Discussion in 'Zealot Archives' started by Sticky Fingers, Sep 21, 2006.
Maybe this explains the A380 delay
Can you imagine the smell from the glue?
Mark, Way things are going for Airbus this could work into an ongoing series. Looks like a Larson rip. -Gil
P.S. Was wondering where you've been...,
The amount of composites in modern aircraft, this isn't so far from the truth!! Just explain to me what happens when you get a lightning strike, or a bullet hole, in a composite structure? Do they REALLY have to scrap a whole Harrier wing, ( it is a tip-to-tip single composite structure) if it gets a ding in it? No more speed tape or bashed ali sheet plus a few pop rivets.....
It is called progress, apparently.
Depends a lot on what the structure is (altho' an unbonded lightning strike exit wound can be a dreadful thing).
Composites are less likely to ding that ali is (up until they shatter that is<G>). There are prcedures for patching holes in just about anything, mostly by grinding the hole bigger and laying in more approriate cloth. It's one of the few materials where it is almost easier to add more than it is to take extra away.
If it makes you feel any better the official (per Boeing et alli) method for determining if a surface is delaminating following a trauma is to thunk it with a coin and listed for hollow noises. A full circle back to rigging flying wires by ringing them with a wrench and listening for the out of tune one<G>
Got engaged, working on the houses (mine and hers) and working part time for a funeral home. Hey at least the customers are the quiet type. Hope to have time for hobby stuff again in amonth or so.
Alright Mark.......... if you get a customer complaining, it might be time to quit!
Funny how women can make time disappear.
Duct tape. It'll fix anything (except ducts.)
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