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Old 10-13-2008, 08:42 PM
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Default 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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Old 10-13-2008, 10:51 PM
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Default 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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Old 10-14-2008, 08:58 AM
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Default 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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Old 10-14-2008, 09:07 PM
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Default 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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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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ok i see...

i will get carbon fiber then ....
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