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The Future of Dragsters: The Fusion Blank

Published October 29, 2021

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Pitsco Education is excited to introduce the new Fusion (polyurethane) CO2 dragster blank. Officially approved by the Technology Student Association (TSA) for use in CO2 dragster competition, these blanks are a state-of-the-art substitute for balsa and basswood blanks.

The high-density foam of the Fusion blanks can be formed and finished very similar to wood by using power tools or hand tools. The mass of the Pitsco Fusion Blank is approximately equivalent to lightweight balsa wood blanks and is uniformly distributed throughout the body of the blank. This structural integrity has an advantage over wood grain in that it enables you to utilize designs that have thicker parts or features without making the dragster heavy.

In short, the new Fusion composite blanks are awesome!

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