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Old Jan 14, 2015, 08:49 PM
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seams okay bugger to get the paper off though
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Old Jan 14, 2015, 09:46 PM
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For those here that might be aware of the material, would the "Dollar Tree" foam sheets (with the paper removed) be suitable for a Whippit?? This material is readily available to me as there is a Dollar Tree just a couple of miles from me...

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Steve,

DT Foamboard is very low density and without the paper is quite soft, but light. I personally like building with foam, but am heavily invested in a material called Model Plane Foam or MPF for short. It is cheaper and a bit more flexible than Depron, but not rubbery like EPP.

www.modelplanefoam.com

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Old Jan 14, 2015, 09:55 PM
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Thanks, I will have to check that out...

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Old Jan 15, 2015, 11:24 AM
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Steve that dollar tree foam with the paper off is just too soft. I have used it with the paper on, it works good but if it's damp where you are the paper will just peel off especially at the edges I have tried just about everything to stop it becoming damp, paint, spray enamel, sealed the exposed edges with tape but no luck. I have built several model and use the system the guy uses at ExperimentalAirlines his web site is full of how to do it stuff check it out very interesting site.
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Old Jan 15, 2015, 02:15 PM
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Thanks my friend....

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Old Jan 15, 2015, 04:48 PM
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try rolls of adhesive shelf liner to seal it you can get 14 " & 18 " by 10 ft rolls at the dollar stores
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Old Jan 15, 2015, 06:13 PM
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Excuse my ignorance, but what do you guys mean by 'dollar tree foam'? I understand it is the paper backed foam but what is dollar tree? a shop chain?

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Old Jan 15, 2015, 06:57 PM
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yes a store chain
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Old Jan 15, 2015, 07:06 PM
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Excuse my ignorance, but what do you guys mean by 'dollar tree foam'? I understand it is the paper backed foam but what is dollar tree? a shop chain?

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Rich,
Here in the states, there is a company that manufactures a product called Readiboard. It is 20" x 30" in width and length and around 3/16" in thickness, and is covered with a very light paper. It is distributed through "Dollar Tree" thrift store chain and costs $1 per sheet. It is very popular with foamy builders here in the US.

This product is manufactured by R. L. Adams Plastics Inc.

This is the same product that Flite Test manufactures their kits from.

All my kits are manufactured from Model Plane Foam.

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Old Jan 19, 2015, 09:43 AM
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got the magazine in the mail a few min ago .. damn have to enlarge it I ran out of ink yesterday LOL
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 11:54 AM
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is there any other place to buy the HK head HK is out of stock

found one ordered
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 12:23 PM
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Cold but bright Whippits Grand day out ... 2 more to add to the growing fleet by Tim, love
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 05:06 PM
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Quite nice!!

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