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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Broken rib problem


Thread: [Acro] Broken rib problem

Message: [Acro] Broken rib problem

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From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Hans=20VanAmsterdam?= <hans_pitts at>

Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 16:33:12 UTC


I discovered that the left wing most inboard
rib on my S1S sparcraft wing is a bit crushed.

It is the little piece of wood under the rear
spar that is crushed and I suspect that it
was caused by an overload on the step plate.

Is there someone who has had this problem before?
Is there a clever way to repair this?

I also found that the inboard anti-drag wires are
not very tight. The drag wires seem to have more
tension on them.
Is this due to the rigging forces from the landing 
and flying wires?

The outboard drag and anti-drag wires all have this
very nice grand-piano sound, which makes me conclude
that the central compression rib must be OK.

Any advice on the subject is extremely welcome.

Thanks in advance,

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