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Postby snapdragon » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:58 pm

rather that buy some extra packs with the rod in them I wondered if this would be the right stuff to get.

http://www.wholesale.beadtime.co.uk/stringing-materials.php?item=10254

Also, can anyone suggest something to replace the trusses?
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby chill » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:08 pm

Question - why do you need to buy extra rods ? Is there not enough supplied ? Or has your nephew paid a visit again . ?
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby snapdragon » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:37 pm

Nephew looks over my shoulder but doesn't touch now! It seems that the parade ground level screaming has an effect!

I just want to have extra just in case. Also this stuff could come in useful for extra detailing such as conduits, electric lines, cabling etc.

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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby baby_astons » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:54 pm

from my experience I wouldn't advise using alloy rods, they bend easily, it's almost impossible to hide the part where the alloy has been straightened and it'll corrode almost immediately...
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby snapdragon » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:49 am

The model is made out of aluminium!
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby baby_astons » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:19 am

almost thought so after reading all the threads and posts james ;) -
still a big difference getting pre fabricated parts or buying a coiled piece of alloy rod and trying to get it straight - properly...
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby chill » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:06 pm

snapdragon wrote:The model is made out of aluminium!


Im shocked and stunned!! :laughing-rolling: :o
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby baby_astons » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:45 pm

chill you should have known that you can still learn something new on our forum -
did you know the stuka was made of brass? probably several times heavier than the zero but I'd say a good choice for a dive bomber :mrgreen:
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby chill » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:15 pm

Two major shocks on one day. I had been stockpiling no more nails in event of the Stuka being released but clearly I can't use it on brass ...
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby snapdragon » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:05 pm

The trusses and rods that come are to be cut down into shorter lengths to make the wing rib supports. I am using Morrigans technique and it is slow work!!!

Chill, I thought you would know by now that I never do anything the easy way, and am using loctite 496 as my glue! :superlglue: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby chill » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:22 pm

Did you see my post on the loctite glue that I did. ? I sent out PDF files to zero builders
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby snapdragon » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:27 pm

I did see your post on glue and did alot of reading on the loctite site, this is why I am using their 496 cyro. It says that it is good for metal and I have had very few issues with it so far on both the stuka and zero

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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby chill » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:50 pm

Is that your 2nd Stuka then ? Would love to see your zero build - what pack you up to ?
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby snapdragon » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:20 pm

I have packs 1-12 in my build box, but I am concentrating on putting the trusses etc on the ribs of the left wing at this moment in time. It seems to be a better way of working that jumping around doing a bit here and a bit there then a bit on the engine!

I will post some pictures on my progress at some point, don't worry!
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby chill » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:35 pm

I'm not worried far from it . Just eager to see your progress . I am off the understanding that the build dies jump around a bit as you say .
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby morrigan » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:57 pm

I get my tubing from here, these guys always seem to have good selection of bits n bobs: http://www.bnamodelworld.com/materials/tubes-cables-wires?sort=&filter_id=26&alpha_filter_id=0&extra_filter_id=0
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby snapdragon » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:30 pm

Thanks Morrigan! A great site!
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Re: replacement aluminium rod+trusses

Postby chill » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:07 pm

snapdragon wrote:Thanks Morrigan! A great site!



I suspect a battering on your Zero montary funds may be on the horizon. More shiny bar/tube for your Zero build. :clap:
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