While I agree, in a perfect world, I’d be stripping the fabric off, making aluminum side plates, hysol or JB weld them in place and use offset mechanical fasteners (which IS what I’ll do at some point) I’m thinking that making a lamination with perhaps .020 aluminum and adhesive with a couple of rivers should be an excellent stop-gap until that time. Thanks to all for inputs and help!
Exactly! My CFI has a KF4 (early model) with the wide hinge plates riveted to the upper and lower surfaces. No such material on the AVID hince my thought about making a lamination of aluminum on either side of the TE tips.
Holy buckets! I am really glad to read this and know you’re ok! I would ask the forums help in understanding the reinforcement issue. I’ve checked and it would appear that my rib tips (AVID MKIV HH) are not reinforced but are simply the extension of the rib as originally designed. They are painted so I will be scrapping some paint, GENTLY, on my next trip outntonthe field. If I pm reading the SB correctly, that would look like the aluminum pieces are riveted to the top and bottom of then rib face...that about right? Could one just laminate some aluminum to the rib tip itself? Say JB WELD on a well prepped surface and the cross rivet it at odd intervals? tia
I just saw this...let me give it a whirl based on my limited knowledge....Yes. I write that with the thought that if done correctly it should be all those things. As a former machinist and somebody who makes a living in the medical industry, good work is rarely not all if done correctly. Let’s take the application of glues/epoxies/adhesives. Even application will yield the best adhesion and cleanest “look” as well. Excess glue globs are never a good idea. And can apply strain to an underlying or adjoining piece where it might not be stressed for and cause that piece to break. How’d I do? TIA for ALL I’ve learned so far and so much to go
THanks for the above info- may have some more please? LOL Im just starting to fly the HH I bought and was rather surprised at its stall speed. I always thought Avid/KF would be lower. While it’s is pretty much right where the plans say it should be I would like better handling at the lower speeds. It is the HH wing with the flat HS and rudder. Would I gain that much by installing both wing and tail? appreciate the information amd help
I always love it when a company promotes their vehicle is “emissions free” because its electric. Unless you entire power grid is Solar/Wind.....yeah, you’ve got some emissions to factor in there.... Years ago I pulled up to a stop in my old CJ7; this guy in a Prius started giving me grief about “machismo”, my need to compensate etc etc blah, blah, blah.... I asked how he liked his coal powered Prius? He immediately went off that it was ELECTRIC and not “Coal powered”...When I informed him that in Okcty all our power was from coal fired plants.....he turned about several pale as I’ve seen a person who did not pass out.