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    Cost to Add flaps to Supercub

    Anybody know the approximate cost to add flaps to an early Supercub that originally does not have flaps, Assuming done in conjunction with a rebuild. It can be shop prices or material costs and labor time...

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    Yesteday I charged $3100 for a Dakota PA18 flap kit which had all the wing parts and flap handle. I weighed the parts and came up with 20 pounds. I had been told by someone who had added flaps to a PA 12 that the Piper parts weighed 14 pounds. My weight and cost does not include the cables and fuselage pullies.

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    old thread, I know - just want to point out that you do subtract the weight of the stuff you take out - so that dakota parts kit will include false spars - and you will remove full spars from the plane to make way for the flaps... I'd be interested to know a reasonable cost estimate for someone who's done this... like ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soyAnarchisto View Post
    - and you will remove full spars from the plane to make way for the flaps...
    You didn't mean to say this.
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    Typo, False Spars
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    It has been done a lot. If you find a nice flapless PA-18-95, and want a real 160 hp flapped Super Cub, the cheapest and best way is to sell me the little Cub and buy one already done the way you want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    It has been done a lot. If you find a nice flapless PA-18-95, and want a real 160 hp flapped Super Cub, the cheapest and best way is to sell me the little Cub and buy one already done the way you want it.
    Bingo!!


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    Had a mechanic here in Maine that has converted lots of Cub and Cruiser wings to flaps, when asked about cost he said " it's too labor intensive" will cost waaaay more than it's worth in today's labor rates..........
    I pressed him for a number for everything parts and labor on a cover airplane, be finally said. It would run close to $15,000..........
    I know of guys doing them in late 70's/ 80's for couple thousand with used parts, but those prices have gone the way of the DoDo birds.

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