May 16

Breakfast and Roof Letters

This Saturday May 19th 2018 after breakfast we’re gonna “Paint the Town” (Actually we will lay out and paint “EAA 31″ in 11 foot high letters on the roof of the hangar.) The layout, diagrams, measurements etc are on paper. We just need to do them on the roof. Paint, rollers, etc all purchased. We will snap lines on the top of the 9” spaced ribs. Draw guide lines. Draw the letters and numbers (one at a time). Brush the interior edges, the roll the rest of the letters and numbers. This will be reviewed in detail before we get started.

We will need:
Agile (or at least very careful) bodies, Extension ladders (I will bring one extension and one Little Giant). Non slip footgear (no leather souls). All of this is weather dependent. If the weather is bad or if the roof is even damp, we will delay until another time. SO – after a delectable $8 dollar breakfast, we have work to do to put EAA 31 on the map. Call me if you have any questions or suggestions 541 729 1217. Pres John

Nov 29

EAA31 Clubhouse ‘Nother Help call Sat Dec 2nd 9:00 AM

Well – the floor is all painted.  The timer switches on the heaters are back in place.  What we have left to do is move stuff to there new locations.  Need at least 4 guys to re-install the stove, refrigerators, work bench, shelves etc.  A little more dusting and vaccing and tweaking and we should be good to go for our January 2018 meeting.

There will be no regular December meeting.  Christmas Party with 1457 at John Stahr’s Sat evening Dec 2nd instead.

We will have our regular 3rd Saturday Breakfast Dec 16th 9:00 AM

President John

Nov 24

EAA31 Blood, Sweat and Tears

Blood, Sweat and Tears (no breakfast) is all we can offer Saturday Nov 25th.  We need to move ALL the stuff to the N end of the Hangar (the done, painted part) so we can work on the S end floor.  Includes 3 refrigerators and a stove.  Then lots of cleaning and sanding in preparation for Painting on Sunday afternoon the 26th plus 2nd coat Monday the 27th.  The more of us that show up  –  the less work for all.  See you tomorrow 9:00 AM

President John

Nov 17

EAA31 Breakfast, Work Party and ICE CREAM

Wear your grubbies to the breakfast tomorrow.  Work party participants on the new floor will be treated to ICE CREAM.  See you tomorrow.  9:00 AM Breakfast  Work party to follow.

President John

Nov 15

EAA31 Breakfast and work party

This Saturday Nov 18th after our Monthly breakfast we will begin work on our shiny new floor.  Here’s what we will need to do:

Move EVERYTHING to the back half of the hangar.

Preparation is everything.

Thoroughly clean the floor:  1st vac, then scrub/clean with cleaner, then etch with TSP (TriSodiumPhosphate), then rinse, then patch, where needed, with grout.

We will need to keep the place well heated to get good bonding for the paint, so the mechanical timer switches will need to be temporarily replaced with regular switches.

Then, on Sunday the 19th at 2:30 we can do the fun part.  Actually roll on the paint.

We already have 6 Gallons of BEHR one part epoxy paint (silver gray).  Cleaner, TSP, Mop, bucket, water, Sandpaper, patching grout, Paint roller, Pan, Cutting in brushes, etc.

We can decide on Saturday whether we want to do the 2nd half of the floor on the following weekend (Thanksgiving week end) OR on Dec 2nd (The Joint Christmas Party at John Stahrs date)

See you there.  President John

Feb 27

EAA31 March 2017 Meeting

The end of our shortest month is already upon us and the 1st Wednesday of the Month is Wednesday March 1st.  We’ll start off at 6:00 PM with Lasagna, Salad, French Bread, Drinks & Desserts courtesy of Bridget & Virgil Pratt.  Our theme for the meeting will be Hints & Tricks, How to do things and/or how to do things more simply or more easily.  Among the demo & videos, will be “Portable Vise”  “Never buy another file handle, as long as you both shall live” “Accurate masking tape of ANY width”  “Welding up a perfect aircraft motor mount”

If YOU have any hints or tips, this night is an opportunity to share same.

Video of a Korean War Aviator plus this month’s Chapter Video Magazine.

Dinner 6:00    Meeting 7:00   all for only $5.00 bucks.

Bring a guest! See you there.

John Kuehl EAA31

 

Feb 17

EAA 31 Reminder Breakfast and RV3 Work party

Don’t forget – Tomorrow Feb 18th 9:00 AM Breakfast followed by RV3 work party.  If we all pitch in the RV3 will be farther down the road to completion and display in the museum.

John EAA31

Feb 14

UPCOMING EVENTS NOTICE

BREAKFAST: This Saturday the 18th of Feb 2017.  All you can eat Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Coffee, Milk, OJ, Butter, Syrup all for $5 bucks!

WORK PARTY:  We can get the RV3 project done quicker if we pitch in and HELP after Saturday’s breakfast. Bring your elbow grease.

B 17:  EAA’s “Aluminum Overcast” will be at the EUG airport MAY 5th, 6th, & 7th (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday).  Last time this happened (2013) they did 89 rides, (@ $500) 446 ground tours (@$10) plus $4000 in merchandise sales.  Chapter 1457 netted $3000.  It was a LOT of fun!  The good news is 1457 will be sharing in the net revenue based on percentage of participation for Chapters 31, 1457 and the Lebanon Chapter.   We will need 10 (or more) people for each “shift” and we will have 2 shifts per day (6 shifts total).  Details on “sign up” will follow.

FLYING CLUB:  Some people (myself included) are waiting for the new 3rd class medical rules to go into effect, before jumping on the new flying club bandwagon.

BRING A GUEST.  Let them see how much fun we can have.

John Kuehl EAA 31

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