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    Horizontal has loose wire?

    Fixing one thing and found more broken parts. The horizontal has a internal brace wire that is loose. Itís still connected on both ends but definitely rattling around. Trying to post video

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    Not aware of any brace wires (welding rod like the elevators?) in the horizontal stab. Stock cub parts? Just send it- you can fix it when you recover it after you wreck it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak49flyer View Post
    Not aware of any brace wires (welding rod like the elevators?) in the horizontal stab. Stock cub parts? Just send it- you can fix it when you recover it after you wreck it...

    not sure where the parts came from itís a experimental cub but lots of stock parts. Itís small like a welding rod and itís in the same location as the brace that airframes horizontal has

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    Who does your condition inspections? What do they think?

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    Do you mean the elevator or the horizontal stabilizer?

    I haven't seen a wire on the stabilizer, but the elevators have them. Here is an Airframes Alaska one:

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    I'll post the horizontal stabilizer for reference, too. It has several braces and gussets.

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    So are you saying the diagonal braces are welding rod on yours?

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    Some of that bracing is likely there to prevent fabric from bending the underlying tubing/channel during heat shrinking. Forms rigid triangles that offer support (guess)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVBottomly View Post
    I'll post the horizontal stabilizer for reference, too. It has several braces and gussets.

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    So are you saying the diagonal braces are welding rod on yours?


    yea. Itís the bay that only has one reinforcement there. I got a bore scope to stick in there and see exactly what it is and where itís loose. Flying for work has me pretty busy at the moment.

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    That outer diagonal has more compressive load on it than tension, no surprise it would be loose. The inner two also have compressive load since they are there to support the fabric tension.
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