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Old 05-01-2003, 10:51 PM
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I am making a plane from scratch, and I am about to make the landing gear blocks that are mounted in the forward part of the wing, my question is; can I make these out of pine, or should they be a harder wood, like maple or birch ,etc.., its a .60 size plane, so I imagine there will be some hard landings, would pine be strong enough?...
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Old 05-01-2003, 11:05 PM
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I would use something much harder than pine.
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Ditto
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I cut two pieces of 1/4 aircraft ply 1/2 in wide. glue one on top of the other to make a 1/2x1/2 piece for each rail. Works good for me. Make them bridge across to the ribs with ply doubler on the ribs from spar to LE.
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Always make mine from maple.
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