In the unfortunate event of a gear up, the Yak 52’s wingtip rib often seems to take the brunt of the damage. If you and your mechanic are facing Yak 52 wingtip repair, TYC Is here to help.
These Port and Starboard Yak 52 wingtip ribs have been hand-formed from over a steel pattern, developed from a scan of a new factory part. They are supplied clear anodized with Dichromate coating for best paint adhesion.
These ribs have the recessed formed hole - but without the four nut plates. Our field research revealed that both the orientation and bolt circle diameter of these nut plates vary from one Yak to the next, so we have left them for you to create! One purpose for that large hole with a rolled edge in the center of the rib is to accept a stout bar to take the weight of the outer portion of the wing during separation from the fuselage. You will notice other aligned holes in adjacent inboard ribs.
After the emotions of the moment have subsided, actual gear-up airframe damage is rarely as bad as it looks.
Kudos to those prepared keep another of our Yaks in the air after the unimaginable happens
John flies out of KSEE whenever he can scrape together a few bucks to fill the tanks