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Old 02-03-2013, 05:42 AM
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Default RV-6 elevator horn stone damage

Hi.

This photo is of the port-side elevator horn on an RV-6:



Looks like stone chip damage.

Aside from covering it all up with 100mph tape, my first draft at a repair scheme would be to tidy up the frayed threads with a Dremel, pack some epoxy/microballoons mixture into the cavity (which is smaller than it looks in the photo -- a squirt with a syringe would do the trick), put a layer of glass over the top, and repaint.

Any better ideas?

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:12 AM
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How about just using some fiberglass flox or a chunk of fiberglass Matt to fill the majority of the hole? Level it off with a resin/microballoon mixture and then fiberglass over that.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:14 PM
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That'd work too, yes.

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:21 AM
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I think it was a stone kicked up during take off on a dirt strip. Unlikely to be the landing afterwards, because that was on nice, clean, smooth, well-swept bitumen.

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