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RE: Fiberglas Or Carbon Fiber Tubes?

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Posted by Walter Hamler on April 17, 2000 16:13:31 UTC

Tony,
I had an 8" f/5 many years ago that I made a fiberglass tube for, about 3/16" thick, and it wasn`t light by any means. What type of metal is your tube made from? Unless it`s a heavy steel I doubt that you will save much with fiberglass, although the thermal characteristics will be better. I`m not that knowledgable about carbon fiber materials other than they are VERY strong.

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