At the time when I bought this wing, I figured that for 40$, "who cared". Still, after examining the wing and showing it to Art Grigg and Ron Burkey (who happened to be at that show), we all kind of gave it a :thumbsup: rating, as it were.
The wing I bought was in bad shape. The hinge and catch had been broken off and someone had attempted a 1/2*ss repair. The fabric covering the back of the wing was also gone. In addition, the wings are rather loose on the metal plate, and as such, it seems that the bits all are adjacent (this is just due to the way the pieces can no sort of move around on the wing.
Last year, on ebay, another wing came in auction and I bought it. It is in much better shape, but is the same wing.
The point of this post is NOT to discuss whether these wings are fake or not--my mind is already made up. What I would like to do is share ANOTHER wing that is currently up for auction and use this opportunity to examine some points about Dallas wings.
First, my 2 wings from my collection.
Edited by pfrost, 22 October 2009 - 06:00 PM.