Factory dope

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skyking3286
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Factory dope

Post by skyking3286 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 01:27

Factory applied fabric that already had one coat on it as they applied it. So they only sprayed two coats! And the lightweight cotton was only expected to be on for ten years at the most.
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Re: Factory dope

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Mon Jul 27, 2015 17:16

Mark,
They also used hot dope for the covering. It's no wonder there were so many dope room explosions.
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Re: Factory dope

Post by Captgrumps » Thu Jul 30, 2015 00:43

Average recover was 4-5 years depending on where it sat and what area (mostly outdoors)--labor was cheap then and so were the Aeronca's..
Keep the pointed end forward--
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Re: Factory dope

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Thu Jul 30, 2015 00:48

Doug,
How it has changed. Now the most expensive part of the cover job is the labor.
Paul
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