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From: "maxddnj" <maxdd76@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: Carbon Booms
.125" boom & spar for the Lightninbug and .1875" boom with .125" spar for Bug'X' - how important is it to keep to those diameters? I'm finding it a challenge to find anything other than pultruded at those diameters. John, the SkyShark P100 has a larger .280" OD. How does this effect weight/performance? I would love to use 1/4" boom for stiffness. I checked out an 1/8 pultruded tube @ the local hobby shop and thought it would be way to bendy/flimsy for fuse use. --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "maxddnj" <maxdd76@...> wrote: > > This is my second post and I apologize up front if this has been covered before. I did a quick search that returned nothing specific, just various mentions. > > What kind of CF Tube are you guys building with for wing spars and booms: Wrapped, Pultruded, Uni-Direction, Braided, etc... ? > > And where are you sourcing these types? > > Thanks for any information. I look forward to building the original first, then the new design when the group irons out any wrinkles. > > Max >