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Nov 18, 2011, 01:11 AM
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hi Start latex rubber tubing

Hi everyone,
I have had enormous trouble finding sensibly priced latex tubing for a new hi start or bungee launch setup. I was about to buy from the US when I read an item regarding the pros and cons of the two widely used products in the US Namely Aerofoam's Monsterhose and Theraband. It seems the two are very similar in quality (both using tubular latex rubber).
After a little Googling I found that Theraband is available in 30m boxed lengths from an Aus supplier.
The product is colour graded to reflect stretch/strength.
The red, green and blue appear to be suitable for up to 3m sailplanes whilethe silver and black are for larger ones.
The supplier is online at and then do a search of their site for Theraband Tubing.
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Nov 18, 2011, 01:30 AM
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Hobbyking has some

You can double it up if it's not thick enough.
Nov 18, 2011, 01:40 AM
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R2hobbies have complete ready made hi-start/bungee launch systems
reel and parachute included for very good prices!

Nov 18, 2011, 02:04 AM
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I once bought a reel, bungy, parachute and stakes from kelletts for about $50 a few years back do you should be able to find one on the cheap.
Nov 18, 2011, 03:17 AM
KE your cub.
Curare's Avatar
buy one? get your other half to make one!

Orrr if you're really lazy just tie a bit of ribbon to it so you can find the end.
Nov 19, 2011, 01:43 AM
Is my CG correct?
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Was going to mention the hobbyking tubing. Cheap as chips
Apr 02, 2019, 06:36 PM
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ErcoupeEd's Avatar
I usually buy my latex tubing from a medical supply house supplier.
Usually the lowest cost alternative.

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