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What materials to use for crushing sleeve staging?

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:17 pm
by avfuelerict
I know I've been asking a lot of question lately. Sorry, but I am having a hard time finding information elsewhere when I perform a search.
I think I want to try to make a crushing sleeve staging device for my rocket. Will pretty much any tubind do, or are some better to use than others? It was recomended to use Tygon 4040 fuel line tubing, but it's a bit pricey and I do not want to put a whole lot more into this school project.

Re: What materials to use for crushing sleeve staging?

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:03 pm
by U.S. Water Rockets1
avfuelerict wrote:I know I've been asking a lot of question lately. Sorry, but I am having a hard time finding information elsewhere when I perform a search.
I think I want to try to make a crushing sleeve staging device for my rocket. Will pretty much any tubind do, or are some better to use than others? It was recomended to use Tygon 4040 fuel line tubing, but it's a bit pricey and I do not want to put a whole lot more into this school project.
Any flexible tube will work. You can even use garden hose but you would need to adjust all the other components to account for the larger diameter.

Re: What materials to use for crushing sleeve staging?

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:29 pm
by Batkiter
avfuelerict wrote:I know I've been asking a lot of question lately. Sorry, but I am having a hard time finding information elsewhere when I perform a search.
I think I want to try to make a crushing sleeve staging device for my rocket. Will pretty much any tubind do, or are some better to use than others? It was recomended to use Tygon 4040 fuel line tubing, but it's a bit pricey and I do not want to put a whole lot more into this school project.
Chrushing Sleeve made by Batkiter is the solution! I used siliconhose for my sleeves.
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Regards Batkiter

Re: What materials to use for crushing sleeve staging?

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:57 pm
by U.S. Water Rockets1
That looks like medical tubing. Is that what it is?