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Old 10-15-2013, 05:23 PM
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CF Wing tube too tight!

Have a Carbon Fibre wing tube that fits wings too tight making it a real fight to get wings off and on. Should I try to sand it? Tried talcum powder to no avail. Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:47 PM
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Do not sand the tube,it will fail.Sand the sockets in the wings.Another thing I have done is wax the wing tube,then wipe it off,just like waxing a car.After a period of time I have to do it again,seems the carbon sands itself from being a tight fit and the "powder" builds up and causes it to get tight again,another wax job and it's good to go again.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:03 PM
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How does one go about sanding the sockets?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:11 PM
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Take a large rod or dowel. Wrap it with a squishy foam. Then wrap the foam with sand paper. And stick inside of your tube socket and start sanding.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:48 PM
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I remember those days with the new Raven's harv...worked like a champ!
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:50 PM
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Have a Carbon Fibre wing tube that fits wings too tight making it a real fight to get wings off and on. Should I try to sand it? Tried talcum powder to no avail. Thanks!
Its always tight at first. Once you go in and out enough it will loosen up. Happens to everyone, don't worry. After it loosens up you'll wish it was tight again.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:05 PM
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Sounds like a plan Harv! Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:08 PM
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I had one plane that the sockets were so tight it was impossible to get the wing tube in. I tried the sand paper on a stick for hours... Finally I bought a "Flap Wheel Sander" from McMaster-Carr and a drill extension and went to work. I was worried it would take off too much too fast but it proved to be pretty controllable. After that I won't be doing any more sanding on a stick for wing tube sockets. Just keep in mind like other posters said, it's going to loosen up the more you fly the plane so only sand it as much as you need to to get the wings off and on.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:11 PM
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Its always tight at first. Once you go in and out enough it will loosen up. Happens to everyone, don't worry. After it loosens up you'll wish it was tight again.
So true....sigh
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:35 PM
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I have seen wing tubes sanded and have sanded a wing tube.
The wing tube on my Goldwing MX needed sanding. and it's worked fine?
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:37 PM
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Wax it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:40 PM
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soak it in cider...
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:53 PM
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soak it in cider...
It will eventually loosen up with this method but after more soaking it tends to get a little too loose. Then the best solution is to find a new tube receptacle.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:56 PM
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It will eventually loosen up with this method but after more soaking it tends to get a little too loose. Then the best solution is to find a new tube receptacle.
or two
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:43 PM
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It will eventually loosen up with this method but after more soaking it tends to get a little too loose. Then the best solution is to find a new tube receptacle.
That is true, sometimes you can put the tube in the rear phenolic which is generally tighter. But this really depends on the type of plane, not all models will let you do this.
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