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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Wing wire tension on S1T


Thread: [Acro] Re: Wing wire tension on S1T

Message: [Acro] Re: Wing wire tension on S1T

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From: Alex Belov <belov at>

Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 03:25:41 UTC


  S1T with 300 hours since new?  Huh?


On Sun, 28 Apr 2002, Phil Sisson wrote:

> Hello Rick,
> Wow that was quite an adjustment. I wonder what mine are????
> I think you will find that 1/2 inch on the trailing edge will not require a half
> inch adjustment of the slave struts. It will only be a couple of turns.
> Phil Sisson     in Litchfield, IL
> SpeedDr at wrote:
> > I checked my flying wires today with the Aviat tensionometer.  They
> were > all 325lb., + /- 25lb. with all ailerons in perfect trail.
> There was no > aileron trim needed last flight.  I proceeded to adjust
> them to the > recommended 700lb tension for 1/4 inch flying wires.  
> This causes the upper > aileron trailing edge to be 1/2 inch high out
> of trail,equally on both sides. > I realize that the aileron slave
> struts will need to be adjusted, but 1/2 > inch seems to be a large
> amount of displacement!  Could anyone with rigging > experience guess
> what unknown twist I have either newly introduced or > eliminated from
> my wings?  And what flying quality to expect.  This aircraft > has
> never been checked in its 300 hours since new. I suppose everything >
> uniformly had sagged.  On my last S2B, the ailerons were sagging on
> top, and > a retension of flying and landing wires brought them into
> perfect trail. > This seems different.  And why is there no rudder
> trim on a "T"? > Rick Volker


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