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Old 11-03-2005, 08:52 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

ORIGINAL: rcrick

Has anyone had the wing tube stops come out of their tube sockets in their wings ? I just noticed that the one in the right wing panel is broken into pieces and the one in the left panel fell out when I stood the wing up with the root end down. I am trying to think of a way to repair this without cutting the covering . The stop is a plywood "washer" that is suppose to be glued to the end of the socket to prevent the wing tube from going too far into the wing. I am thinking about adding an aluminum "washer " so that the wing tube can not cut into the original wood stop as part of this repair. Any other ideas or suggestions ?



Yes.....here's what i did. After retrieving the wooden washer i placed some white glue on a long "stick" and applied the glue down in the tube where the washer sits. Next i placed the washer on top of the graphite tube (standing up vertically) and slid the wing down on the tube/washer combo. I made sure the tube pushed the washer in place and then i placed the wing panel on its end, and while rotating the tube I removed the tube. The washer stayed in place.

Same thing happened with the other wing panel but i did not get the washer in place and after drying the tube would not fit all the way in....so i knocked the washer out, have not replaced it and have had no problems with it missing.