At DAN’S AIRCRAFT, we perform major & minor repairs, complete restorations, annual inspections, STC’d & custom modifications for Piper PA-18 series aircraft. We are Alaska’s premier Supercub refurbishers. We do many restorations each year as well as more than 30 annuals per year. We don’t limit ourselves to just PA-18’s we also work on all of the Piper line of fabric aircraft.
In particular we specialize in Ceconite covering and bush plane modifications. By working on just one kind of airplane, we are able to know everything about that kind of plane.
At DAN’S AIRCRAFT REPAIR, a complete restoration is a project that takes between three and four months, involving hundreds of man hours of labor.
We disassemble the plane and remove the old fabric. The wings are inspected for damage and repaired as required. The engine is removed and the fuselage is completely stripped of all parts and then is sandblasted. Next, the fuselage is put in our jig and straightened and repaired after which it is powder coated to prevent rust and corrosion. All of the fuselage components are reconditioned or replaced then reinstalled on the fuselage. New hardware is used during the assembly as well as new cables, fuel lines and wiring. It is during this time that the modifications are done. After the repairs and modifications are finished the airplane is covered in new fabric and painted then reassembled using a customer supplied engine & prop. In the end the plane is better than it was the day it came from the Piper factory.
Ceconite Coverwork ~ Guaranteed 3 years!
Bush Retrievals – Aircraft Retrievals
All restorations include:
- New Cables
- New fuel lines
- New Hardware
- New Wiring