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Old 10-15-2016, 05:22 PM   #1
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Has anyone bought these? I f so what is your impression of them. I don't like the fact the material says "Alloy" instead of aluminum.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:08 PM   #2
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Dude they sell a lot of struts.. Got a link?
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:26 PM   #3
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Re: Hobbyking oleo struts

Why does alloy scare you?
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Re: Hobbyking oleo struts

Just got a set of the 169mm strut. The moving parts slide up and down nicely, and there is no side-to-side wiggle. They look great and look forward to trying them.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:04 PM   #5
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Re: Hobbyking oleo struts

Quite often it's the Chinglish translation . What they say and what we read ;can be two different things.
From my experience I find that the aluminum "alloy" they use; can be pretty soft and as a result can wear quickly and also bend easier.\

Like Peter says which ones are you referring to ? as there are many.
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Well, they all say alloy but it was these ones I was referring to. One fellow said the metal is to soft.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Class_Jet.html

I have had some offshore aluminum in the past which was some hybrid of alloy I couldn't figure out. Just don't want to waste money if they are to soft. I fly off a grass strip and want to replace the wire struts on my Enforcers.
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Does anyone have first hand experience with their struts....any of them?
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I have a nose gear like these and yes the aluminum appears quite soft. A lot depends on the all up weight of the aircraft. One of the tricks they pull is that they keep changing the design every so often so that when one has to be replaced; due wear or breakage; you have to change them all out. Might be fine for aircraft weight of 4-5 lbs.
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Well got them in my cart , so looks like I'll be giving them a try lol but not if only good for 4 or 5 lbs
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Quite often it's the Chinglish translation . What they say and what we read ;can be two different things.
From my experience I find that the aluminum "alloy" they use; can be pretty soft and as a result can wear quickly and also bend easier.\
Realistically, any strut out there if it's a cast part will be an alloy simply for the better casting properties. Some will be better than others.
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