Carbon Fiber airframes and components are available for advanced amateur and professional applications.

 Carbon and Glass Nosecones

All new, completely re-engineered carbon fiber components!

We`ve spent the last year redesigning and building new equipment and molds to bring you the highest quality components on the market with super fast turn-arount times. The entire manufacturing process has been updated and the sizes have been tweaked to closely match our other products. We also added some new nosecone shapes in both carbon and glass (in case you need RF transparency for you NC mounted payload).

 Public Missiles Ltd. offers a line of airframes, couplers, and nosecones made from the same high-tech aerospace materials and construction techniques you`ve read about in the science and aerospace magazines. Carbon fiber is amazingly strong yet extremely light. Now you can take advantage of the long burn motors that can propel your rockets to much higher altitudes than the fast burners!

PML carbon fiber tubes are not filament wound. They are convolute wrapped ("roll wrapped", similar to the way G-10 tubes are made) using actual aerospace quality carbon fiber cloth. The cloth we use is a very tight satin weave common in aerospace applications. Fiber orientation is 0/90 degrees and has a fiber/resin ratio of 60/40% by weight (40% max resin content). The laminate is cured under high pressure and at temperatures of nearly 260 degrees F. This fabric and wrapping method gives our components the most strength in the two dimensions that are most important in rocketry; hoop strength and column strength. This fiber configuration also allows a certain degree of flex to make it much more impact resistant.

You may have heard that carbon fiber is very strong but somewhat brittle. That is NOT the case with our airframes and components. The secret is in the type of resin used to bind the carbon filaments, the method of wrapping, and the temperature during cure. We are rocket guys. We know what a rocket goes through in storage, transport, flight, and recovery. We`ve experimented with many resin/fabric combinations to create the perfect balance of strength, rigidity, and impact resistance.

Another bonus......Carbon fiber components are beautiful! Most people wouldn`t paint a carbon fiber rocket. All that`s requires to bring out the beauty of carbon fiber is a little wet sanding and a nice shiny clear coat. But if you do want to paint it, no problem. The standard finish is 180 grit, sanded.

Cutting and slotting of carbon airframes is available at the bottom of this page.

 

All composite cones

Part#DescriptionCostQty.

ULTRA-LIGHT SERIES COMPONENTS


All Ultra-Light Series airframes have a wall thicknesses 0.035" This series is perfect for competitions where very low weight and high strength are top priorities.

Save money by flying Ultra-Light carbon fiber!

"Carbon fiber components cost more than standard components, how would I save money using carbon fiber?"

The savings becomes apparent at launch time. As an example, most 3" diameter rockets require a full G or H motor just to get them off the pad. Using our Ultra-Lite carbon components you can fly a 4" diameter rocket to high altitudes using the same motors! This also means you can fly a huge rocket Pre-Cert or with just a Level 1 cert. Or, if you do want to use larger motors, the Ultra-Lite series allows you to use the long burn motors to achieve much higher altitudes than ever before.


3.0" UL Components...


CFAF-3.0-UL-60 Ultra-Light Carbon Airframe Tubing: 3" diameter, 60" long, weighs 3.5 oz. per ft.
*See ULTRA-LIGHT SERIES COMPONENTS description details above*
$199.95
CFCT-3.0-7.75 Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3.0" diameter, 7.75" long
Use with any 3.0" PML Carbon Airframe
$34.95
CFCT-3.0-11.75 Extended Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3" diameter, 11.75" long
Use with any 3.0" PML Carbon Airframe

$54.95
CFNC-3.0-OGIVE-UL/PRM

UL/PRM Series Ogive Carbon Nosecone: 3" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Ultra-Light Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-UL or Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.0" ID tubing (for UL and PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): 150 gms.
Exposed Length: 12.5"

$69.95
FGNC-3.0-OGIVE-UL/PRM

UL/PRM Series Ogive Fiberglass Nosecone: 3" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Ultra-Light Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-UL or Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.0" ID tubing (for UL and PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): 190 gms.
Exposed Length: 12.5"


3.9" UL Components...


$59.95
CFAF-3.9-UL-60 Ultra-Light Carbon Airframe Tubing: 3.9" diameter, 60" long, weighs 4.9 oz. per ft.
*See ULTRA-LIGHT SERIES COMPONENTS description details above*
$239.95
CFCT-3.9-9.75 Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3.9" diameter, 9.75" long
Use with any 3.9" PML Carbon Airframe
$49.95
CFCT-3.9-11.75 Extended Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3.9" diameter, 11.75" long
Use with any 3.9" PML Carbon Airframe

$62.95
CFNC-3.9-CONICAL-UL

UL Series Conical Carbon Nosecone: 3.9" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Ultra-Light Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.9-UL to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.9" ID tubing (for UL series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: 20.63"

$79.95
FGNC-3.9-CONICAL-UL

UL Series Conical Fiberglass Nosecone: 3.9" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Ultra-Light Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.9-UL to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.9" ID tubing (for UL series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: 20.63"


$64.95


PREMIUM SERIES COMPONENTS

All Premium Series airframes have a wall thicknesses 0.056". This series is perfect for all flight profiles including high thrush, high velocity applications where low weight and super high strength are top priorities.
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About the same weight as our phenolic yet stronger as our Glass-Wrapped Phenolic Tubing. High strength combined with great impact resistance makes the airframe tubing an excellent choice for any rocket. Premium Series components are preferred for trans-sonic and super-sonic flight.

The days of the 100+ pound Level 3 rocket are over!
Until now Level 3 rockets were very heavy. The process goes like this: "I want to get my Cert Level 3 using a small M motor. This rocket needs to be strong. To make it strong, it will be heavy. Because it is so heavy, I need to make it stronger. Now it`s even heavier so I better make it stronger..." Before you know it, your rocket won`t fly on that "baby" M you planned to use. The per-launch price just went through the roof! How would you like a Level 3 rocket that you can also fly on a much less expensive L or even K motor? Well now you can!


3.0" PS Components...


CFAF-3.0-PRM-60 Premium Series Carbon Airframe Tubing: 3" diameter, 60" long
*See PREMIUM SERIES COMPONENTS description details above*
$229.95
CFCT-3.0-7.75 Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3.0" diameter, 7.75" long
Use with any 3.0" PML Carbon Airframe
$34.95
CFCT-3.0-11.75 Extended Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3" diameter, 11.75" long
Use with any 3.0" PML Carbon Airframe

$54.95
CFNC-3.0-OGIVE-UL/PRM

UL/PRM Series Ogive Carbon Nosecone: 3" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Ultra-Light Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-UL or Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.0" ID tubing (for UL and PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): 150 gms.
Exposed Length: 12.5"

$69.95
FGNC-3.0-OGIVE-UL/PRM

UL/PRM Series Ogive Fiberglass Nosecone: 3" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Ultra-Light Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-UL or Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.0" ID tubing (for UL and PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): 190 gms.
Exposed Length: 12.5"

$59.95
CFNC-3.0-CONICAL-PRM

UL/PRM Series Conical Carbon Nosecone: 3" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.0" ID tubing (for PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: 15.63"

$69.95
FGNC-3.0-CONICAL-PRM

PRM Series Conical Fiberglass Nosecone: 3" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.0" ID tubing (for PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): 200 gms.
Exposed Length: 15.63"


3.9" PS Components...


$59.95
CFAF-3.9-PRM-60 Premium Carbon Airframe Tubing: 3.9" diameter, 60" long
*See PREMIUM SERIES COMPONENTS description details above*
$269.95
CFCT-3.9-7.75 Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3.9" diameter, 9.75" long
Use with any 3.9" PML Carbon Airframe
$49.95
CFCT-3.9-11.75 Extended Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3.9" diameter, 11.75" long
Use with any 3.9" PML Carbon Airframe

$62.95
CFNC-3.9-OGIVE-PRM

PRM Series Ogive Carbon Nosecone: 3.9" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.9-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.9" ID tubing (for PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: 15.75"

$79.95
FGNC-3.9-OGIVE-PRM

PRM Series Ogive Fiberglass Nosecone: 3.9" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.9-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.9" ID tubing (for PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: 15.75"

$64.95
CFNC-3.9-CONICAL-PRM

PRM Series Conical Carbon Nosecone: 3.9" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.9-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.9" ID tubing (for PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: 20.63"

$79.95
FGNC-3.9-CONICAL-PRM

PRM Series Conical Fiberglass Nosecone: 3.9" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.9-PRM to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.9" ID tubing (for PRM series)
Wall Thickness: 0.040"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: 20.63"


6.0" PS Components...


$64.95
CFAF-6.0-PRM-60 Premium Carbon Airframe Tubing: 6.0" diameter, 60" long
*See PREMIUM SERIES COMPONENTS description details above*
$439.95
CFCT-6.0-11.75

Carbon Coupler Tubing: 6.0" diameter, 11.75" long
Use with any 6.0" PML Carbon Airframe
$129.95
CFCT-6.0-14.75

Extended Carbon Coupler Tubing: 6.0" diameter, 14.75" long
Use with any 6.0" PML Carbon Airframe

$189.95
CFNC-6.0-VONKAROG-PRM/EXT

PRM/EXT Series Von Karman Ogive Carbon Nosecone: 6.0" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series CFAF-6.0-PRM Carbon Tubing or Extreme Series 6.0" Carbon Tubing CFAF-6.0-EXT to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 6.0" ID tubing (for PRM and EXT series)
Wall Thickness: 0.050"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: ~30"

$199.95
FGNC-6.0-VONKAROG-PRM/EXT

PRM/EXT Series Von Karman Ogive Fiberglass Nosecone: 6.0" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series CFAF-6.0-PRM Carbon Tubing or Extreme Series 6.0" Carbon Tubing CFAF-6.0-EXT to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 6.0" ID tubing (for PRM and EXT series)
Wall Thickness: 0.050"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: ~30"


$149.95



EXTREME SERIES COMPONENTS

We have no idea why you would ever need an airframe this strong, but maybe you`re crazier that we are! These Extreme Series airframes have a wall thickness of 0.072" and are crazy-strong! Going for record breaking speeds and/or altitudes? These Extreme components are for people that leave nothing to chance.


3.0" EX Components...


CFAF-3.0-EXT-60 Extreme Series Carbon Airframe Tubing: 3" diameter, 60" long
*See EXTREME SERIES COMPONENTS description details above*
$259.95
CFCT-3.0-7.75 Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3.0" diameter, 7.75" long
Use with any 3.0" PML Carbon Airframe
$34.95
CFCT-3.0-11.75 Extended Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3" diameter, 11.75" long
Use with any 3.0" PML Carbon Airframe

$54.95
CFNC-3.0-CONICAL-EXT

EXT Series Conical Carbon Nosecone: 3" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Extreme Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-EXT to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.0" ID tubing (for EXT series)
Wall Thickness: 0.050"
Weight (typical): 220 gms.
Exposed Length: 15.63"

$69.95
FGNC-3.0-CONICAL-EXT

EXT Series Conical Fiberglass Nosecone: 3" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Extreme Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.0-EXT to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.0" ID tubing (for EXT series)
Wall Thickness: 0.050"
Weight (typical): 260 gms.
Exposed Length: 15.63"


3.9" EX Components...


$59.95
CFAF-3.9-EXT-60 Extreme Series Carbon Airframe Tubing: 3.9" diameter, 60" long
*See EXTREME SERIES COMPONENTS description details above*
$299.95
CFCT-3.9-9.75 Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3.9" diameter, 9.75" long
Use with any 3.9" PML Carbon Airframe
$49.95
CFCT-3.9-11.75 Extended Carbon Coupler Tubing: 3.9" diameter, 11.75" long
Use with any 3.9" PML Carbon Airframe

$62.95
CFNC-3.9-CONICAL-EXT

EXT Series Conical Carbon Nosecone: 3.9" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Extreme Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.9-EXT to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.9" ID tubing (for EXT series)
Wall Thickness: 0.050"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: 20.6"

$79.95
FGNC-3.9-CONICAL-EXT

EXT Series Conical Fiberglass Nosecone: 3.9" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Extreme Series Carbon Tubing CFAF-3.9-EXT to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 3.9" ID tubing (for EXT series)
Wall Thickness: 0.050"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: 20.6"


6.0" EX Components...


$64.95
CFAF-6.0-EXT-60 Extreme Series Carbon Airframe Tubing: 6.0" diameter, 60" long
*See EXTREME SERIES COMPONENTS description details above*
$479.95
CFCT-6.0-11.75

Carbon Coupler Tubing: 6.0" diameter, 11.75" long
Use with any 6.0" PML Carbon Airframe
$129.95
CFCT-6.0-14.75

Extended Carbon Coupler Tubing: 6.0" diameter, 14.75" long
Use with any 6.0" PML Carbon Airframe

$189.95
CFNC-6.0-VONKAROG-PRM/EXT

PRM/EXT Series Von Karman Ogive Carbon Nosecone: 6.0" diameter
Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series CFAF-6.0-PRM Carbon Tubing or Extreme Series 6.0" Carbon Tubing CFAF-6.0-EXT to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 6.0" ID tubing (for PRM and EXT series)
Wall Thickness: 0.050"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: ~30"

$199.95
FGNC-6.0-VONKAROG-PRM/EXT

PRM/EXT Series Von Karman Ogive Fiberglass Nosecone: 6.0" diameter
Use this NC if RF transparency is required for your payload. Light weight yet rigid enough for any flight. Use in combination with the Premium Series CFAF-6.0-PRM Carbon Tubing or Extreme Series 6.0" Carbon Tubing CFAF-6.0-EXT to build a light yet amazingly strong rocket.

Specs:
Fits: 6.0" ID tubing (for PRM and EXT series)
Wall Thickness: 0.050"
Weight (typical): xxx gms.
Exposed Length: ~30"





$149.95
CUT-CF-TUBES
Custom Airframe Cutting - Carbon Fiber Airframes
PML will cut your airframe for you. Simply enter the total number of cuts you need in the quantity box, then indicate in the Custom Order Details section of the checkout counter form 1) which tube to cut, 2) length of the first piece, 3) length of the second piece (if applicable) and 4) length of the third piece (if applicable). Any fall-off pieces from cutting will be shipped to you (Saw kerf is 3/16"). Price listed is per cut.

$6.00
SLOT-CF-TUBES
Custom Carbon Fiber Airframe Slotting - All diameters
PML will slot your airframe for you. Simply enter the total number of slots you need in the quantity box, then indicate in the Custom Order Details section of the checkout counter form 1) which tube to slot, 2) the slot length, 3) slot width (0.062", 0.093", 0.125", 0.188", 0.250") and 4) slot starting point (minimum 0.375" from end of tube). Price listed is per slot.

Click here for the PML Airframes FAQ for maximum slot lengths and widths before ordering slotting.

$6.00

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