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Old 01-26-2007, 08:08 PM   #21
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Today at the airport I had a conversation with a friend who drives a 6 million dollar corporate jet. He was telling me of some of the new technology Cessna is using to weld dissimilar metals. quite interesting to say the least. I'm just passing this along as a tidbit of info.The Article; Intercalation vortices and related microstructural features in the friction-stir welding of dissimilar metals. Journal - Materials Research Innovation, Chemistry and Materials Science, Vol2, Number3/ Nov 1998 RS Tim
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so did you read the article? welding 2024 with 6061, pretty cool. Lots of new expensive things going on out there. yea, you never really get comfortable being a target either. ;-) Semper Fi Tim
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No I have not read it yet but I intend to
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Teacher3rd,

Our Airstream also developed a crack over the door. The factory service manager told me that it is a common problem. You'd think that after 40-50 years of building essentially the same trailer Airstream might have fixed this by now. I'll bet that the 1965 Volkwagons didn't have any of the recurring problems that the 1950 ones did.

I had visions of replacing the entire side of the trailer, with windows, a door, decals, and sundry expensive add-ons. The service manager suggested a patch that extended from the top of the door to the roof seam. It was a fraction of the cost I had been imagining.

The patch is obvious to anyone who looks for it, but it doesn't look bad. For the thousands of dollars saved, I think it looks great.

The factory did good work and saved me quite a bit of money.

Good luck with yours.

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