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Old Jun 25, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Chico John
Hey Robert, I just ran out to the garage and took some measurements, had to make it quick though, it's going to be 100 degrees today, hot...
Formica is a laminate, it's used on counter tops and table tops and can be made to look like wood or just about any color or desige. The Formica I have measured 1mm thick, it's hard and brittle and chips when cut with a saw. In manufacturing the product is glued to the counter and then the excess ground off with a router. I found some excess Formica at a local counter top shop, they sold us a left over piece for a few dollars.
The elevons on our Agressissor, taped up, measured 9mm and as is detailed in the construction thread were very weak and bendable until I got them completly taped up with the bidirectional tape. I used the iron to melt the adhesive but be careful to not over heat the iron, the tape will melt and be caerfult to avoid warping the elevon.
I hope this helps you Robert. Anyone else care to chime in?
Thank you Chico John
After your description I think the german word for formica is "Funier"
I'll order some 9mm EPP and will try to build new elevons

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