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    looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    im looking for 1in and 3/4 in shaped aluminum peices to make scale wing struts for a 1/4 scale aeronca champ anyone know where i can get these? thanks

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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    I believe that K&S makes 3/4 in streamlined aluminum tubing, but I don't know about 1". Check them out.

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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    Go to Google and look up K&B metals.
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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    Some Hobby shops stock that item.

    You could make them out of hard balsa then cover them with vinyl or iron on material.

    They probably won't be structual anyway.
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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    Glenn Torrance sells them in different shapes and sizes. They are meant for WW1 planes but i'm sure they would work.

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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    Try SeaCommander Floats. They offer the streamlined tubing for mounting floats:
    http://www.seacommander.com/newproduct1.asp

    The also offer flying wires:
    http://www.seacommander.com/flyingwires.asp
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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    If the use you're looking for is at all structural, I would go with the product from Seacommander Floats as it is a thicker wall material, IMO, K&B is strictly cosmetic (unless reinforced). Seacommander definately have the sizes you're your looking for.
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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    What KenC said. From experience, K&S extrusions are "O" condition, meaning soft as cheese.

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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    go Sea Commander...
    All I ask is for a chance to prove that money can\'t make me happy......

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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    I built all the Struts for my 25% Waco from the GTM strut material and it is strong. Much thicker wall than the K&S and will handle the loads. I would higly recommend GTM, Glenn is a great guy to deal with.
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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    sea commander it is... thanks to all who replied....

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    RE: looking for shaped aluminum for wing struts

    Just like WacoNut, I used that GTM material for my 1/4 Waco YMF. Good material.


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