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    Carbon Fiber VS Fiber Glass

    what is better ..carbon fiber or fiber glass

    which is stiffer ....

    can you score carbon fiber with a axacto and snap it to cut it like waht you can do with lexan ....

    is carbon fiber hard to cut ??



    also is a stiff chassis better for touring cars .??

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    RE: Carbon Fiber VS Fiber Glass

    I personally prefer carbon fiber over fiberglass. the carbon fiber in RC chasis is typically 3-5mm thick so you're not scoring then snapping it.

    There was a thread here on carbon fiber vs. graphite, read that for a bit more info on carbon fiber. as for fiber glass, it's very light but not very strong, stiff though.

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    RE: Carbon Fiber VS Fiber Glass

    Here you go:

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8033992/tm.htm

    Some quality information there.
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    RE: Carbon Fiber VS Fiber Glass

    LOL, I helped explain CF in there! I hope you all liked my explanation of Bucky-Balls & nanotubes
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    RE: Carbon Fiber VS Fiber Glass

    For the same THICKNESS Carbon fiber is stronger and stiffer, but fiberglass is lighter. For the same STRENGTH, carbon fiber is thinner and lighter than fiberglass. That's not to say that fiberglass is not strong... pound for pound, fiberglass is stronger than steel.. but CF is 3 times stronger.... (than steel)
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    RE: Carbon Fiber VS Fiber Glass

    ok i see...

    i will get carbon fiber then ....


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