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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:14 PM
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wing locks for plug in wings


I found this toy in Dollar Tree, is is composed of friction parts.
I think they definetely can be used for wing locks for plug in wings , You get about 50 for a buck, lol

They are hard to pull apart..
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Wing lock? You mean like a hold down?

Considering the loads imparted to the connections between wing and fuselage, using a friction fit in that spot is a sure fire way to have your fuselage part company from the wing.

Me no likey!
Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:48 PM
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My friends foam slope glider (sorry dont know the name of it) has wings that are just pushed into the fuse & stay put with just friction. He was flying it in 30mph winds. I thought they would come flying apart too but held no problem. Heck if I know how they stayed on
There must not be a lot of G's on the wings horizontally across the wings. I think those locks would work great
Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:28 AM
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My friends foam slope glider (sorry dont know the name of it) has wings that are just pushed into the fuse & stay put with just friction. He was flying it in 30mph winds. I thought they would come flying apart too but held no problem. Heck if I know how they stayed on
There must not be a lot of G's on the wings horizontally across the wings. I think those locks would work great
Only one way to find out..........
Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:02 AM
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They look good.
Is "Dollar Tree" an online store? Or is a chain store in the US?

I would like some, and I live in Australia.

Jim.
Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:04 AM
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Wing lock? You mean like a hold down?

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No. I am taking it for granted that he means for retaining "plug in" wings. Not for top fitted one piece wings.
Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:56 AM
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They look good.
Is "Dollar Tree" an online store? Or is a chain store in the US?

I would like some, and I live in Australia.

Jim.
JIm,
No online only brick and mortar.... sorry..
Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Jim I will gadly buy one and send it to you, you get about 30 pieces for $ 1.00 it may be 1 $ plus maybe 3 for shipping , let me know if you want one just sem me your info , Geoff
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:13 AM
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They look good.
Is "Dollar Tree" an online store? Or is a chain store in the US?

I would like some, and I live in Australia.

Jim.
As said above it's a brick and mortar only chain with a very unique marketing scheme. EVERY ITEM in the store is $1.00! from scissors to food. And they make a huge profit!
Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:17 AM
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No. I am taking it for granted that he means for retaining "plug in" wings. Not for top fitted one piece wings.
In that case, yeah, they look great! Just dont want people using them in the wrong way is all.


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