CARE OF AIRCRAFT WITH WOOD STRUCTURES


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CARE OF AIRCRAFT WITH WOOD STRUCTURES
CARE OF AIRCRAFT WITH WOOD STRUCTURESThe earliest models of successful aircraft were constructed largely with wood structures. Fuselages were then changed to welded steel structures, but the airplane was still equipped with wood-structured wings and control surfaces. The maintenance and care of these airplanes were handled remarkably well by the technicians in both civil and military areas. The key to success in the maintenance of the wood structures was the selection of the best woods for aircraft structures and the proper finishing of the woods to prevent the absorption of moisture.
Control of Moisture Moisture is the deadliest enemy of wood. Wood that is kept dry will …
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Michael J. Kroes; Ronald Sterkenburg: Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, Seventh Edition. CARE OF AIRCRAFT WITH WOOD STRUCTURES, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export