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« on: October 29, 2011, 11:37 AM »

I've usually just used yo-yo stoppers, but with my recent project (P2) I would like to place rollbars as the plan calls for.

What are those of you in the states using for your rollbar material?  I'm specifically looking for white, spiral wound 3mm glass fiber, but can't get good pictures at my usual supply places to see if what they stock is the right stuff.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 04:30 PM »

I'm specifically looking for white, spiral wound 3mm glass fiber, but can't get good pictures at my usual supply places to see if what they stock is the right stuff.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.


I would prefer the black ones. Both spiral wound, but they have a smoother surface

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 06:34 PM »

Here is the roll bar on the Trident:
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 12:03 PM »

I appreciate the pictures of the material, but, I believe Sugarbaker was looking for a source for these rods.
The only reason I'm posting this is that I too have a need for these as I'm starting the P2 build for my wife's Christmas Kite. I have not been able to locate these from the usual sources.
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 01:23 PM »

I have not been able to locate these from the usual sources.

Buying a Trident for the roll bars can be a little pricy.   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 02:12 PM »

sugarbaker: how long do they need to be?
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 02:27 PM »

sugarbaker: how long do they need to be?


According to the P2 plans, 43cm (X2).
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 02:37 PM »

If you can't get it through kite suppliers have you tried RC model shops? They usually stock glassfibre and carbon in small diameters and I have bought both there before. Last time I fitted rollbars I used carbon rod which seemed to work OK.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 03:08 PM »

I ended up getting some 48" lengths of 3mm fiber rods from my usual place (in black).  They don't appear to be spiral wound, but they are plenty flexible enough to get the job done and will look fine.  They just don't have the same spiral texture as some that I have seen.  I'm all set though. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 04:22 PM »

If that does not work let me know..pretty certain what i have is long enough for you!
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 12:59 AM »

    Hi Sugarbaker
                          I use 2mm fibreglass rod for the roll bars and it works a treat. Not to heavy and a nice amount of flex. You may have to use vinyl end caps to get it to sit in the fittings snuggly. Cheap as well.
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