Seacommander is not taking any orders till July. Bummer
Iam kinda curious on if the K&S tubing is strong enough.I will call them on monday to see if they are.
K&S tubing is very thin walled at best.It would not be good or strong enough for struts that are functional. If the struts are just for looks then it will work. I have used the K&S aluminum tubing for connetor rods between upper and lower alerions on my Waco. But I ran a carbon fiber rod down the center of them to add the strenght needed. Seacommander's stuff is fine. Another idea is order some scale strut shapped wood from Proctor Enterprizes. It is made of spruce and will be more than strong enough.
Thanks for the info on the K&S tubing I kinda had a feeling they were not strong enough.They will be functional struts.Proctor has some real nice hardware.Maybe I will just replace my broken ones with some spruce.
There is an EXCELLENT source out of Canada. They make thicker wall aluminum tubing that is airfoil shaped. I will try to find them and post it. They are a bit expensive, but well worth it. They even have special fittings for the ends for easy hookup.
I have used the K&S tubing for functional struts with no problem; just run a tight fitting wooden dowel up the middle. Shave some flats on the dowel with a plane until it fits nice, then slide it in. As strong as anything.