Here's a good one....hmmmmm

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Here's a good one....hmmmmm

Postby scubarider » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:37 am

Ok, here is an interesting problem.  I just put together my front tire.  I installed the axle and fork.  I spun the tire and.........the valve stem hits the fork.  It is your typical "L" shape valve stem.  It sticks out far enough that it will not clear the fork.  
Still working on the plane when I can.  Have not got to the wings yet.  I heard that the wings are about 75% of the build time.  Is this true?  What is the hardest thing to do on the wings?  Just looking ahead.   :lol:
I am soooo tired of winter... :roll:
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Postby Gerald V9 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:26 am

Here is what I recommend.  Pitch the front wheel, get a rear wheel, and your problem will be solved.
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rear wheel

Postby scubarider » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:21 pm

The rear wheel would still have to pass through the fork right?  It would just be taller.  Maybe a different tube and stem.  Little things like this are like an ant bite to the toe.  :o)
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Postby utpa001 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:05 pm

I think what he ment was, make it even more fun to fly and turn it into a tailwheel airplane :)
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VALVE STEM PROBLEM

Postby ALTAWINGMAN » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:09 pm

Dennis cut 2 or 3 rubber washers about 2'' around, take tire apart and put them over the valve stem this will hold the valve stem back if u need more room add more washers simple don't forget the baby powder on the inside of the tire   ALTAWINGMAN
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hahaha

Postby scubarider » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:19 pm

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
:oops:
Ok, I get it...toss the front and go with the rear....hahahaha....boy, sometimes I can get so focused can't see the forest from looking at the tree.  Thanks Altawingman.  I may end up doing that.  Can't figure out anything else but to pitch the tube and get one with a straight valve stem.  Gotta tell Troy about this one.   :P
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