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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by v8truckin View Post
Well if it was a hub failure then what's the next best material CF, aluminum... At least they have most likely don't have to remold it. So a fix shouldn't be too far off if they do decide to fix.
To me, failures like this speak of several things: A test to 'run to destruction' comes to mind where they set up a dynamic test simulating actual use to verify just what happens/happened and why. This method has been used much in the aircraft industry and with the power involved here, it seems a valid approach since the size of these is reaching beyond engineering like toys might be.

Imo. it calls for not only a material improvement but a hub design rework. The blades need to be gripped more thoroughly over their entire base/roots.
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