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    Aluminum stringers

    Is there a source for the fuselage aluminum stringers besides Univair? Mine are pretty ratty.

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    Hey Charlie, when I got my -12 back from Nick Smith he had welded little pieces of tube and had used electrical conduit for stringers. Looked like a good strong setup. Still haven’t covered it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Longley View Post
    Is there a source for the fuselage aluminum stringers besides Univair? Mine are pretty ratty.
    I used hat-type stringers, mounted similar to how Stinson did it. super-12.com. Steve has 'em, near Chehalis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Aero View Post
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    Hmm interesting, some kind of wood spar Cub clone? I ended up just buying Univair’s stringers. Prices weren’t and bad freight wasn’t as bad as I thought. Should’ve said it’s for a certified PA-18.
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    No, '41 J3 rebuild just before cover
    ......... It doesn't cost any more to go first class! You just can't stay as long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Aero View Post
    No, '41 J3 rebuild just before cover
    Just curious, what stringers did you use, and what was the weight penalty? I’m working on a PA-16 and need to replace my stringers.


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    I use the Hat sections that AC Spruce sells. It's the same as what is on the top/center of Pacer/Tri Pacer fuselage. Light weight and strong. Wood just almost never holds its shape.
    ......... It doesn't cost any more to go first class! You just can't stay as long.
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