Date: 07 Oct 97 14:10:19 From: "P. Wezeman" <email@example.com> Organization: The University of Iowa References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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On 3 Oct 1997, Ed Mellinger wrote: > This raised my eyebrows when I read about it ten years ago, and raised > 'em again today. I was suprised that glue would be considered > acceptable for carrying a primary structural load, particularly in that > era (nowadays, I know, we have composite airplanes that are nothing but > glue and yarn). Does anyone know of other aircraft, or primary > structure on them, that rely on "bonding" (c'mon, guys... it's glue!) to > carry loads between two metal components? The Convair B-58 supersonic bomber used bonded metal in its structure. This was in the late 1950's. This was a very high performance aircraft in its time, and unlike fighters would cruise at supersonic speed for extended periods, so the ability to withstand heat soaking was needed. Peter Wezeman, anti-social Darwinist "Carpe Cyprinidae"