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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:38 PM
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PaulG
Newcastle, NSW Australia
Joined Dec 2004
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Solution to wobbly tail problem

I was advised by the importers that their solution was to glue the joiner in place. I did not like that solution as it would compromise my transport method ( fuselages hanging up in a bundle under the roof of my van). I had measured the size of the hole and the size of the joiner and there was a 0.1 mm difference in diameter when the little bits of whatever the manufacturers had put in there to improve the situation were removed. I thought of getting hold of some thin brass shim and making a sleeve up. My mate Brian thought of the adhesive aluminium tape that I had bought to stick on wings to improve visibility. he measured it and it was 0.05 mm thick - sometimes serendipity really does work! After a bit of fiddling the fit is almost perfect and when it wears I still have enough tape for about 40 years flying.
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