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Thread: [Acro] Re: wing walk options

Message: [Acro] Re: wing walk options

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From: Frank <frankgorham at comcast.net>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 02:11:06 UTC


Message:

  Jeffrey:
           Go to West Marine, or their catalog.  Excellent 4"wide nonskid
deck tape.  NOT cheap though.  Something like $4/foot.  Ours has lasted thru
2 Florida summers and two hot weeks in Sherman!

           Cheers,  Frank

----- Original Message -----
From: <jeffery at texas.net>
To: <acro at gf24.de>
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
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
> earliest time/date stamp will be selected.  No coupons or other discounts
apply
> with this offer.  Some assembly may be required.
>
> Thanks in advance for the help-
>
> Jeffery Poehlmann
> N53385
>


                


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