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Old 04-07-2004, 03:10 PM   #21
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Great Job and Super write-up. I have not started the wing yet on my Cub so I will be looking at your method.

Thanks for taking the time to put it out for us.


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Old 04-09-2004, 08:49 AM   #22
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Great description and pictures James. I will definitely try that on my next plane.
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Old 04-10-2004, 09:46 PM   #23
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i am trying to do it this way,i have here a .40-.46 cub.a 3/8 dowel,drilling a 1/8 hole at the end,and then placing a treaded insert in them.take some eye bolt and srew the in the treaded insert with some nut to secure them.in the wing i installed also some treded inserts so that i can attache the eye bolt with a 6/32,8/32,4/40 screw............what ever.

im far from beeing an expert

is this a good idea?
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:04 PM   #24
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Hi Cubpilot - I'm sorry I didn't back to you sooner but I've been away for the Easter week end. I think your plane has a one piece wing and the struts are mainly just for show. If that is the case then it doesn't matter how securely the struts are attached to the wing. However, the method you have mentioned should work OK providing the inserts are well glued to the wing and into the ends of the struts. I like to run a locking pin into the strut and through the insert or through the edge of the insert (unless the insert itself screws in) to be sure it doesn't vibrate out. Using eyebolts should be very strong and save some wire bending. Just be sure you glue on every nut or use lock nuts!
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Old 04-13-2004, 04:01 PM   #25
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If the struts are non-functional, this is what I do. I use little pieces of music wire bent into "L" shapes glued into the fuse/wings/struts. The ends of the "L" MUST face forwards on the fuse and in the wings, and towards the back on the struts. If you arrange them the other way, the struts will blow off from the wind/propblast. Use small pieces of fuel tubing to hold the connections together.

This is really quick and easy, guys. See the attachment.

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Old 04-13-2004, 06:33 PM   #26
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Hi there, I am finally putting on the finishing touches to my Unionville Otter, (6 ft span). For the wing strut attachments, I got some small brass hinges, about 3/4 n. long. I removed the hinge pin and screwd/glued 1/2 of the hinge to the fuse, and the wing. The other 1/2 of the hinges were embedded into the wing struts.
I then have a piece of 2-56 wire that slips through the hinge to secure the two halves together.
So far it works pretty slick, BUT.... I am now figuring out a way to secure the hinge pin so that it does not vibrate out during flight.
I have a pic of the plane on the ' fixed wing - canadian planes' section, I will post an updated pic. shortley.
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