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Old 08-15-2010, 01:49 PM
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Default RE: Dragon wing failure.

Albert,

Having looked at how your wing mounting tab was secured, I thought I'd examine the wing of my crashed Dragon. The attached pictures are the results. I wonder if this was one of the ones they "checked" after being informed there was a issue.

I really see no way of fixing this correctly on wings that are built and painted. The attachment method of the mounting tab to the wing skin is less than adequate in my opinion. There is a gap between the aluminum tab and "balsa" wing skin of about 1/4"............as you can see in the pic, they just "kind of" filled the area with some adhesive foreign to me. To be honest, looks like something my sister would do.

John
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