Rise of the Eagle?

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FrankS
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Rise of the Eagle?

Post by FrankS » 31 Dec 2018, 15:44

Not exactly a build thread but a re-build thread, for those who were at the last Middle Wallop may remember my ex- CW Slingsby Eagle was involved in a mid-air at around 900ft agl which took off the port wing tip and aileron, sort of got it under control, but at around 400-500ft the remaining part of the port wing panel came away, and it didn't end too well. :cry:
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Re: Rise of the Eagle?

Post by FrankS » 31 Dec 2018, 15:47

So get it home and have a look at the damage, looks like a new (or extensive rebuild) port wing, some repairs to the starboard wing and center section and a fuselage rebuild and it could fly again. Stripping the covering off the fuselage, looks like the tail section, center section and nose (should save a few church roofs) can be reused........
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Re: Rise of the Eagle?

Post by FrankS » 31 Dec 2018, 15:48

First off splice some new longerons into the tail boom and then replace the bracing.
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Re: Rise of the Eagle?

Post by FrankS » 31 Dec 2018, 15:50

Build a new nose section, splice on and add the old nose cone
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chris williams
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Re: Rise of the Eagle?

Post by chris williams » 31 Dec 2018, 17:10

Super impressed, Frank...I would most likely have binned it

Sean Fitzgibbon
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Re: Rise of the Eagle?

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 07 Jan 2019, 22:30

As a friend and clubmate who was at Middle Wallop and helped retrieve the pieces of the Eagle after the mid-air, I can confirm it was as bad as the first photo depicts!!
I can only think that Frank's determination, love of a challenge, but more importantly, his Northern frugality, has driven the rebuild!😂😂

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Re: Rise of the Eagle?

Post by SteveArchibald » 08 Jan 2019, 04:11

Nice one Frank, I am with Chris on this one and would have ALMOST binned it and had a nice excuse to buy parts for another.

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