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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Pitts wings w/plywood L.E.



                


Thread: [Acro] Pitts wings w/plywood L.E.

Message: [Acro] Pitts wings w/plywood L.E.

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From: "Peter Ashwood-Smith"<petera at nortelnetworks.com>

Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 03:05:24 UTC


Message:


The T's are aluminum leading edges. All the factory Pitts I've seen have
aluminum. I'd guess this is because the leading edge on a biplane does not
add much strength so they go for the lightest thing they can use??  On a
monoplane the sheeting is what stops the wing from twisting but on a biplane
of course you have the other wing/bracing interplane struts etc. to do that
job.

Peter


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