Stringers attacment

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stevebaldwin

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Hello.
Rather than Tig welding stringer brackets to my fuselage, which I believe to have Linseed oil in the tubes . I am thinking of brazing the brackets on using Silicon bronze rods with my Tig welder .
My thinking is it uses less heat to heat the tubes to braze ,and maybe cause less problems with trapped gases in the tubes.
Has any one done this, I would be grateful for any ones thoughts.
Thank you
 

Elviar

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Steve,

I haven't done this exact procedure, but I think you'll probably be OK brazing, but it might be good practice to drill a small remote vent hole to prevent pressure build up and blow out if you get it too hot. Then close up the vent when you're finished brazing.
 

n109jb

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Brazing will be fine for that. You could epoxy some on for that matter. I'd just weld regardless of the oil coating inside. I had linseed oil in mine and did lots of welding when I did mods years after the initial build.
 

ChuckerF14

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I drilled the stringer and fuselage tubing then connected them with a small roll-pin. Once the fabric is tight, I don't think the stringer will be going anywhere.
 

stevebaldwin

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Hello.
Thank you. Elviar, n109jb, ChuckerF14, for you thoughts and interesting ideas, its given me more insight of how other members build their Sonerai.
Best wishes .
Steve .
 

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