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6" Dia. Blue Tube Airframes- Anyone Know ETA of "Back in Stock"?

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jmmome

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Didn't know if anyone else has any intel. Didn't want to keep bugging Dave at ARR.

I'm 100% sold on Blue Tube for price/durability ratio for my 6" dia. projects, and I'd like to stick with it for my Mercury Redstone & Honest John projects.

Started using Blue Tube in 2009 when Randy Emja owned the then-FL based company, and we both belonged to Tampa Tripoli. Launches twelve months a year back then on a huge cattle farm...........sigh.......... OH resident now.

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I have the same question... I have upcoming need for 6", 4", 3", and 2.1". None of those sizes are available. I sent Dave a message and will report if/when I hear back.
 

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I didn't get a good feeling when I asked last fall.
 

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I received the same message from Dave.

I reached out to the company that manufactures the Blue Tube for Dave, but no response so far. To be fair, I only sent the message to the manufacturer two days ago.
 

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Let us know if you hear anything.

I have a feeling Dave's order is just lower priority than some other ones.
 

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I'm hoping to buy some 6" blue tube too. In case it takes along time to come in, what does everyone think about PML's 6" phenolic? (I'd likely put a glass or CF sock over it for added strength.)
 

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I'm hoping to buy some 6" blue tube too. In case it takes along time to come in, what does everyone think about PML's 6" phenolic? (I'd likely put a glass or CF sock over it for added strength.)
PML phenolic is fine, but you definitely want to use that sock. I've had quite a few bad experiences with it shattering. Pretty much why I want blue tube - it doesn't shatter like phenolic, it isn't hugely expensive like fiberglass, and it's ready to use and requires no fiberglassing.
 

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Fiberglassing phenolic is my fallback position. I don't like to fiberglass, and I'm not very good at it, so Blue Tube has always been the best choice for me.
 
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