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Wire bending service ?

Old 07-28-2020, 08:15 AM
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Anyone know of a good wire bending company ?
Old 07-28-2020, 08:27 AM
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Why? You can make or buy fairly basic and cheap tools which will allow you to bend up to 1/4" music wire. And you can buy them for a lot less than it would cost to get even one such landing gear setup bent to your specs by a big shop.
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I have wire bender...
getting symmetrical both sides, not so easy.
thinking aluminum gear from some
20lb a.r.f.
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Aluminium is a bit tougher to do and in that case you may want to involve a local fabrication shop. Note that it's not just any old aluminium that you need. You want to use one of the heat treated alloys. And those require special care to bend without causing stress cracking. So just be sure that the place you find knows how to handle those sort of alloys. Basically if THEY can bend it easily without special treatment then a hard landing will cause it to bend as well. There's some tricks to bending some of the specific high yield point alloys which some of the shops will already know.

Come to think of it if you're around any of the airports that have airframe service shops perhaps start with trying them. They have the proper alloys and know how to pre-treat them and proper bend radii to use. That would be a good way to start.

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