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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by doxilia View Post

I'm amazed you have no heat issues on the exhaust with that mean machine up front! Does any air flow through? The exit opening looks mighty small. Very slick.

How does the carbon compare to aluminum heat wise - colder probably isn't it?

Yea there is a heat issue. Even with the heat blanket tape that lined the pipe bay I was getting temps above 160 after shutdown. Fiberglass isn't happy over 150, it starts getting soft. I went ahead and vented the fues. I didn't want to, it looks like hell. It got real hot when my coupler blew. It was around 200 and I'm real lucky I got it down. The plastic servo mounts that were bolted thru the floor were melting. If it wasn't for the tape it would have burned thru the fues top. Might have even folded it up. I had to pull everything out and rebuild the floor etc.

The carbon pipe is much cooler to the touch than the aluminum. Still too hot to handle though.
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