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Unusual covering failure!

macwolf

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This is quite unusual. The syndicate I own a small share in the Pitts S2b recently had their wings recovered.. Randolph top to bottom.

Anyone seen anything like this - happened at our local national champs a few dozen hours after completion.. looks like total separation of paint over fabric, and even the tape is loose..

Reputable firm down in Hamilton too.

Report:

"Some of you may have heard there are new fabric problems ... during the comps a large patch of paint on the top of the top right wing disappeared, revealing a problem not just of paint adhesion, but also glue adhesion. Underneath the paint the glue had become tacky, which the engineers who rushed down from Hamilton assured us it wasn't when the paint went on. They suspect a paint (dope)/glue interaction of some kind and have never experienced it before. The tape over the rib had also debonded."


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