Cardboard Airframes
Cardboard Airframes
Cardboard Airframes

Cardboard Airframes

Regular price $2.05

Air Frame Tubing
Only -5 items in stock!

Very strong yet light weight fiber tubing especially crafted to our rigid specifications for close tolerances, working ease, and durability, these rocket frames cover a wide spectrum of diameters and wall thicknesses that are available from LOC/PRECISION.

If you'd like a custom length - please add Tube Cut to your cart. Then in the Order Notes prior to calculating shipping, define what airframe gets the cut and specifically where.


    Our airframe tubing comes in a wide variety of sizes. From thin wall to heavy duty cardboard tubing. Click on the variations to help understand what fits where!


    • LBT-50 1" Airframe 12" : LBT-50 1″ Airframe x 12″ long. 1″ O.D x 0.95″ ID Fits CT-1.0 Can also be used as 24mm Motor Tube.
    • 1.52" (38mm) Airframe/MMT Tubing: Heavy Duty. 1.52″ ID x 1.625″ OD. Wall Thickness is 0.0475. This same tubing is also used for 38mm motor tubes. Fits nose cone PNC-1.52 Similar OD to BT-60 with just over 2x wall thickness for durability. Sold in 34″ Lengths.
    • 2.14" (54mm) Airframe Tubing: Heavy Duty Tubing. 2.14″ID x 2.26″ OD. Standard 54mm Motor tubing sold in 34″ Lengths. Fits PNC-2.14.
    • 5.38" Airframe Tubing 34": **New length is now 34″, the 42″ airframe is now discontinued. Very strong yet light weight fiber tubing specially crafted to our rigid specifications for close tolerances, working ease and durability. ID = 5.38″ OD= 5.54″; Length = 34″ – 20.4oz weight. This Heavy Duty Airframe combines strength with light weight. Closely wound Glassine overwrap makes painting easy. Fits PNC-5.38 and PNC-5.38L nose cones

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 14 reviews
    Alberton Berry
    Excellent packaging and delivery!

    The airframe and parts I ordered were delivered in excellent condition, being individually wrapped and protected. Nicely done! I'll be ordering from you again!


    It's great as long as you receive all the pieces in your order.

    Lanza Colina

    Cardboard Airframes

    Paul Wolaver
    Perfectly Adequate for the average rocket

    Unless you are building a really high performance (velocity) rocket, cardboard BTs and wooden fins are usually adequate, and the material is certainly much easier to work with. As soon as you get into FG tubes, you immediately have to have ventilation and protection to sand. I perfectly enjoy FG airframes, but they are not necessary for every rocket.

    paul kaup

    Cardboard Airframes

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    LOC Precision provides quality rocket kits and components for every skill level. Your one stop shop for anything rocketry.



    Most of my High Power and Mid Power fleet is LOC. I certified all three levels using LOC kits. The quality of the kits & customer service is phenomenal. I would recommend them to everyone.

    Peter Waithe
    Millbury, MA

    I have 16 LOC models love building them and flying them! Jason has turn the company around and made the hobby a lot more fun and really good people. I sincerely thank you LOC

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    Lancaster, NY

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