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Old 03-23-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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where can I find 1/4'' aluminum tube ?

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Hi guys, I have been busy making some of the jigs that were recomended here on R/C Canada, I am almost completed the wing jig, but it calls for two pieces of 1/4 inch hollow aluminum arrow shafts, that are 36 inches long, lightwieght and strong, I have called quite a few places , with no luck at all, does anybody out there have any ideas that could help me locate these items. In the instructions, they mentioned ,that I could use 1/4 inch hardwood dowel, but they warn than it will tend to bow on the bigger spanned wings, so I would like to do it right if I can, hope to hear from you guys, and thank you in advance as allways, I have recieved alot of great information from this site , thanks...... Joey......
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Old 03-23-2003, 07:18 PM   #2
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Aluminum Arrows can be found at most Sporting Goods Stores specializing in hunting supplies, or a store specializing in Archery supplies. You generally won't find them in CTC or Wallmart type stores, also there is a chain of Metal Supermarket Stores in Ontario that sells specialty metals and regular metals in small quanitys to the general public and machine shops etc. Have fun Brian
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Old 03-23-2003, 07:21 PM   #3
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There are LOTS of "Metals Supermarket" chain stores in Southern Ontario. They will sell solid 1/4" aluminum rod in any length you need.

Two pcs 36" are worth a few bucks at the most.
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Go with the Archery store..... I have used both the aluminum and also the fiberglass arrow shafts. They are straight and cheap.
They also make good push rods guys...........
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Hey now i know what to use my old arrow for
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I've had some success with those collapsible tent supports. Plenty of these to be had after a weekend bash at a campsite.
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Can always use 1/4" music wire. that is readily available...
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