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Old 04-24-2013, 01:12 PM
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Hi Guys,
I am looking for a 20 mm X 24 inch aluminum wing tube. I have called every where and no one has one. Any ideas.
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http://www.graphtechrcshop.com/categ...?categoryId=24

Also EBay. Found one there. 20mm OD x 18mm ID. Search 20mm carbon tube
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:32 PM
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Thanks JPhen,
I am looking for an aluminum tube . I guess I will have to get a carbon tube . I did find an aluminum tube in Cypress.
I appreciate your help.
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Hello:

You can get it in Ralf Petraus Modelbau:

http://www.petrausch-modellbau.de/

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Thanks Carlos,
I have found plenty of vendors in Europe , but none in the US.
Thanks again.
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Check with CARF. They're 3m stab tubes are 20mm (not sure any are 24 inches though).
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I have one from a crashed Extra 330 but it's only 12 inches.
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You can get any size metric tubes in the US from Parker Steel. There is a min $ amount and you need
a dealer or your local hobby shop to purchase it for you. Google them for address/phone number.

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Thanks Johnny,
I will talk to the hobby shop tomorrow.
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Default RE: 20 mm aluminum wing tube

You can also look at the steel supply or farmer's supply shops in the area. That's where I get my tubes in 6061 or 7075 and both with a T-6 temper.

Typically, by the foot and VERY reasonable. I get mine from Great Southwest Metals in SW Houston. Many more places like Metal Mart on-line, etc.
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Great idea !
I will continue my search.
Thanks.
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What about a swimming pool broom pole? Plenty feet of aluminum for next to nothing.
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Do what I did to find an aluminum tube for my Boomerang Intro. I didn't find the right size in aluminum (2 1/8). I found 2" or 2 1/4. (The original tube was in carbon fiber but was broken in an accident).

So I got the 2" aluminum tube and got a piece of vinyl tape (black) and cutted it the same lenght of the tube and a little wider than the tube perimeter. Sat the vinyl tape in a glass table and placed the tube carefully in one of the tape sides and rolled the tube very carefully until the tape was completely adhered to the tube. No bubbles at all.

I repeated the process until I get the desired tube diameter.......

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I replaced my hotspot spar with 20mm carbon tube. It turned out to be 20.2mm carbon and wouldnt go into the wings! Ended up having to drill out the wing and fus tubes.

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Hello,

if you don't find in the us which seems unlikely, I can probably order one for you here and have it shipped to you...let me know
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