Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composite (F2MC) tubes are a new class of lightweight and compact actuators with potential applications in rotorcraft vibration control. These tubes’ high volume change in response to axial strain can be harnessed in new fluidic damper and absorber concepts. In this paper, a model for an F2MC-integrated tailboom is used to determine the optimal F2MC tube construction for a damped fluidic absorber on a small-scale tailboom. Benchtop experiments are performed to characterize model parameters related to the compliance and volume change of an individual F2MC tube. Simulation results indicate that thin, soft tube bladders maximize vibration reduction. A 17.2 dB (86%) reduction in response is predicted in the first vertical tailboom bending mode for an F2MC tube design using a stainless steel mesh and 1/32” thick rubber bladder configuration.