole' '639 was built as a 7AC Champ with an A-65 Continental. It has been upgraded to 7DC configuration with the C-85-12, 85-HP engine, but there is still no electrical system.

With the J-3 Cub we can stand behind the prop, put our left foot in front of the right tire and easily reach the throttle as we "prop" it, but that would not be as easy with the Champ's door arrangement.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken

Photo ID: 1011399
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Notes: It appears that the only concessions to "original" here are the hand-held radio, turn and bank indicator, and EGT.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken

Photo ID: 1011400
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Notes: Elaine and I ran out to the airport three times that day as the weather changed from heavy overcast to light overcast to this. I took a series of (digital) photos of about 10 aircraft each time with the thought that "This might be as good as it gets". Finally we got some sunshine and blue sky! Wow, what a beautiful place Alaska is! And if you like fresh river Salmon, mmmmm!!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
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