ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Pitts wings w/plywood L.E.
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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
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 Attachement 1: part2.html