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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] wing walk options


Thread: [Acro] wing walk options

Message: [Acro] wing walk options

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From: jeffery at

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 01:45:29 UTC


  Hi all,

It's getting close to re-assembly time for my freshly recovered Pitts S2-B and 
I had a question regarding wing walk covering options.  The last time I went 
through this, I used a wing walk material from Aircraft Spruce that had a self-
adhesive backing.  I also installed the metal strip on the front edge of the 
wing walk that screws to the leading edge/spar cap strip and keeps the material 
from peeling back in the propwash.  The problem with this installation is that 
down here in Texas with our wonderful, hot summers, the adhesive will soften 
when the plane is left out in the sun.  Stepping onto the wing walk with any 
side loading will then cause it to walk on the wing.  (I don't think that's 
where its supposed to get its name.)  It is also prone to developing bubbles 
over time.  What is the best solution to this problem?  You guys in Arizona 
must have figured this one out a long time ago.  I know there are wing walk 
materials that are glued on with a separate adhesive, such as Pliobond.  Any 
recommendations?  Any experiences with a fabric covered airplane using a wing 
walk that is painted on (such as the Randolph Products stuff)?

Top dollar paid to the best answer.  All entries must be received by midnight, 
14 November, 2002 to be eligible to win.  Offer void where prohibitted by law.  
No one under 18 years of age may participate without the consent of an adult 
(specifically excluding Mr. Duckwater).  In case of duplicate answers, the 
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with this offer.  Some assembly may be required.

Thanks in advance for the help-

Jeffery Poehlmann


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