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1 bundle or less per year 83 33.88%
1-2 bundles per year 98 40.00%
2-6 bundles per year 42 17.14%
1-2 bundles per month 7 2.86%
2-4 bundles per month 4 1.63%
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Interesting, you don't happen to remember who was selling it and how much they got for it do you? (capitalism, ain't it great?)
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Interesting, you don't happen to remember who was selling it and how much they got for it do you? (capitalism, ain't it great?)
Mike,
It was Dennis's bud Stephen Rosema. He had pm'd me about permission to do so.

Ken
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 02:15 PM
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I thought it was brilliant personally, another avenue to expand the exposure and awareness of this stuff. He didn't sell a ton of it but the more the word spreads the better.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:48 PM
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He didn't sell a ton of it but the more the word spreads the better.
Understandable! A ton is about 6,095 sheets.
That's a big ask...
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Steve,eh? We met him at Toledo. Good on him! Hope he made enough to finally finish the planes he had stacked up! Of course anyone can buy a box and resell, and every sheet sold is an ad, eh?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 08:08 PM
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For the record we are planning on selling at the JRIEFestival in early Nov. Hopefully, with lot's of foam! Buy it by the sheet, or Box...No Shipping!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 05:52 AM
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Just PM'd Rasterize (that's Stephen) who said he sold half a dozen sheets. He stated that he really wanted to help get the word out to keep this product alive. Thanked him for being an ambassador for Model Plane Foam.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:37 PM
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You guys are gonna have lots and lots of ambassadors who will spread the fame for you. I know that the 3D guys who've been hanging out at places like Manville Oaks in West Chicago (western Chicagoland) have been pretty impressed with what my MPF planes can do. These are folks who spend a large chunk of change on EPP planes because of their supposed "indestructibility." When they see MPF perform in a similar vein and realize that it costs half or less of EPP then they get interested. Heh.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:18 PM
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I was wondering about the comparison to epp,since that's what I've been liking lately.The last few planes I made of dtf maybe last a week,or till I tire of fixing them.I guess the only way to find out is to buy some.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:39 PM
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I was wondering about the comparison to epp,since that's what I've been liking lately.The last few planes I made of dtf maybe last a week,or till I tire of fixing them.I guess the only way to find out is to buy some.
The Propshop has some of our product there if want to try a single sheet first without commiting to a whole box.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Oh I did not know this,Thanks Ken
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 06:39 AM
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Interesting, you don't happen to remember who was selling it and how much they got for it do you? (capitalism, ain't it great?)
Weird swap shop, you dropped your stuff off and they handled the sale. The box said $5 a sheet.

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Maurice, don't forget that 3M Extreme tape is your friend. Tape up the wing leading edges and the underside of the fuselage and those MPF planes will last a goodly long time. I am surprised that my first MPF Longhorn is showing no signs of wear other than the outright damage I have inflicted on it through collision. All my FFF planes are displaying stress fractures, warping, etc. Not the MPF. I am just loving this stuff. My custom plane customers are gonna love it, too. I've already talked a few people out of EPP orders and into MPF.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Any of you MAF people tried hot melt on it to see how badly it melts....or not?

I use both in some of models, the white GG to assemble the models with and hot glue to reinforce in the typical fillet type areas, ie. wing roots, tail feather joints etc.... I use it to reinforce those areas that seem to experience high stress loads. Weight gain if used sparingly is minimal but the increase in strength helps tremendously when flying combat planes that are prone to contact. The trick (for me at least) to using hot glue is using an adjustable soldering iron control available from Radio Shack. Even the low temp glue guns are to hot to use on foam, but with this device you can turn the heat down even lower to a point that just barley deforms the foam. All three of the guns I use are slightly different so testing on scrap pieces is the best way to find an acceptable setting. The MPF foam and FFF are pretty similar so if you are used to working with FFF then your temp settings should be pretty close.

I hope this helps.....

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:40 PM
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...Even the low temp glue guns are to hot to use on foam, ....

John
FWIW, I use hot glue in the same way and for quick repairs... I have a mini low temp gun (the ones for a buck or so at the local craft shop) and even holding the nozzle on the MAF doesn't melt it. It seems to have enough heat as it blends INTO the foam to make a nice strong joint.
My main glue for MAF is FoamTac.
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