Over the years we've had a number of very nice emails from people
who found value in the things we are doing here together in CFO.
Here are a few of them:|
From: George Hanzawa
Subject: Cardinal Ownership input
Keith, I am a new Cardinal owner here in Hawaii. I purchased my 1977RG
for Ohio. Has it put in a container railed and the shipped to Hawaii.
It is a sweet aircraft.
I have been looking for a Cardinal for sometime
now and found this one on the internet. So why am I writing you?
Your web site has helped me not just once but a few time. First the pre
purchase check list. AD's, How to fix my doors. but the one that
motivated me to write you was, my brake went soft on the left side and
I found the swivel fitting leaking in the landing gear.
Note: I am also an A&P and could not figure out how to fix that problem. I looked
at it for hours, went home, and looked up the Cardinal web site and
found the fix. THANK-YOU. THANK-YOU. THANK-YOU. I will fix the
problem this weekend.
Aloha, George Hanzawa
From: "Bell, Ken"
Subject: Stabilator Brackets
I have found the Cardinal Digests and the Cardinal Web Site to be by far
the best sources of information to educate me on the aircraft and its
maintenance. Certainly we all owe a debt of gratitude to Paul and Keith
their willingness to share their knowledge and to donate their time and
efforts. I am not certain that I would have learned about the issue with
the stabilator brackets had it not been for these resources.
Ken Bell -- 7534V
From: "Meadows, Gary W"
Subject: Technical Hint information
I just wanted to pass along that while I may not be very active in
contributing to the website, nor do I submit stuff to the E-mail
newsletter(compared to the experts that we have I just don't have anything
good to say or add!) I do appreciate the effort that goes into both. I own a
68 177 (N2934X), and I have benefited greatly from the knowledge and
experience that you all share.
My point is: I think the changes to the website are outstanding! The
sidebar is really handy and makes information easy to access, and the
overall layout is very pleasing. Overall the site has a more professional
appeal. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that your effort is
appreciated and you are putting together a really excellent Website!
Just finished a 3 1/2 session on your web site! What a wonderful
job! A complete make over. Love the "frame" technique and all of
the newly added information.
I'm glad its the holidays - probably will do a 6 hour session
May you have a happy, healthy and profitable new year,
Subject: CFO:Vinces RG in depth
The write up on Vince in depth is killer, dude!!!!
Focusing on unique and workable solutions to the problems we all face on our
birds is great.... showing folks, like Vince, in a personal way who go the
extra mile is fantastic.
I embarrased how "stock" mine is.
From: David Campbell
Just wanted to tell you, keep up the good work. I'm a private pilot
[VFR] with 325 hrs. I got my license about 4 years ago and am simply
having a blast flying. Most of my flying is local restaurant hopping in
the 50 nm. range but occasionally the 2-3 hr.cross country with my wife
and daughter happen. I'm getting the "bug" to own [maybe next year] and
am looking hard [and excitedly] at Cardinal RGs.
I've printed off reams
of info from the web site for reading at my convenience. Your website
is one of the most info packed sources I've seen! THANKS!!!
From: Don Coles
I purchased my Cardinal in New York this past June and flew her back to
Michigan with only a few minor in flight problems. But she is now up to
specks and the necessary alterations have been made.
Thanks, To you and your site for making this transition such an easy
Great Lakes Aerial Photos
Subject: marker beacon
Thanks to all of you for your help. This was my first inquiry
on the news letter and I am very impressed with all the info.
John in PA 75 RG
From: Tim Nash
Hello CFO Members,
Just joined the CFO and in just the short period of time, I think a little
under three weeks, found some GREAT information and more importantly, met
some very nice and helpful people.
Just bought my first Cardinal, a 1970 177b FG, and absolutely love it (have
a problem with the vertical teal stripes running down the side but can't
see them from the inside while flying).
Would love to have about another $25,000.00 in my pocket to add all the
avionic goodies, mods and anything else I could nail onto this bird but
with the kids, the Mrs. and the dog, will have to settle with what I got in
the purchase (couple of old nav/coms and ADF).
If any you folks get to the Manassas, VA area (KHEF,about 30 miles west of
Washington D.C. give me a shout, I'll buy you a
cup of coffee.
Thanks for inviting me in and off the cold tarmac. Great web forum.
Yours in Cardinal Piloting,
Thanks for your assistance and prompt returning of my phone call. Your guidance to the correct web page for spar servicability saved the day.
I faxed that
information to the FBO and later the same day received a reply that the spar was actually fine after closer inspection. Some careful cleaning revealed very little pitting. I was able to go ahead and buy the airplane with confidence. Before I got this information I was ready to walk away in spite of it being a great airplane at a great price.
Some A&P mechanics are all to eager to condemn parts that are corroded without checking specs.. The CFO website has already saved me lots of money (much
more than the $34 spent) and has given me a good education on cardinal matters.
Keep up the good work and thanks again for your quick assistance.
Paul and Keith, it can't be said enough:
thankyouthankyouTHANKYOU for this thing. It is such an important, pleasant,
fun part of our lives and I can't imagine airplane ownership without it.
We'd go on, but we're all blushing here... glad to be able to
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