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Old 08-11-2013, 05:06 PM
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Hey all im looking for some light weight tubing to make a prop cage weight IS an issue my last hoop to protect a bigger prop i installed was made from old 22cal cleaning rods and they worked great.. i would like something i can solder to....any ideas?????

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Hey all im looking for some light weight tubing to make a prop cage weight IS an issue my last hoop to protect a bigger prop i installed was made from old 22cal cleaning rods and they worked great.. i would like something i can solder to....any ideas?????

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I dont know if it can be soldered to or not, but I know NAPA auto parts used to carry brake line in long chunks that could be bent easily. The smaller the tubing the easier it is to bend. BUT like I said, I dont know if solder will stick, or if a good solder is going to hold it unless you spend the big $$$ and get some silver solder and silver solder flux. If you have access to a MAPP gas torch, you could probably use some Brazing rod and Braze the joints instead of soldering. It will be much stronger and last a lot longer. This would be worth the $50 for the torch kit IMO.

Personally, I think prop cages are overrated though.. =D
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Right now i have a loop roll bar like the old sprint cars. Without it the whole tower gets ripped off in a flip lol.. being foam repair is easy but i hate to trash a prop
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What kind of props are you using that get trashed from a flip? I've never broken a prop from flipping. My hulls are wood and quite sturdy though. How are you mounting the engine/motor mount to the hull?


As for the prop cage, I'd invest in a tubing cutter and get the longest 1/4" O.D brake lines you can and cut/bend as needed. Braze the joints and be on your way. You could use solid steel wire as well, but I think the tubing will be stronger.
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My rig can run on pavement it is foam very light
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You shouldn't flip your boat on dry ground..
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Lol

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Check out model aeros surface drifter.....
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