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Aug 20, 2012, 11:01 PM
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So, I have been searching the spadflyers site and found a good source of corroplast on corrugatedplastics.net, but i'm having trouble sourcing the PVC pipe. Just wondering if people are still getting it direct from genova (sp?)?

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Aug 21, 2012, 09:34 AM
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I have bought the canadian down spout from home depot as described in the following cut/paste text from the www.spadworld.net building materials thread. We still have a local Southerland's store that sells the american downspout, so I have not tried the Do It Best store purchase.

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THIS IS UP TO DATE AS OF 8/2/2010

Genova RW200 ordered from Do It Best hardware 4pounds 2 ounces per 10 feet. presently under 10 bucks/stick.

eguttters.com K-pax 2.5 square and 3 pounds 4 ounces per stick, 3 sticks cut and shipped two 3 and 4 foot sections cost me 62 bucks.


Home Depot's SKU number 264-917 orders of 6 sticks(sold in packs 1minimum) of the Amerimax's PVC TO583. It is the 2 and 3/8 square Canadian PVC and weights 2 pounds 10 ounces per 10 foot section. 6 sticks cost me 45 bucks and shipping was free. Ya gotta go into the store order and prepay for it though.

You might try the same number (Americmax TO583) at Do it Best stores. They list Amerimax products online but they don't list the downspout, instead their downspout listed is the Genova RW200 HEAVY American.

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Aug 21, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Thanks a bunch, i'll try home depot first.
Aug 22, 2012, 10:29 AM
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keep in mind that the "Canadian" down spout is flimsier.
Aug 22, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Isnt it possible to ake an equivalent from corflute ? I think a bit of reinforcing and it could work
Aug 22, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Yep, it is done a lot. Easiest to make is a square tube with one side doubled where the glue holds it together. Basicaly 4 creased flutes for folds and 5 equal size faces.
Aug 23, 2012, 01:51 AM
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And shove some bamboo skewers or dowels in the flutes where you want a screw to hold like around the firewall and such. We have a Marvin's that sells the Canadian, but they're only down South, I think just Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi, but maybe you have a similar regional supplier you might try as well. Even a "Mom & Pop" hardware store could probably order it for you.
Aug 26, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Found the american made one at Aubuchon hardware. They readily stock it.
Aug 27, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Awesome, now get to building!
Aug 27, 2012, 06:30 PM
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haha will do. Wish we had 4mm coroplast at the local sign store. Just stinks to have to pay 20$ shipping on one case of 10 sheets.
Aug 27, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Home Depot has the 4mm around here. It is pretty easy to get at most hardware stores. The highly covetted and desireable 2mm is harder to get.
Aug 29, 2012, 08:51 PM
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I thought everyone used the 4mm? The SNS calls for 4mm for the wings. Does the 2mm perform better?
Aug 30, 2012, 08:59 AM
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It is lighter with the 2mm. It also bends into a smoother airfoil. I would think anything under a .40 should use it for the wing. If the plan calls for 4mm I would use it rather than trying to find 2mm, it is a hassle to get locally in most areas. Most smaller planes use the 2mm on SPAD to the Bone. You can roll up the 2mm, tape it and get it in the back seat of a car though, and maybe save the shipping if you can find it. You still will need 4mm for rudders and stabs.
Aug 30, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Double up the 2mm for the elev and rudder and you can hinge in the middle of the surface
Aug 31, 2012, 01:00 AM
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Blasphemy! You must have a good, cheap source for 2mm. With the shipping cost and aggravation, I would never double up 2mm for anything, I'd just use 4mm, but that's just me....


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