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    Default Wingtips series 7 STi

    Iím having trouble getting the fiberglass tube into the main spar. Any suggestions? Can I cut a slit on the wingtip fiberglass tube to make it easier to slide in?


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    Default Re: Wingtips series 7 STi

    I don't know about splitting the tube but i had to do a lot of sanding with emery cloth to get mine to fit.
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    Default Re: Wingtips series 7 STi

    Quote Originally Posted by kitesurfjerry View Post
    Iím having trouble getting the fiberglass tube into the main spar. Any suggestions? Can I cut a slit on the wingtip fiberglass tube to make it easier to slide in?
    I am facing exactly the same problem now, I sanded a heck of the fiberglass tube on wingtips and now it fits with no problem. Now, the wall of the fiberglass tube became quite thin, so I decided to enforce it from inside with the fiberglass tape and epoxy raisin. That should give me a piece of mind that the structure is good enough.
    This is just mine solution. maybe overkill, but make me feel better

    Good luck
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    Default Re: Wingtips series 7 STi

    I'd say that was a good thing to do Robert.
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    Default Re: Wingtips series 7 STi

    Now Iím having another issue with the wingtipsÖ when I install them everything fits great but I notice the trailing edge kinda droops down toward the end. Is that normal?


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