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Old 05-08-2012, 06:20 PM
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Hi all,
After going to the flying field and flying my plane around my dad has decided that he wants to get back into flying. He has a Sig Smith Miniplane that was constructed back in the mid 1980's and he is curious if the airframe (e.g., balsa and CA bonds) will still hold up to the stresses associated with flight. He will be installing new hardware into the plane so that will not be an issue. Any help would be much appreciated!!!
Old 05-08-2012, 06:51 PM
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yes, but it will only be as good as the craftsmanship from the first go around, but the wood and joints should be fine if they have been stored correctly and there is no mold or mice living in it
Old 05-08-2012, 07:01 PM
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Mike - if your dad needs a new cowl I have a NIB piece. Long story ...
Old 05-08-2012, 07:10 PM
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I think it should be fine then. He has had it hanging in his store as a display and he is an excellent model builder. He has another Smith NIB but he wants to fly while he builds it.
Old 05-08-2012, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for the offer but I think his is in good shape.

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