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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Rigging Wire Stiffener
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:29 PM

Howdy,

I am starting to think about my next build, a 48th scale P-26C Peashooter. There is a lot of rigging on this bird. There are these stiffeners that of course are not included in the kit. My question is, what scale of rod would approximate a stiffener? .020? Or something else?

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:37 AM

I am not remotely knowledgeable about rigging but maybe these pics will help a bit. I took this at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino CA. The heavily cropped image is a bit grainy but shows more detail on the stiffener. Seems like your .020" might be about right. If my arithmetic is right that would be about .96" in 1/48 scale and the photo seems like about an inch in diameter for the stiffener might not be far off the mark. Good luck with your build, such a neat little airplane.

P-26

Stiffener

 

Gil
  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:36 PM

Thanks for the photos.  Those things are notoriously difficult to get a good look at in photos I've found.

  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Monday, October 18, 2021 8:04 AM

Aggieman

Howdy,

I am starting to think about my next build, a 48th scale P-26C Peashooter. There is a lot of rigging on this bird. There are these stiffeners that of course are not included in the kit. My question is, what scale of rod would approximate a stiffener? .020? Or something else?

 

Yup, I use .020 or .032 brass rod depending on scale.  It is easy to round the cut edges with sandpaper or small file.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, October 18, 2021 4:46 PM

Aggieman

Thanks for the photos.  Those things are notoriously difficult to get a good look at in photos I've found.

 

 

YesNo problem and enjoy your build.

And for anyone ever in that area the Planes of Fame museum is a real hoot and well worth the time.

Gil
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