An autoclave oven is used in the manufacturing process of composite parts in this case very large parts, such as the carbon fiber main spar
of the SR-2X series aircraft and the Vision SF50 jet.
This reviewer well remembers once trying to see just how fast his venerable Cessna 140 would fly, and the shivering and groaning of the main spar
that ensued long before the red line on the airspeed indicator was reached.
A mid-upper turret, discovered in Argentina, was fitted in 1975 and during the winter of 1995-96 she received a new main spar
, extending her life for the foreseeable future.
The sample was stored in a black container resembling a thermos flask and placed behind the main spar
in the corridor - less than one foot from my back - for more than 40 hours.
The wicked main spar
of the Lancaster is one example; the small inward opening doors of the same aircraft another.
Prior modifications included complete refurbishments, engine upgrades, main spar
replacement, avionics upgrades, customized interiors and paint.
It was grounded in 1963 because of main spar
fracture problems and that was when I moved onto the Vulcan which I flew from 1963 to 1974.
The main innovation, introduced by Mitchell, was the multi layered tubular top and bottom members of the main spar
joined by a sheet metal shear web.