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Repairing or lengthening a stringer or longeron
May 31st, 2020 at 11:35am
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If you break a stringer or longeron the way to repair it or lengthen it without adding lots of weight or additional balsa to the joint is to use a scarf joint. 

Neal/Kerak, shared this info in a current build post: To lengthen that wooden strip...merely lay the two pieces side by side...then slice an angle...turn the one piece over...mate the two piece and fix with a tiny drop of ca.  Presto...works very well.  Now, just because I wanted to find an illustration of the process...can't find it!  It has been done that way for eons...but was a bit trickier before the advent of super glue.  Is very easy and effective today.  Conservation of materials.....
  

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