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Old 04-18-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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I have a Sig Citabria kit that was underway when my shop was flooded in a severe storm a couple of years ago. The frame was complete and awaiting covering. I can replace the linkages and fastening hardware easily enough but am I foolish to go ahead and cover it. The frame was glued with epoxy and super adhesives and the joints seem OK The frames on the various assemblies- control surfaces, wings and fuselage seem to be straight and true but am I courting disaster when I start to torque the frames therough manuvers in the air?

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Old 04-18-2008, 03:24 PM   #2
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I'd just go over as many joints as I could with cyano thin and carry on.??? I had this happen when I had a guy clean my rugs and washed my airplanes down stairs via the heating ducts. (
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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You will be ok if it is thoroughly dried out. Like Glenn Nigh said, some thin CA sure wouldn't hurt. The epoxy will be fine as is.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:41 PM   #4
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Could have been worse could have been covered and with floats on and flipped over in the water now that is wet and takes a while to dry it all out. hey if it looks good then chances are it is.The water shouldn't weaken the wood any and epoxy on the joints well you couldn't ask for much better
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