Boy Rick you keep impressing me. I made a real mess of that assembly myself. You're right the wire works a lot better especially true for the hydraulic actuator on the main gears. The bigger size paper clip with the thicker gauge wire works perfectly for that. Also when you get to the rest of the tail gear assembly soaking it in CA would be a good idea to stiffen it up. Also I left off the little hinge/mounts that connect the assembly to the bulkhead.