February 2014 Issue

Aftermarket Parts: Knots 2U Fiberglass

Fiberglass replacement parts can be a better alternative to OEM metal and plastic, but getting the right fit and finish requires skill and effort.

Whether a part on your aircraft is damaged or worn, it’s logical to look to the aftermarket for a replacement. While the buying decision might be based on the high price of OEM replacements, there are many benefits to aftermarket replacements. For one, the part could be made from more serviceable material, including fiberglass. This could also yield a weight-saving advantage.

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