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Old December 3rd 17, 01:38 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Bungee Material for Landing Gear and Engine Bay Doors

I am looking for a source for bungee material for my landing gear and engine bay doors (ASH-26E). The original (German-sourced?) bungee is about 5 mm diameter and stretches to about twice the rested length. The 3/16 inch USA-sourced material I have been able to find (McMaster-Carr, etc.) doesn't stretch quite as much, about 75% rested length. Since the adjustment on the '26's engine bay doors is quite critical, I really would like to find the original (German-sourced?) bungee material with more stretch. Anyone know where I can get some?

Thanks,
Jim
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Old December 3rd 17, 02:29 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Sun, 03 Dec 2017 05:38:01 -0800, julietsix wrote:

I am looking for a source for bungee material for my landing gear and
engine bay doors (ASH-26E). The original (German-sourced?) bungee is
about 5 mm diameter and stretches to about twice the rested length.

Try Amazon or eBay. Both sell 5mm bungee in 10 and 20m lengths, 100m
reels or by the metre. In the UK we can also get it from boating
equipment stores and firms selling tents and awnings to market traders.

I thought that REI and similar stores may sell bungee. They do, on either
side of the pond, but its not what you want. Their 'bungee' is what you'd
use to tie stuff onto a car's roof rack: 8-10mm diameter, 2-3 feet long
and with a hook on each end.


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Old December 3rd 17, 03:04 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Old December 3rd 17, 03:35 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:38:05 AM UTC-6, wrote:
I am looking for a source for bungee material for my landing gear and engine bay doors (ASH-26E). The original (German-sourced?) bungee is about 5 mm diameter and stretches to about twice the rested length. The 3/16 inch USA-sourced material I have been able to find (McMaster-Carr, etc.) doesn't stretch quite as much, about 75% rested length. Since the adjustment on the '26's engine bay doors is quite critical, I really would like to find the original (German-sourced?) bungee material with more stretch. Anyone know where I can get some?

Thanks,
Jim


Thanks, guys, good input....

No joy on Amazon (searching from the USA), but I'll keep checking.

I have an eBay purchase on the way, from China, real cheap. The best "specifications" I can find are comments like "100% stretch" and "Capable of stretching under load to about twice it's untensioned length". I am not real confident of getting decent quality, life, or performance, we'll see what I get. Here are two links:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112044223163
https://www.ebay.com/itm/322860613155

I did find a German eBay supplier, but they are out of stock on 5 mm:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bungee-Cord...1N1H KIs7sdsA

I've checked Aircraft Spruce also, "shock cord", but they don't stock 5 mm (3/16 inch). Their material is MIL-C-5651D spec'ed, greater than 100% elongation, so that is good. If I don't like the 5 mm stuff I get from eBay, I might try their 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch material.

But the best would be to find the original (German-sourced?) material.... This may be it:

https://www.schnurhaus-onlineshop.de...5-GL-PESGw-020

But 20 meters is way more than I need, and they want 30 Euros to ship Germany to USA.

We'll see what I get from China. But I still would like to get a meter or two of the original stuff if I can.

Cheers,
Jim

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Old December 3rd 17, 03:44 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Bungee Material for Landing Gear and Engine Bay Doors

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9:35:33 AM UTC-6, wrote:
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:38:05 AM UTC-6, wrote:
I am looking for a source for bungee material for my landing gear and engine bay doors (ASH-26E). The original (German-sourced?) bungee is about 5 mm diameter and stretches to about twice the rested length. The 3/16 inch USA-sourced material I have been able to find (McMaster-Carr, etc.) doesn't stretch quite as much, about 75% rested length. Since the adjustment on the '26's engine bay doors is quite critical, I really would like to find the original (German-sourced?) bungee material with more stretch. Anyone know where I can get some?

Thanks,
Jim


Thanks, guys, good input....

No joy on Amazon (searching from the USA), but I'll keep checking.

I have an eBay purchase on the way, from China, real cheap. The best "specifications" I can find are comments like "100% stretch" and "Capable of stretching under load to about twice it's untensioned length". I am not real confident of getting decent quality, life, or performance, we'll see what I get. Here are two links:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112044223163
https://www.ebay.com/itm/322860613155

I did find a German eBay supplier, but they are out of stock on 5 mm:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bungee-Cord...1N1H KIs7sdsA

I've checked Aircraft Spruce also, "shock cord", but they don't stock 5 mm (3/16 inch). Their material is MIL-C-5651D spec'ed, greater than 100% elongation, so that is good. If I don't like the 5 mm stuff I get from eBay, I might try their 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch material.

But the best would be to find the original (German-sourced?) material.... This may be it:

https://www.schnurhaus-onlineshop.de...5-GL-PESGw-020

But 20 meters is way more than I need, and they want 30 Euros to ship Germany to USA.

We'll see what I get from China. But I still would like to get a meter or two of the original stuff if I can.

Cheers,
Jim



Source for 3/16 inch MIL-C-5651D Type 1 shock cord, 500 ft rolls, that's a lot of gear doors, haha!

http://www.theecwcorp.com/braided-el...e-i-p-317.html

Cheers,
Jim

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Old December 3rd 17, 04:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Bungee Material for Landing Gear and Engine Bay Doors

Perhaps the Schleicher dealer in the US.

On 12/3/2017 8:44 AM, wrote:
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9:35:33 AM UTC-6, wrote:
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:38:05 AM UTC-6, wrote:
I am looking for a source for bungee material for my landing gear and engine bay doors (ASH-26E). The original (German-sourced?) bungee is about 5 mm diameter and stretches to about twice the rested length. The 3/16 inch USA-sourced material I have been able to find (McMaster-Carr, etc.) doesn't stretch quite as much, about 75% rested length. Since the adjustment on the '26's engine bay doors is quite critical, I really would like to find the original (German-sourced?) bungee material with more stretch. Anyone know where I can get some?

Thanks,
Jim

Thanks, guys, good input....

No joy on Amazon (searching from the USA), but I'll keep checking.

I have an eBay purchase on the way, from China, real cheap. The best "specifications" I can find are comments like "100% stretch" and "Capable of stretching under load to about twice it's untensioned length". I am not real confident of getting decent quality, life, or performance, we'll see what I get. Here are two links:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112044223163
https://www.ebay.com/itm/322860613155

I did find a German eBay supplier, but they are out of stock on 5 mm:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bungee-Cord...1N1H KIs7sdsA

I've checked Aircraft Spruce also, "shock cord", but they don't stock 5 mm (3/16 inch). Their material is MIL-C-5651D spec'ed, greater than 100% elongation, so that is good. If I don't like the 5 mm stuff I get from eBay, I might try their 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch material.

But the best would be to find the original (German-sourced?) material.... This may be it:

https://www.schnurhaus-onlineshop.de...5-GL-PESGw-020

But 20 meters is way more than I need, and they want 30 Euros to ship Germany to USA.

We'll see what I get from China. But I still would like to get a meter or two of the original stuff if I can.

Cheers,
Jim


Source for 3/16 inch MIL-C-5651D Type 1 shock cord, 500 ft rolls, that's a lot of gear doors, haha!

http://www.theecwcorp.com/braided-el...e-i-p-317.html

Cheers,
Jim


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Old December 3rd 17, 06:56 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Bungee Material for Landing Gear and Engine Bay Doors

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8:58:27 AM UTC-8, Dan Marotta wrote:
Perhaps the Schleicher dealer in the US.

On 12/3/2017 8:44 AM, wrote:
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9:35:33 AM UTC-6, wrote:
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:38:05 AM UTC-6, wrote:
I am looking for a source for bungee material for my landing gear and engine bay doors (ASH-26E). The original (German-sourced?) bungee is about 5 mm diameter and stretches to about twice the rested length. The 3/16 inch USA-sourced material I have been able to find (McMaster-Carr, etc.) doesn't stretch quite as much, about 75% rested length. Since the adjustment on the '26's engine bay doors is quite critical, I really would like to find the original (German-sourced?) bungee material with more stretch. Anyone know where I can get some?

Thanks,
Jim
Thanks, guys, good input....

No joy on Amazon (searching from the USA), but I'll keep checking.

I have an eBay purchase on the way, from China, real cheap. The best "specifications" I can find are comments like "100% stretch" and "Capable of stretching under load to about twice it's untensioned length". I am not real confident of getting decent quality, life, or performance, we'll see what I get. Here are two links:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112044223163
https://www.ebay.com/itm/322860613155

I did find a German eBay supplier, but they are out of stock on 5 mm:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bungee-Cord...1N1H KIs7sdsA

I've checked Aircraft Spruce also, "shock cord", but they don't stock 5 mm (3/16 inch). Their material is MIL-C-5651D spec'ed, greater than 100% elongation, so that is good. If I don't like the 5 mm stuff I get from eBay, I might try their 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch material.

But the best would be to find the original (German-sourced?) material..... This may be it:

https://www.schnurhaus-onlineshop.de...5-GL-PESGw-020

But 20 meters is way more than I need, and they want 30 Euros to ship Germany to USA.

We'll see what I get from China. But I still would like to get a meter or two of the original stuff if I can.

Cheers,
Jim


Source for 3/16 inch MIL-C-5651D Type 1 shock cord, 500 ft rolls, that's a lot of gear doors, haha!

http://www.theecwcorp.com/braided-el...e-i-p-317.html

Cheers,
Jim


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Many hiking / climbing / outdoor stores will carry bungee cord in bulk. If you're in the US, try REI, or one of the big box stores with lots of guns and dead animals in it. ;-)

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Old December 4th 17, 02:56 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Bungee Material for Landing Gear and Engine Bay Doors

Try West Marine, years ago I purchased bungee for my ASH26, worked perfect and I just found some of the same stuff in a box of old glider parts, still acts as if new.

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 10:56:09 AM UTC-8, Craig Funston wrote:

Many hiking / climbing / outdoor stores will carry bungee cord in bulk. If you're in the US, try REI, or one of the big box stores with lots of guns and dead animals in it. ;-)

Craig
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Old December 4th 17, 05:34 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Bungee Material for Landing Gear and Engine Bay Doors

On 12/03/2017 08:44 AM, wrote:
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9:35:33 AM UTC-6, wrote:
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:38:05 AM UTC-6, wrote:
I am looking for a source for bungee material for my landing gear and engine bay doors (ASH-26E). The original (German-sourced?) bungee is about 5 mm diameter and stretches to about twice the rested length. The 3/16 inch USA-sourced material I have been able to find (McMaster-Carr, etc.) doesn't stretch quite as much, about 75% rested length. Since the adjustment on the '26's engine bay doors is quite critical, I really would like to find the original (German-sourced?) bungee material with more stretch. Anyone know where I can get some?

Thanks,
Jim


Thanks, guys, good input....

No joy on Amazon (searching from the USA), but I'll keep checking.

I have an eBay purchase on the way, from China, real cheap. The best "specifications" I can find are comments like "100% stretch" and "Capable of stretching under load to about twice it's untensioned length". I am not real confident of getting decent quality, life, or performance, we'll see what I get. Here are two links:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112044223163
https://www.ebay.com/itm/322860613155

I did find a German eBay supplier, but they are out of stock on 5 mm:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bungee-Cord...1N1H KIs7sdsA

I've checked Aircraft Spruce also, "shock cord", but they don't stock 5 mm (3/16 inch). Their material is MIL-C-5651D spec'ed, greater than 100% elongation, so that is good. If I don't like the 5 mm stuff I get from eBay, I might try their 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch material.

But the best would be to find the original (German-sourced?) material.... This may be it:

https://www.schnurhaus-onlineshop.de...5-GL-PESGw-020

But 20 meters is way more than I need, and they want 30 Euros to ship Germany to USA.

We'll see what I get from China. But I still would like to get a meter or two of the original stuff if I can.

Cheers,
Jim



Source for 3/16 inch MIL-C-5651D Type 1 shock cord, 500 ft rolls, that's a lot of gear doors, haha!

http://www.theecwcorp.com/braided-el...e-i-p-317.html

Cheers,
Jim


On my 26E, I measured factory original cord as .160 inch (light
pressure with a caliper), so I took that as 4 mm. Real close to 5/32.
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Old December 3rd 17, 08:29 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Bungee Material for Landing Gear and Engine Bay Doors

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5:38:05 AM UTC-8, wrote:
I am looking for a source for bungee material for my landing gear and engine bay doors (ASH-26E). The original (German-sourced?) bungee is about 5 mm diameter and stretches to about twice the rested length. The 3/16 inch USA-sourced material I have been able to find (McMaster-Carr, etc.) doesn't stretch quite as much, about 75% rested length. Since the adjustment on the '26's engine bay doors is quite critical, I really would like to find the original (German-sourced?) bungee material with more stretch. Anyone know where I can get some?

Thanks,
Jim


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