Wicks Aircraft Acquires Dillsburg 4130 Tubing Inventory
February 6, 2014 - Wicks Aircraft Supply announced this week it has bought out Dillsburg Aero Works, adding literally tons of new 4130 tubing to its existing stock of American, German, and low-cost Chinese steel products. Of particular interest is the instant availability of a giant variety of 4130 seamless round tubing, in full lengths, and cut to order. Wicks also offers deep discounts on full mill runs, for OEMs, designers, and motor-racing industry customers.
EAA reported in 2011 that Dillsburg founder and World War II B-17 pilot Charlie Vogelsong announced he was getting out of the aircraft tubing business. Eric Cleveland, general manager at Wicks, said, "With Dillsburg gone, let Wicks be your new Dillsburg."
In preparation for the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo at Lakeland, Florida, April 1-6, Wicks announced for free delivery to the event. This service has proven convenient for those who are buying long lengths of tubing or wood, large pieces (like foam, aluminum, and plywood), and items classed as haz-mat (like paints).
Prepaid Wicks orders can be picked up at Sun 'n Fun. For more information, visit the Wicks website.