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Thread: looking for 6061T6 2"-1/2 OD 0.083" wall tube

  1. #11

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    The spruce doubler has only one fifth of E (Youngs modulus of elasticity) compared with aluminum.
    Spruce E = 1.3
    Aluminum E= 10

    So almost no load transfer in the spruce.
    might get more input on this topic at HomebuiltAirplanes.com

  2. #12

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    As seen in South Africa "kitplanes for africa".

    With a tight fit, I don't see why it wouldn't work (and examples are flying).

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    I must admit my proposition has a flaw, you don't have to use spruce for the sleeve doubler
    but plywood and its contribution to bending moment is just marginal, it works for 1150 lbs MTOW
    and 2.5" OD 0.083" wall.
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    Last edited by JLS; 04-04-2021 at 12:38 PM.

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