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Old 05-05-2016, 04:58 AM
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Does anyone know where to find the strut materials in the picture? The pic is 1/3 scale so I would like smaller sizes. The geometry is round in nature but tapers on each end. Likely the composition is aluminium.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:40 AM
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K&S Aluminum Streamline tubing. Search google for vendors. I bought some from Balsa USA a couple years ago. http://www.ksmetals.com/32.html

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Thanks !
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Tower Hobbies also used to sell it, don't know if they still carry it.
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Be aware that the K&S tubing is very thin wall. I used it to mount floats on a beaver, but to gain some extra strength I shaped some wood to fit inside the aluminum tubing. Then slathered the wood up with epoxy and slid it into the aluminum.

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Originally Posted by Poffit View Post
Be aware that the K&S tubing is very thin wall. I used it to mount floats on a beaver, but to gain some extra strength I shaped some wood to fit inside the aluminum tubing. Then slathered the wood up with epoxy and slid it into the aluminum.

Pat
Yup, the K&S tubing is not sufficient, without reinforcement.

I believe that Glen Torrence sells a tear drop tubing thaty has sufficient strength for the OP's usage.

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