Welcome! Becoming a registered user of ShortWingPipers.Org is free and easy! Click the "Register" link found in the upper right hand corner of this screen. It's easy and you can then join the fun posting and learning about Short Wing Pipers!

Thanks Thanks:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Tri pacer flap repair

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Tri pacer flap repair

    I flew my tri pacer for the first time this weekend, and when we landed I noticed a small piece of fabric hanging from my left flap. It looks like it was 2 pieces of fabric overlapped and the top one came loose. I know of procedures to fix a hole or a tear, but I'm not sure if that is how this particular spot should be repaired. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. 20180804_120915.jpg
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Glen Geller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Beaverton, Oregon, United States
    Posts
    807
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tri pacer flap repair

    It would depend on what process was used to cover your flaps (and presumably the rest of the aircraft.) You could dig into the logs, call former owner or examine fabric inside surface, like thru an inspection port or belly hatch, and try to determine what you have and how best to fix it.
    Glen Geller
    1955 PA22-150 "One For Papa!"

  3. #3
    d.grimm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Toledo,OH
    Posts
    982
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tri pacer flap repair

    Stewart Systems Eco-Bond is approved with any covering process.
    Works really well.
    Dave

  4. #4
    Stephen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lopez Island, WA
    Posts
    2,903
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tri pacer flap repair

    Quote Originally Posted by d.grimm View Post
    Stewart Systems Eco-Bond is approved with any covering process.
    Works really well.
    Dave
    Yup, cut off the loose material, (patch if necessary and use Ecobond) then brush on Stewart's Ecofill. Sand between coats but, don't cut into the fabric. Fly the plane. Finish paint......someday.
    Last edited by Stephen; 08-07-2018 at 11:09 PM.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

  5. #5
    Steve Pierce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Graham, Texas, United States
    Posts
    10,932
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Tri pacer flap repair

    Looks like nitrate/butyrate dope process. Looks like just the paint with an edge of a fabric tape in the first picture. The Stewart process described above would be the easiest fix in my opinion.

  6. #6
    rocket's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    5NK in the Bristol Bay, AK
    Posts
    815
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tri pacer flap repair

    Looks like a preexesting patch peeling off to me.

    The SS glue is the answer.

    Best at to have Experienced fabric mechanic look though... It might be telling you something you need to know.

    Rocket

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Tri pacer flap repair

    I got the proper adhesive and repaired the flap. Thank you for all the responses to help me get my plane back in the air.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •