Thread: Discussion Fixing a Wing Like This???
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:11 PM
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The key point about composite vs wood spar is the wood spar is more likely to be damaged from over stress or similar things. A carbon reinforced wood spar or a carbon tube spar is less likely to be damaged so you are less likely to have to fix it.

However either way, if you break the spar of any wing you have done extensive damage. In order to fix a spar you can't just glue the ends of the break together. The repair techniques might be different due to different mateiral, but if you break the spar you have to rebuild it and that is never a minor repair.

Fixing a tube spar might be a matter of getting a smaller tube and putting it inside the main tube spar and gluing it in then patching teh joint with carbon cloth. A wood spar would have to be extensively rebuilt but, again, the concept is the same. Span the break, spread the load, get it back together and make sure it is straight.
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