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Old 04-20-2009, 11:23 PM   #381
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here gaston where are you guys getting your carbon fibres?
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The leading edges at Great Hobbies, the control rods, the wing bracing and the landing gear at Hobby City.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:49 AM   #382
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i was thinking of ordering carbon fibre from HC but i always wondered if there was any extra charge for the tubing but now the tube adds to the cart i might try to get some.

Great deal though if i but 5 its only $4.80 a piece
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:01 AM   #383
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i was thinking of ordering carbon fibre from HC but i always wondered if there was any extra charge for the tubing but now the tube adds to the cart i might try to get some.

Great deal though if i but 5 its only $4.80 a piece
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I usually order 50 pieces of each and a lot of other stuff for the other guys which makes it worthwhile.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:25 PM   #384
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Re: Blue Foamie

Hi Guys
I too wondered about the price of 1x3mm cf from GH for the leading edge/spar.

In lieu of that I decided to try the 3x2mm tube listed at HC and to quote the brits "It works a treat" Just have to wait til its in stock!!!! I wish I'd gotten more than the 5 I did get.

I've got several wings going and no probs at all.

I also made a grove cutter from a bit of balsa and 2 hobby knife blades that cuts a v notch to the right depth for

1.. laying in the tube and

2.. With 5 scores side by each it enables you to make the nicest fold in the blue foam you could imagine.

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Old 04-21-2009, 04:03 PM   #385
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Could you post a pic if it's not too much trouble of what you did, it sounds interesting.
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Sure Gaston

In the first pic you can see the cutter on a sample piece.
The serrated looking area is 5 scores for a bend (next pic).
The 3mm tube is laying in a single score and can be seen on the wing glued in with hot glue.

Pic 2 shows the bent piece and the delta wing I folded using that method as well as the cutter again.

The delta required no carbon spar.


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I usually order 50 pieces of each and a lot of other stuff for the other guys which makes it worthwhile.
that is worth while 50 pieces of cf. tobad there arnt much electric flyers here
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Very nice work, I like the bends and also that neat little cutter.
One of the reasons I prefer carbon fiber leading edge is that when you hit something, it protects the wing and let me assure you it happens quite often but there's no reason why someone couldn't use CF tube as you did, if that was the plan for the Click also.
Nice work.
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Thank you for the kind words Gaston.

Here are pics of the 2nd click I've made. I used the cutter to grove the leading edge and it is very strong. On the first one I just butt glued it to the LE and it looks ratty.
This one is for a club member who tried out mine and liked it. He said thanks by the way.

I think you can also see the control horns that are made from dollar store stir sticks. Drilled 60 thou. And I use 1.25" t pins for pushrod ends as they are the perfect size to fit a servo arm hole. And they are cheap

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Very good idea with the leading edge, probably a little cheaper than flat stock CF, might be a little heavier but shouldn't make that much difference overall. The T pins is also an excellent idea, cuts down cost, looks good.
Keep the ideas coming, I certainly appreciate them. We have a Swap meet on Saturday, in conjunction with an indoor flying session at one of our local arenas, I'll try to post some pictures.
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