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Old May 09, 2004, 05:46 PM
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Buying PVC downspout in Tulsa

Anyone know where to buy the square downspout in Tulsa? I called the hardware store in Broken Arrow, who says they no longer have it. Any other ideas? Anybody tried the regular plastic corrogated downspout?

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Old May 10, 2004, 09:19 AM
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Try the Tru Value Hardware store on 17th & Harvard. They may still have a few pieces left. You will have to go into store and look for it, no one seems to know what you're talking about if you call.

How much do you need??? You may be able to talk me out of a couple of feet...
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Old May 10, 2004, 05:33 PM
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Sure enough they had it. Had to dig though some stuff, but i got 10 feet for $7.19

Thanks a bunch for the tip.

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Old May 17, 2004, 04:35 PM
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Only cost $5.99 at Home Depot on the west coast, use to be $4.99
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Old May 17, 2004, 05:58 PM
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Gallon of Gas $1.89, used to be $1.39.

Normally runs around $10 around here, not used very often I think.

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Old May 17, 2004, 11:49 PM
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I've been told that building codes have changed and they're not using it anymore in USA.

True or not, I don't know.
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Old May 18, 2004, 10:19 PM
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That's OK with me, I know the downspout makes a bulletproof fuse and it's quick, but a foam or coro fuse doesn't take that much longer and is A LOT easier to look at! But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong

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Old May 19, 2004, 12:48 AM
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When you're trying to get all your skills in one bag again, bulletproof is good, and a square tube is pretty easy to repair/replace.
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Old May 19, 2004, 12:54 AM
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I like coro fuses better too, but several of them I have seen require downspout reinforcements.

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Old May 19, 2004, 08:48 PM
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Well, the downspout fuse is definitely faster to make, but I have yet to splatter my all coro birds, they just bounce!
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Old May 19, 2004, 11:53 PM
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True. When putting it altogether again, we (I) try to make it as simple as possible. The asthetics will have to wait for when we can get up and down without major disaster.
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 11:20 AM
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I 'pulled' out of a low inverted pass with a balsa plane on her second flight and turned it into toothpicks. I put all of the mechanics and electronics in a coro plane with a downspout fuse and am using it to get my nerve back again. The other day I flew for about 5 minutes with the antenna down and when I came back over the runway to start touch and goes, the powerlines that were about 50' away took over control and it rolled right, throttled up to full and pancaked in from about 30' like a rocket. I replaced a broken horn on one of the aeleron servos, remounted the motor, strapped the wing back on with new rubberbands and was back in the air in less than 20 minutes. I will always have a coro plane in my hanger now. It may not look so great on the ground, but it gets better as it flies and you can't beat the durability! It is helping me get ready to step up to my GP Giles 202 1/4 scale with a Moki 180 in it.

I LOVE this sport!!!!!!!! Just my 2 cents worth.



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