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Aeronca "Chief" Posted for a freind

Charley

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Wow, that aluminum spar mod alone is something like an $11,000 job, parts and labor. It's to address an AD on what were originally wood spar Aeroncas. The switch to an aluminum spar puts an end to repetitive wood spar inspections, I do believe.
 

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Wow, that aluminum spar mod alone is something like an $11,000 job, parts and labor. It's to address an AD on what were originally wood spar Aeroncas. The switch to an aluminum spar puts an end to repetitive wood spar inspections, I do believe.

You guys out in Pennsylvania could probably use a ski plane right about now!
 

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Wow, that aluminum spar mod alone is something like an $11,000 job, parts and labor. It's to address an AD on what were originally wood spar Aeroncas. The switch to an aluminum spar puts an end to repetitive wood spar inspections, I do believe.
It's being considered for a Chief and a Champ here right now. I think the different owners were quoted $5,500 for the kit and then something like 60-70 hours for the install. It sounds like quite the undertaking.
 

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It's being considered for a Chief and a Champ here right now. I think the different owners were quoted $5,500 for the kit and then something like 60-70 hours for the install. It sounds like quite the undertaking.
Remove wings, strip them bare. Install new spar. Recover the wings and reinstall them. Rig the wings to the fuselage. Lots of work. A fair amount of the work, such as disassembly, tear down, and fabric recover can be done by the owner.
 
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