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Sep 12, 2001, 04:06 AM
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Anybody know where I can get a replacement tail boom?


I recently had an "accident" with my Soarstar, which resulted in the tail boom getting broken in 2 separate places. I braced it fairly well with thin pieces of ply on all sides and it still flys well, but it now looks pretty bad. Does anybody know where I can get a square cross-section "tube" of carbon fiber or aluminum that is 1cm x 1cm x 50cm? Must be relatively light but very resistant to flex.
Thanks!
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Sep 12, 2001, 06:41 AM
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f2,
I use $2.77 arrow shafts from walmart. The round shaft holds the tail feathers nicely. Glue the tail surfaces together first at a 90 deg angle and then glue them to the shaft with two surfaces touching the shaft.
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Sep 12, 2001, 09:55 AM
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Thanks!


I did searches for Carbon Fiber rods or tubes and found that they are commonly used in either arrow shafts and kites. I'm gonna poke around some more before deciding on what to use.

Thanks!