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6.2mm ferrules

Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:23 pm

Looking for four external ferrules, fitting 6.2mm spars. The normal 6mm ferrules are just too narrow. Any suggestions as to where/how to get such 6.2mm ferrules?
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Re: 6.2mm ferrules

Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:02 pm

What spars are they for? You maybe able to use a piece of Skyshark Pxxx spar.
 
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Re: 6.2mm ferrules

Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:12 pm

No identification on the spars ...

I just tried with a P400 spar, and it might just fit perfectly! Thanks, Craig!
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Re: 6.2mm ferrules

Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:08 pm

Great :D
 
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Re: 6.2mm ferrules

Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:51 pm

Can you use P400 to ferrule 6mm leading edge then? Is the P400 strong enough?
 
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Re: 6.2mm ferrules

Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:52 pm

harveystubbs wrote:
Can you use P400 to ferrule 6mm leading edge then? Is the P400 strong enough?

IMHO, Beman aluminium ferrule 16/64“ (ø 6.35 mm) would be better if you can find some.
 
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Re: 6.2mm ferrules

Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:34 pm

harveystubbs wrote:
Can you use P400 to ferrule 6mm leading edge then? Is the P400 strong enough?

I'm pretty certain that Tim used P200 ferrules on the old Gems. They proved much tougher than the Structil LLEs, which I seemed to be able to crush with monotonous regularity.

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Re: 6.2mm ferrules

Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:32 pm

harveystubbs wrote:
Can you use P400 to ferrule 6mm leading edge then? Is the P400 strong enough?


Absolutely, cut of a 4 inch length, and try to snap it in half.
 
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Re: 6.2mm ferrules

Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:56 pm

Thanks Craig, I will give it a go