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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: "Bwana Bawb Buckley" <Bwana at>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 17:12:14 UTC


Mine has been peeling back since I had it in Dallas in '97. It looks like I
have two distinct pieces. I was at the factory a couple months ago for the
fly-in and got a quote from Sandy for a replacement. There's a retainer for
~$22 and the walk itself for ~$25. Looks like the retainer attaches to the
fabric itself and the walk attaches to the retainer. I have an S-1S and
intuition tells me that the B's wing walk is much longer. Mine's only like
5" on a side.

Bob Buckley

  -----Original Message-----
  From: DSowder at [mailto:DSowder at]
  Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 9:45 PM
  To: jeffery at; acro at
  Subject: [Acro] Re: wing walk options

  In a message dated 11/12/2002 5:42:25 PM Pacific Standard Time,
jeffery at writes:

    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.


  I found some non-slip strips about 2 1/2" wide at the local home
improvement store. They're light gray color with sticky back. I cut a couple
of them to the right length and rounded the ends, stuck 'em on and they've
made no attempt to move or slip in 5 seasons of flying, including a couple
of trips to TX. No metal strip across the front; doesn't seem to be
necessary with the rounded front. I think I still have the package in my
hangar; I'll try to stop by there and get some more info in the next day or

  I do regret, however, that when I repaired the wings I didn't replace the
flimsy wing-walk plywood with something about 3/16" thick.

  Doug Sowder
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