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Adrian Smith 103/08/2015 09:10:35
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p1020421.jpgI have occassion to use these springs supplied with kits on the tail wheel assembly. However, doing an 'tinernet' search I can only find ones without the "tails" at each end and they are mostly too big. Any ideas where I can get them? Thanks.

Edited By Adrian Smith 1 on 03/08/2015 09:10:59

Bob Cotsford03/08/2015 09:15:49
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Good question Adrian, I could do with finding a source for them too

john stones 103/08/2015 09:24:39
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Don't know where to buy them, but this stuff works just as well, it's elastic used in pole fishing, comes in different thickness and strengths, secure knots with cyano, and it comes in pretty colours cheeky


bert baker03/08/2015 09:34:18
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Tension springs,are the type they are for pulling stuff together, ,,,,,,,,,,,compression spring are for pushing stuff apart.

Available on internet and workshop consumables traders, and most model Engineering shops.

Wingman03/08/2015 09:34:50
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Try Lee Springs - great for all things springy. Just for a check I put in a search for wire dia 0.25mm by 3mm spring dia and got 76 hits - cost £10.95 for 5 for the biggest one.

Colin Bernard03/08/2015 10:25:24
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I found these in my local Maplins - very useful!

Tomtom3903/08/2015 10:44:34
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Excellent Colin. Just what I was looking for.

Adrian Smith 103/08/2015 12:34:25
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Food for thought there thanks. I should be able to find something there hopefully.

Martyn K03/08/2015 17:40:05
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I used to make these all the time. You need some 26g (approx) stainless steel rigging wire from a model yacht supplier - try Graham Bantock, Housemartin Sails, KBITS

Simply wind using a 3mm drill bit or a length of brass tube as a mandrel. If you have a variable speed pillar drill and can slow it right down then you can wind them under power but it's not necessary

They are very easy to make. Piano wire doesn't work as its too hard



Edit. Make sure you are wearing gloves and have eye protection..

Edited By Martyn K on 03/08/2015 17:40:50

Adrian Smith 103/08/2015 19:12:30
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Bert I appreciate your comment, but I have tried to search using the criteria you mention, but to no avail so any suggestions as to which website to go to? Thanks.

Matt Jones03/08/2015 19:31:09
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Adrian, what size do you need, I may have something.......

bert baker03/08/2015 19:37:16
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Look under the fittings section near the bottom


Edited By bert baker on 03/08/2015 19:38:18

Adrian Smith 104/08/2015 08:43:49
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Thanks for your offer Matt, but I think I have something in an assortment box on Amazon. We'll see.

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