Don't know if this has been covered before.... Anyway, I thought I'd try it
(Durafix Easyfix rods). I can solder( that's my job) but I've never been
able to weld properly.... Their demo videos remind me of the typical con-
they make it look so easy( but in reality the demonstrator has been doing
it for 50 years). Well, I thought I'd try welding two 10mm Ali tubes, 100 mm
side by side.It was actually a dodddle and the results were astounding to
say the least.Every bit as neat as my soldering ! Just can't believe my luck
as I need to do quite a bit for my mosquito landing gear.
No, I have nothing to do with this company at all.
How is the progress so far? Now new materials such as HTS2000 start
Based on this youtube
I can start making Aluminium parts. Even my butane
burner can melt
Aluminium. Just found out just now. Even my butane lighter can
through Aluminium tin cans.
This Durafix and HTS2000 even has lower
temperature and even stronger
than Aluminium so we should be able to fabricate
our own parts in
I shall not continue the discussion on Aluminium
die casting here but
as far as I am concerned, Aluminium welding is a foregone
is a well proven technique.
It is certainly much lighter and
stronger than using Glue. My problem is
in getting these Alloy brazing rods. I
can get it from ebay but I prefer
to source it locally here at Kota Kinabalu,
I'm surprised that many modellers are not interested in using
parts given the availability of such strong and light parts which are
easy to mould and make. With so much Aluminium cans around, this is a
oppotunity to build aluminium planes that are strong, light and
Repairing Aluminium parts is also so easy with these parts.
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