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Old 06-25-2007, 02:42 AM
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I'm planning on putting retracts in my PTS Mustang. I have found instructions from a past post which will help a great deal along with a damaged wing.
The only thing I haven't been able to locate has been the wheel wells.
Can anyone help?
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:45 AM
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You don't need to buy wheel wells. Just cut away the area (About 1/2" larger than the wheel) and wet some 1/16" balsa and roll it into a circle. Then place it in the opening, Cut to size, and sand the bottom till it fits against the top of the wing. Then glue in place and sand the bottom until it is flush.

A simplier method is to fill the opening with spray foam insulation, then once it cures, cut away the excess. BUT>>> be careful! That stuff really expands a LOT and if you get too much in there you could pop the wing open. I recommend doing it in steps. Just add a little at first, let it cure over night, and add more as needed
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Where is the link on that forum? I need to know what kind of retracts to get. (size related) I APed the wing halves together, so I might have to get another set of wings to put mechanical retracts in the wing. Am I right? []



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Old 06-26-2007, 02:33 AM
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Thanks Minnflyer for the help, you've given me a couple of good ideas.
Luftwaffe, where I found the intell is as this time unavailable through its original route.
I will try and figure out how to e-mail it to you.
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Hey, I have a PTS ARF on order. Did anyone find the info on the retract install? I'd like to do it during the build as opposed to later.
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