For durability, a two layer tube with kevlar over glass is best. Glass over anything is more durable than anything without it.Originally posted by bachsta
what is a better body tube to go woth for durability a quantum airframe form pml or a fiberglassed phenolic body tube?
It's the glass plus epoxy that makes it stronger. Epoxy holds stuff together real well. The more surface glued, the more bond you get. The glass weave or matte provides an enormous amount of surface area, in the form of lots of fibers close together, but with enough space between them for epoxy to flow, so that all the epoxy gets to hold to something. Having this in contact with a surface means having the epoxy glue every bit of the surafce to every other bit into a solid mass. Glass+epoxy on the otuside also makes it much more resistant to impacts and abrasion.Originally posted by bachsta
ok just wondering because pml say you can squeeze drop or throw a quantom airframe on the ground and it wont break or crease like paper and phenolic. also what is the strongest body tube material when fiberglassed? and why does fiberglass make things so much stronger?