That's only 0.015" less than 1/8" plate. Just use an extra washer.rcflier;n1127469 said:Hi Chuck.
The plans do indeed call for 1/8" stainless.
And since there is a cluster plate on both sides, it's .35 mm total.
I wonder if that'll make the nuts bottom out the threads...?
Anyway, I think I may be able to buy some 1/8 in the UK.
The yield strength of SS 304 is low because it’s intended for deep drawn shapes where it can be easily formed into complex shapes without tearing or breaking. That’s known as ductility.curtisscholl;n1127532 said:I am very glad this subject came up. I too have decided on the GyroBee and all I can find at OnlineMetals in 304 stainless is the .120 rather than the .125. That said, looking at the specs between 304 and 6061-T6 aluminum, I find that the yield for 304 is 31000 PSI vs. the 37500 psi for T6. So, Aluminum cluster plates would be fine in my book. But that is my decision, based on the numbers and the experiences of other people that have done this before like Chuck Beaty, Gyrocopter Sensei.