That old 5/8″  strut perched atop our new 7/8″ version, looks to be a spindly little member now that we’ve made the switch to something heavier.

Also,  the new strut’s connection to the lug on the vernier plate is more sensibly made with a simple yoke and cross-pin, (the latter not yet installed).

While the old struts seemed to work fine for several hundred full power shots, something got out of whack and rather than just straighten them and carry on,  it seemed prudent to replace them with these hunky brutes.  It is funny how easily the “eye” can recalibrate itself to a new paradigm.     That skinny little 5/8″ strut just doesn’t look right any more.

And now we wait for the wind.  Or more specifically,  the lack thereof.

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