Super Strong Clevis Rods
I was having trouble with the clevis rods for my flaps bending or breaking on landing. I tried carbon rods and they broke. I tried the regular 2-56 rods and they bent. Sooooo....
I looked around the shop for something strong enough to do the job. I looked for some drill rods, but didn't have anything small enough. I had some extra hex wrenches and realized they were strong enough not to bend or break and I could cut them to size and thread them (which I couldn't do with a drill rod).
I found that 3/32" works for 4-40 clevises (you can thread or glue on -- doesn't solder very well) and the 2 mm works for my 2-56 clevises.
The 2 mm I got for $2 at ACE and was 10" long, so I got the two rods I needed and still have a useable tool.
I sanded the end down a bit to get the die started. It threaded just fine.
And there you have it. These are in my Royale and are holding up great.