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May 19 2017 at 8:10 PM

Stuart Milliken  (Login StuartMilliken)
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Response to Taking the Plunge......rigging a biplane

I suggest you first get a cheap 1/48 kit, slap it together without paint, and practice rigging on it. You'll learn how to do it better next time, the 'next time' being your nice WNW kit.

For rigging material, I prefer Nitinol wire, a nickel-titanium alloy, which you can buy from Amazon. It comes in straight lengths and has the property of springing back to its original shape after bending, so no worries about sagging or bending. In 1/72 scale I use .004" or .005" for rigging and .003" for control lines. I've seen some with a flat cross-section on the Internet (used for dental work, I believe), but I haven't tried it.


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