Well, I have some messed up aileron pushrods now. I decided to take my pushrods to be welded, after some concerns over the edge distance on one of the rivets. I figured I would get them welded and call it good. I found a local mobile welder that had great reviews, called them up and dropped of my pushrods. This is what I got back!
Absolute garbage!! This guy said he’d been welding for 40 years. His mobile rig looked impressive, and he had a very good setup. I don’t know what happened here. Was he drunk? Let his kid do it? Needless to say these are now scrapped. I ordered the parts to build new ones today and hopefully shipping won’t be expensive on the 48″ piece of stock for the tubes. It was around $60 bucks of new parts.
Live and Learn I guess!
Hours Worked: ZERO!