The wing tip for the Hershey bar Cherokee is Met-Co-Aire's flagship product. Since being approved by the FAA in 1963 it has been proven again and again to meet or exceed the claims attached to it. All of the claims come from pilots, NOT from their own testing. They have always felt that the greatest critic is the one who has paid money; not one that has been hired.
With the growing interest in aerodynamics the aviation community has emulated their pioneering use of the Hoerner style wing tip. The most notable example is the use of a similar tip that was standard equipment from Piper aircraft on the late model PA-28-180, 200, Seneca and all of the tapered wing aircraft.
Met-Co-Aire tips installed on your aircraft will:
Their Hoerner-style wing tips are constructed of hand-laid polyester resin fiberglass as are all of our products. They come with a white gel-coat, which serves as the prime coat for painting. Though the finish on their tips often looks like paint they recommend that you paint them. The gel-coat acts as a white bottom coat, which helps minimize bleeding through as in the case of a grey base coat.
Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.
Per the supplier: Our wing tips do not have holes drilled in them, they are blank. The customer will match his holes by drilling our tips. Our tips should be the same size in chord length and maybe 1/4 inch shorter in span.
Per the vendor the shipping weight is around 25lbs. Per the STC there is not a weight change when installed on the aircraft.