Help! Wing roots

Discussion in 'Maintenance Bay' started by ZackJ, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. ZackJ

    ZackJ Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2019
    Messages:
    61
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    inferno8428
    I’m changing the wing roots on a piper PA28-161. It’s a *****!! Any advise, tips or tricks except using soap and water.. and patience..!?!? I’m about to give up. im stuck on the curve on the edge of the wing. Can’t get the son of a ***** to slip in...
     
  2. Bell206

    Bell206 En-Route

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2017
    Messages:
    4,310
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Bell206
    The only "wing root changes" I'm familiar with require sheetmetal skills and a wing jig. Perhaps you are changing something else??
     
  3. ZackJ

    ZackJ Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2019
    Messages:
    61
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    inferno8428
    I’m sorry, I should’ve been more specific - my finger tips were swollen from shoving it in... it’s the rubber seals. Wing root rubber seals
     
  4. Bell206

    Bell206 En-Route

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2017
    Messages:
    4,310
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Bell206
    Ha. Good luck. That's one of those jobs I always steered away from. :eek:

    But this might help regardless where you bought your seals from.
    https://www.brownaircraft.com/v/vspfiles/Wing Root.pdf

    There's also a "string" method but doesn't work on all aircraft.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2020
  5. ZackJ

    ZackJ Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2019
    Messages:
    61
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    inferno8428


    Thanks for the assist!
     
  6. Slavcha

    Slavcha Filing Flight Plan

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2019
    Messages:
    22
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Slavcha
    I used wd40 on my Warrior, Got it done in under one hour. Also use painters wooden stick you get when buying paint.