Replace aluminium wing tube with carbon

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Replace aluminium wing tube with carbon

Postby Dave Osborne » April 11th, 2020, 5:02 pm

I have an aircraft were I want to save some weight. If I replace the aluminium wing tube with a carbon tube I can save almost a pound. The aluminium tube is 30mm outside diameter with a wall thickness of 2mm. I would like to replace it with a woven carbon tube with a wall thickness of 1.5mm. All things being equal (quality of carbon tube ect) I think this would be Ok but thought I would check with you experienced persons.

cheers Dave.

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