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Old 04-20-2008, 08:06 AM
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Does anyone no who sells aluminum scale wing struts?

I want to get a set for my 1/3 scale Cub.

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Old 04-20-2008, 08:56 AM
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K&S has streamlined tubing (or at least they used to)
You can try contacting them:
http://www.ksmetals.com/Contact/cont...?Title=Contact
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I have considered the same question on a similar build project (not nearly there yet). I think this source might provide stronger streamlined tubing for use as struts.

www.seacommander.com

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Old 04-20-2008, 09:39 AM
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Thanks for the help guys!

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.
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Thanks for the help guys!

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.
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:29 AM
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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.

Thanks again you guys for all the help?
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Balsa US also has strut material in spruce and two sizes
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I have used KS struts "not 1/3 scale" but I have gotten Hobby Lobby wood struts that slide right into the KS tubing.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:10 PM
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Try www.flygtm.com He uses them on his scale kits.
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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.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for all the replies,

pahtreek, that would be great if you could find out there name.

vertical grimmace,thanks for the link I will call him tomorrow.
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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.

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Wallther,
Did you get those Hobby Lobby struts in the store or order them from someone?
I am in the same situation. I need functional struts for 6 quarter scale models.
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