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Old 03-01-2011, 09:27 AM
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So, I have wing tubes that are very tight in the fuse tube. To the point that I hear balsa breaking when I try and force them in. Anyone know how best to solve this problem?

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I used a 1/4 wood dowel with a 1x3 inch peice of 150 grit sandpaper attched to one end. I split the end of the dowel and slid the sandpaper in the slit. I chucked this in my drill and honed the tube. Doesn't take much work to get the tube to fit. Good luck.

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So thats how its done. As I crashed my 1/4 scale cub and will be rebuilding it I was planning on reinforcing the first few wing ribs with more plywoodthat would receivefixed aluminum tube from the fueselage, wasnt thinking of a receiver tube in the wing, is it necessary?.
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So thats how its done. As I crashed my 1/4 scale cub and will be rebuilding it I was planning on reinforcing the first few wing ribs with more plywood that would receive fixed aluminum tube from the fueselage, wasnt thinking of a receiver tube in the wing, is it necessary?.
that's the way it is usually done.

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