you ever been hangar flying with your buddies, leaned on
a wing tip and it crumbled? Yeah, we have to and luckily
it was our plane we did it on. So after a few choice expletives,
we tried to figure out why it happened. Well, it turns
out the manufacturer used a PVC plastic to construct its
exterior fairings. This is great unless you subject them
to heat, cold, sun, or rain. Kinda like what an airplane
operates in. This material was not meant for this type
of environment. So we figured we could do better
Met-Co-Aire products are constructed of hand laid up,
aircraft grade fiberglass in a polyester resin matrix.
They come covered with a white gel-coat that serves as
a primer for painting. Our replacement parts come with
full FAA approval and are guaranteed not to crack, providing
years of quality service on your airplane.
Piper did not use the proper material, their design engineering
was right on. They used the Hoerner wing tip for these
performance aircraft and they did it well. Someone might
try to improve the design, but how? On the tapered wing
platform the Hoerner tip has proven itself to be the
most effective performer. We should know, we have been
promoting the Hoerner wing tip for over forty years and
finally the major manufacturers and the homebuilders
are realizing the benefits.