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Old 11-25-2016, 08:30 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
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OK, here's a puzzle. The wing struts are secured to the fuselage mount with hitch pins (pins with a cross hole that accepts a hairpin-like locking pin), obviously a good idea for easy assembly at the field. But all the jury strut ends are held by screws and nuts, so derigging for transportation still takes a while. It would be great to have hitch pins there too, but I haven't been able to find pins that small online.

The pins would have to be 3mm diameter, and smaller pins obviously are made because the main strut attachment pins are 2mm. But I haven't been able to find any pins online smaller than 1/4". Any ideas?