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Old 10-05-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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Yeah, I was surprised it broke without any impact damage, and I would be the first to admit if I had binned it on that side. Looking at the broken surface, it was just classic fatigue propagation in brittle aluminium.

As my old manager said when I was on the design team of the Land Rover LCV2 (extruded aluminium concept car) ...."If we lived in an aluminium world, steel would look like a wonderful material".
From a WW1 RAF Flight Manual ...
"If a crash at the home airfield is inevitable, try to hit something soft and, preferably, inexpensive"

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