Sorry for the bad pictures, not much light in my garage at night and my camera isnt the best. Tried to highlight some of the bad area's. If better pictures are needed that is no problem. Will take some in the daylight. what a horrible job stripping fabric! and what a mess!
Trying to upload pictures from my phone and its not cooperating. If you are able to text shoot me a message at 780-905-8901 otherwise ill have to wait until tomorrow when im around a computer to upload them. I think i will be needing to replace them all. The plane was hit with hail and then left to sit outside with punctures in the top of the wings. Every rib is weak and has signs of rot ( about 4" up every one ) Infront of the rear spar everything looks fine It sat with the wings open so as you can imagine it allowed water to collect
absolutely something i would be interested in. Ive only taken the fabric off the one wing so far and a few are so rotten they actually broke off. All of the leading edges seem pretty good. Ill get some pictures right away
My cowl is definitely repairable but its an odd design. I have a 582 blue head with a C gearbox and the gearbox actually sticks out of the cowl. Take a look at the pictures on page 1 and you'll see what I mean. Doesnt give the plane a very sleek look. I didn't realize the info posted was for a kitfox cowl, definitely want to stick with the avid.
I'd have to really decide if that is worth the effort for my application. I definitely don't want to turn my plane into a flying brick. Its pretty certain that i will be doing an engine upgrade within a few years, weather its a 912 or a RX1 ( probably RX1 ) so it makes sense to do the stretch, and i guess i will have to either get the weight in the rear end with the stretch, or with weights put into the tail . Decisions Decisions. If there we're build plans available it might make my decision really easy. I am pretty famous for spending way to much money on projects i fall in love with, and i can absolutely see that happening with this avid as well.