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Martian24/04/2019 18:17:56
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Try here **LINK** they sell by the metre

Graham Donaldson24/04/2019 18:38:13
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I’ve used Metals4You many times. They give an excellent service.

Graham

Ernie25/04/2019 09:29:37
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Yup, looks good, I'm not too sure about grades of aluminium. I do know the difference between a dural UC and an aluminium one is quite a bit

Thanks ernie

McG 696925/04/2019 10:13:02
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This is one of the 'hardest' aluminium alloys, Ernie.

Aluminium 2024-T351

The aluminum hardness classification of 2024-T351 is one of the hardest aluminum alloys, widely used in the metal industry. This alloy has good formability but poor strength when it is heated; due to this drawback, it cannot be used for welding purposes. Even though it is the hardest of all the aluminum alloys, it wears out naturally and under stress, just like other classes of aluminum. Some of the elements added to this alloy are manganese, magnesium and copper. The 2024-T51 hardness classification is used in applications, including riveting and airplane construction.

Not that sure you need it that hard though...

Is there a reason you're not planning to use a commercial oleo ( HK or Banggood )? ...

Cheers

Chris

Danny Fenton25/04/2019 10:16:52
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Hi Ernie, I use T6 6061 its a nice hard alloy, but machines really well.

I was going to machine my own too, eventually......

Cheers

Danny

Ernie25/04/2019 10:22:17
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Hi McG Well Chris, thats a help....HK have exactly what I want, but I do like the challenge of trying to make one with my very limited lathe skills. Ive already learned quite a bit about grades of alloy from your post

I suppose I prefer to problem solve rather than build with my credit card

ernie

Ernie02/05/2019 17:54:17
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Hi Fury builders, Some bits of alloy have arrived, so I'm thinking about the best way to design and build a working oleo

Anyone else interested? Any ideas?

ernie

McG 696902/05/2019 18:48:06
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Interested? yes of course, Ernie.

"Any ideas"? No, not a clue, sorry.

Except maybe some springs from a soap dispenser... if they are strong enough?

All the best, young man. yes

Cheers

Chris

Danny Fenton02/05/2019 18:50:49
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Of course we are interested Ernie

I was just going to copy a regular oleo just a bit thinner

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield02/05/2019 18:57:27
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I think this is a great idea, I just wish I had the engineering craft skills and the kit e.g. a lathe, to be able to do things like this. So many things that it would be possible to have a go at. I will watch this with great interest!

Martian03/05/2019 18:18:59
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Hello fellow Fury builders can you tell me what the upper wing dihedral is please ?

Andy Sephton 103/05/2019 19:15:31
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Top wing is 7/8" at each tip, bottom wing is 1 7/8" at each tip

Martian03/05/2019 19:35:59
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Thanks Andy you are a star

McG 696903/05/2019 19:42:35
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... I'm always a gnap too late when close to becoming a star... ppfff... crying

Graham Donaldson06/05/2019 14:29:21
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My build is progressing. The fuselage is almost there - I was going to add a picture, but no matter how hard I tried the orientation was wrong. I'll try again sometime. However here is a picture of my interpretation of former F6 against that supplied. How does it compare with your Danny?

Graham

F6

Danny Fenton06/05/2019 15:39:04
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Hi Graham, I cannot really tell from the picture. Have you got the Pdf file i created with all the formers redrawn.

Pm me your e mail address and I will forward the pdf

Cheers

Danny

Graham Donaldson06/05/2019 15:56:39
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No, Danny I do not have the file. . A copy would be great before I commit to final fuz construction.

Graham Donaldson06/05/2019 17:16:08
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My Fury to date. Upper formers temporarily located.

Danny Fenton06/05/2019 19:16:49
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Looks great Graham, well done.

If you dont PM me with your email address, I cannot send you the file

 

Cheers

Danny

Edited By Danny Fenton on 06/05/2019 19:18:30

Richard Mallam.07/05/2019 16:57:26
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Hi chaps, my Fury is just about finished. The CoG is more or less as per the plan. It weighs about 9 lbs with an OS 95 up front - any comments on this? I know that the tailplane should be chequered, but I've had enough - maybe do it later! Richarddsc_0336.jpg

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