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Old 09-07-2010, 08:04 PM
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I have a 1/4 Scale Taylorcraft 110" wingspan,the plane has no wing tube and is only held on by a single bolt with 2 small wood dowels near LE and TE to keep the wing lined up.I am planning on recovering the plane this winter and when I have the covering off I neeed to repair some structure,I would like to add a wing tube for strength and was wondering if anyone has some tips on how to do this,ie adding structure in wings ect...
Also the plane has had some damage and been repaired by the previous owner and I am not sure the stab is at the right pitch(I have to add down Elevator to keep the plane from climbing,Is there a way of finding out what angle the Stab needs to be?
Old 09-07-2010, 08:09 PM
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Do you have pics of it? Id really like to see it.
Old 09-07-2010, 08:22 PM
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yes here it is
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:28 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/user/silverde.../1/j3ZuqWiOJws ( link to my youtube)
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Thats big. I just bought the 20cc Hangar 9 Taylorcraft and love it. They fly awesome and land like a dream. Thanks for the pic.
Old 09-08-2010, 05:21 PM
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Anyone?


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I have a 1/4 Scale Taylorcraft 110" wingspan,the plane has no wing tube and is only held on by a single bolt with 2 small wood dowels near LE and TE to keep the wing lined up.I am planning on recovering the plane this winter and when I have the covering off I neeed to repair some structure,I would like to add a wing tube for strength and was wondering if anyone has some tips on how to do this,ie adding structure in wings ect...
Also the plane has had some damage and been repaired by the previous owner and I am not sure the stab is at the right pitch(I have to add down Elevator to keep the plane from climbing,Is there a way of finding out what angle the Stab needs to be?
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well ill give it a shot ,i builded a gaint ov-10 ones had a old timer show me how to make the wing ends removeable so the center section with the boom tail wouldnt have to come apart i add lite ply ribs to each side for strength and bought a wing tube and a sleeve ,now the trick here is that you need to have the holes to mount the wing sleeve if its a full rib just set up the wing to be at the dieheal or level and use a hole saw sizes for the wing sleeve as far in as you need to go,thats the way i would try it [X(] rye

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