|RIB STITCH NEEDLE 12" STRAIGHT ROUND POINT - LIGHT
While it's not required on some aircraft, rib stitching is probably the most reliable and most commonly used mechanical fastener.
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The 12 curved needle is essential for stitching a wing, unwieldy for stitching anything smaller.
Nice to have an extra needle for rib stitching if someone wants to help.
very good product
The needles were just as ordered and would ordinarily rate 5 stars. I rated them 3 stars to bring to your attention that the packaging left a bit to be desired - they were shipped in an large, padded envelope - nothing else - and protruded out the envelope. Discovered the sharp points when retrieving from my mailbox. Be forewarned.
I ordered two 12 inch curved needles. One is just as expected. The other one has corrosion where the mandrel clamped on to make the bend. Poor quality control. I expect better for what these cost.
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