Posted by frank (188.8.131.52) on November 04, 2005 at 23:13:25:
Thanks to the support of Tim (material testing), Kevin NOS eyebolts), and Bob (welded cabane plans) we no longer have eyebolts to bend or break.
Our Kevin did a fantastic job of building jigs, matching dimensions and angles, and welding an entire new set of Acroduster cabanes with NO eyebolts.
Bottom line is the new setup looks and flies great. The only rigging change needed after all top wings removed/reinstalled plus new cabanes was 2 turns on the right hand slave strut rod end that had been inadvertenty changed while removed for stall strip replacement and painting.
The old cabanes and trunions are available if your project demands them but we will keep the stressed eyebolts.
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