MAINTENANCE ITEM #12
*** FUSELAGE CLOSING WEB CRACKS ***
By Carl Sigg
During disassembly of my Varga for repainting, I made this startling discovery. Removal of the horizontal stabilizer revealed 2 cracks in the fuselage closing web that is located between the tail cone bulkhead and the next bulkhead forward and acts as a stiffener between the fuselage upper left and upper right longerons. The cracks are located in the web at the horizontal stabilizer forward attach points, both sides, and run fore and aft in a half moon curve and terminate in the radius of the web flange.