[WWI] Struts WAS DH6

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 27 09:06:35 EST 2007

I think with the Hansa Brandenburg C.I, I had to sand landing gear after I 
had bent them, so they had a more realistic shape.


>From: "Shane Weier" <bristolf2b at hotmail.com>
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>To: wwi at wwi-models.org
>Subject: Re: [WWI] Struts WAS DH6
>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 21:21:40 +1000
>>>Think about the cross section of the strut material....
>>What if I grind/sand the small portion to be bent to a near-circular 
>>section? A few swipes of a round file may suffice in 1/72 scale struts.
>Errm. Aerofoil section is rounder in the front third and sharper at the 
>rear.  Bend a piece and get a blunt leading edge on the forward 
>undercarriage strut and a sharp leading edge on the rear strut
>Which is probably wrong, even if the bend is circular in cross section
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