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Old Jun 05, 2005, 04:07 PM
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Carbon Push Rods for 60" DLG

What is a good size solid carbon push rod to use for 60" DLG?

0.5mm (0.02") or 0.8mm (0.031")? not including the diameter of the sleeve tube.

Which one does XP-4 use? The website says 0.03". But my friend measured his and said 0.02".

Can I really expect to save some significant tail weight by going with carbon rods instead of 0.031" wires?

Also, has anyone break a carbon rod in flight before?

Thanks for answering so many questions.
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Old Jun 05, 2005, 05:32 PM
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I used .015 wire on my "Spin Doctor" Dlg I designed with no problems. I used the #23 bondable teflon tubing full length from servo to control surface.

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Old Jun 05, 2005, 08:05 PM
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The XP-4 uses .030 which in reality is .025 to .027. #20 etched teflon for housing.
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