Bigger weld bead doesn't necessarily mean deeper penetration...... .........
As posted in a previous thread about the nose fork, supplemental testing was done on the nose fork at the request of the FAA after a botched landing accident.
A number of different forks were tested (big weld bead, small weld bead, etc.) and all failed under static load at very near the same load value, and well beyond the required load. The FAA was fully satisfied with the results of the testing.
This thread is about cracks that begin at the edge of the fork web, that if allowed to propagate, will likely result in the nose fork disassembling itself.
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RV-6A (aka "Junkyard Special ")
Last edited by rvbuilder2002 : 05-26-2016 at 12:59 PM.