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Old Dec 01, 2014, 02:20 PM
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Source for best rubber???

Hey guys,
Can anyone comment with a suggestion as to where I can find the best rubber for motors for long duration indoor models?

Thank you
Patric
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 02:23 PM
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I've got a pound of 1/8" Sport Tan rubber I can sell. $31 x $6 shipping is what I paid for it.
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 02:56 PM
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check this web site link

https://www.a2zcorp.us/store/Product...ProductID=4538

it looks like Indoor Model Supply part of A2Z is still running.

your mileage may vary
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 04:51 PM
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Much depends on the size and weight of the model for the size of rubber you want. Indoor duration flyers work both the length and cross section to control the climb and run time to suit the flying site. And the rubber comes in a lot of various widths. The serious folks buy 1/8 or 3/16 and use a stripper to slice it down to widths needed to accuracy of plus or minus a few thousanths. But I'm guessing that if you need suggestions on where to buy rubber that you're not into this style all THAT deeply.

Do you know for sure the size of rubber you need? Or if you offer up some information on the model and weight and the ceiling height of your flying site we can offer up a suggestion for two or three sizes for you.
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Old Dec 02, 2014, 01:36 AM
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Thank you all for jumping in and providing help. I am new to the field of indoor freeflight, im liking it so far

I will get pics for you guys tomorrow and some info on my plane like weight and rubber being used....

Thank you
Patric
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Old Dec 02, 2014, 03:12 AM
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For basic 1/16 and 3/32 there's also;

http://www.faimodelsupply.com/
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Old Dec 02, 2014, 10:46 AM
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Quote:
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https://www.a2zcorp.us/store/Product...ProductID=4538

it looks like Indoor Model Supply part of A2Z is still running.

your mileage may vary
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Nah, they (A2Z) went out of business a good while ago, and told the customers to go jump in the lake. Burned their bridges.
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Old Dec 02, 2014, 08:48 PM
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Fai is the place to go for rubber.

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Old Dec 02, 2014, 09:29 PM
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Nah, they (A2Z) went out of business a good while ago, and told the customers to go jump in the lake. Burned their bridges.
Yep. Here is what is says on their website:

"If you try hard enough you can get the site to accept model airplane department items. That does not mean the items are available or that we accept the order.
Model orders entered after May 30, 2014 will be deleted and any money sent returned."

As far as rubber for indoor models. I will be selling stripped rubber in indoor sizes very soon on my website.

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