Asking 3 times in less than 24hrs? You must be desperate for a Cadet, give the guy a chance to respond or go take a look on barnstormers where he said it was posted.
There's nothing on the plane that can't be built and that includes the brakes. I had a Luscombe with cable actuated mechanical brakes and they worked fine. Had to make several parts for those brakes, including a cam plate. The brake shoes (drum brakes) were readily available. Hydraulic brake upgrade would be nice to have but it will be expensive.Well, round 3 of my latest sport of "Lets find him an Airplane" has bagged an Aeronca Chief. The owner's wife does not want him hand-propping anymore, so the 140 Cessna has now become the family bird. His poor Chief is sitting and she is on him to sell it. FINALLY got a chance to speak with him, turns out it has a few problems...first are the mech. brakes....wow...unobtanium is the word for Aeronca brake parts. Looks like it is cheaper to fit hydraulic brakes vs fixing the old system. 65 Conti, just a couple of hundred hours since MOH and clean, but a weird look to the fuselage on the left side. Awaiting a chance to look at the logs. Owner describes it as an honest old Chief...pity not a Super Chief.
Any warnings, etc to beware of? STCs met, recent check of the spars, (yup, wood spars) as well as the struts. I have been told the gear can be problematic due to wear of the oleos. I did find a parts bird as well (7AC), so it may be worth it. Any comments pro/con? I have flown one of the Franklin twin Aeroncas, so I'm aware of the performance of the plane with the 65 in it. An 85 upgrade would probably be a future plan. Decent fabric, decent engine, anything I am missing?? A friend used to tell me that he would go soaring with his....Dunno how true...but plenty of wing to say the least.