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4' PCV or fence post

Old 06-26-2003, 04:25 PM
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I bought some 4' fence post from Home Depot and am questioning whether I got the right stuff because it is real heavy.

The stuff I got is white on the outside and gray on the inside. The wall thickness is about 1/8 inch.

Has anybody used this stuff and if not what was the brand name of the stuff you did use.
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Default 4' PCV or fence post

Right stuff for what, exactly?

If you were looking for gutter pipe, then no, you got the wrong stuff.

"Fence post" != "Gutter pipe"
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Default 4' PCV or fence post

Good point - were you looking for downspout - or fence post?

If you were looking for downspout - it's not the right stuff.

If you were looking for vinyl fence post - it's the right stuff!

The 4" square stuff that you have is what I used to make the Ultra SPADStick. I used it for front section former (where the firewall screws to), and for an additional former in the rear of the fuselage. By itself it is pretty heavy - but if you use it as formers for a Coroplast fuselage it is awesome!!!

A guy named SpaceGhost made a plane with the fence post stuff - and he reported that it flew very well. Here is the link:

http://www.rccombat.com/forum_2000/t...chTerms=spugly
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Default 4' PCV or fence post

Yes I was looking for 4' fence post to use in a project similar to your new Spadstick.

I had only planed on using it as formers but it still seamed very heavy.

I have since drilled lots of lightning holes in a piece and it seems a lot lighter.
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Default 4' PCV or fence post

Yep its very heavy. I think it weights about 1.25 pounds a foot so its heavy! My big spad came out at 16.25 lbs and it flys great with the 45 homey. I used the post as formers in a coro fuse.

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