This repair has been performed more than once. There is an aircraft
flying in NZ ZK-ZOO, which had this repair carried out.
Presumably Chris had the canard removed at the time of repair. The NZ
repair was carried out with the canard in situ leaving all the top
laminations and fuselage attachments intact. (of course, this is a
good time to cure the leaks into the center section)
It has flown many hours since.
--- In Q-LIST@..., "chris rayner" <chris-rayner@b...>
carried out a repair on the damaged canard I used in my project. Itwas
approved by the PFA in UK. The Q2 had been cart-wheeled andsubsequently
avgas had got into the centre of the canard. So it was delaminatedat the
centre underside and about 15" out from the fuselage on each side.I
stripped away the original laminations underneath the centre and ontop of
the canard on each side. I dug out all the damaged foam andreplaced with
new foam and micro.I
remember right) slope through the laminations. I did athorough "tap test"
of the whole canard to assess the remainder, but found no furthertwo more
layers of Uni top and bottom full span and over the wheel pants asthey had
also been smashed off and replaced.strong as
the original. I would think you (or whover) could work from theunderside of
the canard and so not even need to remove it, just the centralfuselage
covering behind the engine bulkhead if there is one. I didn'treplace this
so I can now inspect the underside of the canard in the centrebecause heavy
landings can cause that to spring away from the foam due to thetension when
the wing flexes. I made a gentle curve when I rebuilt the canardcentre, to
avoid the sharp angle.N145EX.
reason.payment. I will help you load the airplane onto your trailer.
foam. II can not bring myself to cut into the canard and replace the
rear of thehave been experimenting with injected foam, and this is still a
foam. I wouldcanard center section and insert shear webs in place of the
busy. Ilike to know what the list thinks of this repair.
the list.may replace this airplane at some future time and will monitor
and/or preferably call my cell.