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HELP! Fuselage for Global Ricochet.

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:56 AM
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Default HELP! Fuselage for Global Ricochet.

Hello all,
I inherited a Global Ricochet with no fuselage. This is the last thing to complete the build. It's described in the plans as fiberglass thin wall tubing 1/2" od x 29 1/2" long. Can't find any mfr or supplier online for a small amount. Can't pay hundreds of $ for mass quantity.
I found 1/64" (.015) wall aluminium at Ace hardware, fits perfectly but doesn't look like it would take even a moderate bounce on landing, and aluminium tubing once bent doesn't straighten well. Fiberglass, carbon fiber, or some kind of semi rigid plastic would work.
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Oskar

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Old 09-17-2018, 09:21 AM
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McMaster has 1/2" fiberglass in 3' lengths w/1/16" wall

https://www.mcmaster.com/2197k13

Carbon fiber tubes are everywhere, but you need to do some searching as prices vary tremendously.
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Perfect! Many thanx, Oskar

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