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Old 01-12-2003, 08:18 AM
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I'm building a propjet and putting the tune pipe thru the fuse but limited in space can I just have the balsa touch the pipe or do I need a piece of tubing to line the fuse
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we had a guy at our field do something like what your talking about i don't think if the tuned pipe touches it's much of a problem
the header is a differnt story what he did was take epoxy and coat all the areas he thought was a possibilty of touching he never had a problem.you could proberly get some of the aluminum
tape like they use for burglar alarms and put some where the pipe might touch i would just becareful not to put it where you didn't need it,you could shield the fuse where a radio signal might not reach the radio and kill the signal,but i don't think small amounts just where is needed would be any problem.

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Neither pipe nor header will get so hot there is danger for burning or scorching balsa or any other wood sort for that matter.
I tried it like this: I have a solder iron with a temperature indication...if I turn it up to 450C (about 840F) it doesn't hurt balsa. You coupler will melt long before that...
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