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Aileron Hinge Bracket welding

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Sep 13, 2006
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Anybody....any clues? I am using TIG. The tubing is .035 and the plate if .063 Standard pratice is to set up to penetrate the .063 and let the weld pool run down on the lighter material. Probelm is, if I get it hot enough to run, it burns a hole right through the lighter tubing.

It's almost as if you'd have to cut a groove in the plate and do a linear rosette weld.

Any ideas? Does it work better with a torch?

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