I have a couple of high-wing models that I really like to fly; a 71" World
Models J-3 Cub ARF/Saito .56 and a kit-built 72" Unionville Hobby
deHavilland Beaver/Thunder Tiger .40. But I'm finding many times when I'm
looking over the models hanging on the shop ceiling, deciding which ones
I'll bring to the field to fly, I pass them by because of the hassle of
attaching the functional wing struts with tiny screw (Beaver) or tiny screws
and nuts/bolts (Cub).
I have read that some folks attach the struts to the wing with hinges, so
they stay attached to the wings and fold flat for transport. At the
fuselage end, I've heard of the small plastic ball/socket joints used, for a
simple snap-together fit.
Do you have a favorite set-up or clever trick for quick and easy wing strut
Thanks for any tips,
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