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Re: Hub Caps

Post by 4004 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:39 pm

They do make valve stem extensions - I have them on my other plane. They extend just enough thru the hub cap to allow serving the air and do not have caps. Appear to have a larger diameter inner core/seal than a standard valve core. Never a problem with them loosening.

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Re: Hub Caps

Post by 6643 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:16 pm

Just FYI, there's a plane in my hangar right now and one thing the owner wants me to do is repair the threads in the wheels for his hub caps...

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Re: Hub Caps

Post by e thomas » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:11 pm

My wheels all have 10-32 helicoils in the threads. Made my own hub caps, with small doors to open and put air in . In my high speed fantasy, these hub caps clean up the wheels and make my 140 faster.

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Re: Hub Caps

Post by 8474 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:15 pm

Found these today if anyone is interested....

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/293374226440

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Re: Hub Caps

Post by 5806 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:37 pm

The original wheel covers were convex with a radial bend near the outer circumference. They keep things cleaner. Cannot be used with the wheel pant nuts in place. Probable makes your airplane much faster, use caution when installed.
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Re: Hub Caps

Post by 6643 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:21 pm

5806 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:37 pm
The original wheel covers were convex with a radial bend near the outer circumference.
Flat ones press against the valve stem, at least in some installations.

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