Thatcher CX7 nose gear

Today I picked up the aluminum for the Thatcher nose wheel. The plans call for a 5×5″ 0.25″ wall thickness square 6060-T6 tube. I ordered mine from onlinemetals.com and picked it up at their Toledo location in person to save on shipping.

The material weighs six pounds for a 12″ length piece and I paid about $48 after tax. I’ll cut it down so I’ll have quite a bit of scrap quarter inch material to use if I need it anywhere.

Onlinemetals usually has a 10, 15 or even 20% promo code available via Email or as you’re shopping on their website.

https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/aluminum/5-x-0-25-aluminum-square-tube-6061-t6-extruded/pid/14463