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Old Sep 10, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Earl's right, a lot of the guys who have built large gassers have taken all kinds of spoked wheels off toys, baby carriages, grills, etc. If you've got a Goodwill, Salvation Army or good thrift store near you, go browse their toy section. You can also find stuff thrown out on the side of the road if you keep your eyes open. Wire works pretty well for the LG and you can bring two pieces down, wrap it with some copper wire and solder it together. Then put a wire across the middle with a spring as a shock to keep it from spreading. Aluminum bar will probably be too soft unless you can get whatever that aircraft grade the folks use that is springier. I forget what the designation is.... T-8, T-11 or something? I've never built a plane that big, but I'd go the built up wire route if it were me....
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