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Flying Wires (Used)

dgeese

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These are used flying wires I got with a bunch of Starduster Too parts I bought in Illinois at the start of my project, some 12 years ago. They are obviously off of a ground looped plane, or some other trauma that happened to one side only.
Thread Total Length RH Thread LH Thread
Wire 1 5/16" - 24 90" 2.75" 2.25" Strait wire. Some minor scratches, no nicks
Wire 2 5/16" - 24 90" 2.75" 2.25" Straight wire. Minor scratches. Small wear spot on edge at javelin location.
Wire 3 5/16" - 24 90" 2.75" 2.25" Straight wire. Minor scratches. Wear spots on both edges at javelin location.
Wire 4 5/16" - 24 90" 2.75" 2.25" Minor scratches, no wear spots. RH thread has slight bend.
Wire 5 5/16" - 24 90" 2.75" 2.25" Minor scratches, no wear spots. RH threaded end has bend in thick axis. 1" over 10" span.
Wire 6 5/16" - 24 90" 2.75" 2.25" Heavy scratches and gouging. RH threaded end has bend in thick axis. 1.5" over 12" span. Kinked.
Wire 7 5/16" - 24 69" 2.75" 2.25" Straight wire. Minor scratches. Small wear spot on edge at javelin location.
Wire 8 5/16" - 24 69" 2.75" 2.25" Heavy scratches and gouging. LH threaded end has bends in thin axis.
Wire 9 5/16" - 24 65" 2.75" 2.25" Strait wire. Some minor scratches, no nicks. Small surface rub at javelin location.
Wire 10 5/16" - 24 65" 2.75" 2.25" Strait wire. Some minor scratches, small nicks. Small surface rub at javelin location. Bend in thick axis at LH thread end. .375" over 9"
Wire 11 5/16" - 24 32" 2.5" 2.5" Strait wire. Some minor scratches, no nicks
Wire 12 5/16" - 24 29" 1.125" 1.25" Minor bending in small axis. Some minor scratches, no nicks. Ends have been cut.
Wire 13 1/4" - 28 39" 2" 1.5" Strait wire. Some minor scratches, no nicks
Wire 14 1/4" - 28 39" 2" 1.5" Strait wire. Some minor scratches, minor nick on one edge.
Wire 15 1/4" - 28 38.5" 2" 1.5" Strait wire. Some minor scratches, minor nick on one edge.

Some may be good, there are certainly some that are display only. I'm not making any claims either way. Not going to split, you get it all.

I will wrap and ship in a tube (McMaster Carr style). $600 + shipping from Indiana.
 

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timmayb67

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Also would like to know if they are available!
 

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Sorry, didn't see the inquiries on this thread until now. Still available.
 

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Could you please pm us with your contact info?
 

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