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Hey guys,
I got some questions. I am trying to figure out how much it will take to
finish my Lakes. I have some questions...

I am looking a just a less expensive not show, dope finish.
How many gallons of dope and how much fabric is needed to cover a Lakes?

How much for a good used wood prop?

Pastor Mike in Iowa


   
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HEY MIKE , IT WOULD PROBABLY BE BEST IF YOU REALLY DID NOT KNOW !! AND
NEVER ---EVER ---FIGURE IT OUT ON PAPER --. RGDS [tongue in cheek] ARCHIE

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pastor Mike Townsley" <miket@southslope.net>
To: <greatlakesbiplane@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:42 AM
Subject: [SPAM] [greatlakesbiplane] Re: some questions

> Hey guys,
> I got some questions. I am trying to figure out how much it will take to
> finish my Lakes. I have some questions...
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> I am looking a just a less expensive not show, dope finish.
> How many gallons of dope and how much fabric is needed to cover a Lakes?
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> How much for a good used wood prop?
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> Pastor Mike in Iowa
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Howdy Mike,
I am inclined to agree with Arch, but if you must know, then I am going to be at
my house to day (finally) and I still have the receipts from Aircraft Spruce for
all of my covering supplies and the prices should still be pretty current. As far
as the prop goes, you have to firmly decide which engine you want, then get a
prop for that engine.
Charley

--- In greatlakesbiplane@yahoogroups.com, "ARCHIE LENNON" wrote:

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> HEY MIKE , IT WOULD PROBABLY BE BEST IF YOU REALLY DID NOT

KNOW !! AND

> NEVER ---EVER ---FIGURE IT OUT ON PAPER --. RGDS [tongue in cheek]

ARCHIE

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pastor Mike Townsley"
> To: <greatlakesbiplane@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:42 AM
> Subject: [SPAM] [greatlakesbiplane] Re: some questions
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> > Hey guys,
> > I got some questions. I am trying to figure out how much it will take to
> > finish my Lakes. I have some questions...
> >
> > I am looking a just a less expensive not show, dope finish.
> > How many gallons of dope and how much fabric is needed to cover a

Lakes?

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> > How much for a good used wood prop?
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> > Pastor Mike in Iowa
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> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
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--- In greatlakesbiplane@yahoogroups.com, Pastor Mike Townsley
wrote:

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> Hey guys,
> I got some questions. I am trying to figure out how much it will

take to

> finish my Lakes. I have some questions...
>
> I am looking a just a less expensive not show, dope finish.
> How many gallons of dope and how much fabric is needed to cover a

Lakes?

>
> How much for a good used wood prop?
>
> Pastor Mike in Iowa
>

Hi Mike I don't recall how much fabric I used, but I do recall
ordering the amount that the catalog recomended for a Cub plus enough
to do 2 more Cub wings. Also too much dope can add extra weight and
also crack easier. As for the cost; as my plane was nearing
completion, my wife(she's an accountant) one day mentioned that she
should add up all the receipts to figure the cost. I replied that we
should at least wait until it is finished, she agreed, but hasn't
brought up the subject again since. I guess I dodged a bullet on that
one. I can't imagine spending the equivalent amount on such useless
items to the male sex as new carpet and furnishings for the house etc
when all the old stuff just suits me fine. Sure hope she doesn't
read this LOL. Cam


   
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Now that is a real good marriage! 🙂
Mike in Iowa

camsaure wrote:

> --- In greatlakesbiplane@yahoogroups.com, Pastor Mike Townsley
> wrote:
>
>>Hey guys,
>>I got some questions. I am trying to figure out how much it will
>
> take to
>
>>finish my Lakes. I have some questions...
>>
>>I am looking a just a less expensive not show, dope finish.
>>How many gallons of dope and how much fabric is needed to cover a
>
> Lakes?
>
>>How much for a good used wood prop?
>>
>>Pastor Mike in Iowa
>>
>
> Hi Mike I don't recall how much fabric I used, but I do recall
> ordering the amount that the catalog recomended for a Cub plus enough
> to do 2 more Cub wings. Also too much dope can add extra weight and
> also crack easier. As for the cost; as my plane was nearing
> completion, my wife(she's an accountant) one day mentioned that she
> should add up all the receipts to figure the cost. I replied that we
> should at least wait until it is finished, she agreed, but hasn't
> brought up the subject again since. I guess I dodged a bullet on that
> one. I can't imagine spending the equivalent amount on such useless
> items to the male sex as new carpet and furnishings for the house etc
> when all the old stuff just suits me fine. Sure hope she doesn't
> read this LOL. Cam
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> Yahoo! Groups Links
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Hehe Mike, I thought too I was going to finish mine within 1-2
years...
but then you see that there are things that can be done better, and
you'll find that some small parts which looks simple will need hours
and hourd to be built...

So in this case my small experience makes me say:
"The extimated time to finish it is the time that will be necessary
to"..

or also "the project is 90% completed and .. 90% to go!"

Don't worry how long you will work on your project, but enjoy every
minute!
😉

that's the pleasure and the challenge of being an aircraft
homebuilder

Rob

--- In greatlakesbiplane@yahoogroups.com, Pastor Mike Townsley
wrote:

>
> Hey guys,
> I got some questions. I am trying to figure out how much it will

take to

> finish my Lakes. I have some questions...
>
> I am looking a just a less expensive not show, dope finish.
> How many gallons of dope and how much fabric is needed to cover a

Lakes?

>
> How much for a good used wood prop?
>
> Pastor Mike in Iowa
>


   
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