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    aluminum tube strap design/construction techniques

    Hi folks:

    Anybody here with experience using aluminum tube strap ultralight design/construction techniques as in the green eagle ppg (http://www.greeneagleppg.com/models/)? I'm hoping to use similar techniques with a powered parachute frame I've developing and would appreciate pointers as I progress.

    My first question would be about the material for the strap (the tubing is 6061). How is it formed and can it be done with hand tools?

    Thanks, Michael

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    Tube and Strap

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Miles View Post
    Hi folks:

    Anybody here with experience using aluminum tube strap ultralight design/construction techniques as in the green eagle ppg (http://www.greeneagleppg.com/models/)? I'm hoping to use similar techniques with a powered parachute frame I've developing and would appreciate pointers as I progress.

    My first question would be about the material for the strap (the tubing is 6061). How is it formed and can it be done with hand tools?

    Thanks, Michael
    2024 is used for the strap portion in this type of construction. It is softer, and can be bent and formed without brittleness developing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdbenterprise View Post
    2024 is used for the strap portion in this type of construction. It is softer, and can be bent and formed without brittleness developing.
    Uh, no... in most tempers 2024 is considerably harder and stronger than 6061.

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