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Wires vs. Struts


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Aug 29, 2006
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I am rigging the tail feathers presently and I am pondering using a strut (0.50 x .035 Round) instead of the wires on the lower/forward Horizontal Stab to fuse. I see where others have done this as well. I see variants of the streamline vs. the round tubing at that location. I see some ends of the strut are "crimped" atattach pointversus a weldable rod end fitting at the opposing end.
Any thoughts on strut vs. wires at that location?


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