[WWI] Struts WAS DH6

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 26 14:52:19 EST 2007


Diego:

>From: "Diego Fernetti" <dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar>
>Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 12:53:32 -0300
>
>
>>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.

Seemed to work OK on the Hansa Brandenburg C.I:

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2005/august/aviation/sierra_hb_11.jpg

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

I don't like the stuff that comes in the vac kits or Pegasus kits - doesn't 
look like the right shape.

Michael

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