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Old Jul 07, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Where can I get inexpensive carbon rads and tube

Tried to use the search function but did not turn up anything within my budget.

Looking for small carbon tubing and rod. Is there an inexpensive source?

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Old Jul 07, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Please define "small" and tell us what you want to do with the rods and tubes. That will help us narrow down the answers a bit.
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 05:56 PM
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1/8" and smaller.

Doing some rubber power to electric R/C conversions and need the carbon to beef up wings and also to hinge control surfaces (tube in tube hinges)

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Old Jul 07, 2012, 06:40 PM
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rcplanebuilder.com has a good selection of carbon tubes and rods, check them out. Great business and the shipping is only $2 and ships out same day if you order before 4:00
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Great, Just what I was looking for.

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Old Jul 09, 2012, 11:11 AM
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I'll second rcplanebuilder.com. Their prices are great and they ship very fast.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 10:16 AM
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I used to always buy CF rods and tubes from BPHobbies, but they recently increased the s/h to $8.50 or something like that. They ship via USPS Priority, which indeed got pretty expensive lately, so, high s/h isn't entirely their fault. I wish they would ship smaller items 1st Class...
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 06:35 PM
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I ordered my carbon from rcplanebuilder.com

They answered questions fast, shipped super fast / and cheap. Could not be happier.

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Old Jul 16, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Glad you were as happy with them as the rest of us are!
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