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Old 12-21-2004, 09:43 PM   #1
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Coroplast and pve pipe in -20-35 degrieze C

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will this stuff break in mid air and will pvc smash if it hits the ground a lil to hard?
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Old 12-21-2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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Cold & Plastic

Will it break in midair, well if you mean during an extreme cold days flying will it just fail, no it won't. Will it break if you have a midair collision? maybe. It depends on how hard you hit, I've had a few midairs and usually if there's enough altitiude you can recover if the motor is still spinning, sometimes it's fatal though, a high speed strike on the fuselage between the wing and the tail by another plane nailing yours spinner first can do it This can happen no matter what the temperature is though. These are tough plastics designed to be used outside in Canadian winters. The PVC drain on my house hasn't broken despite clumsy shovelers etc. so why should the same thing be less durable when its airborn.
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A friend of mine was flying his Deb when the motor suddenly detached itself from the mount...

When the pvc fuse hit the ground, it completely shattered. So yes, cold does affect pvc pipe. You're better off with a coro fuse for the winter.
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Coro Body


If you can not get the down spout, or are concerned about the durability in the winter, you may want to try my substitution.

What I did was build a coro fuse with the viens (flutes) going down the fuselage, then I took a second piece of coro with the veins running the other way, made another fuse with this and slid it inside the original fuselage and glued in place with Elmers PROBOND from Home Depot.

Glueing two pieces of coro together with the veins running at 90 degrees to each other gives tremendous strength.

Note: Make sure you make the fuselage big enough so that when you slide in the second fuselage, you have enough internal clearance for your fuel tank.

This works well and you can build the fusalage with 2 or 4 mil coro, depending on your weight restrictions.

Hope this helps.


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