AIRPLANE

The alloy selected by Columbus


  • Excellent TIG weldability. High corrosion resistance.
  • Mechanical Characteristics: Rm>420 N/mm Rs=380N/mm Ap5= 10%.
  • Suggested welding rod: 5836-5180-5183-5556 alloys.

The characteristics of Airplane tubes

  • Lightness
  • Excellent workability and weldability.
  • Heat treatment is strictly recommended, 4/5 days after welding: artificial ageing 6h at 90C, then 4h at 160C.

Reasons to choose Airplane

  • Athlete: Airplane offers extreme lightness together with high resistance and stiffness, allowing the manufacture of frames intended for competitions where extreme performance is required
  • Framebuilder: Airplane tubes are made in 7005 alloy and thanks to the new shapes and thickness, you will be able to obtain an excellent workability and weldability in the frame.

Suggested set

Road frame
TT ATPS11600/112AQ 35 shaped to 38.5/31 1.2/0.7/1.1
DT ZALS12670/112AS 48 shaped to 58/35 1.9/1.0/1.3
ST ATPM13635001 31.7 1.5/0.9/1.3
CS ATP114OV420 29.5/18 1.45/0.85
CS ATP114TR420 29.5/18 1.45/0.85
SS AT7915TR560001 19 1
HT ZV7STR 45 2.5
Weight of 8 tubes road frame for 54 cm center to center = 1051 g
a Tube Stocked r Tube available to special order only
CODE AVAILABILITY DIMENSIONS (mm) SPECIFICATION WEIGHT TUBE
ATPS11600
TOP TUBE
a 35
L=600
1.2/0.7/1.1
Available from stock
as 'AQ' shaped 
Megatube
Round double butted 131 g
ATPA12670
TOP TUBE
r 38
L=670
1.8/0.9/1.1
Round double butted 208 g
AT7H12670
DOWN TUBE
r 42
L=670
1.9/1.0/1.3
Round double butted 256 g
ZALS12670
DOWN TUBE
a 48
L=670
1.5/0.9/1.3
Available from stock
as 'AS' shaped 
Megatube
Round double butted 182 g
ATPM13635001
SEAT TUBE
a 31.7
L=
635
2.25/1.0/1.7
Round double butted 75 g
ATP114OV420
CHAIN STAY
a 29.5/18
L=420
1.45/0.85
Oval tapered 70 g
ATP114TR420
CHAIN STAY
a 29.5/18
L=420
1.45/0.85
Triangular tapered 70 g
AT7915TR560001
SEAT STAY
a 19
L=560
1.0
Round tapered 75 g
AT7H18180
HEAD TUBE
a 35
L=180
3
Round  109 g
ZV7STR
HEAD TUBE
a 45
L=115, 165, 205
2.5
Round  120 g

 

  TOP TUBE DOWN TUBE
FROM THE ROUND TUBES 38 35 42 48
TO MEGATUBE


* The weight refers to a sized and mitered tube for a 54cm c-c road frame or a 18" (45.5cm) MTB Frame