No. 3610. Bellanca 14-19-2 Cruisemaster (N6RJ c/n 2062)
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Bellanca 14-19-2 Cruisemaster

07/29/2004. Remarks by Philo Lund: "My neighbor, Roland Joslyn reworked this 14-19.2 to a bigger engine and cowl and instrument panel and completed it in 1975."

07/29/2004. Remarks by Roland Joslyn: "It has been thirty years since I made new tail fins for Bellanca N6RJ, which I sold about twelve years ago. Most fins are warped. My solution was to make new honeycomb sandwich tail fins using 1/16 in (1.6 mm) aircraft plywood, 3/8 in (9.5 mm) marine grade plywood, 3/8 in (9.5 mm) phenolic honecomb of 3/16-1/4 in (4.8-6.4 mm) cell size (aluminum honeycomb works equally well) and then covered the fins with 2 oz (57 g) glass cloth and epoxy resin.

When I took out the 190 hp Lycoming and put in a 260 hp Continental IO-470-F engine, with a modified 14-19-3 engine mount and cowling, I called it a 14-19-2 1/2 -- halfway between the 14-19-2 and -3 model. It was Reserve Grand Champion at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, in 1977, Classic Division, and 1978 Best Custom Classic over 150 hp."
Roland will be happy to discuss modifications further.

Created July 29, 2004