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Old 12-22-2009, 06:45 PM
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Anyone know some place in my area I can buy square pvc gutter (smooth sided 2 1/2" or 3")? Every where I've looked only has the fluted rectangular type.
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Tru Value and Ace hardware have been my sources here. Also, there is a "Do it Yourself "???? hardware chain whose members are often found stocking the material. Rich
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Hi hugger-4641 and others.
I have 4 different SPADS and none use the square PVC downspouts. J3-Cub, Canard, Twin Tail, and Biplane, all using OS46FX or AX engines. I use 1" aluminum square tubing and/or 3/4" aluminum angle from Loew's.
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Thanks for the response guys! I hadn't thought of aluminum, I'll definitely try that on my next one. But for now I'd like to build a something similar to my Demon, exept with a longer tail and wingspan. The one I'm flying now has as 32" fuse and 48" wingspan and I think it was actually built with combat flying in mind. I think I'd like to try the same design and air foil, but maybe a 60" wingspan and 50" fuse. Looking for just a little more pitch stability and doing pattern type flying with it.

Thanks for the Ace hardware suggestion. I think there is still an Ace hardware in Jackson, the Ace and Tru Value here in McKenzie closed a few years ago. But you lost me on the "Do It Yourself" hardware, not sure what that is.
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Try this...they may, or may not...have a franchise/branch/location in your area. Rich

http://doitbest.com/
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Hey thanks! Two locations within 20 minutes, I'm sure if they don't have it in stock, one of them can probably order it for me.
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Hey Hugger, I looked all over the place here and finally found two pieces left at an out of the way Ace Hardware and paid $9 and change a piece for them..... then I just *happened* to wander into a Marvin's Building Materials about 3 blocks from our flying field and they stock the entire line of the white PVC gutter system including the 2 1/2" downspout.  They had about 20 pieces in the bin for $6 and something.  [:'(]  You might check and see if there's one in your area if the others don't work out:  http://www.marvinsbuildingmaterials.com/


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If you have an Agway near by they can order it
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