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Plastic Tubing

Back in the 'early days' ALL the fittings for kites were made from plastic tubing. We concocted all kinds of ways to connect spars together at different angles. Now-a-days, there are many custom kite fittings to choose from; but don't forget about this stuff, sometimes it is the best material to use!
 

"Use "Semi-Rigid Tubing in the sleeves of windsocks to add stiffness." - Steve


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  Some of the plastic tubings we carry:

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CLEAR, BLACK, AND COLORED - Your basic plastic tubing available in many different internal and external diameters
 
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CLEAR PLASTIC "MICRO" TUBING: Surgical grade plastic tubing in micro diameters. Works well with our micro fiberglass and graphite rod.
 
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HEAT SHRINK TUBING: Black PVC tubing shrinks to form a smooth, tight, and flexible covering. We advise putting a small drop of CA adhesive inside of the tubing before shrinking. Build up the outside diameter of a spar to produce a snug fitting plastic tube, securing devise for ferrels, and some builders use it as a stopper. Resists sunlight. Shrink ratio is 2:1
 
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REINFORCED NYLON: A clear plastic tubing with reinforcing strands a nylon running throughout.
 
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SUPERTHANE: A very tough and durable plastic tubing.  Very "grippy" and remains soft & flexible for a long time.
 
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SEMI RIGID: Stiffer than our other plastic tubing. This is commonly used in the sleeves of windsocks, spinners, and drogues. Join both ends of the tub with a small piece of fiberglass. The color is milky white.

 

 


 

  
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