This can't be right. Wire for landing gear in an Old Fogey Speed build kit.
Couldn't budge it by hand. I could barely bend this stuff even in a vice, had to use a hammer. Certainly couldn't get accurate dimensions.
I was wondering about this as well. Ordered a few speed build kits to support the site and noticed they all have the super thick landing gear. Figured they must have gotten the wrong stuff ordered when I took a set of calipers to it.
I put it in a bench vise and was able to bend it by hand once it was held steady. Turned out ok. Should survive any impacts like the one that munched the FT22 nose....