Monday, November 27, 2006
The attached photo was taken at Oshkosh 2003.
The suspect wing fitting is just above the flap track in the image. It is not real beefy so it was never intended to carry much load.
The forward link is also pretty light and would not be able to do much work, leaving the center or main spar fitting to carry the majority of the wing loads.
All of this has been static tested to the predicted loads. It is conceivable the bushing in the aft fitting was incorrectly installed causing the .100" slop. It is also conceivable loads in the real world were higher than predicted causing the the holes to elongate.
In either event, a fix would not be too tough to achieve.