Which Chilton do you own?The Chilton was designed in an era of smaller people, at 5' 8 it fits me well but I am told larger people find it uncomfortable! I know of at least on over 6foot who could not even get in mine as his knees would not clear the instrument panel.
I am following this on my photos from 20 years ago, lots of memories, the tail was built in a student bedsit at college, I had an understanding landlady!
Wow!!... you have a piece of an aircraft that was owned and flown by Ranald Porteous ! What a wonderful link to aviation history. That one old black and white photo of him walking his Chilton through the grass holding the tailskid in his hand sticks in my head. His flight reports on it were fantastic. As an enthusiast of both the Chilton and the Auster, Porteous is one of those historical figures in aviation I would have love to meet.Yes I have the O-145, ex G-AFGH, it came with engine mount built by Auster Aircraft when the plane was owned by their chief test pilot.
The O-100 would be wonderful in a Chilton. When your airframe is further along and you are ready to make the final engine decisions, I will bring you up to Shafter and introduce you to Pete personally if you don't already know him. He is very likely already a very strong supporter of the Chilton Monoplane.Exciting to hear! Can't wait to get her flying. I'm hoping the Pegasus O-100 development is complete by the time I'm looking for an engine. It seems ideal for the Chilton.