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K&S Music Wire now available!!

Great news!  Wind Catcher RC is now a K&S Precision Metals dealer.
We now carry every size of their music wire (piano wire).
You can find it by clicking HERE.

What is Music Wire?
Music wire, a high-carbon steel wire, offers a wide array of benefits across applications. Its standout feature is its high tensile strength, making it ideal for various mechanical uses. Additionally, its excellent spring properties make it perfect for crafting springs for applications in automotive, aerospace, and medical devices. In the realm of music, it’s essential for creating piano, guitar, and violin strings due to its unique acoustical properties. Furthermore, it’s widely used in the jewelry, hobby, and stop-motion animation industries.

Music wire, also known as piano wire, is celebrated for its exceptional strength and flexibility, making it a fundamental component in several key industries and offering tailored solutions for specialized applications. In the realm of musical instruments, music wire forms the core of piano strings and various other stringed instruments, ensuring clear and resonant tones that captivate audiences. Manufacturers and engineers highly value music wire for its precision, utilizing it in a range of applications such as springs, precision tools, and control cables, where both resilience and accuracy are paramount for reliable performance. Creative professionals in fields like jewelry-making and model-building rely on music wire’s adaptability, crafting delicate and intricate designs with ease. Its versatility and durability make it a favored choice for intricate artistic projects.

Various uses for Music Wire:

– Radio Control Aircraft: 
Use the wire for control surface linkages, add Z bends to control horns, landing gear, and other uses.

– Crafts and Jewelry Making: Create custom jewelry, sculptures, or decorative crafts by bending and shaping the wire into intricate designs. Different diameters allow for various levels of detail.

– Wire Sculptures: Craft three-dimensional sculptures by bending and twisting the wire into desired shapes. The assortment of diameters can help achieve different textures and forms.

– Mechanical Linkages: Use the wire to build mechanical linkages or control systems for small robots, automations, or prototypes. The variety of diameters allows for different levels of strength and flexibility.

– Educational Projects: Teach basic principles of physics, mechanics, or engineering by using the wire to create simple machines, pulley systems, or demonstrations.

– Repair Work: Repair or reinforce broken items around the house, such as repairing a wire fence or patching up a garden trellis.

– Custom Springs: Create custom springs for small-scale applications like toys, mechanical devices, or hobbyist projects. Different diameters and lengths can be used to adjust spring stiffness.

– Prototyping: Rapidly prototype ideas by using the wire to create structural elements for proof-of-concept models.

– Automotive Repairs: In some cases, smaller diameter wire can be used for automotive repairs or securing components in place.

– Crafting Miniatures: Create miniature structures, furniture, or accessories for dioramas and model railways.

– Custom Fishing Lures: Craft custom fishing lures by fashioning hooks and components from the wire to suit specific fishing conditions.

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Post Toledo 2024

We are up to date on shipping all customer packages out after the Toledo Show.  If you are missing your order, please contact us as soon as possible through our CONTACTS page HERE or through our Facebook page HERE.

Our inventory numbers on the website got corrupted when we tried to install a plugin to use for Point Of Sales in Toledo so we could keep track of the website inventory and be able to accept credit cards.  This plugin is from Square, and yet it caused serious issues with our inventory and backend functionality of our website.  We are still working through this.   Please be patient as we count our inventory and update our numbers.  It’s possible we might be out of something and haven’t had a chance to update the website yet.  We are working through this as fast as possible.

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Delayed Shipping – Toledo Swap and Expo

***DELAYED SHIPPING THIS WEEK*** ORDERS MADE BETWEEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 7, WILL BE SHIPPED ON MONDAY, APRIL 8, due to the R/C Swap Meet & Expo in Toledo, Ohio!!! Need anything? Let us know and we’ll put it aside for you. EPP? Let us know ahead of time. We will not stock EPP at the show unless you ask for it ahead of time. See you in less than 1 week!
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Happy New Year

Thank you to all our past customers who made 2023 a great year for us.

2023 was a fantastic year for Wind Catcher RC.  We were able to help Ben Harber through sponsoring part of his build and cutting his giant 1/4 scale A-26.  If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Ben’s channel (CLICK HERE) and watch the build and flight videos.

We also sponsored Joshua Finn’s World Record sized rubber powered airplane.  Josh did an excellent job engineering and building this monster.  I flew out to Denver, CO, to help Josh and his crew fly this world record plane.  Josh documented the entire process in three part video on it (CLICK HERE to go to his YouTube channel).  

Wind Catcher RC was a Silver level sponsor for the AMA NATS.  I went down to Muncie for a day to check it all out and meet up with Josh Finn and his family.

We also made it to Flite Fest for 2 days.  That even is truly awesome.  If you haven’t been, 2024 is the year to go!  It will be the 10th anniversary event.  We are hopeful that we’ll go for at least part, if not all, of the event.  Hope to see you there.

Hoping everyone has a wonderful 2024.  Good luck with your projects, repairs, and everything you have going for you.  Let us know how we can help you out.