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Old 03-28-2021, 06:31 PM
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Default 4" Tubing for a Mega Red Max

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Does anyone know of an aftermarket 4" tubing that is the same ID and OD dimensions as the 4" tubing in a Mega Red Max? I need a 24" length.

Estes doesn't seem to have any on their website.
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:36 PM
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Does anyone know of an aftermarket 4" tubing that is the same ID and OD dimensions as the 4" tubing in a Mega Red Max? I need a 24" length.

Estes doesn't seem to have any on their website.


I have several non-Estes tubes I got from a friend, both LOC, I thought). One fits great, the other is too tight. One may be an Apogee tube, since both od us have visited Apogee, and I think he bought a tube. Apogee might confirm the whether their tube fits the MDRM nose cone.
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Old 03-28-2021, 09:26 PM
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Unlike the other Estes Pro Series body tubes, Estes tube for the Mega Der Max has the same dimension as the LOC 3.90" tubing.
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Old 03-29-2021, 09:58 PM
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Looks like it is on stock at Estes in the 20.75 length

https://estesrockets.com/product/08...tted-body-tube/

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Old 03-29-2021, 11:57 PM
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There it is, again. When I placed an order a few days ago, it was not listed. Oddly, instead of listing as Out of Stock, these items just disappear. The 4 MDRM nosecone was listed, and I ordered another, but it also has disappeared a few times.
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As other have mentioned. The LOC 4 inch tubes fit the nosecone perfect. I prefer the LOC tube as it feels a bit sturdier than the Estes piece.
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As other have mentioned. The LOC 4 inch tubes fit the nosecone perfect. I prefer the LOC tube as it feels a bit sturdier than the Estes piece.
With the thicker tube, how noticeable is the narrower shoulder on the NC?
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Not noticeable at all IMO.
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Well, guys,

The answer is the Apogee AT-98 tubing. While slightly thicker-walled. the outside diameter is a perfect match. Unfortuantely, the tubing is only available in 18" lengths. The MDRM nose cone fits well and, after sanding the seam slightly, is more or less ready to go.
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