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Old 03-28-2003, 03:03 PM
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Default Landing Gear wire

And it IS a type of spring steel, although that's a rather broad catagory. Bending a coil in it isn't easy, you need a "bender" to do it (unless you have access to a large Lathe. If you do PM me and I'll tell you how I used to do them).

Also, you can't heat it to bend them (well, you can, but it will remove the temper and the metal will bend easily even when cooled).

Another method you may want to try is instead of replacing the gear with 5/32 with a coil, just replace it with 3/16.