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"STRUTZ"
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 - 06:24 PM UTC

From a devoted modeler and engineer came a great product that benefits anyone interested in a better inscale multi-wing build. Streamlined brass rod /wire for struts in all scales.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
glarba
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 - 08:47 PM UTC
Is there a place here in this country where I can purchase the product "Strutz"? If not, is there web site I can go to?
Thank you
Jerry Azemar
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 - 11:11 PM UTC

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Is there a place here in this country where I can purchase the product "Strutz"? If not, is there web site I can go to?
Thank you
Jerry Azemar



"Production stopped in 2000 due to Mr. Eacock’s ill health." They are very hard to find, as they are no longer being produced. Your best bet is to simply shop around at model shows with lots of aircraft vendors who may have some left in stock.
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2011 - 05:36 AM UTC
You might try Aeroclub. But it took a long time for me to get a response.

info@aeroclub-models.com
MajorPeedoff
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 03:12 AM UTC
Aeroclub are scheduled to be at the Telfod Model show next weekend. I'll ask John about this then.
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 03:50 AM UTC
Please give him my best.
lcarroll
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 03:35 AM UTC

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You might try Aeroclub. But it took a long time for me to get a response.

info@aeroclub-models.com



John is apparently very busy these days; mentioned an equipment breakdown of some sort and the imminent "National Show". I did get a reply from him within a week and he filled my order for some of this (STRUTZ) product and a set of his 1:32 Vintage Instrument Bezels which he shipped within 24 hours. Although busy he did take the time to answer all of my questions on his products; great service under the circumstances IMHO!
I'm hoping to recieve the order this week.

Cheers,
Lance
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 04:31 AM UTC
I never knew that aeroclub was still operating, since the sites been down since 2010.
lcarroll
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 07:10 AM UTC

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I never knew that aeroclub was still operating, since the sites been down since 2010.



Dave,
I've used the address in Stephen's entry and also sales@aeroclub-models.com (this one John informed me is the "normal business one".)
He is certainly still operating; has an add on the back inside cover of Windsock Worldwide every issue and is set up with Paypal for orders. I've bought from him twice in the past 18 months. You are correct in that there doesn't appear to be a site with a "catalogue" of products; I've sent Email requests for pricing and availability and worked from there.
As for his products, he made me up a scaled up version of his Biplane Assembly Jig for 1;32 Scale and it's a thing of beauty; I ordered the Strutz after viewing some of Stephen's work with it but have not yet recieved it.

Hope this helps if you are thinking of an order.

Cheers,
Lance
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 09:04 PM UTC
Thanks for the info Lance.