Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

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LSHAvenger18
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Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

Post by LSHAvenger18 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:41 pm

Hi,

has anybody got information on where to find some rubber strip to wrap around the wing to fuselage joint please?

It happens to be on an Auster, but I am sure many aircraft need the same strip.

Initially the gap is taped, then the rubber strip laid on, held in place with a sprung steel band.

I would say it needs to be around 12cm across, maybe a couple of metres in length - will check again.

Is it something we can buy on a roll?

Many thanks,

Simon
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Re: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

Post by coxargus » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:57 pm

These people could well have what you are looking for
https://www.rhnuttall.co.uk/

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LSHAvenger18
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Re: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

Post by LSHAvenger18 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:31 pm

Thanks Frank.

I have found some rolls for sale on ebay at £30 for 12cm wide, 5-10 metres, 3mm thick, neoprene rubber with cloth reinforcement.
Provided my engineer approves, looks like it might be fit.

Simon
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Harry Hopkins
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Re: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

Post by Harry Hopkins » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:08 pm

Or try Woolies
woolies-trim.co.uk
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Leesr
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Re: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

Post by Leesr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:19 pm

Try C O H Baines https://coh-baines.co.uk/product-catego ... xtrusions/

They have all sorts of extrusions.
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