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    Wing trammel-bay 5 drag wire tension?

    Thanks. I have in my notes from Clyde Smith’s Cub Restoration Seminar only the one spec for all drag wires, but when I was tightening them, it seemed like I was over-tightening the smaller diameter wires (like torquing a 6-32 screw the same as a 10-32).
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    Wing trammel-bay 5 drag wire tension?

    I have trammeled and set drag wire tension on bays 1-4 (15-17# pull with a half inch deflection). What is the spec for bay 5 drag wire tension? Seems to me that the smaller diameter longer wire should be on a different pull or scale. Thanks,
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    Removal of horizontal stabilizer?

    THank you for the suggestions. I let it soak penetrating oil for a week. Still wouldn’t move. We were able to slide the rear spar through-tube about an inch to one side. Then flexed it enough to disengage the rear spar of the RH stabilizer. After rotating it and applying gentle pull for a few...
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    Removal of horizontal stabilizer?

    Thanks, I had forgotten about Kroil.
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    Removal of horizontal stabilizer?

    Thank you very much. I’ll try sliding it to one side enough to free the rear. Hoping it works. My son and I bought the aircraft needing work (rebuilding with new ribs and other parts due to mice nests). We were thinking we would not recover the tail feathers at this time, but we may have to if I...
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    Removal of horizontal stabilizer?

    PA-12 s/n 12-1971 with original tail surfaces: I’m having trouble removing the horizontal stabilizers (L&R). The front and rear bolts are removed as well as the elevators and tail support wires. The rear spar tubes each are sliding freely. The problem is, the front spar tubes are both stuck and...
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