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Old 03-01-2011, 09:29 AM
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So, my wing tubes are reallt tight inthe fuse tubes. Anyone know how to solve this problem?

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Depends on the type of material the tubes are.

I have a 1/3 scale Cub. The fuse tubes were fiberglass so I did two things. Purchased a wood dowel smaller that the tube I.D. and wrapped it with sandpaper for a tight fit. Rotated it into and out of the fuse tubes to clean up any uneveness. Wing tubes were aluminum so polished them then slipped in. Kept sanding fuse tubes until I had a slip fit.

This will probably work on carbon tubes also but generally they fit well without minor touch up or none at all. (Hangar 9 33% Sukhoi).
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So, my wing tubes are reallt tight inthe fuse tubes. Anyone know how to solve this problem?

Thx
/colin

If it is brand new....
Go fly.
With many planes it is common for the tube to be quite tight... it loosens up over time..... usually

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