Wire has been an integral part of flight since man first took to the sky. Its first usage was for body and wing rigging to help hold the craft together and to operate control surfaces. A prime example of this can be seen in the Wright brothers’ airplane that heralded the dawn of powered manned flight. California Fine Wire Co. has even supplied wire used in a museum replication of this first successful airplane.
As succeeding generations of aircraft were developed, the primary use of wire gradually changed from structural support to electronics and avionics. Communication, navigation, flight controls, collision avoidance, and weather systems are all critical equipment requiring exacting wire from California Fine Wire Company.
California Fine Wire not only has its wire in a multitude of electronics within Earths’ atmosphere, but in outer space as well. GPS, weather and communication satellites, probes exploring the planets, and deep-space probes exploring the universe; all of these benefit from “Fine” and “Ultra-Fine” wire from California Fine wire.
California Fine Wire is proud to be involved with reaching into the past to help display the beginnings of manned flight, and excited to be able to look to the sky and the deep reaches of space and know that our wire is a vital part of the present and future of aviation and aerospace. Whether you are replicating a historic artifact, developing new and innovative aircraft instruments and systems, or designing equipment that will eventually be operating on the surface of another planet, California Fine Wire is here to meet your “Fine” wire needs.