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Product Name Price
1.1in x 36in phenolic tube
1.5in x 36in phenolic tube
2.1in x 36in phenolic tube
2.5in x 36in phenolic tube
3.0in x 36in phenolic tube
3.9in x 36in phenolic tube
3.9in x 48in phenolic tube
6.0in x 48in phenolic tube

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PML phenolic airframe tubing - 36in and 48in long

Phenolic tubes

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Phenolic tubing is a resin impregnated, spiral wrapped, and heat cured tube. It is much stronger than cardboard tubing, with almost 5x the compression strength.  It is also a very good base for rockets that will require strengthening with fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon fiber, or similar materials. For this reason, phenolic is recommended for rockets that are 6.0, 7.5, or 11.4" in diameter, or rockets that require strengthening for the rigours of transonic or supersonic flight. Phenolic is also recommended for transonic or supersonic flights in kits of 1.1" through 2.5" diameter, as phenolic can withstand those flights without strengthening in most instances. Phenolic tubing is very heat resistant and is highly recommended for motor mount tubes and minimum diameter applications.

When to use Phenolic Tube:
  • For all motor mounts and minimum diameter boosters.
  • For any rocket 1.1" through 2.5" diameter regardless of speed.
  • For any rocket 3.0" through 11.4" that will not exceed 0.85 mach.
  • For any rocket requiring extensive fiberglass, Kevlar, or carbon fiber reinforcing.