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Old September 13th 19, 02:19 AM
Jimmyz Jimmyz is offline
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Unhappy LAK17A Canopy Support Tube

I was inspecting/adjusting my canopy this week and discovered that the canopy support tube (main shaft that connects canopy to fuselage in the nose) has a severe crack at the base. I was wondering if anyone is aware of another LAK17A (salvaged) that I might be able to find a replacement tube. I've searched AIG and no luck so far. I'm also considering taking the tube to a welding shop to see if repairable? Any thoughts from other LAK owners?

Thanks!

Jim
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Old September 13th 19, 12:18 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Wow, serious crack approaching faulure.
I would take it to a welding facility that is proficient in aircraft tubing repairs and documentation.
It will most likely require some splicing and section of tube replacement.
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Old September 13th 19, 05:29 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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....Or you could contact the LAK factory...

On 9/13/2019 5:18 AM, wrote:
Wow, serious crack approaching faulure.
I would take it to a welding facility that is proficient in aircraft tubing repairs and documentation.
It will most likely require some splicing and section of tube replacement.


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Old September 13th 19, 06:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Yeah, LAK is pretty good with parts...........bet that was caused by a gust of wind hitting an open canopy?
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Old September 13th 19, 07:17 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Dan Marotta wrote on 9/13/2019 9:29 AM:
....Or you could contact the LAK factory...

On 9/13/2019 5:18 AM, wrote:
Wow, serious crack approaching faulure.
I would take it to a welding facility that is proficient in aircraft tubing
repairs and documentation.
It will most likely require some splicing and section of tube replacement.


....Or the LAK dealer, who might have one sitting on a shelf.
 




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