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Old 05-07-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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What is the best wire to use in order to bind wire landing gear? Is there a special wire available?

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Old 05-07-2008, 10:19 AM   #2
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Re: Binding wire gear

Iam a guy who like it cheap! - I use Bell telephone wire - I always get the scraps from a Bell Canada guys doing a job! I then strip the wire of the plastic coating and use this to wrap

Any wire parts that are getting wrapped get a cleaning - Hit it with a abrasive and make it all shiny then wrap! - I like using a propane torch to get the metal hot enough to solder!
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Re: Binding wire gear

With my landings, I need all the help I can get, so I have been using brass wire. Used to be available at outdoor stores as snare wire, or in the aviation trades as safety wire..
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Re: Binding wire gear

Home Depot carries a single strand wire, in the electrical aisle, if I remember correctly, it is blue
the black&green may be too thick. Strip off the plastic. Have you tried crappy tire?
Fishing aisle, wire lead, usually 2 or three strand wire.
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Sounds like copper wire of some sort does the trick huh. Roscoe, are you refering to witness wire or lock wire?
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Hi, I was refering to the old style brass locking wire, Worst job was the sump plates on the bottom of DC-3 oil tanks. Filister head screws, single strand safteying,standing on the wheel........
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Thanks for all the replies, now I can successfully bind a wire gear. I never worked on the DC-3, but I am familiar with pain in the a&^ jobs like that.
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With my landings, I need all the help I can get, so I have been using brass wire. Used to be available at outdoor stores as snare wire, or in the aviation trades as safety wire..
Brass wire is usually available at craft stores
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Re: Binding wire gear

I have seen brass wire at Canadian Tire lately.

Years ago I used copper wire, but I think brass would be better for larger models.
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I have seen brass wire at Canadian Tire lately.
Canadian Tire has become a craft store.
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