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    BT quality

    Is any one (or more) brand(s) of body tubes better than others, especially concerning spiral seems that need filling? This question is about standard BT size/type tubes. I know sometimes a given tube in a kit can be virtually seamless, and not need any touchup. Others definitely need help. So, I was just wondering about this since there are so many vendors out there. Thanks


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    Public Missiles has Quantum tubing with no seams. Very smooth. In small sizes even okay for mach flights (per them). They also sell pre-glassed phenolic. For a small charge they do slotting for fins as well.
    Check them out here.


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    Thanks John, anyone else?

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    If you want seamless then Wildman Rocketry or Madcow have tons of fiberglass options. If your airframe is 3" or 4" in dia. another choice is canvas phenolic from MAC Performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixontj93060 View Post
    If you want seamless then Wildman Rocketry or Madcow have tons of fiberglass options. If your airframe is 3" or 4" in dia. another choice is canvas phenolic from MAC Performance.

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    MAC has 54mm / 2.1in, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbarr View Post
    MAC has 54mm / 2.1in, also.
    Oh, you right, my bad.

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