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Hangar 9 Twin Otter Wing Strut Problem

Old 11-11-2010, 04:58 PM
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Default Hangar 9 Twin Otter Wing Strut Problem

I'm almost done putting together the Hangar 9 Twin Otter ARF, but I'm having trouble with the wing struts and I'd like any advice others can offer.

It looks like I need to modify the openings in the nacelles and in the landing gear fairings quite substantially to get the struts to fit. I find that with the strut fastened to the fuselage, I can't slide the wing on, get the strut into the nacelle, and push it all they way to the fuselage, unless the wing tube is pulled almost all the way back into the fuselage. Obviously, this will only work for one wing panel! Also, the strut is held away from the wing surface inside the nacelle because it is pressing on the nacelle.

Did any other people have to modify the fiberglass nacelles and fairings to get the wing struts to fit?
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:54 AM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 Twin Otter Wing Strut Problem

I had the same problem. This is what I did.

I had to cut a small slot on the outboard side of each nacelle for strut clearance. I also had to slot the hole in the strut about 1/8". This is with the strut all the way into the fuse. The next problem I'm having is to get a good fix with the landing gear fairings. I might have to trim the fairing around the wing strut.

Also if you look at page 39 step 7 of the manual, you can see the strut does stick out of the nacelle. It would be nice if they said something about cutting a clearance slot for the strut before the nacelle is glued in place!
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