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Old 07-26-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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looking for some inexpensive carbon fiber strips, any suggestions?

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We sell some carbon fiber strips. http://www.hobby-lobby.com/carbon_fi...ps_420_ctg.htm
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Or but not as big of a selection yet.

http://www.bmkdesigns.net/carbon-fiber/

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best and cheapest place yet!! rcplanebuilder or over at RCG

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Hobbyking:http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ass_Fiber.html

But! You have to stock up or pool your order with some friends to make up for the shipping cost. The stuff I've gotten has been decent quality.

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Hobbyking:http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ass_Fiber.html

But! You have to stock up or pool your order with some friends to make up for the shipping cost. The stuff I've gotten has been decent quality.

hate to tell ya but shipping is the big sum of $2 for any carbon order at rcplanebuilder + ya dont have to wait a jillion yrs I got mine in 3 days!

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hate to tell ya but shipping is the big sum of $2 for any carbon order at rcplanebuilder + ya dont have to wait a jillion yrs I got mine in 3 days!
Strips: .5x 3mm x 1000=$1.20 at Rcplanebuilder vs. .5x3mm x 750 mm=$1.63 for FIVE pieces at Hobbyking.

Tubes: 5mm x 3mm x 1000mm =$4.90 at Rcplanebuilder vs. 5mm x 3mm x 750mm =$1.79 at Hobbyking.

So, if you can do a large enough order to offset the shipping, and can wait a couple weeks, and can use 750mm instead of 1000mm lengths, it costs much less for carbon at HK. Some friends and I bought about $100 work of carbon fiber stuff a year ago. The shipping was around $20 but we saved at least a couple hundred bucks vs US sources.

I do buy carbon from US sources when I need wing tubes: stuff that is precision sized and wrapped, not pultruded. I pay dearly for those but that's what I needed. The question was where can you get cheap carbon strips.

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Strips: .5x 3mm x 1000=$1.20 at Rcplanebuilder vs. .5x3mm x 750 mm=$1.63 for FIVE pieces at Hobbyking.

Tubes: 5mm x 3mm x 1000mm =$4.90 at Rcplanebuilder vs. 5mm x 3mm x 750mm =$1.79 at Hobbyking.

So, if you can do a large enough order to offset the shipping, and can wait a couple weeks, and can use 750mm instead of 1000mm lengths, it costs much less for carbon at HK. Some friends and I bought about $100 work of carbon fiber stuff a year ago. The shipping was around $20 but we saved at least a couple hundred bucks vs US sources.

I do buy carbon from US sources when I need wing tubes: stuff that is precision sized and wrapped, not pultruded. I pay dearly for those but that's what I needed. The question was where can you get cheap carbon strips.

I didnt see many strips at HK mostly tubes "which Im not after, ya HK has some good prices if ya wanna wait and if ya want shorter pieces, whatever turns ya on I should mention unlike HK RCPB has great customer service! and easy is to get a hold of, that sez alot!

one time I ordered some epp and the guy threw in an extra sheet that he said flawed, Ha, I couldnt see any flaws

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