1/4" wall acrylic tube supplier, 3.75" ID


#1

Hi

wondering if anyone has built openrov with 1/4" thk tube ?

such as this product from a US supplier of cast tube, which is machined to accurate size:-
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Plexiglass-Cast-Acrylic-Tubing/ACRCAT4-250ODX-250
looks perfect,

The 1/8" standard tube is ‘probably’ going to be fine as per test results variously demonstrate, to most user’s operating depth. i would be a lot happier with 1/4" thick. i would also like a bit more length on the tube to give more room for maneuvering the wiring harness, a couple of fuses etc. so the extra thickness would be especially needed.

i have acquired a half-built openrov, where the previous owner has had marvellously over-engineered aluminium endcaps made at great expense and labour, and they really do deserve a heftier tube.

happy easter everyone.


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#2

We’ve done a few at the OpenROV lab with good result. I think some others can speak to the performance. We’ve also seen good results with the 3/16" wall as well.

Also check usplastic; Professional Plastics;

Awesome link! Thanks for sharing.

Z


#3

mmmm +1 for a deep water option :green_heart:


#4

i think it will be easier for me to get it shipped from US than to find a european supplier of imperial tube !