Thanks Rich, I think you are referring to the joiner tube. I did find one 6' long with 1/8" wall, 6061 aluminum. They also had phenolic receiver tubes, 7/8" with 1/16" wall. It cost $47.88 for the aluminum tube and $13.92 each for 2
40" phenolic tubes. $17.00 shipping. So about $93. Of course that is here in the states. Bucks. Still close to that hundred dollar bill! I tried looking for carbon fiber but it's way too expensive.
The aluminum tube here is 3/4" OD and If you feel unsure about it then you can insert a 1/2" rod or dowel and pin it. I think it prudent to off a kit option to be cut by order for certain tube sizes. There is ample room in the structure for a 2" tube. I will include that recommendation in my builder notes as suggested options or improvements.
Today the servos and servo-less spoilers came in the mail. The retractable nose gear will be coming in from China so it will take a bit longer. Total outlay was about $190.00. The motor and ESC was acquired through trade but it is a Rimfire 80 and an SS 60 silver series 60 amp capable of handling 4-12 cells of lipo's.
The servo-less spoilers eliminate 2 servos at about$30. Bucks a piece.
With Solartex going out of business, it will be difficult to find enough linen or natural colored, coloured for you brits , to cover it.
Can't find a lot of information on this bird, perhaps you chaps have some pictures of different color schemes it wore. I will not put any swastikas on it. I feel that it is disrespectful and inappropriate to do so. One thing I saw on a 109's tail was a German flag colors in the area the 'JERKS CROSS' was.
So, that's it for now fellas. Please keep the feedback coming.
From the bird cage.