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kbfrazier

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Hello,

I'm wanting to produce a kit, but I'm having difficulty finding a vendor to cut and slot tubes for me.

Does anyone have any contacts to do such cutting?

Thanks in advance?

Keith Frazier
 

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Do you mean one kit or multiple kits to sell?

I know that Binder Design and PML both do custom slotting, I believe others do as well.
 

kbfrazier

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Right Now 1 kit using the BMS T204-34 (2.042 OD X 2.00 ID X 34.0 Long)

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Dave A

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Kit that small I would cut slots with a dremel and a cutting disc.
 

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Balsa Machining Service can cut the slots for you. Or at least they used to.
 

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NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!

I know. It's a Black Brant III. Just wanting to try a simple kit before I go all out with a more complex kit.

Keith
 

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I think the question need to be asked: the term "kit" usually refers to a collection, a bag of parts. Are you planning to "kit" this up for resell? a gift? a sample? For someone else to build?

Or, are you 'kitting' it up for yourself to build; essentially doing a 'scratch build'? If so, cutting & slotting the tubes yourself should be half the fun! A lot of us do it, and a few kits did have you slot tubes for fins. I believe it's a skill that's expected at some point in the hobby!
 

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I would like to do a sample kit run. Lets say 50 kits for resell.

I would like to be on the quality of North Coast Rocketry or Estes Pro Series for the all the component parts.

Thanks,

Keith Frazier
 

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Then speak to your expected tube supplier. They can (and should) add this in as a 'value added service' for the tubes you buy. You may want to seek out the supplier's supplier.. For the qtys you're after, and the customizations as well..
 
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