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Old Apr 10, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Bowker Aero Carbon Fiber Hardware

I'm happy to say that I have finally gotten my indoor carbon hardware kits to the point that I'm ready to start selling them. For now three kits and two motor mounts are available. These three kits are intended to be a "complete hardware" kit for a 3mm indoor foamie. They all consist of 1x Biased aileron horn(or diff horn for short) 2x aileron horns, and 2x tail horns(one short for the Elevator and one long for the Rudder. The AM kits also include 2x tail servo arms. All kits come as pictured in the photo's, pre-sanded and ready for use.

The biased aileron horn included in these kits have the "Z bend" connection points drilled on a radius to provide 4 different angles(11, 21, 31, 41) that your aileron pushrod can run at and still be at 90 digress to the center of the servo arm(doing this provides an even amount of up and down throw on your ailerons) I will up load detailed instructions on how to go about setting this up for those of you who do not know.

The first two kits(see photo's one and two) are intended for AM(freestyle) models with either push pull or pull pull control horns for the Rudder and Elevator. These are both seven piece kits. The holes in these for the "Z bends" are drilled to .023" making them perfect for .025 music wire. The Holes in the Pull pull horns are drilled to .032 and work well with most of the thinner pull pull string everyone is using now days. A complete set of the pull pull hardware with the generic motor mount weighs aprox 2.3grams. The over all length on the Aileron horns is aprox 2-5/8".


The third kit(see photo three) is intended for Pattern models and utilizes "heatshrink connections" on the control horns. This is only a five piece set(it does not include servo arms for the tail servo's) this set is designed to be used with 3/64 heatshrink that is readily available at most every electrical contractor supply house. This kit still uses "z bends" on the biased aileron horn as its the only way to make a "universal" arm. The over all length on the aileron horns is just over 2.5".


I also have two motor mounts for sale The first is a dedicated Hacker mount with the appropriate drill pattern for 10mm Hacker outrunners. The second is "generic" mount that can be adapted to a wide rage of motors, this mount comes un-drilled and the radius on the top of the mount is 1". As these mounts are cut from .020 plate they are ONLY INTENDED FOR PATTERN FLYING and should not be used with a motor exceeding 55 watts. They have been known to break with A-10-9L's. These mounts have four 1/16" holes located on the outer edges of the mounts, these are intended as "pin holes" for a .060 carbon rod that must run back at least 1" into the nose of the model, failure to do this can cause the motor to break free.

How to order?
http://www.bowker-aircraft.com/carbon-fiber-hardware/


Feel free to ask any questions, comments ect,

Thanks for looking
Chris Bowker
Bowkeraero@gmail.com
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Congrats,

Looks really nice! Now I have to get some.

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Old Apr 10, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Thanks Free, I have a bunch of sets pre-cut and ready to ship out.

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 08:33 PM
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I have not used all that I got from You at TINY, but will be in the market for more at the plainview event. Do you have or are you planning on making the standard "X" or cross mount for the small Hacker motors for the 3mm depron planes? Roy
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Out of Carbon or G10 like the OEM Hacker mounts?
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Chris; Yes like the OEM A10 hacker mounts so that we can tape them on to 3 mil Depron. You know I am a customer by the number of crashes I have. Oh well, just a part of the game. Roy
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Awesome hardware Chris! The parts arrived yesterday and they are, well, beautiful. I have a carbon fetish.

All the best,

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Chris; Yes like the OEM A10 hacker mounts so that we can tape them on to 3 mil Depron. You know I am a customer by the number of crashes I have. Oh well, just a part of the game. Roy
sadly I can't make the cost work on the g10 mounts right now...I hope to soon


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Awesome hardware Chris! The parts arrived yesterday and they are, well, beautiful. I have a carbon fetish.

All the best,

jwf
Thanks! I too share in the carbon fetish...plus the weight savings vs. ply horns makes it a win win.

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:07 PM
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You can now get my CF hardware from my webpage(http://www.bowker-aircraft.com/carbon-fiber-hardware/)

Thanks for looking,
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Chris,

Are you still selling the motor mounts, the website doesnt have them?

thx
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:30 AM
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A new style of universal mount cut from multiple materials will be posted to the site shortly...Ive been told by the boss that if I don't have them posted to the site by tomorrow morning not to bother coming in

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:27 PM
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New motor mounts are up on my site @: http://www.bowker-aircraft.com/carbon-fiber-hardware/

Both mounts are the same physical size(2-1/2" sq) and cut from .020 CF plate and .030 FG plate.

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Nice!

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 06:27 PM
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order placed.
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 09:50 AM
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To help bring in the new year I'm running a 20% off sale on all of my CF hardware! until the end of the week. Enter the coupon code "2014" during check out. http://www.bowker-models.com/carbon-fiber-hardware/

Note:this does not stack with the buy 5 get the 6th free offer.

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