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JanusCole JanusCole is offline
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Originally posted by John Druckrey
I priced out filament wound carbon tubes for this application several years ago. The tubing would have cost about $1000.00 but that was cheep compaired to tye cost of the nodes required to tie it all together. Just bonding the "clusters" together would not produce a strong enough joint; the way to go was to bond the tubes into hollow cast titanium nodes. That is where the real expense would be. I can't remember, something like 30 investment cast nodes would have cost about $4500.00. But still, this is something I think about from time to time.
Clearly I came to the right place to find my "Mad Scientists"!

May I ask why you went for titanium joints? Could you have used traditional 4130 welded steel joints and then connected them with c/f tubes to gain the big weight savings?

And makaio, you saw a c/f 996 TUB???? That is a sick (and yet utterly beautiful) idea. Now I want a c/f '72 tub for the ultimate RS clone! Did you get any pics or see who owned/built it?
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