Red Arrow Hobbies - Review of Tube collection

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Fore Check

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I too got this tube assortment from Red Arrow and some extra centering rings, and I have mixed reviews, personally.

Great price, and everything arrived in great shape.

However, the size of the BT55 equivalent tubes are a bit "off", and so are the wound paper centering rings to center a 24mm motor tube in a BT55.

Everything else seems to be just fine.

The BT60 size tubes are perfectly sized, BTW. Maybe it was just my batch of BT55 (equivalent) tubes.

Personally, I like the tubes from Totally Tubular and/or Balsa Machining in the 34" lengths better. Probably just personal preference.

sandman

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Fore Check,

Recheck the tubes. You probably have some BT-56's in there along with the BT-55's

The 56's are a scosh bigger.

The BT-56 is a Centuri tube size and Estes uses it with all the "Ready to Fly" stuff.

That's why Dave includes it.

Last time I ordered the tube assortment I asked Dave to leave off the BT-56's (I have lots now) and substitute some BT-55's