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    Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    OK Gent's.

    I have used these before but I can't find them on line. It's the nice little barbed on one end, 4-40 threaded on the other. Made of titanium. Makes a real good push-rod. You just mix up some JB weld and smear it on the barbed end and slide it into the Carbon tube. If anyone knows where you can get them, please let me know.

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    Roy, I make my own carbon fiber push rod by just using the 4-40 threaded rod and JB Welding the threaded rod into the tube. Works just fine and saves the expense of the fancy end pieces.
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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    John, I have done the same but I just really like those titanium rod ends. I have even made the things on one of my lathes but after four in a row 1/3 scale builds I'm cutting corners! Ha. Just still want them to be neat!!! Thanks John for the come-back

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends


    ORIGINAL: hooker53

    OK Gent's.

    I have used these before but I can't find them on line. It's the nice little barbed on one end, 4-40 threaded on the other. Made of titanium. Makes a real good push-rod. You just mix up some JB weld and smear it on the barbed end and slide it into the Carbon tube. If anyone knows where you can get them, please let me know.

    Thanks Roy


    Roy,

    http://www.centralhobbies.com/contro...e/pushrod.html,

    I use to you them in my pattern and IMAC planes. GREAT STUFF!

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    The power of Google....searched on carbon fiber pushrods. First hit was:

    Carbon Fiber Pushrods with Titanium Fittings available at Central Hobbies.
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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    Enjoy!

    http://www.centralhobbies.com/contro...e/pushrod3.htm

    EDIT: Wow 3 at a time.

    BTW I also wrap the end of the tube with CF tow, I have seen them split.
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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    i get them from Central Hobbies too, I've used the 4-40 all thread and JB Weld too with good results.

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    Have you thought about trying Central Hobbies?

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    Thanks guys for your help. Order is good as in!!

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    Just a FWIW,

    Have you ever tried to bend up on the JB welded 4-40 rod? The poltruded carbon rods have the carbon running lengthwise and split very easily. I preffer to find the right size K&S aluminum tubing to fit outside diameter of rod, cut a 1/4" ring and fit over rod near end and CA it to carbon for safe measure to keep from splliting.

    FWIW II

    If it is titanium you desire, you can find titanium tie rod ends for R/C cars at considerable savings and tons available online and Ebay, They even have much longer lengths than you can buy at Central. even larger sizes metric and standard even heavy duty ball links.

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends


    ORIGINAL: c/f
    m splliting.

    FWIW II

    If it is titanium you desire, you can find titanium tie rod ends for R/C cars at considerable savings and tons available online and Ebay, They even have much longer lengths than you can buy at Central. even larger sizes metric and standard even heavy duty ball links.
    Links??

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    yes I have seen them split hence my comment about wrapping them.

    "Wrap that rascal!"
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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    Here's a link to several Hangar 9 items: Titanium turnbuckles. I think these items can be ordered from Horizon Hobbies as well ... http://www.horizonhobby.com/

    And c/f's idea <cut a 1/4" ring and fit over rod near end and CA it to carbon for safe measure to keep from splliting> got my attention - what a great idea. Thanks! [8D]
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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    Jet Model Products has them. won't split out the end of your rod. 816-331-0356 Susan or Tom
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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    I dont know if anyone has mentioned Central Hobbies yet, but here you go:

    [link]http://www.centralhobbies.com/control_linkage/pushrod3.htm[/link]

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    RE: Carbon Fiber Rod Ends

    Or how about Centralhobbies.com
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