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2 years 3 weeks ago #1496

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Dear Mr. Dellenbusch,

The ”Hutch” modification to the Pawnee using the Cessna spring steel gear was from quite a few years ago and is very difficult to find information about. Charles, our airframe shop foreman, had to really hunt to get information when we last worked on a Hutch Pawnee. He ended up talking with Mike Hutcherson in Texas, and we were able to buy a blueprint from him for the gear installation. We still had some problems as someone had modified the original installation(which was not a good design), but we were able to get the gear working again. Charles thinks the person who now owns the Hutch STC is in prison, so that may be why you cannot contact him. If you want a copy of the blueprint we have, we will charge you what they charged us, $210.

Regards,

Dave Johnston

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2 years 3 weeks ago #1490

Will do, thanks!

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2 years 3 weeks ago #1489

Hi Lynn,
Reach out to David at Johnson Aircraft. He is aware of this STC and has some suggestions.
www.johnstonaircraft.com/
(559) 686-2161

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2 years 3 weeks ago #1488

I'm looking into it as well.

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2 years 4 weeks ago #1487

Hi,
I contacted the National Agricultural Aviation Association to see if it is able to supply a list of Pawnee operators. It hasn't called back.
One suggestion; contact both the past owner and his mechanic to see if they have the information you need.
Write Mr. Slone a registered letter; if he accepts it you'll know he is not indisposed.
Last, you may be able to get what you need through a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request.
I have included links.

Here’s the FOIA pertinent links I mentioned over the phone:
Some background on FOIAs: www.faa.gov/foia/
Make a FOIA Request: www.faa.gov/foia/foia_request/
If you need to speak with a FOIA coordinator: www.faa.gov/foia/foia_coordinators/?action=contact_coordinator

The FOIA process is slow; but it may eventually get you what you need.
If I find out anything from NAAA, I'll let you know.

Let me know how I can help further.

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2 years 4 weeks ago #1486

Yup, thanks. All of this we knew already. The certificate holder is unresponsive, and all of the phone numbers/emails I have been able to find for him are out of service. Actually -- there may be a reason for this. Just Google the his name if you are curious.

We know the Tulare guys. They did our annual in 2017.

Still looking to see if we can drum up the technical info that came with the STC.

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