I have some clear 2.6" tubing that I used to make a payload bay for my Initiator, and by some I mean 3 ft, lol. As far as I can tell, it's extruded acrylic. I have some electroluminescent wire hanging around, and that got me thinking- see-through EL wire night flier! But, I have some doubts about it. First and foremost, it's acrylic, a material notorious for lack of impact strength, and while it's probably good for payload sections, I'm not sure how it might stand up to a core sample or a hard knock to the fins. Would some clear polycarbonate fins/centering rings hold up to the shock for the tube?
Also, I'd like to know my options for directing the hot ejection gases away from the EL wire inside. I wanna use a baffle, but I can't seem to find any for 29mm MMTs. What do you guys think?