HI-TECH MATERIALS

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Hi-Tech Materials FAQS

NOTE NEW ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR LONG PARCELS.
If requested I can cut the ordered material into lengths that when packed will save incurring the additional postal charges.

GLASS FIBRE CLOTH

20 gms per sq. metre (0.60 oz per sq. yard) 38" wide

£7.50 per metre plus post

25 gms per sq. metre (0.75 oz per sq. yard) 38" wide

£4.50 per metre plus post

48 gms per sq. metre (1.50 oz per sq. yard) 38" wide

£5.00 per metre plus post

70 gms per sq. metre (2.00 oz per sq. yard) 38" wide

£6.00 per metre plus post

108 gms per sq. metre (3.20 oz per sq. yard) 38" wide

£7.00 per metre plus post

KEVLAR CLOTH

36 gms per sq. metre (1.05 oz per sq. yard) 1.0 metre wide

£25.00 per sq. metre plus post

60 gms per sq. metre (1.76 oz per sq. yard) 1.0 metre wide

£38.00 per sq. metre plus post

93 gms per sq. metre (2.74 oz per sq. yard) 1.0 metre wide (Russian material)

£20.00 per sq. metre plus post

CARBON/KEVLAR - MIXED CLOTH

66 gms per sq. metre (1.94 oz per sq. yard) 1.0 metre wide

£45.00 per sq. metre plus post

Ideal for 'D' boxes - best of both materials in your structures - carbon and Kevlar fibres balanced in both weft and warp of the cloth.

CARBON FIBRE CLOTH

93 gms per sq. metre (2.74 oz per sq. yard) 1.0 metre wide (Lightest available, very fine weave)

£60.00 per sq. metre plus post

All glass, carbon and Kevlar cloth is plain weave.

In order to avoid wastage the 93 gsm Carbon, 36gsm and 60 gsm Kevlar cloth and mixed cloth are supplied cut at 45°. Please remember that when making your layout for material requirements that cutting to 45° reduces the width of the cloth when measured across the diagonal!

All glass and 93gsm Kevlar are cut at 90°

Prices per metre, pro rata for other lengths, as much or as little as you require!

Off cuts from the initial trimming of a new roll produce 45°, triangle shaped pieces - carbon £15, Kevlar £4, mixed £7 subject to availability, please check before ordering.

All glass, carbon and Kevlar cloth is plain weave.

CARBON FIBRE TISSUE

Looks just like medium weight tissue. Click here to download a PDF format file for material specfication.

20 gms per sq. metre (0.60 oz per sq. yard). Approximately 0.005" think. Consists of 1" pan. based carbon fibre 1 metre wide

£9.00 per metre plus post.

 

Very strong when applied with dope or resin. Use instead of lightweight glass cloth.

FLAT CARBON FIBRE TOW

0.8095 gms per metre, (12,000 filaments per tow) infinite length!

£0.10 per metre plus post

0.0700 gms per metre (1,000 filaments per tow) infinite length!

£0.05 per metre plus post

KEVLAR TOW

0.33gms per metre, (3,000 denier 1,333 filaments per tow) infinite length!

£0.07 per metre plus post

RUSSIAN UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON CLOTH

0.08 mm and 0.12 mm thick, width 210 mm

£10.00 per metre plus post.

Ideal for making your own unidirectional laminations either on its own or onto spruce, balsa or foam.

CARBON FIBRE "SOCK"

 

Dia mm

from - to

Width mm

from - to

@ 45° dia mm

 

SC1014

0.9 -5.0

3.0 - 15.0

1.5

£2.00 per metre plus post.

SC1020

1.5 - 7.5

4.0 - 24.0

2.5

£2.50 per metre plus post.

SC1032

3.0 - 13.0

8.0 - 40.0

10.1

£3.00 per metre plus post.

SC1045

5.0 - 18.0

15.0 - 55.0

15.0

£4.50 per metre plus post.

Woven tube of carbon filaments impregnate with resin to lay up as tubes or to bind spars and webs together.

RUSSIAN CARBON FIBRE "NET" TAPE

Carbon fibre open weave net 60mm wide, 0.1 gm per metre, opens to form a "Fish net" tape for reinforcement of sheeted areas and prop blades - £5.00 per metre, plus postage.

SURMANCO TUFKUT SCISSORS

KEVLAR is an extremely difficult material to cut without the proper equipment. These scissors are designed to cut difficult materials and are ideal for cutting Kevlar. To cut Kevlar the material should be held taut and the cutters operated smoothly and slowly. They can be used for other tough materials and will nibble their way through a 2p piece! Cost £5.75 plus post.

KEVLAR THREAD (0.15mm Diameter)

50 metre card £4.50 per card plus postage
200 metre card £10.00 per card plus postage

PULTRUDED GLASS FIBRE ROD

3.0 mm dia x 1 metre

£0.60 per metre plus post

Ideal for reinforcing leading edges of wings, etc. Also use to make small brushes! Burn the end to melt the epoxy out, the remaining glass makes a very good disposable brush for epoxy.

PULTRUDED SECTIONS by MAARTEN VANDIJK

Maarten is developing the production of special pultruded sections of carbon fibre, sizes available:-

Trailing edge

Trailing edge section

1.6 mm x 0.6 mm to 0.4 mm x 1000 mm

£3.50 per piece plus post

Trailing edge section

3.0mm x 0.7 mm to 0.5 mm x 1000 mm

£4.00 per piece plus post

Trailing edge section

3.8 mm x 0.85 mm to 0.6 mm x 1000 mm

£4.50 per piece plus post

The trailing edge is a trapezoidal section.

Spars - Flat strip

Spars

7.00 mm x 0.30 mm x 1000 mm

£3.00 per piece plus post

Spars

1.00 mm x 0.40 mm x 1000 mm

£2.00 per piece plus post

Spars

2.00 mm x 0.40 mm x 1000 mm

£2.20 per piece plus post

Spars

3.00 mm x 0.40 mm x 1000 mm

£2.30 per piece plus post

Spars

3.00 mm x 0.60 mm x 1000 mm

£2.40 per piece plus post

Spars

4.00 mm x 0.60 mm x 1000 mm

£2.50 per piece plus post

Spars

2.00 mm x 0.80 mm x 1000 mm

£2.50 per piece plus post

Spars

3.00 mm x 0.80 mm x 1000 mm

£3.00 per piece plus post

Spars

6.00 mm x 0.80 mm x 1000 mm

£4.00 per piece plus post

Spars

8.00 mm x 0.80 mm x 1000 mm

£4.00 per piece plus post

Spars

4.00 mm x 1.10 mm x 1000 mm

£4.00 per piece plus post

Cap strips 

Capstrips

3.00 mm x 0.13 mm 10 x 1 metre lengths

£16.00 per pack plus post

Capstrips

2.00 mm x 0.13 mm 10 x 1 metre lengths

£16.00 per pack plus post

Capstrips

1.50 mm x 0.12 mm 10 x 1 metre lengths

£16.00 per pack plus post

Capstrips

1.00 mm x 0.12 mm 10 x 1 metre lengths

£16.00 per pack plus post

Half round

Half round

0.7 mm half round x 1 metre

£2.00 per metre plus post

Half round

1.0 mm half round x 1 metre

£2.00 per metre plus post

Half round

1.5 mm half round x 1 metre

£3.00 per metre plus post

Half round

2.0 mm half round x 1 metre

£3.00 per metre plus post

Half round

2.5 mm half round x 1 metre

£3.00 per metre plus post

The size is the radius.

Use for wing leading edges, to cap traditional materials or fill a "D" box shell.

Rod

0.25 mm dia x 1 metre

£2.00 per metre plus post

0.5 mm dia x 1 metre

£2.50 per metre plus post

0.75 mm dia x 1 metre

£2.50 per metre plus post

1.0 mm dia x 1 metre

£3.00 per metre plus post

1.5 mm dia x 1 metre

£2.00 per metre plus post

2.0 mm dia x 1 metre

£3.00 per metre plus post

2.5 mm dia x 1 metre

£3.50 per metre plus post

3.0 mm dia x 1 metre

£5.00 per metre plus post

0.125" dia x 1 metre

£5.00 per metre plus post

4.0 mm dia x 1 metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

5.0 mm dia x 1 metre

£7.00 per metre plus post

Use for wing leading edges (0.25 mm - 1.5 mm) and wing joiners (F1B - 3.0 mm, 0.125" & 4.0mm. F1A & F1C 0.25")

Micro Round Tubes

Micro tubes

0.7 mm OD 0.27 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

1.0 mm OD 0.50 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

1.5 mm OD 0.70 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

2.0 mm OD 1.00 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

2.5 mm OD 1.50 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

3.0 mm OD 2.00 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

4.0 mm OD 3.00 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

4.0 mm OD 2.50 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

5.0 mm OD 4.00 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

5.0 mm OD 3.00 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

6.0 mm OD 5.00 mm ID x 1metre

£8.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

6.0 mm OD 4.00 mm ID x 1metre

£8.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

7.0 mm OD 5.00 mm ID x 1metre

£8.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

8.0 mm OD 7.00 mm ID x 1metre

£10.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

8.0 mm OD 6.00 mm ID x 1metre

£10.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

10.0 mm OD 8.00 mm ID x 1metre

£10.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

12.0 mm OD 10.00 mm ID x 1metre

£10.00 per metre plus post

Micro Square Tubes

Micro tubes

4.0mm OD 2.50 mm ID x 1metre

£4.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

6.0 mm OD 4.00 mm ID x 1metre

£5.00 per metre plus post

Micro tubes

8.0 mm OD 6.00 mm ID x 1metre

£6.00 per metre plus post

Note that where ID and OD sizes are the same the tubes will telescope. See here for image

Sheet

Sheet

20.00 mm x 0.50 mm thick x 1metre

£6.00 per metre plus post

Sheet

40.00 mm x 0.50 mm thick x 1metre

£10.00 per metre plus post


Click here to go direct to the Maarten Vandijk web page for manufacturing details.

PULTRUDED CARBON FIBRE TUBE

0.125" (3.18mm) OD x 0.070" (1.78mm) ID x 36" (915mm)

£3.00 each plus post

0.196" (4.98mm) OD x 0.120" (3.00mm) ID x 36" (915mm)

£3.00 each plus post

Can be used as spars, push rods and rubber motor pegs.

UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBRE MATERIAL

Finished carbon sheet for spars and other structural components.

36" (910 mm) long 3.75" (95 mm) wide 0.003" (0.07 mm) thick

£24.00 per sheet plus post

36" (910 mm) long 4" (100 mm) wide 0.005" (0.13 mm) thick

£12.00 per sheet plus post

36" (910 mm) long 6" (150 mm) wide 0.007" (0.18 mm) thick

£18.00 per sheet plus post

36" (910 mm) long 3" (150 mm) wide 0.007" (0.18 mm) thick

£10.00 per sheet plus post

48" (1220 mm) long 6" (150 mm) wide 0.007" (0.18 mm) thick

£21.00 per sheet plus post

36" (910 mm) long 3" (75 mm) wide 0.014" (0.36 mm) thick

£12.00 per sheet plus post

48" (1220 mm) long 3" (75 mm) wide 0.014" (0.36 mm) thick

£15.00 per sheet plus post

36" (910 mm) long 3" (75 mm) wide 0.021" (0.54 mm) thick

£20.00 per sheet plus post

48" (1220 mm) long 3" (75 mm) wide 0.021" (0.54 mm) thick

£24.00 per sheet plus post

36" (910 mm) long 3" (75 mm) wide 0.030" (0.76 mm) thick

£25.00 per sheet plus post

48" (1200 mm) long 3" (75 mm) wide 0.030" (0.76 mm) thick

£30.00 per sheet plus post

36" (910 mm) long 3" (75 mm) wide 0.042"(1.06 mm) thick

£30.00 per sheet plus post

48" (1200 mm) long 3" (75 mm) wide 0.042" (1.06 mm) thick

£45.00 per sheet plus post

28" (710 mm) long 3" (75 mm) wide 0.030" - 0.014" thick (0.76 mm - 0.36 mm)

£15.00 per sheet plus post

Some suggested uses: Sheets 1, 2 & 3 capstrips Sheets 4 - 11 spars Sheets 5, 6, 7 trailing edge

The sheet can be cut with a diamond saw and used without recourse to any further finishing. Alternatively cut with heavy duty knife. Fix with with either epoxy or cyano.

UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBRE MATERIAL CUT TO SIZE

There is a move towards purchasing pre-cut carbon spars rather than using sheet stock to cut ones requirements. The range of spars available has been revised and presented in a more logical format, the sizes provided should satisfy most needs. The spars are cut on a diamond saw so can be used straight away without recourse to any further finishing. Cap strips are excluded as these are easily and best cut with a knife from sheet by the user.

Tapered spars

1.

16" (405 mm) long 0.08" (2 mm) taper to 0.04" (1 mm) 0.007" (0.18 mm) thick

£0.50 each plus post

2.

24" (610 mm) long 0.20" (5 mm) taper to 0.08" (2 mm) 0.014" (0.36 mm) thick,

£1.25 each plus post

3.

24" (610 mm) long 0.20" (5 mm) taper to 0.08" (2 mm) 0.021" (0.54 mm) thick,

£1.50 each plus post

4.

36" (910 mm) long 0.20" (5 mm) taper to 0.08" (2 mm) 0.014" (0.36 mm) thick,

£1.75 each plus post

5.

36" (910 mm) long 0.20" (5 mm) taper to 0.08" (2 mm) 0.021" (0.54 mm) thick,

£2.00 each plus post

6.

36" (910 mm) long 0.54" (10 mm) taper to 0.18" (4 mm) 0.042" (0.54 mm) thick,

£5.00 each plus post

7.

36" (910 mm) long 0.48" (12 mm) taper to 0.18" (4 mm) 0.030" (0.76 mm) thick,

£4.75 each plus post

8.

36" (910 mm) long 0.48" (12 mm) taper to 0.18" (4 mm) 0.042" (1.06 mm) thick,

£5.50 each plus post

19.

12" (305 mm) long 0.25" (6 mm) taper to 0.08" (2 mm) 0.007" (0.18 mm) thick,

£1.00 each plus post

20.

24" (610 mm) long 0.12" (3 mm) taper to 0.06" (1.5 mm) 0.014" (0.36 mm) thick,

£1.25 each plus post

21.

24" (610 mm) long 0.12" (3 mm) taper to 0.06" (1.5 mm) 0.021" (0.54 mm) thick,

£1.75 each plus post

25.

18" (457 mm) long 0.75" (19 mm) taper to 0.20" (5 mm) 1.007 (0.18 mm) thick

£1.25 each plus post

26.

36" (910 mm) long 0.48" (10 mm) taper to 0.18" (4 mm) 0.042" (1.06 mm) thick,

£5.50 each plus post

27. 36" (910 mm) long 0.48" (10 mm) taper to 0.18" (4 mm) 0.030" (.0.76 mm) thick, £5.50 each plus post

Trailing edge

9.

24" (610 mm) long 0.10" (2.5 mm) 0.021" (0.54 mm) thick,

£1.50 each plus post

10.

24" (610 mm) long 0.14" (3.5 mm) 0.030" (0.76 mm) thick,

£1.75 each plus post

11.

36" (910 mm) long 0.10" (2.5 mm) 0.030" (0.76 mm) thick,

£1.75 each plus post

12.

36" (910 mm) long 0.14" (3.5 mm) 0.030" (0.76 mm) thick,

£2.50 each plus post

17.

24" (610 mm) long 0.10" (2.5 mm) 0.030" (0.76 mm) thick,

£1.75 each plus post

Spars

13.

24" (610 mm) long 0.06" (1.5 mm) 0.014" (0.36 mm) thick,

£1.75 each plus post

14.

24" (610 mm) long 0.10" (2.5 mm) 0.014" (0.36 mm) thick,

£1.25 each plus post

15.

28" (710 mm) long 0.12" (3.0 mm) 0.030" taper to 0.014" thick (0.76 mm to 0.36 mm),

£1.50 each plus post

16.

28" (710 mm) long 0.20" (5.0 mm) 0.030" taper to 0.014" thick (0.76 mm to 0.36 mm),

£2.50 each plus post

18.

24" (610 mm) long 0.06" (1.5 mm) 0.021" (0.54 mm) thick,

£1.25 each plus post

Strips

22.

Strips for strengthening/reinforcement 270mm x 7 mm x 1.0 mm thick

£1.00 each plus post

 

Off-cuts from cutting process, please check availability before ordering

 

Small

50p each plus post

 

Large

£1.00 each plus post

Mix and match your own preferences -just let me know what combinations and sets you want. For complete flying surface package suggestions see custom kits page.

Some suggested uses:

Spar 1 - F1B, F1H, tip, F1G

Spar 2, 3, 20, 21 - F1B, F1H, F1J. centre panels & F1A tips

Spar 4, 5, 6 - F1B and F1H wing.

Spar 7, 8, - F1A and F1C centre panels.

Trailing edge 9, 11, 17 - F1B, F1H, F1J, F1C tail

Trailing edge 10, 12 - F1A, F1C

Spar 13, 14 - F1A, F1B, F1C, F1H, F1J tails, F1G wings

Spar 15, 16 - F1B, F1H, F1J

PULTRUDED MATERIAL AND SHEET IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN FULL LENGTHS

TUBULAR CARBON SPARS

The spars are produced from uni-directional cloth.

Tail spars

3.2mm dia x 400mm long

 0.8grams

£8.00 each plus post

Tail spars

3.2mm dia x 800mm long

 1.6grams

£14.00 each plus post

Tail spars

4.0mm dia x 450mm long

2.0 grams

£8.00 each plus post

Tail spars

4.0mm dia x 800mm long

 

£10.00 each plus post

Tail spars

4.5mm dia x 550mm long

2.5 grams

£8.00 each plus post

Tail Spars 4.5mm dia x 800mm long £10.00 each plus post
Wing spars 5.0mm dia x 800mm long £10.00 each plus post

Wing spars

6.0mm dia x 700mm long

6.0 grams

£13.00 each plus post

Wing spars

8.0mm dia x 700mm long

10.0 grams

£14.00 each plus post

Wing spars

10.0mm dia x 700mm long

15.0 grams

£15.00 each plus post

Wing spars

12.0mm dia 800mm long

25.0 grams

£16.00 each plus post

Note that the tail spars will telescope together as will the wing spars. Weights are approximate and a guide.

COLLOIDAL SILICA

60 ml jar

£1.50 plus post.

Colloidal Silica use up to 10% to thicken laminating epoxy resin for gap filling etc.

MICRO BALLOONS _ (SMITH & GIBBS)

40 gram pack

£3.99 plus post.

For use with SPII3 resin to produce a lightweight filler.

10 ML PLASTIC SYRINGES

Pack of 2

£1.75 plus post.

Use for measuring epoxy, etc.

CARBON FIBRE/GLASS BOOMS (unground finish)

F1A

13.5 mm to 6.0 mm x 1000 mm

16 gm

£15.00 plus post

F1A

17.5 mm to 10.2 mm x 950 mm

22 gm

£15.00 plus post

F1B/F1H

11.0 mm to 5.4 mm x 800 mm

12 gm

£15.00 plus post

F1G

7.0 mm to 3.3 mm x 650 mm

7 gm

£12.00 plus post

CHUCKIE

6.0 mm to 2.8 mm x 510 mm

4 gm

£9.00 plus post

E36

7.0 mm to 5.0 mm x 820 mm

8 gm

£15.00 plus post

Light sanding with "wet and dry" will reduce the weight of all tubes and produce a ground finish. 

The E36 tube is specified to fit the SUPER PEARL 202E by Don deLoach. Shorts kits are available for the model see  kits

CARBON FIBRE/GLASS BOOMS

F1A

17.5 mm to 10.2 mm x 910 mm

20 gm

£15.00 plus post

F1B/F1H

11.0 mm to 5.4 mm x 700 mm

11 gm

£15.00 plus post

CARBON FIBRE/ALLOY BOOMS

F1A

14.5 mm to 6.0 mm x 840 mm

16.0 gm

£25.00 plus post

F1A

15.5 mm to 6.0 mm x 920 mm

16.0 gm

£25.00 plus post

F1B/F1H 12.0 mm to 5.0 mm x 740 mm 7.0 gm £23.00 plus post
F1G 12.0 mm to 5.0 mm x 740 mm 6.0 gm £21.00 plus post

CARBON FIBRE CLOTH BOOMS

Lightweight construction

F1B/F1H

11.5 mm to 5.5 mm x 760 mm

7.5 gm

£23.00 plus post

F1G

11.5 mm to 4.5 mm x 790 mm

6 gm

£21.00 plus post

“LONG” CARBON FIBRE BOOMS

Extra length carbon booms for F1B, these can be tailored to fit most F1B supplier applications.

F1B

13.0 mm to 4.9 mm x 900 mm

9.5 gm

£22.00 plus post

KEVLAR MOTOR TUBES

F1B

3 layers of 93 gm cloth, - 520 mm x 29.0 mm to 26.0 mm dia

22 gm

£25.00 plus post

Coupe D'hiver

2 layers of 93 gm Kevlar cloth, hot cured epoxy matrix - 400 mm x 20.5 mm to 18.5 mm dia,

7 gm

£20.00 plus post


For a complete F1B fuselage system see rubber accessories. See also Prima F1B components.

LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON FIBRE TUBES

Lightweight carbon fibre motor tubes. Special tubes from Mike Francies for lightweight rubber models. The diamteres are ID, the size of the mandrel is quoted. The wall thickness is 0.12mm image

BMFA Rubber 9/8" (28.2mm) dia x 32" (812mm) 17.0 grammes £30.00 Plus post
BMFA Rubber 1.0" (25.4mm) dia x 32" (812mm) 15.5 grammes £30.00 Plus post
P30 7/8" (22.2mm) dia x 32" (812mm) 13.5 grammes £30.00 Plus post
P30 3/4" (19.1mm) dia x 32" (812mm) 11.5 grammes £30.00 Plus post

The booms and motor tubes are dispatched in plastic tubes. The return of these tubes, where practical, for recycling would be appreciated.

CARBON FIBRE 'D' BOX SHELLS 

F1A – Centre panel 740mm x 45 mm to 40 mm x 0.16mm thick. Tip panel 460mm x 40 mm to 35 mm x 016 mm thick, weight 42 grams - £54.00 per set plus post.

F1B/F1H/F1J/F1P - Centre panel 520 mm x 35 mm to 30 mm x 0.12mm thick. Tip panel 350 mm x 30 mm to 25 mm. x 0.12 mm thick, Ear 110 mm 25  to 20 weight 23 grams - £45.00 per set plus post.

See Publications - "How-To-Do-It" No's.3,8,9,11 &16 for help in using these hi-tech materials.

All prices plus postage and packing see Post and Packing

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