Repairing Surface Damage on Tubes

Repairing Surface Damage on Tubes

Post by Tim Harinc » Sun, 28 Mar 1993 07:51:00



Hi all,

I have an old, built LTV Scout that I want to repair and make flight
worthy again. Unfortunatly, I did a pretty good job of building it when
I did it the first time. There are 1/2 round lengths of dowel that are
glued along the length of the body - and I want to get them off (because
they are not to scale). The problem is that two of the tube sections for
kit were custom sizes - not easily replaced. When I pried one of the
dowels off, I pulled the first layer of kraft paper with it.

Anybody have any good ideas on how to fix that tube, and how to get the
rest of the dowels off (glued with elmer's) without damaging the tubes?
Or should I just learn how to make my own tubing? :)

Tim Harincar

 
 
 

Repairing Surface Damage on Tubes

Post by C. D. Tavar » Wed, 31 Mar 1993 02:33:20


Quote:

> I have an old, built LTV Scout that I want to repair and make flight
> worthy again. Unfortunatly, I did a pretty good job of building it when
> I did it the first time. There are 1/2 round lengths of dowel that are
> glued along the length of the body - and I want to get them off (because
> they are not to scale). The problem is that two of the tube sections for
> kit were custom sizes - not easily replaced. When I pried one of the
> dowels off, I pulled the first layer of kraft paper with it.
> Anybody have any good ideas on how to fix that tube, and how to get the
> rest of the dowels off (glued with elmer's) without damaging the tubes?
> Or should I just learn how to make my own tubing? :)

Unless the tube is really gouged, or structurally weakened, maybe just
some plain sandable primer would do the job.

As for the other joints, score them with a knife and put a damp rag
on them.  Elmer's will always soften in water, no matter how old.
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