I am still looking for ideas on repair of the wing prior to testing, esp. the leading edge where it attached to the seatback bulkhead.
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I would also like to hear any ideas for how to jig the wing prior to testing since the wing is no longer attached to the fuselage.
Mike Perry wrote:
I picked up the wing this weekend from Sam Kittle and brought it home.
The wing was cut out of the fuselage with a sawzall and their is damage
in two areas. (The fuselage is going to be used in a motor glider.) I
am asking for opinions on repairs.
The front edge of the wing attaches to the rear of the seatback
bulkhead. In this area the wing was separated with a rather wavy cut
about 1 inch from the bulkhead. This cut exposes the foam core but does
not enter the spar caps.
The rear edge of the wing has 2 cuts parallel to the fuselage wall and
about 1 inch in. The longest of these is about 3.5 inches in length.
In all cases the damage appears to involve the 45 deg Uni but not the
Two questions: Do we need to repair these areas before testing? What
repair would you do on the leading edge?
Thanks for any help --