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From: "kb11troy" <kb10troy@...>
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: Carbon Booms - Goodwinds
Yes- the rod is tapered. It was just a typical two piece rod, and I cut the boom from near the tip end. It was a matter of deciding what I wanted the maximum diameter to be (for fitting into the fuse), cutting the rod at that point, and then deciding on the length and cutting it there. Then remove the line guides and scrape off the shiny finish. I've added a couple of photos to the "Rick's Bug" folder. One shows the raw boom- it's hard to tell in the photo, but it is tapered. The other shows what you're looking for if you go to the store. Mine came from Walmart. There is also a nice photo in my folder that shows how the boom looks after you process it. If anyone decides to try this, ask me about the trick for cleanly removing the line guides- they're exopied on pretty darn tight. One other cool thing about this approach is that you will be left with the large end of the rod, which will make a nice boom for a two meter glider. Rick --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "maxddnj" <maxdd76@...> wrote: > > Such a great idea. Was the fishing rod tapered? > > --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "kb11troy" <kb10troy@> wrote: > > > > > > > > I'm getting consistent 90'- 100' launches (measured by a RAM3) on my Bug with the fishing rod boom. Must be working well :) > > > > Rick > >