[amsat-bb] Re: Fibreglass tube for G5500?
howard at howardlong.com
Tue Aug 23 00:24:38 PDT 2011
Haydon Communications stock (or at least did stock) various diameters/lengths.
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On 23 Aug 2011, at 08:03, Chris Bloy <chris at photofuture.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thank you all very much for your input and as expected the aluminium pole isn't an option, so I am going down the route of fibreglass tube with wood insert.
> Just need to source a UK company that can supply the tubing! I have contacted Engineering Composites and will await a price!
> All the best!
> Chris - M0DQO
> FUNcube Educational Outreach :)
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> On 22 Aug 2011, at 16:28, "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET> wrote:
>> As has been pointed out, an aluminum liner won't work. I have a fiberglass
>> tube, and found a solid wood rod at a local building supply store. It is a
>> perfect friction fit. I cut it about 2 inches shorter than the tube,
>> leaving about an inch space at each end. I stood it on end, and filled one
>> end with RTV. After it hardened, I swapped ends and sealed the other end.
>> It has been in use for almost 15 years with no failures or leakages.
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