Originally Posted by Capt. Roll
Have you thought about making an aluminum LG? Much more flexible than CF but will still support your plane. I've made several for 40" up to 74" ARF's.
1.25" wide and 0.125 - 0.1875 thick; a little work, time and paint and you can have a nice LG for $10.
I have done this on couple of my 48" planes and it does work well. Especially since I'm in the aviation business, we have the good tempered aluminum in our airframe repair section. Actually the nylon bolts work well, they help minimize damage quite well. I just need to make it a little stronger by getting the right combination of enough strength for hard landings but they break away in a real bad landing or crash.