Incident Repair VI

Incident Repair VI

Here you can see the wing damage repair entering it’s final stages. As you can see below, we added some superfill on the rudder-cable-delamination repair, as well as a couple of low spots on the main repair, and on the strobe repair and some miscellaneous dips in the skin finish. It’s funny what you find […]

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Incident Repair V

Incident Repair V

As you’ll see, we’re trying some new epoxies and fillers for our repairs. On the wingtip, where the strobe repair is coming along, we’re using Superfill to fair it in, to good effect. On the wing, we’re trying the West system for finishing it out, and will likely use superfil over the top to get […]

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Incident Repair IV

Incident Repair IV

Well, I took pretty much the entire holiday break off from plane building. I don’t know if it’s the cold, or the fact that we wouldn’t jump right back into the air after putting things right, but I haven’t had a huge sense of urgency. As you’ll see below, the repairs are coming along nicely. […]

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Incident Repair III

Incident Repair III

Today we started setting the new wing cores. We’ll finalize the wing repair in steps, we’ve patched the outboard wing as well, and we’ll hard-shell the cores to contour match next, then lay 3 alternating layers of Uni on top, and finally bond the new strobe mount on. Here you can see the outboard repair […]

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Incident Repair II

Incident Repair II

So, we’re back in the shop, having finally gotten all of the needed parts, and through the Thanksgiving day holiday. Here you can see that we have received the outer two leading edge wing cores from┬áVelocity. We first cut the outer core close to the damaged line, and worked it back to match the wing […]

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Incident Repair I

Incident Repair I

We’ve begun the recovery process. If you haven’t read the incident report, check that out┬áhere. In the first picture you’ll notice that the failed line was not simply under-flared. There were two largish sections of the flare that had fractured off and were still in the nut. I’m not completely sure what this tells me, […]

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