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From: "gldrgidr" <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: Carbon rods in Dubro micro "clamp" for the servo..
Laurie, The teflon tubing is the best, but there is a lower cost alternative to the teflon tubing. It's Sullivans Gold-N-Cable #507. The yellow tubing works fine for the .020 to .024 piano wire that I recommended. I don't know if it's available on your side of the planet. These are available in most hobby shops in the US. Don't use the braided Sullivan cable that comes with it - very heavy. John --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "kb11troy" <kb10troy@...> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > Laurie- > > John is right about the thin steel pushrods- they need housings. I used .018 music wire in etched teflon tubing on mine and it works superbly. You can see the details in the photos I posted under "Rick's Bug". The music wire in tubes is a competiiton style DLG technique, but it works great in the Bug too, and is very light but relatively tough. The only place I know of to buy the tubing is Tailboom.com. It's not cheap, but if you buy 20' it'll last you for many, many Bug builds. The music wire can be had by purchasing single unwound guitar or banjo strings of the right diameter at a music store. Anything from .016 through .020 should work fine. > > By the way John- I didn't start the Bug thread, but I and Mark61(and you of course) have been doing our best to keep it alive. > > The Bug is a sweet little plane and about as much fun to fly as anything I know of. And getting to do it as a scratchbuild (my first) is a plus! > > Rick > > --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "gldrgidr" <gldrgidr@> wrote: > > > > Let me correct something in my last post. The very thin steel pushrods need pushrod housings just like carbon rods. > > > > John > > >