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Old 11-04-2019, 03:23 PM
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Default Angle Aluminum source

I screwed up...

I made a bonehead mistake and cut a piece too short. Easy fix...just order a new part. The only problem is I can't find the materials.
I need to find 30" long, 1/8" thick 1 1/4 x 1 6061 T6 angle aluminum. The only trick is I am US service member living overseas and it doesn't appear anyone in Europe sells that kind of material and the ones in the US won't ship via USPS.
Anyone know of a company that will ship something like that via USPS (the military post office is USPS) so it won't cost me $100 to get it shipped here?
Anyone know of a company in Europe that could ship it to my house?

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Old 11-04-2019, 03:57 PM
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It doesn't help any, but I'm pretty sure I goofed up the same part a different way and the only company that carried that size angle at a reasonable price was Van's. But I also didn't have the shipping issue to contend with.
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:26 PM
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If you ask nicely, Van's will ship USPS. You need to be aware if the package gets lost they won't replace it. I've never lost a package, so I always use USPS when possible - much cheaper and more convenient.
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:32 PM
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Try 'Spruce in the EU.

https://www.aircraftspruce.eu/index.php?q=6061&x=0&y=0
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:04 PM
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BJ,

1) I can't believe I haven't seen an Aircraft Spruce EU website until now.
2) They want almost as much for the part and for shipping as I can get it from the US via international shipping!
Thanks for the heads-up. I'm sure that will be handy.

Mickey, I sent an email to Vans yesterday about that very thing but I haven't heard back yet. The only other parts I've had to replace were in the tail and they managed to ship those USPS for me.

Yep, I messed up and cut one of the lower longerons too short. Can't imagine how I did that as I specifically remember measuring twice and telling myself that I didn't want to cut it short because it would be hard to get new parts. I've got 30' of 3/4 x 3/4 because I bought extra with my fuselage kit...if I had messed up something made out of that I could easily recover...of course I messed up a dimension of angle that is basically impossible to find if you don't go back to Vans.

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Old 11-05-2019, 12:26 PM
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Mcmaster carr sells 6061 angles. Not sure if they have a European presence though
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:56 PM
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Default LAS Aerospace - UK ACS distributor

Check with LAS aero, they are a UK company, and may have a different price from the German distributor.

https://www.lasaero.com/lasaero/spruce/

A quick check of their website doesn’t have the exact profile you are after but give them a call, if spruce sell it they can get it. In my limited experience so far!
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:33 PM
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Everyone, thank you for your replies.

I resolved the issue by ordering the part through Vans. They charged me about $6 for the part and about $25 for shipping.
Aircraft Spruce US wanted about $20 for the part and about $40 for shipping.
Aircraft Spruce EU wanted the same but in Euros which is about 15% more.
LAS wanted about $40 for the part and wouldn't accept my payment as a US citizen...never figured out how much they would charge for shipping.

One stupid cut and there goes $30...could have been a lot more I guess.

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