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Old 07-21-2014, 09:05 AM   #11
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Can I get the diameter of the pipe in the pic? also is it aluminum or galvanized????

thanks in advance, I plan on making the same setup
The tubing is 3/4" metallic electrical conduit. The top pin is made from a 5/16" bolt and the bottom pin from a 1/4" bolt.

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Old 07-22-2014, 01:39 PM   #12
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Thanks so much
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:42 PM   #13
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Hi TJ, Could I get the overall lengths of the 5/16" bolts and the 1/4" bolts that you made the pins out of, I have not the airplane yet, so I will make them up in advance. I will also use 3/4 conduit, so the lengths I will make should be the same..Thanks again for all info..
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Hi TJ, Could I get the overall lengths of the 5/16" bolts and the 1/4" bolts that you made the pins out of, I have not the airplane yet, so I will make them up in advance. I will also use 3/4 conduit, so the lengths I will make should be the same..Thanks again for all info..
After I cut the threads off both, the top and bottom bolts are 3 and 1/2 inches measured from under side of the head to end of the shank.

On both top and bottom pins a 3/32" safety pin hole is drilled 3 and 1/8th inches from under side of the head to put the safety pin through.

The cushion I use between the wing spar and support brace is 3/16" thick rubber belting.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:33 PM   #15
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That's awsom, not having to re-invent the wheel is great, I bought 10' of conduit today for $4.50, and will make pins as per your handy specs and I will be a little more prepaired, thanks again..
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:18 PM   #16
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Got her home on Sunday, smoth sailing, no issues to worry about, thanks to TJ for info on Transport Strut Braces, worked beautifully, and I was Glad they were on, Coming through Sudbury Ontario, those roads leave lots to be desired, No damage though, and Can't wait to get her Flying...
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:20 AM   #17
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Wouldn't 1/2" EMT he strong enough?
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:48 AM   #18
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Wouldn't 1/2" EMT he strong enough?
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Depends on the quality of the road a person intends to travel on.....Some potholes may demand 4130 tubing to avoid embarrasment

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