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Thread: Spar reinforcement / exp. Pacer

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    Default Re: Spar reinforcement / exp. Pacer

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    Here are the spar reinforcemnt pieces.
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    Here is the way the Superpacer reinforces the outter wing.
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    Superpacer spar reinforcement. I have seen the video of the wing load testing for this STC. The Superpacer wing is extremely strong. I know of one stretched Pacer who did not do this reinforcment. He is a highly experienced Super Cub mechanic and nerver trusted the wing strength and refused to sell the plane because of potential liability. The plane was ultimately destroyed.
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    Nice pictures, thank you Stephen. Does anyone sell those reinforcement parts outright? Or is it all done through the stc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoatRoper View Post
    Nice pictures, thank you Stephen. Does anyone sell those reinforcement parts outright? Or is it all done through the stc?
    I made my own, which took a couple of days. I think James Smith the owner of the STC was interested in having sets made up, not sure it happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
    I made my own, which took a couple of days. I think James Smith the owner of the STC was interested in having sets made up, not sure it happened.
    Smith is working with Southern Aero to have the spar reinforcement plates made on a CNC mill.
    http://southernaero.net/contact.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Call Me Al View Post
    Smith is working with Southern Aero to have the spar reinforcement plates made on a CNC mill.
    http://southernaero.net/contact.html

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    I wish I had this option.

    BTW, relocating ailerons and flaps binge brackets when your wing is open is not that big of a deal. I would not determine my flap and ailerons sizes based on existing location's. Select what you think is the ideal size for your control surfaces. You may regret compromising.
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