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Storch landing gear thickness of wire??


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The FT store shows 3 sizes. 1.6mm, 2.6mm, 3.2mm, Thin, medium and thick.
I use the 3.2mm but I need a vise to bend it.
It is strong enough to hold up to 100s of landing.
Not all of them good landings.


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This is not from the storch but I think that it can work. I have some music wire that I have used on my simple scout. Size, .047" (1.19mm).
I was wrong with that number on the landing gear for my simple scout. I just measured the wire, it is 0.1050" or 2.66 mm. Sorry amount that. That's what happens when someone assumes something.
I read somewhere on this forum about an experienced Builder using Bicyle Wheel spokes.
- Cheap
- Easy to find
- Super strong
- Absorbs impacts and spring back into shape.