Open wing to repair loose ribs and slat supports.

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Comment by Sergio Fink on April 7, 2011 at 5:23pm

Hello Nelson,

the fact is that I did not loose anything. The previous owner took practically no care of the plane and I really don't know how he could fly with loose slats supports! I don't know either how and why the supports got loose. This is very dangerous due to possible inequality  of lift, but it seems that he was simply a lucky guy. The ribs were all where they should stay, I just exchanged some of them due to bad rivet holes. After an exhaustive revamping, the 701 is now fine and safe.

Comment by nelson D on April 6, 2011 at 7:14pm

hello Sergio

how could you posible have loose ribs and loose slats support ????

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