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Offline Chuckt5

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Your strut making tool?
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:46:09 AM »
Hey Bo.

Can you give a brief description on how to make replacement struts using your strut tool?

Thanks,
Chuck.

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Re: Your strut making tool?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 05:11:18 AM »
Hey Bo.

Can you give a brief description on how to make replacement struts using your strut tool?

Thanks,
Chuck.

It was designed specifically to make 1.6mm x 1.0mm airfoil-shaped struts for 1/32 Fokker D.VII. Start with a section of 1.4mm tubing, position in the "trench". Squeeze in a vice.

Beyond that, at this point what you do with the smashed tube is an exercise left up to the modeler :) My general advice is to use the kit parts to guide in making an assembly jig.


HTH,

--Bo

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Re: Your strut making tool?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 08:27:09 AM »
Sounds pretty straight forward.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Your strut making tool?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 10:38:12 AM »
Could you post some pictures please Bo?

Out of interest, are you a fellow victim of the BattleAxe D.VII

Richard

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Re: Your strut making tool?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 12:41:53 PM »
Could you post some pictures please Bo?

Out of interest, are you a fellow victim of the BattleAxe D.VII

Richard

My laptop just went out for repair, so no access to photos at the moment, but in the meantime there are a few pix here:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/N6N2WG6JA/1-32-fokker-d-vii-quot-strut-smasher-quot-tool?optionId=59004921

And no, never seen the BA D.VII. I created this for my WNW D.VII build which requires much stronger struts as the aileron (and other controls) are functional. :)

Plus I just hate plastic struts.

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Re: Your strut making tool?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 08:33:49 PM »

And no, never seen the BA D.VII.


You are lucky



Richard