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Old 08-18-2002, 11:52 AM
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I took the advice of the Model Airplane News Article and went to the craft shop and bought some of the stuff we used in the boyscouts to make "stuff" with and walla this is the result.
I thick CA'd the wire into some 4-40 Sullivan clevises and made the wires a bit short and stretched into place and it worked great.
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Old 08-18-2002, 12:05 PM
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This "stuff", is it like a black elastic cord and am I correct in assuming that you used plastic clevises? I built some flying wires out of 2-56 pull pull kits before I found out that the metal clevises on the metal brackets was a bad thing. I've been hesitating redoing them as it was a lot of work. Your method sounds rather simple. Do you have any problem with them flexing too much while in flight?

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Old 08-18-2002, 01:18 PM
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No it is the clear plastic with the chrome piece inside that actually looks like flat airfoiled metal. Used 4-40 metal clevises with thick CA to glue in. Here is a close up.
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Old 08-18-2002, 01:20 PM
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Here is a pic of the material on a spool. The brackets are aluminum that was shaped and bent to the pieces shown.
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Thanks, I will give that a look.

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Could you give the name of the product and manufacturer? I've looked at the local fabric and craft shops with no luck except for the heavy elastic thread.
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I did the same with my Balsa USA Pup-LOOKS SUPER---the bad news is that they will be coming loose soon if you fly a lot. After 20 or so flights, 3 of 8 have broken. So I ordered the expensive stuff from Proctor--Oh well--live and learn--

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