Friday, September 01, 2006

If the Caiman Had Wings

A part 2 to our on-going shroud project, first the carbon fiber, now this T3 aluminum tube to try out as shroud material. Note what it says on the pipe, AVIATUBE, I guess that's aircraft materials. Here's what they say about it:

2024 is a high-strength alloy most often used in aerospace applications. It has a yield strength that is roughly 10 percent higher and an ultimate strength of roughly 50 percent higher than 6061.

50% stronger, coooool. :-)

1 comment:

Ken in Pa. said...

If i opt for the C.F. shroud, could that possible be retro fitted to the Caiman BigBoy! If so what would that entail? IE. A new barrel? Could this be done by a consumer or would it need to be sent back to the factory?
Thank You,

Ken Ritzel