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« on: June 13, 2018, 01:10:34 PM »

I want to build my fuselages from carbon fiber.  What is uses on 8 an 10 inch catapult glider?  Best place to buy online.

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 10:51:57 PM »

What kind of application? Solid carbon fiber doesn't perform as well as components that are hollow, or have a material sandwiched between two layers of carbon. I used some carbon fiber ribbon on the replacement fuse for my Carbonette and it was incredibly stiff.  There are tons of composite supply companies on the web once you determine what type of carbon fiber products you need.

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 03:01:03 AM »

2mm or 3mm pultruded tube
Sand to taper from middle to the rear, don't go too thin if you are using a stinger area to hold the plane for launch.
Plug with rod to add support at the very end.
Carbon tube fuse is common practice indoors.
You can get it straight off of ebay or through any kite or RC store.

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 01:24:10 AM »

You could always just glue a little tow on a balsa fuselage. Soller Composites sells leftover ends of tow BY THE POUND! If a substantial fraction of that is carbon fiber, two dollars would get you a lifetime supply. Pre-cured strips would probably be easier.

But do you really need carbon for a 10 inch outdoor CLG?

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