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Carbon wing tube and sleeve

Posted: December 1st, 2018, 9:21 pm
by Dave Osborne
Does anyone know where to buy a carbon wing tube and matched sleeve in the UK? I want one around 35 - 40mm diameter but I cannot find a UK supplier on the web. Plenty of aluminium and phenolic ones but not carbon. I could make my own outer but would rather buy one.

cheers Dave.

Re: Carbon wing tube and sleeve

Posted: December 1st, 2018, 10:07 pm
by Ken Roddham
I've used this company in the past for carbon fibre sheet and had good service.
http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/cure ... e-products

They should be able to assist with wing tube material.
Ken

Re: Carbon wing tube and sleeve

Posted: December 2nd, 2018, 11:44 am
by Dave Osborne
Thanks Ken.
I know Easy Composites well. They do plenty of suitable carbon tube for the actual joiner. Its the outer tube thats the problem. It only needs to be a thin walled fibreglass material. The carbon tubes from Easy composites will nest OK, but using another carbon tube for the outer is overkill. As I said I can make one but would rather buy one. There are plenty of sources in the US but the postage to the Uk is prohibitive.

Cheers Dave.

Re: Carbon wing tube and sleeve

Posted: December 2nd, 2018, 2:19 pm
by Steve Mansell
Dave,
https://www.carbonfibreprofiles.com/ind ... gs7f21htg3

I haven't used these people yet, but will be soon for my next build.
Cheers
Steve

Re: Carbon wing tube and sleeve

Posted: December 2nd, 2018, 6:30 pm
by Nigel Cox
https://www.bucks-composites.com/ but they only do CF tubes

Re: Carbon wing tube and sleeve

Posted: December 3rd, 2018, 9:09 pm
by Dave Wilshere
Iain at IAD is your man. does exactly what you are asking for

Dave W