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Old 03-17-2019, 03:05 PM
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Default KMP Tiger cat wing failure

just purchased plane and picked up wing and set on fuselage, reached to get bolts and wing dropped on both sides. Does anyone have a suggestion for repair, maybe epoxy,??????
Old 03-25-2019, 05:39 AM
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have any pics of whats needs to be repaired
Old 03-26-2019, 07:16 AM
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I'm assuming this is an ARF. In which case I'd be on the phone to the manufacturer/distributor. Basically demanding a new wing NOW!
Old 03-26-2019, 07:41 AM
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Cant find the company, i purchased it used,,
Old 03-26-2019, 02:03 PM
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Pictures would be a great help
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Cant find the company, i purchased it used,,

Did the wing split at the center butt joint. Maybe epoxy with a fiberglass wrap will help. More info needed. Picture will help.

BTW, I flew into Coleman Airport, twice, many years ago. Loved that country view from the air.


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Well, I had to do a little research on this plane. If I am looking at the right model, it is a twin engine warbird. The wing has a center section with 2 outer removable wing panels. So if this is the airplane, your problem may be how those wing panels attach. So definitely more info is needed and preferably some pictures.
Old 03-27-2019, 05:26 AM
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wing is a single piece. twin engine, composite wing and fuselage.









Old 03-27-2019, 07:55 AM
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fixable going to need to remove the bottom sheeting at least showing 3 rids one towards the front where the cheat spar is an same at the back..make up a doubler out of 1/4 ply an laminate it to the broken one in the front cut notches so it slides down an glue away.. with normal building skills you shouldn't have a problem fixing...looks like Kmp quality..
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Needs at least 1" alum tube spar.
1/8th ply spar is a joke.


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