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Offline lcarroll

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Re: EZ line breaking down after several years
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2022, 12:21:19 AM »
   I've used EZ Line and thus far no problems (Some is at least 15 years old) I only use it where mono, if taut, distorts the structure, as on lattice frames or similar.
Since discovering "Modelkasten" 5 or more years ago I've switched to it except in very rare cases. Has anyone experienced or heard of similar problems with it?
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Re: EZ line breaking down after several years
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2023, 11:59:54 PM »
Warning! Warning! Warning Will Robinson!  Thread drift detected!!!  ::) ;)

Warren

Yes Warren, you are correct. I remember someone on "The List", years ago warning of elastic rigging breaking and Destroying a whole wing cellule. Perhaps Shane Weir? Because of that warning I stayed away and stuck to Mono.
RAGIII

Rick, I want to say I remember that too, ergo why I've stayed away.

Warren

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Re: EZ line breaking down after several years
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2023, 01:26:03 AM »
Warning! Warning! Warning Will Robinson!  Thread drift detected!!!  ::) ;)

Warren

Yes Warren, you are correct. I remember someone on "The List", years ago warning of elastic rigging breaking and Destroying a whole wing cellule. Perhaps Shane Weir? Because of that warning I stayed away and stuck to Mono.
RAGIII



Rick, I want to say I remember that too, ergo why I've stayed away.

Warren

Yep! By the way the Joke Portion of Your Post hit Me when I woke up in the Middle of the Night/Early Morning    :o My Mind is getting Old.
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Re: EZ line breaking down after several years
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2023, 08:08:35 AM »
After reading these posts awhile back I switched to Infini ship and aero rigging because it is made from Lycra and should not deteriorate like elastic, yet it is stretchable like the EZ line.  I should have known, because I have tied flies (for fishing) for many years and have noticed the same thing.  When using strands of rubber elastic for legs they can break down and crumble after a while, but the legs made from Lycra strands are as good a new and I have never had any problems with them.

Anyone else using Infini?

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Re: EZ line breaking down after several years
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2023, 09:38:46 AM »
Anyone else using Infini?

No, but I'd like to. From where are you sourcing it?

Warren
Who is always up to try new and better rigging since I'm still so unskilled/new at it.
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PS: Rick, remember when we used to do the above on "The List"?

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Re: EZ line breaking down after several years
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2023, 10:20:23 AM »
Anyone else using Infini?

No, but I'd like to. From where are you sourcing it?

Warren
Who is always up to try new and better rigging since I'm still so unskilled/new at it.
nd: coffee
nr: Winged Victory by Victor Maslin Yeates
nb: Eduard Nieuport 17, 1/72nd

PS: Rick, remember when we used to do the above on "The List"?

Yep  8)
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Re: EZ line breaking down after several years
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2023, 11:14:52 AM »
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[No, but I'd like to. From where are you sourcing it?]

WD,

There are several places that carry Infini rigging.

https://spruebrothers.com/search-results-page?q=infini%20rigging

https://hobbyworld-usa.com/en/1543-infini-model-rigging

I ordered mine from Hobbyworld-USA since they have cheap shipping.

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Re: EZ line breaking down after several years
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2023, 02:50:10 AM »
Thanks Big Sky!

Warren