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Old 04-10-2020, 09:46 PM
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Excellent. I didn't think to ask earlier - what can you use to cut the CF tube? Just a dremel cutoff wheel? I've never messed with carbon fiber.

I'll have to get some photos when the airplane is back together, for sure.
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Old 04-10-2020, 09:57 PM
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Dremel with a cut of wheel will be fine.

Like when you cut other composite materiel's, like cowls etc you want something fast to give a clean cut, Also helps to tape the area you cutting for a better smoother finish.
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Old 04-11-2020, 06:01 AM
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My favorite way to make carbon pushrods are the Central Hobbies rods with titanium ends. Light and amazingly strong, I have some that have been in service over a decade.


https://www.centralhobbies.com/cat3....=27&subcat=124
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:26 AM
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My favorite way to make carbon pushrods are the Central Hobbies rods with titanium ends. Light and amazingly strong, I have some that have been in service over a decade.


https://www.centralhobbies.com/cat3....=27&subcat=124
I have two 7Ē control rods made with this product. The way to go for me.
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:42 AM
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I also have these but I canít remember where I bought them.
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Old 04-11-2020, 09:59 PM
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My favorite way to make carbon pushrods are the Central Hobbies rods with titanium ends. Light and amazingly strong, I have some that have been in service over a decade.


https://www.centralhobbies.com/cat3....=27&subcat=124
That looks like a great option too...I was leaning towards the SWB turnbuckles, but now this has my attention as well.
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:40 AM
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My favorite way to make carbon pushrods are the Central Hobbies rods with titanium ends. Light and amazingly strong, I have some that have been in service over a decade.


https://www.centralhobbies.com/cat3....=27&subcat=124
+1. Just bought these for a build a little while back. Awesome. I will say, while they promote a special CA glue for assembly, I was not able to make it work very well. In the end, I used JB Weld which was their previous glue recommendation, and that worked perfectly.

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Old 04-21-2020, 09:24 PM
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+I used JB Weld which was their previous glue recommendation, and that worked perfectly.

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Good input, thanks! Needing to buy a special purpose CA made me hesitate on this one a bit after I started looking, but JB Weld, I've got that stuff laying around already.
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Good input, thanks! Needing to buy a special purpose CA made me hesitate on this one a bit after I started looking, but JB Weld, I've got that stuff laying around already.
I used JB weld also with great results.
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:26 PM
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Good input, thanks! Needing to buy a special purpose CA made me hesitate on this one a bit after I started looking, but JB Weld, I've got that stuff laying around already.
Well, itís relatively cheap and I just threw it in with my order. But one joint came unbounded very easily and it blew my confidence. I did everything exactly how they instructed. I even went as far as calling and speaking with the owner to make sure I wasnít missing something. But I wasnít. Itís the same CA glue used to glue carbon golf club shafts to the club portion. So, it stands to reason that it would be the right glue to use. But once I switched to the JB Weld, there was no issue.
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