LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

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maxray
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LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by maxray » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:32 am

Hi,
I have a set of the large Carlson aluminum strut tubes new in the packaging. They came with a Legal Eagle project I bought.
However, I need the smaller Carlson strut tubes. http://www.carlsonaircraft.com/struts.html Can they be used on a Pietenpol?
If so and someone wants them, I will sell them very reasonably. I would hate to scrap them for Aluminum weight.
Thank you.
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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by maxray » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:10 pm

By set, I mean 4 (4) 106" pieces.

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by Brian Amato » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:41 am

Might be interested. How much do ya need for them? Shipping from where?
More to the point....are you building a legal eagle? I've been watching that one too, for quite some time.
Half a VW engine in it?

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by taildrags » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:26 pm

maxray:

I've run an analysis on the 'small' Carlson struts and they are several times stronger than what is required for a +3.8G loading on an Air Camper, so the large struts would be even more adequate than that. I am planning a writeup on analyzing the loads in the Air Camper lift struts in an upcoming issue of the BPA Newsletter if anyone is interested, but I guess my point is that your struts are worth a lot more than the same weight in empty Miller Lite cans.

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by taildrags » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:28 pm

Also, the Air Camper plans show the lift struts as about 90" between the bolt holes and your struts are 16" longer than that so the length should work too.

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by maxray » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:51 am

Brian Amato wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:41 am
Might be interested. How much do ya need for them? Shipping from where?
More to the point....are you building a legal eagle? I've been watching that one too, for quite some time.
Half a VW engine in it?
I am asking $150 and shipping. I am building a Legal Eagle / XL hybrid called a spread eagle.
I am running a 1/2 Mosler VW. Sweet engine~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ492DkKadQ
Thank you.

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by maxray » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:53 pm

Sad, no interest. I guess I will scrap them for aluminum weight.... Last chance.

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by iflypa28 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:15 pm

I'll take them as long as shipping isn't too crazy. Where are you located? I'm in NC 27529

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by taildrags » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:15 pm

Maxray: are you kidding? I just looked at the Carlson site and (4) of those 106" long struts would be $280. Scrap? No! I'll take them; get with me offline at taildrags@hotmail.com to arrange for shipping and payment.

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by Papabear » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:38 am

Maxray: Where could I find more information about the "Spread Eagle". I found Matt Anderson's website, but it hasn't been updated since 2005. Any info would be good.

If your struts are still available I'd be interested. Are you sure they are only 109 inches long and not 120 inches?

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by maxray » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:52 pm

Sending email now.
Thank you!

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Re: LARGE CARLSON STRUTS

Post by maxray » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:40 am

Sold! To a great guy!

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