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azenigma 05-05-2003 01:33 PM

Old Plane Safe to Fly?
About how old can a plane be before it is not safe to fly anymore? After a number of years I it seems that the glue joints get brittle. I have an old gentle lady that is about 8 years old that has been in storage. I took it out and when I flexed the wing, a few joints busted. I have since re-glued all of these joints, and it now holds up when flexed. Do you think it will hold up to a flight or is it time to retire?

3D Flyer 05-05-2003 02:18 PM

Old Plane Safe to Fly?
I just got 2 of my planes out of the basement after 14 years of storage, worked great. (I used CA and epoxy).

cwesh 05-05-2003 05:07 PM

Old Plane Safe to Fly?
I have a 23 year old Sig Kiwi that I am still flying. Still in original paint too!


Flypaper 2 05-05-2003 08:24 PM

Old Plane Safe to Fly?
Still flying a Hustler delta I built back in the 60s, still going strong. Just give anything of importance a good reaf like the firewall, hinges, stab, rudder joints, etc. then let her rip.

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