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    Default Wing Damage

    I have a set of PA-20/22 wings off my next possible project and the airplane was ground looped. The wings had Madris tips and one wing dragged the ground. The cover is now removed and the damaged wing seem to be in OK condition the spars don"t seem bent and it looks like the tip took most of the energy from striking the ground, but the tremble wires are loose. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. I am planning to do a closer inspection remove the ribs and try to tremble and tension the wing.

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    Bob

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    Default Re: Wing Damage

    Lay the wing on a pair of saw horses that are both level. The two spars should be level and straight. Check the wing trammel with a 1-3/8” block at the last outboard rib on the rear spar.

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    Default Re: Wing Damage

    Pull a string down the length of the spars and see. If you g=have loose drag/anti-drag wires I will bet at least the rear spar is bent slightly.

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    Madras wing tips are not available anymore except, used. Are your tips repairable? If not I would search for used ones. Otherwise, you will need to go to a different tip.

    Before you go to all the trouble of removing all the ribs, find the damage. You may not need to go to all the work of rebuilding the complete wing.
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    And if it is slightly bent, what are my options?

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    What if one of the spars is bent?

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    OK, over the weekend i will, thanks

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    Default Re: Wing Damage

    Here is the repair criteria of the spars. Can be straightened if there are no kinks or cracks.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    If you need tips, these are on Portland Oregon Craigslist

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    Thanks for the info.

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