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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Is anyone building with this foam ? How does it hold up ?(durable) Is it like building with FFF foam. ( same glue,carbon rod in the wing, paint and so on)http://www.modelplanefoam.com/
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Is anyone building with this foam ? How does it hold up ?(durable) Is it like building with FFF foam. ( same glue,carbon rod in the wing, paint and so on)http://www.modelplanefoam.com/
Strange.... that is extruded polystyrene aka Beer cooler foam, not sure i have seen anyone use this.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Strange.... that is extruded polystyrene aka Beer cooler foam, not sure i have seen anyone use this.
I found a thread about it, but I haven't started to read about it yet.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1533245
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 01:53 PM
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I found a thread about it, but I haven't started to read about it yet.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1533245
Interesting.... if it is good enough for a Polaris copy, it must be good stuff. That reminds me.... I need to build one of these before it snows.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:18 PM
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I would like to try a Polaris.But we don't have much snow, and it's hard to walk on water to retrieve it.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 03:00 PM
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I would like to try a Polaris.But we don't have much snow, and it's hard to walk on water to retrieve it.
I flew one off grass, they are silly fun

http://www.modelplanefoam.com/index....ver-beam-test/
Thickness: Readiboard - 4.0-4.3mm; Dow - 5.2-5.5mm; MPF - 5.4-5.6mm

This product is the thickest, and is the heavies in the 'side by side compare test. I get that the Blue foam is weakest <and cheapest>. This beats pulling the paper off ready board. However being thickest and heaviest is not often the quality people look for to build a light model... but it looks like it would work.

Also there is directional strength to consider, which direction were the samples cut from? FFF is twice as stong one direction then the other since there are waves in thickness.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:23 PM
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I'm a MPF believer. Two polarii and a Slowly. I've seen no waves. The waves were for gluing the foam to a wall. The MPF guys got the foam maker to not add them.

I've been following the Ellipso thread... and one is on my list.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:29 PM
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I'm a MPF believer. Two polarii and a Slowly. I've seen no waves. The waves were for gluing the foam to a wall. The MPF guys got the foam maker to not add them.

I've been following the Ellipso thread... and one is on my list.
the FFF has bad waves, there was a True Blucor before that had no waves, its no longer around. I am interested in how the MPF differs from Depron, but not enough to buy $50 worth.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 07:44 AM
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On the MPF thread, there's discussion about ways to sell lesser quantities but, there's still the shipping costs. I bought a box and split it with another RCer after I put a "offer notice" on the bulletin board at the LHS and he responded. That might be an option.

The foam doesn't have the "skin" that depron seems to always have. On my Polarii, I've uses a thin coat of WBPU primer to give it a skin. On the slowly, I did not. It's a little stiffer then dollar tree w/o paper... and in the one test I did, MPF is a bit lighter, per unit area.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 03:35 PM
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I'm a MPF believer. Two polarii and a Slowly. I've seen no waves. The waves were for gluing the foam to a wall. The MPF guys got the foam maker to not add them.

I've been following the Ellipso thread... and one is on my list.
I love both these models!!! I hope to build both of them myself, however I don't have a lake to fly from so I'll fly off grass and put wheels on the Slowly.

I have lots of the FFF to use yet so I'll stay with it because I'm cheap but it doesn't compare to the MPF or Depron. They really make a beautiful model. You did a great job on building, thanks for posting the picture.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Hey Ron and Gary,
You guy's O.K.? I know Gary is in N.Y. and Ron is in PA but Sandy is headed in your direction and I was thinking about you.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Hey Ron and Gary,
You guy's O.K.? I know Gary is in N.Y. and Ron is in PA but Sandy is headed in your direction and I was thinking about you.
Thanks for thinking of us. We were w/o power for a few hours this morning due to a blown transformer that has already been repaired. There is alot of flooding and wind here but not alot of rain. Here are some pics of the neighborhood just south of here. I'm sure the power will be out again soon. The worst will be from 6pm to 2am tonight. Be in touch later.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Hey Ron and Gary,
You guy's O.K.? I know Gary is in N.Y. and Ron is in PA but Sandy is headed in your direction and I was thinking about you.
I think we are ok here is Central PA. We came from Tornado alley in the mid west, these things come with warning.

Here is a pic I seen on Facebook this morning
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 01:31 PM
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We are getting pounded im only 2 miles from LBI we are getting hit hard already with winds in the 75mph range.....power flickering major flooding all over the place....This is going to be bad real bad..The storm is said to make landfall only 35 miles south of me

A short video in my yard about 1hr ago and things have picked up a lot more since...

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 01:54 PM
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Take cover guys and keep in touch. Smitty, have you thought about evacuolation????
That's hitting really close!!!!

Wow, y'all were in my thoughts and now in my prayers!!
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