Ken Lathrop

Ken Lathrop

63 years old
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Severe tip flutter. Yesterday I test flew my Northwing Quest 7000 for the first time. This wing has one hour of flight time on it but had been sitting in a hanger assembled since new. After takeoff I the wing was very unstable and would not track straigh

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    Ken Lathrop
    Ken Lathrop Severe tip flutter. Yesterday I test flew my Northwing Quest 7000 for the first time. This wing has one hour of flight time on it but had been sitting in a hanger assembled since new. After takeoff I the wing was very unstable and would not track straight. I saw both wing tips fluttering severly. I managed to get it back on the ground but obviously won't be flying it until I find the problem. Has anyone experienced this with their Quest wing?
    11 days ago
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    • Ken Lathrop
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      Ken Lathrop Well I retentioned the tip batten and no mor tip flutter. Now I need to fix the hard pull to the left and I'm good to go. I'm sure I got one wing tip tighter than the other so I'll work on that.
      9 days ago
    • Bradley  Waters
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      Bradley Waters Sorry to hear that coffee Ken. What did Kameron say? Wing tip flutter may be just batten cords are not tensioned correctly???
      10 days ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick Check the tip straps and tip cap rotation. The straps could be installed 180 degrees off.
      10 days ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick You can email me some photos of the wingtip area. (Not too close up) evolutiontrikes@yahoo.com
      10 days ago
    • Ken Lathrop
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      Ken Lathrop I'll be at the hanger tonight. I'll take a photo. The battens seemed a little loose. This might be caused from being setup in a hanger for so many years. I'll send a photo.
      10 days ago
    • Ken Lathrop
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      Ken Lathrop Well I retentioned the tip batten and no mor tip flutter. Now I need to fix the hard pull to the left and I'm good to go. I'm sure I got one wing tip tighter than the other so I'll work on that.
      9 days ago
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    Ken Lathrop
    Ken Lathrop Hey gang. I'm looking for a good used 15M double surface trike wing. Aeros, Air Creation or? Prefer west coast. Thanks, Ken
    1 year ago
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    Ken Lathrop
    Ken Lathrop Anyone flying a Spirit 15 wing on a Cosmos Phase II?
    1 year ago

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  • Ken Lathrop
    by Ken Lathrop 8 years ago
    Thanks Christopher. I've already found the group helpful. Now I know where to get support for my wing. The folks at the factory were very helpful.
  • Christopher  BIG RED  Van Zyl
    Hi Ken Welcome to the AC Group!