A aviation & planes forum. AviationBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » AviationBanter forum » rec.aviation newsgroups » Home Built
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Mild steel instead of 4130?

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 1st 17, 10:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
[email protected]
external usenet poster
Posts: 1
Default Mild steel instead of 4130?

n Friday, December 8, 2000 at 9:00:00 PM UTC+13, Wee Moose wrote:
I know many older planes were made with mild steel tubing. What would be the
problem with using mild steel instead of 4130? I would make all fittings and
high stress areas, like gear, with 4130.


Mild steel versus 4130 is a question that often arises. I note many talk about the extra couple of bucks it costs for 4130 but spare a thought for us guys on the other side of the world that can buy 16 foot length of cold -rolled mild steel tube for $18 while 4130 would cost us $128. For low powered light-
weight puddle-around aircraft there just is no contest!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4130 steel tubing? TJ400 Home Built 2 May 30th 06 09:21 PM
Mild Aerobatics Jay Honeck Piloting 85 August 18th 05 08:04 PM
Bending brake capacity: 2024-T3 vs. mild steel? Ihab Awad Home Built 2 June 6th 05 09:50 PM
IS the US out of 4130 Steel? mallakka Owning 0 April 21st 04 10:48 AM
steel 4130 Philippe Vessaire Home Built 4 October 19th 03 07:19 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 AviationBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.