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Title: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: DWayne on November 12, 2009, 01:04 PM
Anyone know what diameter Aerostuff ferrules are?
Or why they cost $25 each?


Denny


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: Francois on November 12, 2009, 01:09 PM
BTW R-Sky has stop importing Aerostuff products and this option is no more avai. on their kites.


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: fworley on November 12, 2009, 01:23 PM
BTW R-Sky has stop importing Aerostuff products and this option is no more avai. on their kites.
Hes not using it on their kites.

-Frazer


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: mikenchico on November 12, 2009, 01:26 PM
Aren't they tapered since the rods themselves start their taper right at the cut?

Or is that the Icones?



Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: Will Sturdy on November 12, 2009, 01:37 PM
You can put a sleeve of either P100 or P200 (I can't remember which) over a normal .24 ferrule and it works fine. Maybe not ideal, but it makes using AS spars more affordable (Even if I was to spend $200 on spars for a kite, the extra $75 just for ferrules would really hurt  :o)


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: RonG on November 12, 2009, 01:46 PM
You can put a sleeve of either P100 or P200 (I can't remember which) over a normal .24 ferrule and it works fine.

+1

Has worked perfectly for me for years now.


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: JimB on November 12, 2009, 01:55 PM
P100 or P200?


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: DWayne on November 12, 2009, 02:42 PM
Thanks guys.
Do blue & gold rods both use the same size ferrule?

Denny


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: RonG on November 12, 2009, 03:11 PM
P100 or P200?

Either.  Only difference is how long a sleeve you'll need. Since the P200 has a marginally thicker wall, you'll need less of it till it "seats" inside the rod.

I adopted this method after breaking my first couple of Aerostuff rods at the ferrule.  I can honestly say that I haven't broken one since (we're talking 3-4 years of hard flying).


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: JimB on November 12, 2009, 09:27 PM
Ah. Thanks.


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: chilese on November 12, 2009, 11:05 PM
Ron, I don't think you need to tell anyone that your flying is hard flying. ;) 8)


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: 711jrp on November 13, 2009, 01:44 AM
The As blue uses a smaller diameter than the gold.If you use the Pxxx method, P100 works a bit better in the blues.I use the pxxx for the same reason as Ron and bond it into the AS.


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: RonG on November 13, 2009, 05:33 AM
Ron, I don't think you need to tell anyone that your flying is hard flying. ;) 8)

Yeah.  On the gas or on the brake, or so I've heard.


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: DWayne on November 13, 2009, 06:08 AM
The As blue uses a smaller diameter than the gold.If you use the Pxxx method, P100 works a bit better in the blues.I use the pxxx for the same reason as Ron and bond it into the AS.

Thanks Pete.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: Francois on November 13, 2009, 10:39 AM
BTW R-Sky has stop importing Aerostuff products and this option is no more avai. on their kites.
Hes not using it on their kites.

-Frazer
sometime yes, I flew one...


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: DWayne on November 13, 2009, 11:04 AM
BTW R-Sky has stop importing Aerostuff products and this option is no more avai. on their kites.
Hes not using it on their kites.

-Frazer

sometime yes, I flew one...

Frazier is right. I'm not using it on any R-Sky kite.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: thief on November 13, 2009, 11:21 AM
it says right on their homepage in the news blurbs that as of October 2009 they are no longer using...that is not saying anything about he kites previously made that had them......


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: DWayne on November 13, 2009, 11:29 AM
I'm not sure why R-Sky got introduced into this conversation. They have nothing to do with it. I was asking about Aerostuff ferrules. I want to put Aerostuff spreaders on my Cosmic TC and was hoping there was an alternative to the $25 Aerostuff ferrules.

Denny


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: zippy8 on November 13, 2009, 09:33 PM
I'm not sure why R-Sky got introduced into this conversation.

'Cos we'll talk about anything and the initial topic is just a starting point for our little conversations.  :-\

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I want to put Aerostuff spreaders on my Cosmic TC and was hoping there was an alternative to the $25 Aerostuff ferrules.

There are alternatives but do remember that legend has it that Aerostuff ferrules, like the spars, are indestructible.

Oh...  ???

(http://www.elisanet.fi/mike.emery/kites/FerruleSnapTwo.JPG)

Given that it is quite cool that these hollow ferrules are tapered and do indeed fit snugly and neatly together.

(http://www.elisanet.fi/mike.emery/The%20most%20onanistic%20kite%20photo%20of%20all%20time.jpg)

Of course, whether or not this is worth $25 to you or indeed to anyone is another matter.

Mike.


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: ko on November 14, 2009, 09:17 AM
from personal experience i would highly NOT recommend using silver


Title: Re: Aerostuff Ferrules
Post by: toryu on November 14, 2009, 03:49 PM
Hi,
the original Kitehouse Cosmic TC AS comes with Gold as lower spreaders.
I, personally, would try some Nitros instead ...

But, send Christian Stahl an email and ask him, it's his kite, so he knows best. 

Jens