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


Thread: [Acro] Re: wing walk options

Message: [Acro] Re: wing walk options

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From: "Jerry Spear" <jspear at>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 19:57:02 UTC


  On my S1S,  the wingwalk was white.   I masked off the area for the walk,
rounded the corners.  Then I painted that area with white paint  (forgot
what kind,  that was in 1973)  while it was still wet I sifted silican sand
(well somekind of sand, white anyway) on to the wet paint.     I flew the
plane 875 hours in Advanced and air shows, over  15 years.   Wing walk held
up all that time.  1973 through 1988.

Jerry Spear
Pitts N66JS

----- Original Message -----
From: <jeffery at>
To: <acro at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 1:41 PM
Subject: [Acro] wing walk options

> Hi all,
> It's getting close to re-assembly time for my freshly recovered Pitts S2-B
> I had a question regarding wing walk covering options.  The last time I
> through this, I used a wing walk material from Aircraft Spruce that had a
> adhesive backing.  I also installed the metal strip on the front edge of
> wing walk that screws to the leading edge/spar cap strip and keeps the
> from peeling back in the propwash.  The problem with this installation is
> down here in Texas with our wonderful, hot summers, the adhesive will
> when the plane is left out in the sun.  Stepping onto the wing walk with
> side loading will then cause it to walk on the wing.  (I don't think
> where its supposed to get its name.)  It is also prone to developing
> over time.  What is the best solution to this problem?  You guys in
> must have figured this one out a long time ago.  I know there are wing
> materials that are glued on with a separate adhesive, such as Pliobond.
> recommendations?  Any experiences with a fabric covered airplane using a
> walk that is painted on (such as the Randolph Products stuff)?
> Top dollar paid to the best answer.  All entries must be received by
> 14 November, 2002 to be eligible to win.  Offer void where prohibitted by
> No one under 18 years of age may participate without the consent of an
> (specifically excluding Mr. Duckwater).  In case of duplicate answers, the
> earliest time/date stamp will be selected.  No coupons or other discounts
> with this offer.  Some assembly may be required.
> Thanks in advance for the help-
> Jeffery Poehlmann
> N53385


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