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Re: carbon fibre driveshafts
>in no case would you *ever* find any amount of flex without the
>destruction of the article.
Actually, carbon fiber reinforced plastics are used in applications where flex is a key feature, e.g. 2-stroke reed valves and sailboat masts.
The characteristics of a particular sample is very dependent on matrix formulation, fiber type, content, orientation, build-up, and
the method of forming.