[WWI] Struts WAS DH6

Diego Fernetti dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar
Mon Feb 26 10:53:32 EST 2007


Michael!
> I try to make everything I can out of plastic because it is so much easier 
> to glue.

Too true. And resilient too.

> The trickiest things are the landing gear struts - I try to make these by 
> gradually bending the plastic gradually into shape and then putting some 
> non-viscous super-glue aorund the bent areas for reinforcement.

Bending? don't they break eventually? (of course not, since you do it) First 
time I hear of this, I may try it next time, as the vee apex joints are 
always flimsy.

> To make these parts, I take plastic rod and sand it down to a sort of 
> aero-foiled shape.

There's aerofoiled plastic struts, as you know. But maybe the bending trick 
doesn't work on these?
D. 



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