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Re: Cross booms: Fiberglass vs. Acrylic Rod?



There is always steel!  (No I don't want to repeat the debate, but as the
data shows it works well)

73,
Joe
ka0yos@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: <rdwelch@swbell.net>
To: <KB7ADO@aol.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Cross booms: Fiberglass vs. Acrylic Rod?


> Try checking at local High Schools for broken vaulting poles.
>
> KB7ADO@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > I'm looking into getting a solid rod vs. the hollow 1.5 in x 5 ft KLM
type
> > that I have now for my cross boom.  One outfit called E-Com Plastics
> > (www.ridoutplastics.com/acprofrodtub.html) has both extruded and cast
acrylic
> > rod available in lengths up to 6 ft.  The extruded rod is several
dollars per
> > ft less than the cast rod.
> >
> > My questions are:
> > * would an acrylic rod be better or worse than fiberglass, and which
should I
> > consider, the extruded or cast rod?
> > * what are other sources for the solid fiberglass rods besides Max-Gain
> > Systems in GA?
> >
> > Because Max-Gain's solid fiberglass rods are only available in 8 ft
lengths,
> > UPS would charge the 30 lb. rate for shipping, which means I'm looking
at a
> > minimum of $89 for one 8ft x 1.5" rod.
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Bob, KB7ADO
> >
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> --
> 73, Roy
>
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