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Old 11-22-2020, 10:53 AM
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Cable between biplan wings

Hello,

So far, I'm cabling my 1/33 biplanes with 3/10 mm piano wire.
Once at the right length, I glue them in place with a drop of vinyl glue (white glue) which has the advantage of not becoming shiny when drying like cyanoacrylate glue.
Have you experimented any other system to make your cable bracing?


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The topic of cables came up recently, and my astute wife remembered that one characteristic of fly tying thread is that it does not friz (technical term for make little fuzzy threads).


I think this approach would be more applicable to smaller scale models, though.
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I use a product called EZ-Line. It's sort of an elastic thread, used originally by model railroaders for things like telephone lines. It comes in several colors and thicknesses...I use mainly the fine black...and has just enough 'stretch' to give a nice taut line without adding any real tension that could skew or damage structures. It attaches easily with CA or 'super' type glues.
Also useful for ship rigging. I used it on my USS Maine posted earlier on this forum.
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The fly tying thread is a good idea. The problem is to lay it without deforming the structure and with constant tension. It is necessary to imagine a solid frame but without making it difficult to access the model. Why not but not obvious.
The use of EZ thread is perfect for some uses but I don't think it is the solution for a 1/33 biplane because it is elastic and doesn't stiffen the mounting in any way.
Thank you for your help.
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Aansorge, can you give me the adress of the topic you are speaking? I don't find them.
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Aansorge, can you give me the adress of the topic you are speaking? I don't find them.
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Fishing items for fly tying if you make your our lures.


Fly tying thread comes in many different styles, colors and options:
Cable between biplan wings-thread.jpg

Just did a quick search, here is a link to a store: https://www.hookhack.com/html/threads.html


Hope this helps!

I like the idea of the really small music wire. Just bought a spool to use for the wire bracing needed for my new project.

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Thanks for the link. Warning: do not buy music wire in coil. Impossible to straighten. I buy it as a 1m straight rod in a model store.
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Thanks Mike, I can never seem to find that one conversation I want to go back to. I guess I am search challenged.
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Thanks Mike, I can never seem to find that one conversation I want to go back to. I guess I am search challenged.
Working on building the following: Have the aluminum base plate, drill the holes for the posts, buy some different size drive rolls for a wire feed welder, Miller wants $466 for this version. Cable between biplan wings-wire-straightener.jpg

My version will be a hand pull, not motorized like the Miller version.

I work at a welding store, lots of different types of wire available. Problem is: anything smaller that 1/16" for Tig Wire means a 10lb box as a minimum special order.

I can get some really thin Tig Stick in 36" lengths, 0.039 or 1mm possible in certain metals, but 10lbs is way too much. 0.023 mild steel available in 2lb spools of MIG wire (wire feeder).

Stainless steel, aluminum can be purchased.

Just bought two of these: https://www.unitednow.com/artistic-w...xoCQacQAvD_BwE

Now MIG wire spools can be used.

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Thank you mbauer

Interesting if you can't get music wire rod with the smallest diameter of 3/10mm.
I also used with satisfaction bronze wire of 2/10mm in rolls for the cable bracing of the biplanes at 1/66.
I had explained the technique here for those interested.
UN HAUBANAGE REALISTE - NOS BELLES "PLUMES" DU TEMPS PASSE.


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