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What is "Wonder Wire"?

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What is "Wonder Wire"?
Posted by arnie on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 3:14 PM

I saw Wonder wire referenced numerous times as rigging in the FSM 2010 Great Scale Modeling issue.  Anyone know anything about it??

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Posted by HawkeyeHobbies on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 3:30 PM

Wonder wire is a ceramic wire material. It is very rigid and is great for rigging. One of our club members and FSM reviewers loves the stuff for 1:48 scale rigging. He did confirm last night that it is too small for 1:32 aircraft. You can bend it but it is breakable. Only one source I know of for it and I've been told when you call to place your order, let the phone ring until someone picks up. I can't seem to find their phone number in my notes.


                                          Precsion Enterprises Limited
                                          PO Box 97
                                          Springfield, VT 05156

The cost is $7.95 for a 10 foot coiled length. Postage is $2.50 for one or up to 5 packages. They accept checks, Visa and MasterCard.

 

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Posted by arnie on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:15 PM

Thanks Hawkeye!

So is it similar to fiber-optic strands?

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Posted by zapme on Saturday, January 30, 2010 12:40 AM

Precision Enterprises.
P.O. Box 97F
Springfield VT. 05156
Phone: 802-885-3094

 

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Posted by HawkeyeHobbies on Saturday, January 30, 2010 8:38 AM

arnie

Thanks Hawkeye!

So is it similar to fiber-optic strands?

No. Fiber optic is flexible, Wonder Wire is more like a spring steel wire...though it is made from something else. It will bow but it is NOT bendable like wire. Typically most users drill two receptor holes at each end of where they want to install the wire, then cut it to a slightly longer length. By bowing it they can insert each end into the corresponding hole and the wire is in place and taut.

Gerald "Hawkeye" Voigt

http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/

 

 

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