Central Hobbies Original
Carbon Fiber Push Rods Beat Fiber Glass, Steel, Wood, & All
Our Carbon fiber rods are also available in .210" outside
diameter (just under 1/4"), and 38" long with 4-40 and 6-32 fittings for the
largest aircraft. Call us to order!
Compare the weight:
A 12 inch section of the 5/32" CH Carbon pushrod stock weighs THREE GRAMS.
Add the pair of Titanium fittings and total weight is only 4.5 grams plus a
small amount of adhesive*.
Compare this to the typical "standard" 12 inch
threaded 4-40 rod at TEN GRAMS without any clevis or pushrod fitting! Add
one solder-on threaded end (do you like to solder?) and it's over 13 grams
without a clevis.
The carbon fiber 1/8"rods come in 35" lengths, and the
5/32" rods are provided in 24" lengths. At full length on the 1/8" rods, you'll
want to run a bushing to support the rod in the center. At lengths under 16
inches no support is needed to have rigidity superior to 4-40 rods.
The 3/16" diameter rods which are 3 feet long, solve
the problem of the "longer runs" found in setting up the Dual Elevator Bell
Cranks. Thread sizes available for the 3/16" rods are 4-40 and 6-32.