Looking for BT 100 for my clone ML. I know that back i Aug 03 there was a thread of such, but here it is 10 months later and need help. Where can I find such a critter. I only need one for right now. Anybody got a bead on one?:
In case Mr. Flis (or any other potential supplier) is reading this....Originally posted by sandman
Short of rolling your own, that is the ONLY option.
Good point. Out of curiosity -- when you do a production run on body tubes, is it really that big a minimum size?Originally posted by jflis
we've been toying around with the idea of a BT100 and/or BT101 for inventory and parts sales. Problem is *space*... where do you store thousands of BT100's?????
Hey Mike,Originally posted by kenobi65
In case Mr. Flis (or any other potential supplier) is reading this....
Would it be possible to bring out a "true" BT-100? How much demand would you need to see to make this worthwhile for you?
Just curious, because I'd like to do an SS Cassiopeia clone, and I'd rather have a BT100 for that rear ring than a BT101. I'd even buy an entire 34" tube...
Fair enough. I was worried about how much fiddling I'd have to do with the fins that hold the ring, but less than 0.2" shouldn't make that much of a diff, eh?Originally posted by Fore Check
I guess what I'm saying is: If you go with a BT101 instead of a BT100 on a Cassiopiea clone, you'll probably be the only one who ever knows the difference - unless you take yours and hold it ring-to-ring with one made with a BT100 for the only purpose of doing a size comparison.
Makes sense -- actually, I've built the Cassie once before (the original kit, back in 1980), so I can picture exactly what you're saying.Originally posted by Fore Check
You see, the fins slip over the outside of the ring, rather than the ring slipping over the fins. Also, particularly if you're like me - I tend to cut the fins a fraction larger than the templates just because of the method I use for tracing them on the balsa sheeting - you may not have to "fiddle" very much at all. In any event, the "fiddling" would entail sanding down the fins where they attach to the ring to accomodate a nice snug fit, which would be relatively easy to do.
Here's a close up of the fin attachment point to the ring on my Cassiopiea to give you a better mental picture of what I'm talking about.
No, the *minimum* size order is much smaller, but you get a better price break the higher you go in quantity.Originally posted by kenobi65
Good point. Out of curiosity -- when you do a production run on body tubes, is it really that big a minimum size?
(Half-facetiously -- you could use the BT100s to hold smaller tubes in your storage room. :-D)