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Message: [IAC-L:1373] Re: Wing spar problems - Stephens Akro/Laser
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From: Hans Bok <hbok at ici.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 17:56:51 UTC
Hello Tim, I am sorry to hear about your wing problems. One option is to replace it with a wood wing. A kit is available from Bill Scheunemann. He builds the One Design wings and wing kits. I have seen his workmanship and it is impeccable. He has a Laser/Stephans wing available with the symmetrical airfoil (0015 at the root tapering to 0012 at the tip). The ailerons are extended 2 bays inward and uses displaced hinges. The wing was designed by Dan Rihn and is stressed for 10G's (I am not sure for what weight). It is very similar to the wing I have on my Laser and it flies very nicely. You can expect roll rates between 300 to 360 degrees per second. You can reach him at bills at globaldialog.com. Good luck, Hans At 04:33 PM 10/15/97 -0500, you wrote: >I am the proud owner of a Stephens Akro Model Z/ Laser. My wing spar has >terminal crack problems. The good news is that I found out whilst on the >ground rather than in the air. If anyone has any thoughts on getting a >replacement, either already built or having one built specially please >contact me. I have already tried Zivko, but they suggested I buy a new >aeroplane which wasn't very helpful ! > >Tim Shears > >100525.3667 at compuserve.com >+441628638738 Phone >+441189724361 Fax > >