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From: "kb11troy" <kb10troy@...>
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012 3:20 PM
Subject: A note on the new plan- music wire pushrods
I just looked over the new plan- it's great, and nicely done. As far as I know, I'm the only one who has done music wire pushrods in teflon tubing, so I might be an authority :) Anyway, I wanted to note that .018 music wire is fine, and .016 would probably work also. As designated in the plan, .025 would work, but be needlessly heavy. Music wire of the proper diameter can be found by going to your local guitar store and buying single unwound .018 or .016 guitar strings. Probably a buck or two at most for enough to do a Bug. Also, a note on the tubing- if you buy tubing from Tailboom.com, you should realize that it only comes in certain sizes, and you stretch it to reduce it to the size you need. You buy .022 if you expect to use .018 wire, for instance. Stretching is easy, and instructions on how to do it are on the Tailboom website. Again, kudos to all who have been involved in the update of the Bug and the redrawing of the plan. It's very cool to see this group coming to life again, and I think this month or last will have seen the most posts in a month in the history of the group. Rick