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trying2fly
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Chas can flick a PiC of this ?
Think I know what you're saying is it really that strong? As strong as carbon?

I have performed no technical testing on the ice cream sticks vs carbon fiber but I certainly attest to the strength of the sticks. The usage of the sticks over carbon fiber was born out of a passionate desire of mine( saving a lot of $) I feel certain that carbon fiber has garnered significant success over other materials but the weight difference if any is negligible and the fact that in serious winds out here I have never experienced a wing failure has made the sticks an overwhelming choice for me. chas Ps video to follow in a few min.
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Argonath
I have in the past used up to 1/4" wood dowel and cut it into the lengths I need for where ever I was adding it to. Run a bead of hot glue along the dowel and smooth it down with a popsickle stick or other flat object.

Like this:

D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
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trying2fly
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I have in the past used up to 1/4" wood dowel and cut it into the lengths I need for where ever I was adding it to. Run a bead of hot glue along the dowel and smooth it down with a popsickle stick or other flat object.

Like this:


Very very nice workmanship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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trying2fly
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Chas can flick a PiC of this ?
Think I know what you're saying is it really that strong? As strong as carbon?

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Sidewayskiwi
Nice yes I can see some definite uses for this in some of my planes where the carbon rod couldn't go or extending off the carbon rod (this has real possibilities as I can only get 30cm lengths at the moment)
Might be the hobbyking foam's saviour
Need to dig out my old balsa planer that you could set strip widths off balsa sheet
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Sidewayskiwi
Will experiment with next plane replacing the carbon with this method
Got a RCPowers F35 V3 plans all made up last F35 so beaten up its too heavy to fly with repairs
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