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#1 quaa714

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 05:25 AM

Hi all,


What are the diameter measurements of the Race Rods versus the Ultra Light rods?

I just bought a set and I'd like to add a spreader standoff connector to each of the down rods so I can adapt my magic/quad sticks to the race rods.

Currently I'm using the Ultra light and the width of them is a wee bit wider than that of the race rods so I can't use the stand off connectors I have.

Also, where can I buy these standoff connectors?

Also wanted to know about what if any changes I'd need to make for end caps since I have the wide ultralight SLE. Does the race rod just go inside the endcap as oppossed to around the endcap as the SLE does? I ask because it seems a little loose.

Ducking now if this has been covered before and silly me couldn't find the info elsewhere. Posted Image

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:20 AM

the race rods are just about the same size the stand off connectors should fit you may have to force them on but thats okay and the rods are made to fit inside the end cap when you change from sle rods to any 1/4 inch rods and when the winds really pick up you can use both
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:03 AM

the race rods are just about the same size the stand off connectors should fit you may have to force them on but thats okay and the rods are made to fit inside the end cap when you change from sle rods to any 1/4 inch rods and when the winds really pick up you can use both


Thx for the reply.
I have already tried the standoffs from my other rods and they are too loose.
Thats why I thought the diameter of the race rod was a little smaller.

Any idea on where to purchase various size standoff connectors? I assume they're cheap enough to buy a bunch of sizes to find the right fit.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 09:09 AM

Thx for the reply.
I have already tried the standoffs from my other rods and they are too loose.
Thats why I thought the diameter of the race rod was a little smaller.

Any idea on where to purchase various size standoff connectors? I assume they're cheap enough to buy a bunch of sizes to find the right fit.


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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:17 AM

Race Rod: 0.2945" at the ends, 0.2875" near the label
Ultralight/3Wrap: 0.3075" at the ends, 0.3110" near the label
Equipped/4Wrap: 0.3220" at the ends, 0.3215" near the label

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:29 PM

I just tried the APA s/o connectors on all the spars.

The .312 fits the best. Snug, but not so snug that you can't budge it and slide it up and down the spar.
The .250 is way too small.

T

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:50 AM

I use the point 312's
heat them in hot water to soften,
held in place with a tiny loop of vinyl tubing (or a wrap, or so of electrical tape)

I have training wheel stand-offs on Race rods, and their 2-4 ply standards,
as well as on some tapered skyshark Response tubes.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:54 AM

I just tried the APA s/o connectors on all the spars.

The .312 fits the best. Snug, but not so snug that you can't budge it and slide it up and down the spar.
The .250 is way too small.

T


Hey Steve, thanx for measuring the rods and Theresa for all the help filled phone call.
Gonna go with the 312's. will be ordering later today.

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