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  • Frank Dempsey
    by Frank Dempsey 7 months ago
    Aeros is performing the +6G Topless Still Wing load qualification test today. Check out the scale reading 2500 kg (5500 pounds) of sand bags. I love this photo being a structural engineer myself. Next will be the -4G qualification. This is the Brand New single surface Still topless 17 meter wing. It sells for $4950, add about $450 delivered to major airports in the US. In a few days, the wing ratings will be documented on the Aeros website. Aeros is taking taking orders now. This wing is the competitor to the NorthWing Mustang 3 17m at $6950 plus their shipping costs. Aeros wing quality and strength is second to none. Compare the disserences next time you see an Aeros wing. Give me a buzz if interested and I'll get you one. Frank Dempsey, http://www.newmexicotrikes.com/
  • Scott Williams
    by Scott Williams 7 months ago
    Very cool pic Frank! Any idea what MGTOW they are targeting? I'd love to get my Profi TL up to 1060 or so. The Euro 992lbs LSA category is holding a lot of Euro wings back when they are engineered for much more.
  • Larry  Mednick
    by Larry Mednick 7 months ago
    5500lbs. I think you have an extra zero in there.
  • Frank Dempsey
    by Frank Dempsey 7 months ago
    Right on Larry. I can't read the units in the scale but that has to be it. Look where they're picking it up from....the Jesus bolt. Still, a nice picture from the depth's of Ukraine.
  • Abid Farooqui
    by Abid Farooqui 7 months ago
    Its MTOW must be for 992 pounds if they are using 5500 lbs and this is a 6G positive load test. The difference is accounting for inertial relief. So the wing must weigh around 120 pounds or so and 50% is inertial relief as it is assumed it carries 50% of its own weight conservatively.
    The more critical test would be ultimate negative load test. A simple mistake or carelessness on how the wing is being loaded will snap things in two. Has to be done gently and carefully with supports and lifted extremely slowly and steadily.
  • Gregg Ludwig
    by Gregg Ludwig 7 months ago
    If a 120 pound wing is rated for a Gross Weight of 1060 pounds does that include the weight of the wing? I would think so but have heard otherwise.
  • Paul Hamilton
    by Paul Hamilton 7 months ago
    Gregg,
    Typically it is Max Gross Weight which includes the wing.
  • Lucian Bartosik
    by Lucian Bartosik 7 months ago
    yes it does. So add the weight of the wing and the trike and engine then what is left over is what you can carry in the trike. So that means clothing you wear, equipment you are carrying and of course the weight of your fuel.
  • Leo Iezzi
    by Leo Iezzi 7 months ago
    Fantastic wing! I heard a rumor they were thinking of producing and offering a 12 meter wing in the near future. Any truth to that?
  • Frank Dempsey
    by Frank Dempsey 7 months ago
    Yes, they're working on it and have been for several years. Aeros is very conservative.
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