Originally Posted by Terry Grau
So many Manufactures are making FG rod that looks like CF, that once it is installed it is hard to tell.
It's extruded and black. Definately a range check.
At this price I doubt it is CF.
Late getting back, & had thought someone surely would've 'told' so , still haven't opened 'er up. Since you're doing the range check I just won't bother with it....it's something you'll definitely want to routinely do anyway.
Keep in mind there's CF, then there's CF
. Asia's producing it so cheaply it's prolly handier for them than laying up glass ever was anyway so, don't use economics as any gauge. My Bix has a "thick"-walled 6mm CF spar with
an epoxy-filled & coated 4mm inside it -- all from Hobbit Kong. I've now broken it twice with nothing but air pressure on the wings - one a dive & the other during multiple tight loops. Moral: For CF it might as well have been made of ox dung.