I took a guitar with winged tuners in used at my shop recently. Could not for the life of me figure the damn things out. I spent a solid thirty seconds trying and then gave up. I settled on tying homemade cat gut around the the tuner buttons and bridge posts. Worked like a charm.
See! From feminine hygiene products, to classic television, to PRS guitars (and I'm sure they're kind of important to planes), I state again: wings rule!