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N17029

1936 Porterfield 35-70 Flyabout C/N 229

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  • N17029 @ SZP - 1936 Porterfield 35-70 FLYABOUT 'Spinach', LeBlond 70 Hp 5 cylinder radial, quick liftoff Rwy 22, the FLYABOUT is a good short-field performer - by Doug Robertson by Doug Robertson @ SZP
  • N17029 @ SZP - 1936 Porterfield 35-70 FLYABOUT 'Spinach', LeBlond 70 Hp 5 cylinder radial, taxi to Rwy 22 - by Doug Robertson by Doug Robertson @ SZP
  • N17029 @ SZP - 1936 Porterfield 35-70 Flyabout, 'Spinach', LeBlond 70 Hp 5 cylinder radial engine, two place tandem seating cabin monoplane - by Doug Robertson by Doug Robertson @ SZP
  • N17029 @ SZP - 1936 Porterfield 35-70 FLYABOUT 'Spinach', LeBlond 70 Hp 5 cylinder radial, Sensenich wood prop - by Doug Robertson by Doug Robertson @ SZP

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Porterfield
Model:35-70 Flyabout    Search all Porterfield 35-70
Year built:1936
Construction Number (C/N):229
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:2
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Leblond 70 SERIES

Aircraft

Registration Number:N17029
Mode S (ICAO24) Code:A11BED
Certification Class:Standard
Certification Issued:2008-09-10
Air Worthiness Test:1958-02-19
Last Action Taken:2008-09-10
Current Status:Valid

Owner

Registration Type:Individual
Address:Bellevue, WA 98004
United States
Region:Northwest Mountain

User contributed data

Overall Height:6' 7"    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Service ceiling:15,000 ft.    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Overall Length:20' 0"    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Wing Area:147 sq. ft.    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Wing Span:32' 0"    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Endurance:315 miles    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Stall Speed - flaps up:40 mph (no flaps on aircraft)    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Max speed:100 mph    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Max rate of climb:650 ft./minute initial rate from sea level    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Gross Weight:1,235 lbs.    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Empty Weight:750 lbs.    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)
Cruise speed:90 mph    (by Doug Robertson on 2006-06-05 00:00:00)

User Comments

Doug Robertson, 2006-06-05 00:00:00
 This aircraft was originally designed by Noel Hockaday as the Wyandotte PUP and first built in 1932 by a group of Kansas City high school students. Ed Porterfield bought the design rights and produced it as the Porterfield 35-70 Flyabout, the 35 standing for the model year and the 70 for the LeBlond 70 horsepower five cylinder air-cooled radial engine.

N17029 is a 1936 35-70 model, which was the most commonly built model. There was also the 35-90 Flyabout with Warner Scarab 90 horspower radial engine; and the 35-65 and 35-75 were later models. A rare model was the 35V with 60 horsepower Velie engine. The 35-75C with 75 horsepower opposed four cylinder Continental engine was also offered.

The Porterfield Aircraft Corporation built 150 Flyabouts, all as two place tandem seating enclosed cabin monoplanes. N17029 'Spinach' is a very colorful two-tone green finished aircraft, almost whimsical in appearance. The stubby cowled radial-engined nose gives it a jaunty, yet businesslike appearance, with a wonderful radial sound.
Doug Robertson, 2006-06-06 00:00:00
 The original price of the Porterfield 35-70 Flyabout with 70 horsepower LeBlond radial engine was FAF: $1,395
Doug Robertson, 2008-03-23 00:00:00
 Spinach was formerly owned, flown by the late actor Robert Cummings. See website Stars in the Skies.