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Old Jul 22, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Thank you both, for the encouraging words and references. Bob's Card Models is new to me and a welcome resource.

I've been experimenting with both "Dollar Tree Foam" and "Model Plane Foam," using a combination of both in the Polaris Seaplane I just finished but have not yet flown. One of my thoughts was to compress the foam to a denser, thinner form, perhaps sandwiching it between plywood and using the auto, and determining if the material is more flexible.

If it is more flexible, then perhaps I can use a monococque "profile, bulkhead and skin" approach to construction... or, even use a shaped male or female tool to make a foam shell.

Still, much to think about.

Also, I see that the Antique Toy Trader with the model is located about 100 miles (160 km) up the interstate highway from where I lived as a child. Theoretically, it could be the one I owned in my youth. I intend to purchase it and photograph it alongside its flying derivative.
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