ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Question: Pitts wings w/ plywood L.E.
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Thread: [Acro] Re: Question: Pitts wings w/ plywood L.E.
Message: [Acro] Re: Question: Pitts wings w/ plywood L.E.
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From: klick at APS.ANL.GOV
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 02:51:06 UTC
>Paul, From the other responses, I conclude that the aluminum L/E on Pitts airplanes is a new idea. My factory S1S, built in 1973, has wooden leading edges. The technical questions regarding weight, stiffness, etc., I leave to those with more Pitts experience than I. Jim Klick S1S N9JT (flew today... 35 years since the great Chicago blizzard, and it was 60 F. waiting for the other shoe) I've seen several Pitts S-1S with plywood leading edges on the wings. > >Is this an S-1T wing? > >What is normally used (if anything) for the leading edge wrap on the S-1S? > >Does this plywood leading edge have higher strength? > >Is it heavier or lighter than the standard wing? > >Thanks! >Paul Klusman >