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  1. #1
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    relative cardboard tube strength

    I have an Estes Leviathan and a LOC Nuke Pro Max. The difference between the tubes is ridiculous, Estes feels like a toilet paper roll while I think I could hit the LOC tube with a golf club.

    I recently ordered a Madcow DX3, plain paper 2.6 inch version. What should I be expecting for the strength of the main airframe? Hopefully closer to LOC than Estes!

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  2. #2
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    yes.....

    On another note, that rocket with an I55 Mellow gives a really nice flight.

    Last edited by Titan II; 11th January 2017 at 05:32 PM.

  3. #3
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    Madcow tubing is definitely more along the lines of LOC instead of Estes. My LOC IV hung in a tree for almost a month and went thru several severe thunderstorms. It needed to completely dry, and the top of the booster needed trimmed about a half inch. That's it. My first Leviathan hung in a tree for 24 hours and went thru a drizzle and less than 1/4" of snow and it was absolutely destroyed.
    NAR# 100470
    L1- 10/18/15 LOC IV CTI H163
    L2- 4/16/16 Madcow PAC-3 CTI J285

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    The 4" Patriot Madcow paper tubes are pretty tough. vv

    Not sure if the 2.6" are the same thickness.
    "I'm at least 70% confident about whatever I say (90% of the time)"- college me

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