Wednesday, November 18, 2009

All Fabric Clips on Left Wing

The clips are finally done. Not bad once you know what you're doing and fix someone else's mistake. With clips that closely spaced it really looks secure. The closer spacing on the upper surface is required per Service Letter 42. Without them the plane is not allowed to do aerobatics or fly in extreme turbulence. Ok, I can live without flying in extreme turbulence, but it is nice to know the fabric is well attached. The upper side has 139 clips and the lower side has 68. As a double check to make sure I didn't miss any, the Cessna parts manual says you need 207 per wing. The lower side of the wing took about 1-1/2 hours to apply the twill tape, melt the holes and install the clips. The only problems were with the thicker metal due to the landing light mounting.

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