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Old 01-24-2022, 12:45 AM
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Those are reinforced weldements Ö.NOT the new style Ö..RVATOR had an article from VANS on that problem and fix on older style weldments Ö.I have lots of pictures of broken older weldments and the fix but canít post them sorry
I also suspected that those are reinforced weldments. Old style with a beefy bracket on top. Is this modification good enough in the long run?
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Old 01-24-2022, 09:26 PM
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Roger that stew. Drop me an email at vac@flyonspeed.org and Iíll post your pics since this topic comes up regularly.

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Old 01-26-2022, 08:11 AM
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Default Weldment Design Evolution

Stew sent these helpful photos for posting...

Broken old style weldment with new style:



Close-up of old-style weldment (note split design):



Broken old-style weldment:



Original Van's guidance on reinforcing the original weldment:





Additional gusset added to new-style weldment (per drawing above):



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Old 01-26-2022, 02:08 PM
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Default None of them my idea or airplane

Credit goes to internet for all the photos and the gusset idea from old RVATOR ... something to watch for
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