Wing ID

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  1. Feb 16, 2019 #1

    Dana

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    Any idea what these wings are from? They're leaning against the back wall of my [shared] hangar, and nobody seems to know whose they are or what they're from or how long they've been gathering dust there. I'm guessing Piper, judging from the shape of the tailfeathers next to them, but what model I don't know.
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    Piper Tri-pacer ?
     
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    Yep, Shortwing Piper.
    If they’re looking to get rid of the tail feathers I’d like to talk to them.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2019 #4

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    Yeah, sorry. Those are mine, I forgot I left them there. If you'll remind me where they're at I'll come get them out of your way. :gig:


    If you guys are thinking about selling the wings let me know.
     
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    They look like Piper Colt - no flaps.
     
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    Aren't those the flaps back in the corner next to the ailerons?
     
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    If so I go with Pops, Tri Pacer. Can't tell on phone screen but the ribs are dead giveaway
     
  8. Feb 19, 2019 #8

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    Short wing Piper is my vote too FWIW. Clipper, Colt, Caribbean, Vagabond, etc. Those tail surfaces also look suspiciously Piper-ish.
     
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    Almost certainly some kind of short wing Piper as mentioned many times above but to figure out exactly which short wing Piper the devil will be in the details. There are plenty of good diagrams in the current PMA suppliers catalogs, I suggest cracking open a Wag Aero or Univair (they both do a bunch of Pipers, right?) and comparing the details of the braces and fittings and whatnot to what you have.
     
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    From the photos, they appear to have flaps and 12 ribs so PA22, pre 1952. Tripacer or Caribbean not Colt.

    On a he other hand so many modified pipers around so someone might have added flaps to something else!
     

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